Holiday OREO Cookie Balls

Oreo Cookie Balls are a simple but insanely delicious treat for the holidays! Kids love to make them and adults love to eat them!

Oreo cookie balls

There’s something about an OREO cookie that screams guilty treat. And I can’t just eat one. That creamy filling and crunchy cookie demands 2, 3, 4, 5 cookies to be eaten at once! 

Everytime I go home to Ireland for Christmas I make sure to arrive well-armed with several boxes of Double Stuf for my brother and sister. Usually the cookies are gone within a few days.

Last year I introduced my family to OREO cookie balls. Needless to say – instant hit! Today I’m sharing my favorite twists on the classic OREO cookie ball. Maybe these will inspire you to whip some up for the holiday season!

oreo cookie ball ingredients

Oreos, cream cheese and good quality baking chocolate are the base ingredients for the cookie balls. You can be as creative as you want with added ingredients but those three are the foundation for the perfect cookie ball.

The first step is to smush up all the OREOS and mix them with the cream cheese. This part is super fun (and a good way to get out some frustration!!) If you have kids I suggest getting them involved!  We usually put the Oreos in a large zip bag and roll them with a rolling pin until they are well broken up.

Mixing the crushed oreos with cream cheese

Once the cookies and cream cheese are combined, you will want to make 1 inch balls and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Pop them in the freezer for 10 minutes to set up a bit.

Tip: I like to use a 1 inch cookie dough scoop to form the balls. It’s a lot less messy than using your hands and you get the same size ball each time.

A cookie scoop forms the 1 inch oreo cookie balls

Meanwhile, melt your chocolate in a bain-marie (double burner) over a medium/low heat. If you prefer to melt it in the microwave, first put it on for 30 seconds, then do 15 second increments until the chocolate has melted.

Left, a metal double boiler containing bars of chocolate and a wooden spoon; right, the chocolate in melted form

You’re now ready to dip your cookie balls into the chocolate! At this point you may choose to add some flavors to your chocolate or to leave as is. For the Double Stuf OREOS that I purchased I just dipped in plain chocolate but the Mint Creme OREOS I actually added some peppermint oil to the chocolate, which really amplifies the peppermint flavor and tastes very Christmassy!

A group of cookie balls resting on parchment paper

There’s so many ways to make this yummy treat even better. I added chopped hazelnuts to some and coconut to others. For the Mint Creme version, in addition to the peppermint oil I decorated with either colorful sprinkles or a coating of cocoa powder.

You will then want to pop them in the fridge for a minimum of 60 minutes to completely set.

A close up of cookie balls with sprinkles on top

Look at that yumminess!  

A close up of the inside of a cookie ball, with coconut sprinkled on top

The full recipe is below. Let me know what creative twists you put on your OREO cookie balls this holiday season! 

OREO cookie balls
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OREO Cookie Balls

Jenna Shaughnessy
A delicious take on the classic OREO Cookie Ball
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Chill Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48 cookie balls
Calories 113 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 36 OREO Cookies finely crushed (about 3 cups)
  • 16 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate (4 oz baking bars or use chocolate chips)

Instructions
 

  • Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
  • Shape into 48 (1-inch) balls.
  • Freeze 10 min.
  • Dip balls in melted chocolate – place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
  • Customize it with your own ingredient additions or edible decorative skills.
  • Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.

Nutrition

Calories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 58mgPotassium: 79mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 68IUCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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2 Comments

  1. The mint chocolate OREO Cookie Balls sound SO good. My husband and I love all things mint and chocolate. I love that you made so many different types! It really showcases how versatile the OREO Cookie Ball is! #client

    1. Thanks Summer! We’ve eaten all the mint ones already lol..they were incredible!! I love a good OREO cookie ball!

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