A holiday no-bake treat that is bursting with sweetness in every single bite. If you are a sucker for the soft baked Lofthouse sugar cookies with a sweet and creamy frosting, these truffles will make your heart swoon.
What Are Christmas Lofthouse Truffles?
Christmas Lofthouse truffles are where you mash up the sugar cookies and pair them with cream cheese. Roll into balls and then dip in candy melts and add festive sprinkles. A simple and quick no-bake dessert to serve up around the holiday season.
School parties, bake sales, dress up your dessert table at holiday parties, take to potlucks, and the list goes on. These are great for keeping on hand for when you get that sweet craving! Just grab and eat one or a couple!
Ingredients You Will Need
Sugar Cookies – Find the Lofthouse sugar cookies in the bakery at your grocery store. These are soft baked sugar cookies with that show-stopping thick frosting. Any color of cookies works.
Cream Cheese – Reach for softened cream cheese for this truffle recipe. It is a must so you have soft workable truffle dough.
Melting Chocolate – I used green candy melts for dipping the truffles in. This works great as the chocolate mixture is already colored.
Coconut Oil – Add a little coconut oil to thin up the melting wafers and help the mixture harden nicely.
Sprinkles – Optional but a great way to add even more color to the truffle balls.
- Use any color or style of chocolate for dipping the balls. Just use coconut oil or shortening to add to the chocolate to help make it set up in a firm texture.
- Add a few drops of your favorite extract. Almond, vanilla, peppermint, orange, etc. It will create new flavors for the cookie balls.
- Add mix-ins like candy bars chopped up, mini chocolate chips, M&M’s crushed cookies, etc. Pick and choose what you would like for this recipe.
- Want a salty and sweet truffle? Crush up some pretzels or Rice Krispie cereal and mix in.
Tips for Success
Soft Sugar Cookies
It is important to buy Lofthouse sugar cookies. They are soft-baked sugar cookies with that thick velvety frosting. These cookies are the base of the truffles and without them, you will find the texture will be off.
Softened Cream Cheese
Reach for softened cream cheese for this recipe. It is going to help you get the mixture combined well with the sugar cookies. If the cream cheese is straight from the fridge it will be too hard to mix.
Before you add in the cream cheese take the time to crumble the sugar cookies into a fine crumble. You can use a mixer, food processor, or even your hands to create that crumbly texture.
If your cookie truffle dough is too sweet add in some extra cream cheese. If it is not sweet enough you can add another cookie or two, or even a small splash of vanilla extract to help enhance the sweetness.
I do recommend using a cookie scoop for measuring out the cookie truffle dough. This will help ensure the dough balls are evenly sized so it offers a gorgeous presentation.
Melting Candy Melts
You can melt the candy melts in the microwave or even in a double boiler on the stovetop. Feel free to use either method. You will find both instructions on the back of the package. I prefer the microwave for easy prep.
Chilling Truffle Balls
After you shape the truffle balls you will place them on a lined baking tray and refrigerate them to allow the dough to set up a bit. I recommend doing this so your balls don’t change shape when you dip in the warm candy melts.
Tap Off Excess Chocolate
Make sure to tap off the excess chocolate on each ball as you are getting ready to place it on the tray. This will help provide a better-looking truffle that doesn’t get chocolate pooled up at the bottom.
Refrigerate the cookie ball truffles in the fridge in a sealed container. I recommend if you are going to stack the truffles place a parchment or wax paper between each layer to prevent them from sticking. You will get to eat these for around a week before they begin to go bad.
Now you can also freeze truffles. Place in a freezer-friendly container. Freeze for 4-5 months. Then thaw in the fridge, and then enjoy. Therefore freezing truffles help extend the shelf life of these bite-size goodies.
What flavors are Lofthouse sugar cookies available in?
Most of the time you can find them in the vanilla flavor. Depending on the time of year you will find they offer other flavors as well. Such as chocolate, lemon, pumpkin, and more.
Can I customize the frosting and sprinkles on Lofthouse sugar cookies?
You are more than welcome to reach for sprinkles to add to the cookie batter or the topping of the candy melts. Feel free to reach for any sprinkles you would like.
Can this recipe be doubled?
I will say this recipe is so easy to double in size. Make as many or as few cookie truffles as you think you will need. Just adjust the recipe as you see fit to meet your desired amount of truffles needed.
Lofthouse Christmas Truffles
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 8 oz dipping chocolate
- 1-2 tablespoon coconut oil
- Christmas Sprinkles optional
- Place your cookies into the bowl of your mixer and mix on medium speed until fine crumbs. Add in the cream cheese and mix until the mixture is smooth.
- Scoop about 1.5 tablespoons of the dough. Smush the dough in your hands and roll it into a ball. Place the dough balls onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Place them in the fridge for 3 minutes.
- Melt your chocolate with half the coconut oil over a double boiler or in the microwave in 30-second increments. Add the rest of the coconut oil if the chocolate is too thick.
- Dip your balls into the chocolate using a fork and top them with your sprinkles. Place them on the sheet pan.
- Allow the chocolate to set for at least 10 minutes, and enjoy.