Monday, December 14, 2015

Andrea Laurence Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Hey guys! So today I am super excited to welcome author Andrea Laurence to the blog! She's going to share a delicious holiday recipe with us! I may have to give these treats a try this year!

Welcome to Rainy Days and Pajamas, Andrea!

Christmas Recipe - Oreo Truffles
Every year my mom and I get together to bake. Neither of us needs the calories, but we just have to do it. It’s tradition. Typically we spend one afternoon cranking out cookies, candy and other assorted baked goods to give as gifts or take to work. The men usually stay far, far away as this is not a leisurely activity. It is a flurry of sugar and chocolate, a well-choreographed dance set to the holiday crooning of Perry Como and Bing Crosby.

This year I’m having surgery, so it may put a damper on the baking chaos, but I know there’s at least one recipe that we’re guaranteed to make. It’s super simple to make and we do it every year because it tastes so darn good! It’s my Oreo Truffles.
  • 1 package of Oreo Cookies
  • 1 8-oz package of cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 block of white chocolate
  • 1 block of dark or milk chocolate

Grind the whole package of Oreo cookies in a food processor or blender until it is powdery. Put the Oreo powder in a bowl and add the cream cheese (it’s easier to just mix this with your hands). The mix should have the consistency of dough. Roll into small balls about the size of a gumball, put on cookie sheet and then put in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Melt the whole block of white chocolate in a bowl in the microwave. Dip each ball into the white chocolate and put on wax paper to dry. Melt a portion of the dark or milk chocolate and use a fork to drizzle the dark chocolate over the truffles. Let cool.

You can mix and match the chocolate however you like or even reserve some of the Oreo crumbs to sprinkle over the truffles before they cool. One year, we bought Oreos with the mint filling and made a special chocolate mint batch with white chocolate dyed green. Another fun spin on the recipe is to use the golden Oreos instead of the chocolate ones. Dip them in white chocolate, then dust in sugar crystals or shredded coconut for “snowballs.” Have fun with it.

Happy holidays! Andrea

A White Wedding Christmas by Andrea Laurence
I do—two words wedding planner Natalie Sharpe will never utter. The cynic in her doesn't believe in love…but the woman in her believes in lust! When a last-minute Christmas wedding reunites her with the bride's hunky brother—Natalie's teenage crush and star of all her fantasies—Natalie wants a second chance for their first time
But Colin Russell isn't a teen anymore. He's all man. And his every touch has her thinking about the F word—forever. Working with him on the wedding is more temptation than she can take. Will one long, hot kiss lead this reluctant bride down her own wedding aisle?
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About The Author:
Andrea Laurence loves Christmas and she loves to bake. Her December release, A White Wedding Christmas, combines these two things together in an almost orgasmic cake-tasting chapter. It’s a winning combination available December 3 at all bookstores and online booksellers.

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1 comment:

  1. Those Oreo Truffles sound and look awesome. My daughter will love them.Thanks for the recipe and the chance.
    Carol L
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