My sister was visiting last week! We some big plans (going to an aquarium) and some not so big plans (eating snacks). We had a night full of popcorn experiments, and then the next day we wanted to make something special for Halloween. We brainstormed for a while and then decided on these Oreo truffles in Halloween shapes. We realized that our cookie decorating skills aren’t the best, but we had fun (and isn’t that what matters?)! Plus, these cookies do not need to be baked, so even though we cut out and decorated each tiny cookie the time commitment was not huge, and there weren’t a bunch of cookie sheets that needed to be washed! Recipes that don’t result in a million dirty dishes are usually my favorites!
Have you had Oreo truffles before? They are a Christmas tradition for my family. My Dad and I used to make them on Christmas Eve and bring them to our family festivities. My family has always had the job of providing all the different cookie varieties. There was a year when my Dad and I decided to switch it up and replace the Oreo truffles with something else. Well, no one liked that! A few family members said that they wait all year for those cookies!
Making Oreo truffles is so simple. Mix Oreos, or GF oreos in the case of this recipe, with cream cheese in a food processor. To make regular truffles you roll the mixture into balls and then coat them with melted chocolate. Instead of making balls, we rolled the dough out to cut out Halloween shapes.
I rolled the dough out on wax paper, for easy clean up and less sticking. Since I don’t have any Halloween cookie cutters we improvised with a bottle cap and a dough cutter.
Making spiders is simple; you just cut out a circle with a bottle cap. We made the legs by piping on melting chocolate. The ghosts we a bit more complicated. First, I cut out a half circle using the bottle cap.
Next, use the pastry cutter, or a pizza cutter, to extend the cut straight down.
If you want, you can leave the ghost in this shape or use the pastry/pizza cutter to cut a few diagonal lines.
One all of the cookie shapes were cut we just “frosted” and decorated them with melted chocolate and white chocolate. Hopefully our finished cookies resemble ghosts and spiders. I have not spent a lot of time frosting and decorating so this project was a stretch for me! I’m sure many of you out there have great decorating skills and could use this same idea to create some really amazing looking cookies. Looks aside, these cookies taste decadent, and since they a mini you don’t have to feel badly if you eat a few!
Mini Halloween Oreo TrufflesIngredients
- 1 package (10.5 oz) gluten free oreo cookies (I used Glutino brand)
- 2 oz cream cheese
- 4 oz white melting chocolate
- 4 oz chocolate chips
- Combine oreos and cream cheese in a food processor. Mix for a few minutes, until fully combined. The mixture will look brown.
- Roll or pat out the dough to about a 1/8″ thick.
- Cut out cookie shapes from the dough (see post above for how to make ghost and spider shapes using a bottle cap).
- Put the dough in the freezer to firm up, 5-10 minutes will be enough.
- Melt both chocolate varieties according to package directions.
- Top the ghost cookies with the white chocolate and spiders with regular melted chocolate. Use the opposite colors for eyes and mouths.
- Using a ziplock bag or a pastry bag, pipe melted chocolate off of each spider body to create legs.
- Once all decorating is done return cookies to the freezer again. Store in the freezer until you are ready to serve.