Thursday, December 9, 2010

Enquiring Minds Wants to Know #1

Enquiring Minds Wants to Know is a meme hosted by Dollycas's Thoughts every Thursday to Monday.

Each week she posts 3 questions for all of us to get know each other better with.

This weeks questions are Christmas related, which I absolutely love Christmas, so simple enough.

The Questions are:

1. Do you have an artificial or real Christmas tree?

2. Do you feel you decorate enough, over the top, or not enough?

3. Do you have a favorite Christmas cookie, if you have a recipe, please share?

My Answers:

1. My family always gets a real Christmas tree. We've never had a fake Christmas tree, I think my parents perfer real tree because of the way they smell. Honestly I don't really smell the Christmas tree, but it makes my mom happy.

2. My mom does all the decorating, she even starts in November! Well only if we are hosting Thanksgiving at our house that year, which this year we did. So of course she had to decorate. She only decorates inside the house, we never were a family who put lights on the house or on anything on the trees out front. Just inside decorations only. Its not really over the top either. Its just on the balcony and above the fireplace.

3. Oreo truffles. I wait all year to make these babies. I found the recipe about 3 years ago and have made them since every Christmas. I usually bake a lot on Christmas Eve, from : Chocolate chip cookies, rice krispie treats, brownies, oreo truffles, and whatever other recipe I found I wanted to try that year. But always oreo truffles now.

Here is the recipe: (Just basically 4 ingredients!! Or even 3 at the most!)

  • 1 pkg of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (8 oz), softened
  • 1 pkg of Oreos, finely crushed (I crush mine in a zip lock bag, I think even one year I used my food processor)
  • 2 pkg of Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melt (I hate this part. I don't own a double boiler and doing it just right in the microwave isn't easy!) (You can use whatever melting chocolate you want, I also get white chocolate for extra decoration)

  • After crushing the oreos - mix in cream cheese until well blended
  • Shape into bite size balls or whatever size you find appropriate, well not giant ones but whatever!
  • Dip in melted chocolate and coat all over - then place on paper for chocolate to harden (afterwards do white chocolate drizzle if you want!)
Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm (I personally freeze mine in a zip lock bag)


dollycas aka Lori said...

thanks for joining the fun and congratulations on your book reading goal!!! I can't wait to make some Oreo truffles!!!


Ellie said...

Those Oreo Truffles sound and look yummy!

Jenni Elyse said...

I prefer real trees because I think they smell nice. But, when my husband and I get a tree for next year, it will be fake just because it's simpler.

Barb said...

Hi There!
Those oreo truffles sound wonderful! Drop by my blog and see the wonderful cookies I posted :) Time to start baking I think!

Annette said...

We always have a real tree. My husbands family has a tree farm, and he gets really tired of cutting and lifting trees -- but he does like the way they smell, so we always have one of those -- possibly a tree that he planted years ago. Have a great holiday! Love oreo truffles!

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