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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

New Holiday Tradition: Decorating Cookie Balls

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I love holiday traditions. We do them all: the elf, pictures with Santa, driving around to see lights, matching pj's, cookie decorating but this year I wanted a new holiday tradition. I wanted something that would be fun to make and yummy to eat (honestly, my kids don't even eat the gingerbread cookies after we decorate them!) I brainstormed for a while and decided that our new tradition would be decorating cookie balls

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I've been making cookie balls for years. I make them for most parties and sometimes, just because. They are so simple and yummy. I know my kids actually eat them, sorry gingerbread people, and I knew they would love to sit around one afternoon and decorate them. I started with the official OREO cookie ball recipe!

OREO Cookie Balls

1 pkg (8oz) brick cream cheese, softened
36 OREO cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
4 pkg (4oz each) semi-sweet baking chocolate

Make it:
Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended. Shape into 48 (1 inch) balls. Freeze 10 minutes. Dip balls in melted chocolate, place in single layer on waxed paper-lined pan. Customize with your own ingredient additions or decorative skills. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Share and enjoy!

Pretty simple right? In our home, my family likes both the original OREO cookies and the Golden OREO cookies so I made sure to buy ingredients to make cookie balls of both flavors.

Original OREO cookies

Holidays are all about tradition. Why not start a new holiday tradition, like decorating cookie balls, with your family this year? #OREOCookieBalls #ad

This is what your cookie balls will look like prior to dipping in the melted chocolate!

Adrian and JC's favorite: Golden OREO cookies!

Golden OREO cookie balls! I made all the cookie balls ahead of time. I stored them in an airtight container in the refrigerator until it was time to decorate. 

The kids wanted to decorate the balls as reindeer and snowmen so I made sure to grab a couple of extra ingredients at the store: pretzels, edible googly eyes, hard-shell candies, black edible ink pen, peanut butter cups and peppermints. I laid all these ingredients and the cookie balls on the table and let them decorate. I think they came out adorable!

Holidays are all about tradition. Why not start a new holiday tradition, like decorating cookie balls, with your family this year? #OREOCookieBalls #ad

Spending time together as a family is exactly what the holiday season is all about. We had so much fun, I know that our new tradition will soon become an old favorite!

All items for the cookie balls were purchased at Walmart. You know I love me some one-stop shopping!!

For more OREO cookie ball recipes, click here!

Tell me: What new holiday traditions are you starting with your family?


  1. Nothing new but we always buy a real tree, bake together, xmas tunes and go downtown to look at the beautiful Hudson Bay Xmas window :) Great revamp on the recipes!

  2. We love decorating the tree. Doing gingerbread cookies. I like this treat, it looks so cute. My kids would love it.

  3. Fun fun fun - if I wasn't such a stick in the mud about sweets, I'd make those with my little one. They look too cute to eat.

  4. Those reindeer as sure too cute to eat. I made ornaments last year and they came out just ok. Need more practice. This is the favorite cookie at the cookie exchange.

  5. I want to make these! We always have Oreos and this would be the perfect treat I could make with my son. The reindeers are so cute.

  6. These look so sweet and delicious! This year we are doing something a little different as well. We usually have our cousin's down and our Uncle comes down from Northern Ontario- This year sadly I don't think he can make it so on Boxing day we will go up to see him and hopefully the weather cooperates with us. It is a 5 hour drive from where we will but it will be beautiful to see the snow up near Ottawa.

  7. What a cute way to decorate cookies. I'm using your idea.



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