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Valentine Cookie Balls

Updated on November 21, 2014
Delicious for any Occasion
Delicious for any Occasion | Source

Delicious Strawberry Cookies for Valentines

I love making cookie balls. They are easy to make and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I made a lot of them over the Christmas holidays all decorated for the season. When I was looking for an idea for Valentines day I decided that these delicious cookie balls could be easily adapted for any holiday. Using strawberry cream cheese and red or pink sprinkles makes them a festive Valentines treat!

For a variation you could also use a touch of red food coloring in the coating.

Enjoy! Happy Valentines Day!

photos by mbgphoto

I made lots of chocolate cookie balls for Christmas and I was looking for a new variation to work for Valentines Day. I think strawberry cookie balls are the perfect solution. I can see them served on a tray with a few chocolate covered strawberries mixed together. Mmmmm...a great Valentine treat!

  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Ready in: 20 min
  • Yields: 24

Ingredients

  • 1 8 ounce package strawberry cream cheese
  • 2 1/3 cups crushed vanilla wafers
  • white almond bark
  • pink or red sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Step 1- Mix the cookie crumbs and the cream cheese until well blended. Shape into 1 inch balls and place them on a wax paper or parchment covered baking sheet. Freeze 10 minutes.
  2. Step 2- Melt almond bark. (I did mine in the microwave starting with 60 seconds and then stirring. I added additional time as needed in 30 second increments.)
  3. Step 3- Dip balls in almond bark mixture and then return to baking sheet. (See instructions under the tip of using a plastic fork to see how I did this)
  4. Step 4- Sprinkle topping of your choice on each cookie
  5. Step 5- Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm
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If you would like a recipe card handy for these delicious cookies, here is one I made on Zazzle.

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Supplies for Cookie Balls

I am always interested in what products other people use to make a dish. Here are some of my favorite utensils and ingredients for cookie balls.

OXO Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop
OXO Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop

I love this cookie scoop. It makes just the right size of uniform balls for your cookies.

 
Silpat AE420295-07 Premium Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat, Half Sheet Size, 11-5/8" x 16-1/2"
Silpat AE420295-07 Premium Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat, Half Sheet Size, 11-5/8" x 16-1/2"

I use this non-stick baking mat all the time. It makes clean up so easy and the cookies come out just right.

 

Serving in Style - valentine plates

I really enjoy using special dishes for holidays. These little individual serving dishes are just perfect for serving you valentine cookie balls. They can be used a the table to bring each person their own dessert. Or if you prefer a buffet style setting you might want to use these little plates for decoration at the table with 3-4 cookie balls on each one. Whichever way you decide, they are sure to make your holiday meal more festive!

DII Valentine Hearts Serving Plate, Set of 12
DII Valentine Hearts Serving Plate, Set of 12

I love these individual serving dishes.

 

Do you have a favorite Valentine Treat?

Valentines is the day for flowers and candies. Do you have a favorite treat for the day? If you could limit yourself to just one of the following what would it be.

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What is your favorite Valentine treat?

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      Oh, these are the perfect Valentine treat. Can't wait to make some. Thanks for the recipe! Delicious pics.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      Back to get this recipe again! It is almost time ...........

    • Wednesday-Elf profile image

      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I remember this recipe. Good reminder to gather the ingredients for this sweet treat before Valentine's Day gets here. :)

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      TheJewelryStore 4 years ago

      Your Valentine Cookie Balls recipe sounds delicious! I will definitely have to try it!

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      BuckHawkcenter 4 years ago

      What a delightful treat for Valentine's day! Now you have me hungry.

    • Wednesday-Elf profile image

      Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      What a clever recipe for Valentine treats! Love your cookie ball recipes.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      These cookie balls sound easy and delicious! What a pretty valentine treat they would make too!

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Congratulations for making it on the DELICIOUS Valentines Recipe board! Well deserved! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful and yummy lens!

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      Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      Yum!

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      poutine 5 years ago

      chocolates and more chocolates.

      those cookie balls sounds delicious.

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      Coreena Jolene 5 years ago

      This looks great and easy! Thanks for sharing.

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      glowchick 5 years ago

      These look so yummy! I love little treats because small ones can handle them better :)

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      Love, love, love.

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Usually anything with chocolate, but these Valentine cookie balls look very tempting too. :)

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      This recipie is so simple that I have to try it!

      They look yummy.

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      iWriteaLot 5 years ago

      OK, these sound great! I'm gonna go try it. But if I get hooked on these things.... :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      what a creative unique Valentine's Day treat! Never ever heard or seen these before.

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      Patricia 5 years ago

      Sounds and looks delicious!