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Santa Hat OREO Cookie Balls

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I have a thing for cute food. I just love it, and it makes me happy. In my opinion, if you can make a treat cute, why not do it?? So when I decided to make some OREO Cookie Balls the other day, there was no way I was going to make plain ol’ cookie balls. Because that’s not how I roll. I roll with Santa Hat OREO Cookie Balls.

These Santa Hat Oreo Cookie Balls are super easy to make, and could not be cuter. I love these for a fun Christmas treat! #OreoCookieBalls #ad

I mean. Come on with this cuteness.

Have you ever made OREO cookie balls? They are easy, fun and delicious {my three favorite words when it comes to food!}, and there are endless ways to customize them to make the recipe your own.

These Santa Hat Oreo Cookie Balls are super easy to make, and could not be cuter. I love these for a fun Christmas treat! #OreoCookieBalls #ad

The basic recipe is just cream cheese, OREO cookie crumbs, and semi-sweet chocolate. That’s it. Anyone could make them, and I really mean that. Even though they’re dipped in chocolate, I promise you: you can make them. If the chocolate ends up looking all jacked up, that’s what sprinkles are for!

And I promise you, these little Santa hats are just as doable — in fact, I think they’re easier than the traditional OREO cookie balls.

To get started, crush a package of 36 OREOs into fine crumbs. Mix in 8 oz of softened cream cheese until it’s well blended. I find it’s easier to stick this mixture in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes to let it firm up before rolling out your shapes, but if you want to be impatient, then just go for it. 

These Santa Hat Oreo Cookie Balls are super easy to make, and could not be cuter. I love these for a fun Christmas treat! #OreoCookieBalls #ad

Roll a small portion of dough {I used a little more than a teaspoon} into a cone shape and place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Once you’ve rolled all your cones, place a toothpick in the top of each one and place the entire baking sheet into the freezer for about 15 minutes. 

In the meantime, melt your coating according to the package directions. The original recipe calls for semi-sweet chocolate, but I used red candy melts for mine. 

These Santa Hat Oreo Cookie Balls are super easy to make, and could not be cuter. I love these for a fun Christmas treat! #OreoCookieBalls #ad

Now, holding the toothpick, just dip your cones into the candy melts and set them back on the tray to harden. Once they’re hard, gently remove the toothpick. You’ll be covering the top of the hat with a little pom pom anyways, so it doesn’t matter if there’s a little hole. 

These Santa Hat Oreo Cookie Balls are super easy to make, and could not be cuter. I love these for a fun Christmas treat! #OreoCookieBalls #ad

Once the candy melts have hardened, melt some white candy melts in a small bowl, again according to the directions on the package. Dip just the point of the hat into the white candy, and immediately roll it into a small dish of white nonpareils. By the time you’ve done all of the pom poms, the first ones should be dry enough where you can do the fur on the edge of the hat.

These Santa Hat Oreo Cookie Balls are super easy to make, and could not be cuter. I love these for a fun Christmas treat! #OreoCookieBalls #ad

Just do the same thing you did with the pom pom, but this time, either roll the wide edge of the cone in the white candy or just dip the very bottom into it. Roll in nonpareils again, and your hats are ready to go!

Santa Hat OREO Cookie Balls
Yields 48
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Ingredients
  1. 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  2. 36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed
  3. 16 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
For this recipe
  1. 16 oz. red candy melts
  2. 4 oz white candy melts
  3. White nonpareils
Instructions
  1. 1. Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.
  2. 2. Shape into 48 small cones, and place a toothpick in the point of each cone. Freeze for 15 minutes, or until firm.
  3. 3. Meanwhile, melt red candy melts according to package directions. Holding the toothpick, dip each cone into the red candy melts and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Let candy melts harden and gently remove toothpicks.
  4. 4. Melt white candy melts according to package directions, and pour nonpareils into a small dish. Holding the bottom of each cone, dip just the point into the white candy melts, and immediately dip in nonpareils. Let harden, and then dip the bottom of the cone into the white candy melts and again roll in nonpareils.
  5. 5. Share and enjoy!
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The fun thing is, there are so many different flavors of OREOs {check out how many different kinds I saw at Walmart the other day!}, that there is almost no end to the possibilities. These Santa hat ones would be especially great with mint OREOs. You could also mix in any kind of candy or treat — crushed-up candy canes would be awesome for a little crunch! — or cover them with any kind of sprinkle. 

My next OREO cookie ball project is going to be taking this same shape and making them into little Christmas trees. Too cute for words, I’m tellin’ ya.

These Santa Hat Oreo Cookie Balls are super easy to make, and could not be cuter. I love these for a fun Christmas treat! #OreoCookieBalls #ad

If you can’t get enough OREO cookie balls, or if you need some cookie ball inspiration, don’t miss the #OREOCookieBall Pinterest party taking place on Pinterest on Saturday, December 6 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

How would you customize your OREO cookie balls?

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19 Comments

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    Leslie
    November 24, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    These are adorable. You did a great job. I’m saving them. I’m hosting a Christmas party next month and these would be perfect!
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    Rebecca
    November 25, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    WOW!!! These are Adorable! So cute!!! I can hardly wait to see the Christmas trees! About how long does it take to make these?

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      Jenn
      November 26, 2014 at 8:36 am

      Hi Rebecca!! Including all of the chilling/freezing time, I think they probably took about an hour/hour and a half.
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    Martha
    December 2, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    do you use just the cookie part of the oreo or do you use the crème filling also?

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    Dawn Fenton
    December 2, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Can these be made ahead and frozen?

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    Dawn Fenton
    December 2, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Can these be frozen?

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    catherine
    November 25, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Hello,

    These are too cute. I just have a question about storage and longevity.

    I am participating in a cookie exchange at work. I’m thinking I can make these the night before. To store them over night and up until the event at lunch time, would you keep them in the fridge or freezer? Do they start to melt if left out in room temperature for a short time while they are being transported?

    Thank you!

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