These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last-minute party platters and confection trays!
Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe
A truffle is traditionally known as having a soft center while being covered in a layer of chocolate as the candy coating. Through the years, truffles have advanced and can be found in all flavors and styles across the world. Oddly enough, these chocolate balls are named after a very rare fungus, which results in some confusion for those who aren’t familiar with them. There’s no definitive answer on how or when truffles were invented. However, it’s rumored that a French chef created ganache (what the soft centers of a chocolate truffle are usually made of) by accident one day. This resulted in eventually becoming the truffle.
Around the 1890s is when historians say truffles were most likely invented. However, it had been speculated that it could have been a little later than that. Either way, I am very glad they were accidentally made because they are definitely one of my favorite candies! Coincidentally, sugar cookies are probably my favorite cookie of all time and I decided to put the two together and create these amazing Sugar Cookie Truffles. Warning: they are definitely addicting and too good to put down.
How Do You Make Sugar Cookie Truffles?
Begin by lining a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Then add all your sugar cookies to a food processor and pulse until they are a fine grain. Add the cream cheese and vanilla extract to the food processor and blend well. Form about 1-inch balls and place them on the cookie sheet before placing them in the freezer for half an hour. Right before removing the balls from the freezer, places your almond bark in a bowl and place in the microwave for 20-second increments, stirring in between. Once the almond bark is melted to a creamy-like consistency, pull the cookie balls from the freezer and dip them completely in the almond bark. Place them back on the cookie sheet and immediately top them with sprinkles. Once finished, place the cookie sheet back in the fridge or freezer for a bit until they harden.
Tips for Making Sugar Cookie Truffles
● The best type of sugar cookies to use are traditional and not the soft versions that have become popular in stores.
● You can either use store-bought or homemade sugar cookies. However, make sure the homemade sugar cookies are at least a day old or they will not hold the cookie balls together well.
● If using an iced sugar cookie, scrape off the icing before placing the cookies in the food processor.
● Vanilla almond bark or candy melts works best for this recipe instead of white chocolate chips. In case you need to use white chocolate chips, add a teaspoon of coconut oil or vegetable shortening while melting it in the microwave.
● You can use a toothpick or fork to dunk the cookie balls. A toothpick is a good choice because it only leaves one tiny hole and can be easily covered up with chocolate once you have set it in on the cookie sheet.
Common Questions About Sugar Cookie Truffles
Do Chocolate Truffles Have Real Truffles?
No, they definitely do not. At least, the mainstream truffles do not. Truffle is a rare and expensive fungus (think mushroom0like) that has nothing to do with chocolate truffles. Well, unless you purposely buy it that way and then that would be one expensive truffle. The only similarity the two have is that they share the same name. The reason truffles are so rare is because they cannot be planted and they are very picky about the soil or areas they grow in. Because of this, it is difficult to even find them (look up pig finding truffles!) to buy, and a lot of work goes into locating them.
What is the Difference Between a Truffle and a Chocolate?
Truffles usually have ganache centers or soft centers of a more solid nature. Chocolates are usually solid and contain nuts or fruits. However, to be clear, chocolate is just an ingredient of a truffle and truffles simply have a chocolate coating. So, pretty much any candy that has a center of something other than chocolate, but is coated with a chocolatey outside layer, is considered a truffle.
How Long Do Homemade Truffles Last?
If they are being kept in the fridge in an airtight container, truffles can last for up to a week or more. However, if being kept in the freezer in an airtight container, they can last for up to a month. The best way to store truffles is in the fridge or freezer and not just sitting on a counter or in a cupboard. They will only last a couple of days if left out. It is also best to store them in a way to where they cannot touch each other. This makes it easier to eat one or two at a time without making a mess of the others.
I have made truffle recipes for years and have often included them in my Christmas candy baking days. However, they are great for other times of the year as well, such as birthdays, baking sales, Valentine’s Day, and more. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are so easy to make, I have no doubt you will find many useful ways to use them.
Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe Ingredients:
● 15 Sugar Cookies (about 2 cups)
● 4 oz Cream Cheese
● 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
● 1 lb Vanilla Almond Bark (or 2 cups of Candy Melts)
● Sprinkles for garnish (optional)
Sugar Cookie Truffles Mise en Place:
Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe Directions:
1. Place 15 sugar cookies into a food processor and process until it the cookies turn into fine crumbs that looks like fine sand.
2. Add four ounces of cream cheese and one teaspoon of vanilla extract to the cookie crumbs, and process again until it looks well mixed and a bit sticky and can be formed into a ball.
3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
4. Using a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon measure, scoop out the cookie mixture and shape it into a 1-inch ball.
5. Place the cookie balls on the prepared cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
6. Break the almond bark into pieces and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt the bark in the microwave in bursts of 20 seconds and stirring after every burst, until melted and smooth.
7. Take the cookie balls out of the freezer and dip them one by one in the melted white chocolate coating.
8. Take cookie truffles out of the melted white chocolate coating and place them back in the parchment-lined cookie sheet and immediately top with sprinkles (if desired).
9. Repeat with the remaining cookie balls.
10. Store the truffles in the refrigerator in airtight container.
- 15 Sugar Cookies (about 2 cups)
- 4 oz Cream Cheese
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 lb Vanilla Almond Bark (or 2 cups of Candy Melts)
- Sprinkles for garnish (optional)
- Place 15 sugar cookies into a food processor and process until it the cookies turn into fine crumbs that looks like fine sand.
- Add four ounces of cream cheese and one teaspoon of vanilla extract to the cookie crumbs, and process again until it looks well mixed and a bit sticky and can be formed into a ball.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon measure, scoop out the cookie mixture and shape it into a 1-inch ball.
- Place the cookie balls on the prepared cookie sheet and place them in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Break the almond bark into pieces and place it in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt the bark in the microwave in bursts of 20 seconds and stir after every burst, until melted and smooth.
- Take the cookie balls out of the freezer and dip them one by one in the melted white chocolate coating.
- Take cookie truffles out of the melted white chocolate coating and place them back in the parchment-lined cookie sheet and immediately top with sprinkles (if desired).
- Repeat with the remaining cookie balls.
- Store the truffles in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
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