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The Elves’ 12 Days of Christmas Cookies (Day Eight)

Got another double dose of elves for you today!

 Today belong’s to Over The Top Mommy‘s elves, Sugar and Azucar. I “met” Wendy (the elf owner) when I first started making aprons. I made her a Little Red Riding Hood, and it was seriously one of the first 10 I ever made. Ever.  We became fast friends, and now I make aprons for her elves!

The Elves' 12 Days of Christmas Cookies

Here’s Wendy’s story into elfhood:

“Last year was the first year we had an Elf on the Shelf spend this magical time of the year with us. Her name was Sugar.  My daughter’s wish this year, was to welcome a 2nd Elf on the Shelf to our home!  I had to find a clever way to include this 2nd elf into the shenanigans! I decided to take ridiculous just one step further by ordering two tiny monogrammed aprons from my most fav southern friend, Aimee!  The ‘A” on the 2nd apron stands for Azucar, Sugar’s cousin who came all the way from Mexico. (he only leaves notes in Spanish)  The two together, are quite a lot to keep up with, and are so helpful in the kitchen. I chose a non-bake recipe for obvious reasons…because they are very “hands-on” elves and also very flammable.  It’s too much fun to make cookies with elves. Every time I turned around, they’d be staring at me like, “We haven’t been sampling anything!” but the truth was written all over their little faces! “

Here is Azucar showing off his Peppermint Oreo Cookie Truffles.

The Elves' 12 Days of Christmas Cookies

And like any true gentleman, he let Sugar lick the beaters. So sweet!

The Elves' 12 Days of Christmas Cookies

But then he did handstands in the crushed oreos. Naughty, naughty elf!

The Elves' 12 Days of Christmas Cookies

The Elves’ 12 Days of Christmas Cookies (Day Eight)
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Wendy- Over the Top Mommy
Ingredients
  • • 1 package of Oreos cookies (36 cookies)
  • • 8 oz brick of cream cheese, softened
  • • 2 bags (about 20 oz.) of semi-sweet chocolate chips or chocolate melts. You can also use white chocolate.
  • • 6 large candy canes, crushed
  • • 1 bottle of pure peppermint extract
Instructions
  1. Crush Oreos into crumbs using a mini prep or food processor.
  2. Once crushed, mix the Oreo crumbs with the cream cheese. You may have to use your hands to mix them well.
  3. Working somewhat quickly, shape small balls with the mixture and place on wax paper.
  4. Stick the little balls into the freezer for 1-3 hours. The chilled dough will be much easier to dip in the chocolate.
  5. Prior to removing dough from the freezer, have your chocolate melted and prepared and your candy canes already crushed up. I added a bit of peppermint extract in my chocolate, to give it an extra peppermint-y flavor.
  6. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate and place on wax paper and sprinkle with crushed candy cane. If you are doing a big batch, leave half of them in the freezer to keep them chilled, until you’re ready to dip them.

I love that this recipe is no bake! Sometimes you just want something sweet and you don’t want to deal with preheating ovens and waiting for things to cool. I can’t wait to try them!

If you’re new to the party, here’s what the other Elves are baking:

Day One: Ella’s I Heart Christmas (Ornament) Cookies

Day Two: Sprinkles’ Sugar Cookies

Day Three: Buddy’s Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Day Four: Fred’s Chocolate Pecan Lace Cookies

Day Five: Princess E’s Stained Glass Cookies

Day Six: John’s Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

Day Seven: Buddy & Ella’s Red Velvet Thumb Print Cookies

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