Friday, January 27, 2012

Cookie Monster, You've Met Your Match.

Are you ready for this? I know you've heard of cake balls. They're scrumptious little delicacies that are a combination of a crumbled cake and frosting, dipped into something yummy. Well, this girl is taking it a step further. That's right--cookie balls.

Now, I've had these in the past in the form of Oreo balls, and they were to die for. But I wanted to try something simple, so I opted for Sugar Cookie instead. And can I just say--not as simple as it sounds.

To start off, you're gonna need the following:

  • 1 (16 0z.) package of cookie dough
  • 1 brick of cream cheese
  • about 3 bricks of almond bark (or whatever you wanna dip it in)
The first step is easy. You just bake the cookies according to the directions on the package. Homemade dough would definitely be better, but if you're in a crunch or just lazy (that'd be me), you can just buy the store kind. The key to the baking is to get the cookies crispy, but not burnt. That 'mushy gooey melt in your mouth under normal circumstances' cookie just won't cut it here. It's ok if they don't look pretty. See, here are how mine turned out:

Next, you gotta chop 'em up. Tiny pieces people. Luckily my amazing sister has this pretty cool little thing called a Ninja, and with the push of the button in two little bursts (literally!) we had our crumbs.

And then, you add the cream cheese. There's no measurement really, just add dollops and mix it in until it's a nice creamy, moist texture.

And then, you get your hands dirty. Form little balls with the mixture, placing them on a platter. After that's done, stick them in the fridge (or freezer depending on your time limit) to get them nice and firm. This makes it a lot easier to dip them in the coating.

Speaking of coating, go ahead and get out that almond bark (or whatever you prefer). After your cookie balls are dry you can heat that stuff up (which was easier said than done in our case) and get to coating!

You can see in the pic above that it was pretty rough for the little cookie balls. That almond bark gets HOT, so we ended up just kind of rolling them around in it, plopping them down on a platter, and going back over them while they were sitting there.

And though they may look a little rough, they tasted pretty good!

The whole batch made about 18 to 20. So if you're planning for more, then just double up the cookie dough. One package of cream cheese actually lasted for two packages of cookie dough for us, so keep that in mind.

Happy Snacking! :)

1 comment:

Marci Chadwell said...

You never post anything anymore!!!! :-P