Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sugar Cookie Truffles - For St. Patty's Day

These truffles were the perfect solution for an excess of stale sugar cookies I had this week. They were easy and would be a great, kid activity. I know my boys love rolling things into balls. You can dye these any color. I chose green for St. Patrick's Day this week! Yum! They are light and not too rich. I could pop a couple before the satisfaction came. Unlike rich chocolate truffles where one a day will do ya. Anyways, what a fun St. Patrick's Day treat for teachers, neighbors, friends, co-workers, etc. Bag them up in clear treat bags, tie with a green ribbon and attach a scrapbook Shamrock with a note.
Sugar Cookie Truffles
Source: Cookies and Cups
Toss the following ingredients into your shopping cart
1 16 oz. package of sugar cookie dough or homemade (see notes below)
1.5 oz room temp cream cheese
4 oz white melting chocolate OR 1 cup white chips
1 T. shortening
sprinkles for garnish
Put your apron on and ...
Bake cookies according to package directions...BUT baking until cookies are crisp, but NOT burned. The original recipe says to bake at 325, but I baked at 350 for a few extra minutes and got good results. Cool cookies completely on wire rack before moving on to the next step. I had extra leftover homemade sugar cookies. I used about 15 medium sized cookies of various shapes. I added more cream cheese. I just kept adding cream cheese until the mixture could be rolled into a ball and it kept its shape.

Line baking sheet with wax paper or silicon baking mat. Crumble the cookies into the food processor. Process until the cookies are a fine crumb. Add the cream cheese and process until the mixture starts to hold together. Don't worry it won't be too sticky. Roll mixture into 1" balls placing on prepared baking sheet and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour. * or freeze for 10-15 minutes.
Melt white chocolate and shortening on medium power in 30 second intervals until just melted, stirring well after each interval. Dip each ball into white chocolate with a fork tapping off the excess. Return to baking sheet to set. Sprinkle with sprinkles while white chocolate is still wet. Let set and enjoy!


  1. These cookie truffles of yours are just hot! I love the green color. Great job making these. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your truffles up.

  2. These look great. They are perfect for St. Patty's Day.

  3. These are so pretty and sound yummy too!
    Thanks for sharing!


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