Random Acts of Kindness Contest, Week 2

Santa-keeping-watchDid you read all of the wonderful things that people are doing while out and about this season? I love how you’re all reaching out and finding ways to make someone’s day! If you’ve found some kind act to do since last week’s post, please post it in a comment below and we’ll draw a winner next week. (Note – we’ll have one more Random Acts Contest next Monday, so keep watching for opportunities around you.) The randomly drawn winner of last week’s contest is Jenny from MO, who won a $50 Loopy Ewe Gift Certificate. (Yes, we also up the certificate amount for these Random Acts contests, just for fun!)

This weekend, we did our holiday baking. One of my random acts this week was to put together trays of cookies and treats for neighbors. We have several elderly couples on our street who probably don’t do much baking during the holidays, so this is a fun way to share our baking with them. These Oreo Truffles are amazing. I think everyone and their brother made them last year, but I didn’t see the recipe until this year. If you haven’t made them, here is the recipe:


Oreo Truffles

1 package of Oreos
1/2 package of cream cheese (about 4 oz.)
white melting chocolate

Put the whole pack of Oreos into a food processor and process until it’s all dark crumbs. Add the cream cheese and mix until well blended. Scoop out bite-sized pieces and roll into a ball. Place on a cookie sheet in the fridge for 15 minutes. Dip the balls into melted white chocolate and let them harden on waxed paper.

Note – I tried this with the mint oreos, too. While the taste was good, I had to use two packs of Mint Oreos to one package of cream cheesse, due to the peppermint oil in the flavoring. Not sure I’d make those again.

The cookies in the photo are made with our favorite sugar cookie cutout recipe. We make these for two or three different holidays per year.

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  1. My RAK last week…

    A gal in one of my groups on Ravelry posted a picture of the 20 socks she knit for Christmas gifts. I replied and told her she obviously needs stitch markers and I would like to give her a set of four personalized stitch markers that I normally sell in my shop. She loved it and was so happy! It made me feel good too. šŸ™‚

  2. Our city is in the process of changing over to automated garbage and recycling; a big truck picks up the cans at the curb each week and sets them back down at each house. The new cans are HUGE, and our elderly and disabled have a horrible time with them. This week we have a little snow, so my kids and I have taken the cans in and out for our neighbors beside us and across the street who are both elderly women who live alone.

  3. I added my mother-in-law, who has a very limited income and is disabled, to my cellphone plan and taught her to use it so she can get help in an emergency when she’s away from home. It’s helping her to feel more secure.

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