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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer OREO Cookie Balls Recipe {+ #OREOCookieBalls Hacks}

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Christmas season always means the kids will have a number of Christmas parties to attend be it at school, church, or even at Girl Scouts.

When kids are involved I love adding a touch of Christmas cheer to our treats, irrespective of what they may be. So if OREO Cookie Balls are on the agenda, who wouldn’t want Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer on the scene? Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer OREO Cookie Balls (20) I know OREO Cookie Balls can be intimidating and while I’m far from being a pro at these, there are a few things I have picked up from trial, error and experience.Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer OREO Cookie Balls Recipe {+ #OREOCookieBalls Hacks with Mommy Snippets}

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer OREO Cookie Balls Recipe {+ #OREOCookieBalls Hacks}

Before we start, here’s the official OREO Cookie Balls recipe

5 from 1 vote
Official OREO Cookie Balls Recipe
Servings: 48
Author: Marina
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg 8 oz. brick cream cheese, softened
  • 36 OREO Cookies finely crushed (about 3 cups)
  • 4 pkg. 4 oz. each semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
Instructions
  1. MIX cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
  2. SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
  3. CUSTOMIZE it with your own ingredient additions or decorative skills.
  4. REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.

Now to make Rudolph OREO Cookie Balls, you need a few additional ingredients: a pack of candy eyeballs, red M&Ms and tiny twist pretzels.Rudolph-the-Red-Nosed-Reindeer-OREO-Cookie-Balls-Recipe-OREOCookieBalls-Hacks-with-Mommy-Snippets-13-687x515(Note: I used Golden OREO Cookies to balance the chocolate overload. I picked these up from the Cookies aisle at Walmart) OREOs Now prepare the recipe following the instructions in the Official OREO Cookie Balls Recipe outline but remember these hacks:

Hack #1 Freeze the dough, on parchment paper, for half an hour or so, before attempting to chocolate coat the balls. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer OREO Cookie Balls Recipe {+ #OREOCookieBalls Hacks with Mommy Snippets} (15) Hack #2 Melt the chocolate on a double boiler with a tablespoon of coconut oil. Start by using three bars of chocolate. This should suffice… at least that’s all I needed. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer OREO Cookie Balls Recipe {+ #OREOCookieBalls Hacks with Mommy Snippets} (17) Hack #3 Gently press the pretzel antlers into either side right after coating a ball with chocolate. Be careful to ensure you hold the candy eyeballs and M&Ms to the chocolate for a while, to ensure they don’t slide down. oreo Another option would be to wait for the chocolate to set and then attach the eyes and nose on with a little melted chocolate or frosting to act like a gluing agent. No child would want to get Rudolph the Red-Nosed Moose! Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer OREO Cookie Balls Recipe {+ #OREOCookieBalls Hacks with Mommy Snippets} (31) I promise this gets easier as you move along. And don’t worry if you make a mistake, you can always cover those chocolate covered botches with Christmas sprinkles.Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer OREO Cookie Balls Recipe {+ #OREOCookieBalls Hacks with Mommy Snippets} (5) Nobody will notice a thing!

All set to take Rudolph to meet the kids at their next Christmas party?Rudolph-the-Red-Nosed-Reindeer-OREO-Cookie-Balls-Recipe-OREOCookieBalls-Hacks-with-Mommy-Snippets-34-687x515Psst! Here’s Hack #4: In case you’re wondering, yes, that’s a melting eyeball. I recommend allowing the melted chocolate, completed cookie balls to set outside and not in the fridge. The change in temperature from inside the fridge to outside in the heat is not kind on eyeballs. That’s winter for you, here in our corner of Texas. Keeping it real y’all! Ha!!    

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Do you have any Cookie Ball hacks to share? 

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37 Comments

  1. That is ADORABLE, I am totally pinning this to try with my kiddos! Love it! I have never actually made a cookie ball before, plenty of peanut butter ones though.

  2. I have actually never made cookie balls before, but these sound like an awesome one to start with. They are SO cute.

  3. My cookie balls never turn out as well formed as yours! These look so cute I would hate to eat them!

  4. Hmm, I have never tried to make cookie balls, so I have no hacks to share… But after seeing how cool yours came out, I will have to try to make them.

  5. These look delicious! I have a feeling they’re going to go down in history… I had to do it. =D

  6. That is a super cute idea, and looks really simple to do too. Thanks for the great idea!

  7. I guess the only tip I could add is don’t do anything I do. My last Oreo ball attempt was a total failure. They tasted good, but they looked horrible.

  8. When I am making cookie balls, I usually use an ice cream scooper to shape the same size every time! That would be my only hack I could share! 😀

  9. No, I don’t have any hacks, I wish that I did… I am not one to bake, but I am one to eat what others bake. HA! Kidding. I can actually make oreo balls, but yours look so much better than mine ever did. Thanks for sharing.

  10. oh my heart! Now that is an adorable oreo cookie ball! Totally festive and so much fun too!

  11. I am so excited to try masking these. I think they will be a huge hit for my holiday party. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  12. Oh my gosh, how cute are these? They’re perfect for holiday parties or just as a special treat for the kids.

  13. Those are really cute, I don’t have any hacks to share as I’m not much of a cookie ball person, but my kids would love these!

  14. Oh my goodness those are almost too cute to eat. You did a great job. What’s not to love about Oreo’s?

  15. Oh my goodness those are super cute! My kids would love these! Yummy ingredients too!

  16. I have not tried to make cookie balls before. I will have to try making this recipe and surprise the kids. They look so cute and delicious.

  17. I’m in love with these. We will be using this recipe for my kids party! So adorable.

  18. Those are just too cute, and yummy looking too. My kids love Rudolph and would surly enjoy these.

  19. These are just way too cute, I love them. I bet the kids would get a kick out of these if I made them for an after school treat one day! Love getting into the holiday spirit!

  20. These look SO SUPER cute!!! Love them! Pinning! Perfect for the holidays!

  21. These are super cute!
    I don’t have any tips to share. Mine tasted awesome, they looked awful LOL

  22. Oh my god these are so cute. I will definitely have to share this with my sister, she’s always looking for new ideas for Christmas treats.

  23. Oh these are adorable. I have got to try making these for my grandson. They are so festive too.

  24. These are so cute! The Rudolph Oreo Cookie balls are a good dessert treat for the Holidays! I will have to make these with my niece and nephew!

  25. These Rudolph Oreo Cookies Balls are so unique and soooo cute. I would just want to look at it awhile before trying to eat it…. I would have to eat it eventually – they look delicious.

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