About 3 weeks ago I replied an enthusiastic YES! to my friend’s cookie swap. In light of the Ugly Sweater Party, work, keeping up the house, and friends & family, I
procrastinated seemed to have forgotten completely lost track of time a bit.
Cut to last night’s frenzy when I realized that it was the next day. Well, BigShot over here signed up to make an attempt at replicating Samoa Girl Scout cookies.
Stop snickering. I was in a real dilemma. The store I ran into didn’t have the main ingredient. It was 8:30 I wasn’t home in 12 hours, and I forgot to leave a light on for Wee Dog. He was in the dark with the 24 hour Christmas music station playing (I kept picturing him bumping into things with Feliz Navidad in the background. Poor little guy).
I had to come up with something easier and quicker. I immediately thought of Amy, my new blog friend from TheSceneFromMe.com. She posted this recipe for peppermint oreo balls. Hers came out much prettier than mine, but they still taste deelish. Pardon the lame lighting in these photos. My kitchen light blew out and I didn’t have a spare lightbulb last night. That’s what the camera flash is for right?
I had ten bucks on me, I was tired, cranky, and in the supermarket. I snatched up a box of mint oreos, chocolate chips, and a box of candy canes. I had some cream cheese at home. I modified the recipe a bit because I don’t like white chocolate, and they didn’t have the Andes peppermint chips.
Into the food processor go the oreos.
Yummy mint chocolate crumbs
Throw in a package of cream cheese, mix well, roll into balls and place on wax or parchment paper. I put them into the freezer while I took a shower. Yay for multi-tasking!
I melted a bag of Ghirardelli semisweet mini chips in the microwave. Minis melt more evenly and faster than the regular sized chips. Next, I dunked the frozen oreo poppers into the chocolate pool! If anyone knows of a less messy way of doing this, please tell me. Please. I was a hot mess throughout this step.
Since I didn’t find the Andes peppermint chips, I improvised by chopping up candy canes in the food processor.
I sprinkled the crushed candy canes on top of the chocolate while it was still melty, and put them back into the fridge to cool while I put myself to bed.
Thank for saving me Amy! Great recipe.
I will be making the samoa wannabe cookies in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned for that.