A new twist on a holiday classic, Sugar Cookie Truffles. The most decadent dessert that includes sugar cookies with a bit of truffle fun! Perfect for your holiday cookie tray! If you love sugar cookies you will LOVE these!
Sugar cookies are a classic holiday treat, and truffles are a classic holiday indulgence. So, what could be better than combining the two? These sugar cookie truffles are soft, chewy bites of cookie goodness dipped in a rich chocolate coating. They’re the perfect blend of sweet and decadent and will satisfy any sweet tooth. Best of all, they’re super easy to make. If you’re looking for a festive and delicious treat this holiday season, look no further than our sugar cookie truffles!
What are sugar cookie truffles?
Sugar cookie truffles are basically sugar cookies that have been mashed and mixed with a little bit of cream cheese to make them into a doughy, almost paste-like consistency. Once the dough is formed into balls, they’re rolled in chocolate candy coating, then coated in powdered sugar or sprinkles. The final result is an irresistibly soft, chewy sugar cookie with a rich, white chocolatey coating.
- Cooked Sugar Cookies – Yes! The best part of this recipe is that you can use store-bought sugar cookies and just mash them up to make the dough for your truffles.
- Cream cheese – This is essential for giving the dough the right texture.
- Vanilla Extract – A little bit of vanilla flavor is always a good idea in any dessert recipe.
- White Chocolate Melting Wafers – You’ll use this to coat the truffles in chocolate.
- Crisco – This non-stick cooking fat will help you get the truffles evenly coated in chocolate.
- Christmas Sprinkles – Top your truffles with some festive sprinkles for an extra holiday touch.
How to Make Christmas Truffles
Blend: The cookies will need to be blended until they are fine crumbs. You’ll then add the room-temperature cream cheese and keep mixing until everything is fully combined.
Roll: Take a cookie scoop and spoon the dough into balls. Take a sheet of parchment paper and lay the balls of cookie dough on it.
Freeze: The next step would be to freeze the dough! This can take anywhere from 20-30 minutes, so stay patient.
Dip and decorate: The fun is about to begin. You’re going to melt the chocolate, dip the dough in the chocolate, and then add the sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet.
Tips for Making Sugar Cookie Balls
- Make sure you pack the cookie scoop tight with the sugar cookie mixture.
- The cream cheese should be at room temperature before use. If you don’t, this will result in unblended cream cheese bites.
- The recipe uses half of a 24-pack of break-and-bake Pillsbury sugar cookies.
- You can easily double this recipe, just double the number of ingredients you need!
- These truffles are very moist, which means they are a great holiday treat.
- Make sure you work quickly because the chocolate dries quickly when it’s wet.
How to Store
Store in the refrigerator to avoid cracking. Do not leave these truffles out for long periods of time at room temperature.
Can I freeze Christmas truffles?
Yes, you can freeze Christmas truffles. To do so, simply place the coated truffles on a baking sheet and freeze them until they are fully frozen. Then, transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to 2-3 weeks.
What variations can I make out of these truffles?
There are many different variations that you can make out of these truffles. Some ideas include rolling them in chopped nuts, drizzling them with melted chocolate or caramel, or adding some festive holiday spices to the cookie dough. You could also try pairing your Christmas truffles with a glass of eggnog for an extra indulgent treat.
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Sugar Cookie Truffles
- 12 fully cooked sugar cookies
- 4 oz of cream cheese half of an 8oz block softened to room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 10 oz bag of white chocolate melting wafers
- 1 tablespoon Crisco
- Christmas sprinkles
- Prepare a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar cookies, cream cheese and vanilla. Blend using an electric hand mixer for 2-3 minutes or until well blended and smooth.
- Using a 1 inch cookie scoop, scoop cookie mixture and roll into 1 – 1-½ inch balls. Use the palms of your hands to smooth and round each ball. Do this until the mixture is completely used.
- Place each truffle ball on the sheet of parchment paper and place inside the refrigerator for 1 hour.
- About 5-10 minutes before the chilling time is complete, begin to prepare your melting chocolate by first adding the wafers to a large bowl.
- Next, place that bowl over a stovetop pot containing 2-3 inches of water. Bring water to a boil, creating a double boiler.
- Stir the wafers frequently using a rubber spatula as the chocolate melts. Add the crisco and continue to stir until the chocolate is smooth, silky and fully melted. When done, remove from heat.
- Using two forks or dipping tools, dip each truffle ball into the melted chocolate, covering it completely. Roll the ball, working it into the chocolate to cover it completely.
- Place each chocolate covered truffle on parchment paper and top immediately with sprinkles.
- Repeat this process for all truffles.
- Allow to chill for an additional 20 minutes before serving.
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