Monday, November 19, 2007

I Am The Best Girlfriend Ever

Seriously. At least for today.

A few weeks back Adam asked me if I would be able to bake some holiday treats so he could participate in a "Holiday Dessert Swap" at work. I agreed and proceeded to forget completely about it until this weekend. Then I remembered last year that a coworker's wife had come in with Cookies & Cream Truffles last year and they were such a big hit people still talk about them today. And they are simple, and require no baking. Perfect for a person who has waited to the last possible moment to throw together enough cookies for thirty people.

So I ran out to Stop and Shop on my lunch break to pick up the ingredients and then when I came home I poured myself a big ol' glass of Shiraz and went to town on those truffles. I was not kidding when I tell you how easy they are to make. But I didn't realize that just because something is EASY doesn't mean it's not TIME CONSUMING. As evident by my posting now at 10:19PM.

I should really post this over on The Pink Shoe Cookbook but you know it's NaBloPoMo and I post where I want to.

So here we go.

Cookies & Cream Truffles

1 package of Oreos
1 8 oz package of cream cheese (at room temperature)
1 package of chocolate chips (semi sweet or milk or dark or in my case white and milk chocolate swirled).

Put the Oreos in your food processor

and grind to a powder - about a minute or two.

Pour the Oreo powder into your mixer, add in the cream cheese in chunks and blend REALLY SLOWLY at first, scraping the sides, until the mixture resembles wet soil (mmmm).

Shape the wet soil/Oreo mixture into small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Chill for about an hour in the fridge.

In my case, it was almost 8 at this point and Adam had just come home from hockey so took a break from the truffles and made us a hugeass steak and cheese sub.

hello lover

Okay back to truffles.

Melt your chocolate in a double boiler over low heat (Or if you are lazy like me, in a regular pot over medium-low heat)

I used the white/milk swirlies because they're pretty.

When it's all nice and melty...

...drop your chilled Oreo mixture balls into the chocolate and use a fork to coat them and pick them out. Place back on the cookie sheets and back into the fridge to chill for another half hour or so.

But it didn't end there. No, I couldn't call myself the Best Girlfriend Ever if I stopped there. So I packaged these truffles into 30 individual servings of three luscious truffles each...

And tied each one with a bow and a little tag with the recipe on it and some fine ass clipart.

Boo yeah.

And I even managed to catch most of Ellen's Really Big Show which I thought sucked except for the first act (the lady who can change her dress in 1 second), Lyle Lovett, and this dude who can really do no wrong

WHEW and now it's time to collapse in bed.


tulipmom said...

Girlfriend of the Year. Hands Down! Those look amazing!

Anonymous said...

I looooove sweets and baking (I guess this isn't baking but whatever) so thank you for this GREAT idea and recipe!

Melissa said...

You are definitely the best girlfriend ever! Those truffles look delicious and you did a great job with the wrapping! I love it! :)

Anonymous said...

I give to you my eternal thanks for sharing that recipe with us. I do not have a food processor in which to thoroughly destroy the oreos, but I promise someday I will make these. YUM.

Definitely Best Girlfriend Ever. He'd better get you something truly fantastic for Christmas. ;-)

Anonymous said...

You really went above and beyond with the clip art recipe cards!! TOO CUTE!!

LooLoo said...

HAHAHA! You are the BESTEST! That reminds me of the time when I was baking lasagna at 6AM because I forgot about Matt pot luck.

Just A Girl said...

That will be a project for this weekend as I will sitting around waiting for the toe to heal. Thanks!

Nicky said...

Indeed - you are officially crowned Best Girlfriend Ever. Individual bags with tags and ribbon...too much! (o: Plus, you just sent me spinning off into a major chocolate-craving. Alas, I have no chocolate on hand. Also - I want your mixer. LOL. Tootles.

Editorgirl said...

Sarah - these look fabulous! Thanks for sharing I'm definitely going to try making them. Great blog - I've enjoyed reading it.

Perfectly Plump Preppy said...

You are definitely the best girlfriend ever! You also happen to be the best blogger ever. I am totally going to make these. Thanks for yet another wonderful recipe Sarah!

Amy said...

I can't wait to try those!!! Also, I love me some Barry!!! Me and all the blue haired ladies.

Alisa said...

You are the best girlfriend ever. Above and beyond the call of duty for sure. I was dying when I saw you labeled the steak & cheese pic "hello lover." That's the kind of thing I say to my food.