Santa OREO Cookie Balls recipe
Traditional OREO cookie balls shaped for the holiday season! Easy, impressive and delicious too!
Please tell me you believe in Santa.
Okay, kidding. Please tell me you have had an OREO cookie ball. That’s the question I’m really wondering.
You know, one package of OREO cookies crushed up and mixed with ONE package of cream cheese. Roll it up into a ball and dip it in candy coating. Easy peasy.
Of course I didn’t want to stop there. I wanted to take it a step further and help you create a little more impressive cookie ball. Like a Santa Hat.
What impresses people more than shaped desserts? Haha, I’m kidding. Seriously. Are you impressed?
My kids love OREO cookies. And every time I buy them the question is, “are these to eat or for the blog?” And if they’re for the blog, “are they for cookie balls?”
You can go a step further too and use the Holiday Oreos (with the red filling). You can use mint OREOS for a minty flavor, or you can add some chopped peppermint candy canes to your mixture for a peppermint twist! So many possibilities!
Yeah, we’re pretty much in love with this easy treat. So spread some festive cheer and keep holiday spirits high during this hectic season!
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Santa OREO Cookie Balls recipe
Adorable Santa hat shaped OREO cookie balls for your next holiday party!
- 36 OREO cookies
- 1 package (8oz) cream cheese, softened
- 16oz red candy melts
- 4oz white candy melts
- 24 mini marshmallows
- white sprinkles
- Begin by processing OREO cookies in a food processor until finely ground. Transfer to a large bowl and mix with the softened cream cheese until fully combined.
- Line a large freezer safe baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Scoop cookie balls with a 1 Tbsp cookie scoop, or a heaping tablespoon of dough. Using your hands, roll into a ball (will be about 1 inch). Pinch the top of the ball and shape until you have a cone, that resembles a Santa hat. Repeat until all dough is used.
- Freeze cookie balls for at least one hour.
- Melt red candy melts in a bowl according to package directions. Using a toothpick in the top of the frozen santa hat cookie ball, dip into the red candy coating. Tap on side of bowl so the excess drips off. Set back on parchment paper and repeat until all hats are completely covered in red. Once all hats are covered in red, dip the bottom of a mini marshmallow in red candy coating and attach it to the top of the hat. Allow red coating to harden completely, about 15-30 minutes.
- Melt white candy coating in bowl according to package directions. Pour sprinkles in a shallow dish/bowl.
- Dip marshmallow end of hat completely into the white candy coating, then dip into sprinkles. Repeat with all hats and allow to harden (15 minutes). Once tops are hardened, repeat with the brim of the hat. Dip it in white chocolate, then in sprinkles, then allow to harden. These are now ready to eat and enjoy! I store mine in the refrigerator until ready to serve, they keep well in a covered container for up to a week.
**I freeze my cookie balls before coating them in candy coating, this helps them stay in proper shape. It also helps the candy coating harden very quickly.
**I do half a batch at a time, keeping half frozen while working with a dozen. Once the first dozen is coated, I then pull out the other dozen from the freezer. This again helps them from falling apart when you dip them.
**I use toothpicks to dip my cookie balls, some people prefer using a fork. Try both and see what works best for you!
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