Oreo Truffles: Journal News Cookie Swap 2014


This post is part of our series on my cookie swap tradition.  Every December, for the past ten years, I’ve invited friends to join me in a cookie exchange.  Over the years, our party has evolved into a mother-daughter event, hence the many recipe contributors listed on some of the posts!  Each post contains a favorite recipe from past exchanges.

This recipe comes from Alexis and is the most requested recipe in the history of our cookie swaps! And it may also be the easiest to make. Be warned, once you make these once, your friends and family will request them over and over and over again!

Click here to see our recipe database with more from past Cookie Swaps. 

Oreo Truffles by Alexis Cambareri

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 40 truffles

Oreo Truffles by Alexis Cambareri


  • 1 lb Oreo cookies
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temp.
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 lb. milk chocolate


  1. Using a food processor, grind cookies to a fine powder. With a mixer, blend cookie powder, cream cheese and vanilla extract until thoroughly mixed (there should be no white traces of cream cheese)
  2. Roll into small balls and place on wax-lined cookie sheet. Freeze for 1 hour.
  3. Line 2 cookie sheets with wax paper. In double-boiler, melt milk chocolate. Dip balls and coat thoroughly. With slotted spoon, lift balls out of chocolate and let excess chocolate drip off. Place on wax paper lined cookie sheet.
  4. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.



About Author

Suburban Sweets columnist Josephine D’Ippolito is a baking enthusiast whose passion began more than twenty years ago, when, on a whim, she and her college friend made a single batch of cookies from scratch. One husband, three children and thousands of cookies later, Josephine enjoys the creative and culinary process of baking more than ever. Older, wiser and slightly more health conscious, she tends to justify her habit by making her desserts on the tiny side. Quite possibly her favorite day of the year is her annual cookie exchange held each December, when she gets to revel in the talent and sweetness of her dearest family and friends.

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