Melissa's Cuisine: Oreo Cookie Ball Santa Hats

Monday, December 09, 2013

Oreo Cookie Ball Santa Hats

These adorable Santa Hat Oreo Cookie Balls are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!
Melissa's Cuisine: Oreo Cookie Ball Santa Hats
This past Saturday was our 3rd annual Christmas Cookie Exchange at my mom's friend's house.  As in the years past, everyone brought gorgeous cookies!  We enjoyed a delicious lunch, good company, and fun cookies.  Though I have to say, the newest addition to our group absolutely stole the show! 
I don't think anyone minded though!

If you've been anywhere on social media (especially Pinterest!) since October, I'm sure you've seen all kinds of Christmas cookie ideas.  I spent a good amount of time looking for the perfect cookie to bring to the cookie exchange.  When I saw these Santa Hats, I knew I had scored! I'd previously made S'mores Thumbprint Cookies and Christmas colored Swirl Cookies, so I wanted to keep my tradition of creative cookies.
Melissa's Cuisine: Oreo Cookie Ball Santa Hats
I do have to admit that these cookies were much more time consuming than I had expected.  However the cuteness factor made it worthwhile, and they are pretty tasty too!  Though time consuming, the method of making these cookies is quite simple.  Mix together crushed cookies and cream cheese, shape into hats, dip in melted chocolate, and then decorate.  I had fun making them and I think you will too!
Melissa's Cuisine: Oreo Cookie Ball Santa Hats
Oreo Cookie Ball Santa Hats

Makes 18-20 cookies

1 package Oreo cookies
1 package cream cheese
2-3 cups Red Candy Melts
1 cup White Candy Melts
18-20 mini marshmallows
white sprinkles (optional)

1.  Crush the Oreo cookies in your food processor. (Depending on the size of yours, you may need to do this in batches.)

2.  Combine the crushed cookies and cream cheese in a medium bowl.  You can use a mixer or your hands (like I did!)

3.  Scoop out cookie "dough" and roll into 1" balls.  Then pinch the top of the balls into a cone shape.

4.  Place formed hats on a parchment lined cookie sheet and place in your freezer for about an hour.

5.  In a microwave safe measuring cup, melt the red candy melts.  I usually do mine for a minute and then additional 15 second increments until the candy has melted and can be stirred smooth. (Actual time may depend on your microwave.)

6.  Dip each cookie hat into the melted red candy, allow the excess coating to drip off, and then place the cookie back on the cookie sheet until the candy hardens.

7.  While the red candy is hardening, melt the white candy melts.

8.  Dip the bottoms of the hats in white candy.  Return to the cookie sheet to harden.

9.  If desired, moisten the marshmallows with water and then roll in white sprinkles.  (I just got my fingertips wet and then touched the marshmallows to moisten them.)

10.  Dip one side of the marshmallow in the white candy and then attach it to the top of the red hat.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Source: Shugary Sweets


  1. Oh, those Santa Hats are just too cute & festive! :) I've not done much with candy melts before, I always expect it to be really difficult, but I might ave to give these a try! :) I followed you here from the Dream to Reality link party, btw. And I just wanted to invite you to come link up with me at Tasty Tuesdays, where every post gets pinned: Hope to see you there!

  2. These are super cute - thanks for linking to our Marvelous Monday party - pinning to my MM board!

  3. These are so cute. They sound delicious also. Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. We love having your join the fun.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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  6. Hi Melissa,
    Your Oreo Cookie Ball Santa Hats are just adorable! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen


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