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Monday
May112009

Mommie Dearest: A Sweet Post-Mother's Day Treat

Mother's Cookies Truffles
Mother's Day is over--and now, with a big sigh of relief, we can go back to blaming her for everything for another year.

But there's no need to invest in a Starlee Kine-esque stint at the Hoffman Institute to work out all those mommy issues--here's a far better (and more delicious) way to take out some of that aggression: by seriously crushing some Mother's Circus Animal Cookies (which we scored through our friends at FoodBuzz!) and making delicious truffles out of them.

This is a variation of the Oreo Truffle recipe made famous by Bakerella; in this version, simply substitute a bag of the (newly re-released!) Carnival Animals by Mother's Cookies.


Mother's Cookies
Crush Your Mother's Cookies Truffles

 

 

  • 1 package Mother's Cookies
  • 1 8oz. package cream cheese (softened)
  • confectioner's dark chocolate, melted


1. Coarsely cut about six or seven cookies into small chunks. They'll be jagged and messy but that's ok, they're for garnish. Reserve for later.
Making Truffles
2. Crush remaining cookies and stir in softened cream cheese. Use the back of a large spoon to help mash the two together.
Mother?
3. Roll the mixture into 1" balls and place on waxed paper covered cookie sheet.
Truffles
4. You're supposed to melt chocolate as directed on the package and then dip balls into chocolate--but I'm lazy so I just poured it on top of each (which ended up giving them an extra chocolate "foot"--yum). Set aside on wax paper covered cookie sheet to dry. 

You can sprinkle the tops with the coarsely chopped cookies for decoration.
Insides
5. Once dry (if you can wait that long), refrigerate. Share with mom, if you dare.

 

Makes about 36 truffles.

 

Reader Comments (15)

these look like little black top hats!!! party time hats!!!

um, they also look and sound delicious... i'm so happy mother's cookies are back... though, as the food librarian pointed out, they seem to have less non-pareils?

May 11 | Unregistered Commenterlyndsay

That was funny. Love this post, the recipe, and the pics!

I love this idea...I made the balls with Lucky Charms cereal for St. Patrick's Day and also with Girl Scouts' Thin Mint cookies - check out my pics on lollicakesco.blogspot.com - they ended up being yummy!

May 11 | Unregistered CommenterLolliCakes

This is awesome. I can't stop laughing at the "Dear God!" picture.

May 12 | Unregistered CommenterLaurel

These are so creative. You did a great job with them.

May 12 | Unregistered CommenterEliana

Oooh yum! Those are my husbands favorite store bought cookies. If I got any I think they'd disappear before I could make this!

May 12 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

Dear God, indeed!! LOL - love it!!!

Like Lindsay said...I totally thought they were mother's day hats when I saw the picture! All you need is little flower sprinkles...

May 12 | Unregistered CommenterJess

Oh, I used to love those little pink guys, I should veganize them!

You make me laugh! Nutter Butters work, too! But, I lean towards the oreos.

Can you believe I've never tried those cookies.

One day I'll have to come to Seattle so you can school me on all things sweet!

May 12 | Unregistered CommenterBakerella

:O!!! These look so so great!

Oh, these are so cute - almost too cute to eat. I said almost. I'll still eat them.

May 13 | Unregistered CommenterEagranie

Oh, these are so cute - almost too cute to eat. I said almost. I'll still eat them.

May 13 | Unregistered CommenterEagranie

We ate these today at the Bramble Berry company lunch! Delicious. Strange but delicious. Almost like a donut ... sort of? They were good.

May 29 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-Marie

omg this is why i love your blog! you make the randomest shit that literally makes me go 'who the heck thinks of that!'. and the answers is cakespy, of course :D
like when u melted those halloween candies?!? that was hysterical!!! and then that cookie/cake/pie you just posted!

May 30 | Unregistered Commenterkaren
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