Sugar cookie truffles are a must-try for Christmas or any holiday. It’s a four-ingredient no-bake recipe that uses sugar cookies, cream cheese, white chocolate and sprinkles!
November is here, which means it’s time to start thinking about Christmas (it will be here before you know it!). I’m kicking off the holiday baking with one of my most popular recipes—sugar cookie truffles.
These little truffles are sugar cookies rolled up into balls of Christmas goodness. The recipe uses only four ingredients: sugar cookies (duh), cream cheese, white chocolate and sprinkles.
It’s the perfect recipe to try when you have leftover cookies!
In fact, that is the precise reason why I made these truffles. The amount of sugar cookies I made last Christmas was insane and I had to do something with them before they started to go stale.
So I figure, why not crush them up and make them into truffles?
It turned out to be a brilliant idea because the truffles maintained the delicious sugar cookie flavor, but took on a new texture thanks to the cream cheese that adhered the cookie crumbs together.
I found that the best method to crush the cookies was using a food processor. Either keep the cookie crumbs in the food processor and add the cream cheese or transfer to a mixing bowl and use an electric mixer to combine the ingredients.
Biting into a sugar cookie truffle is incredibly satisfying. The hard white chocolate shell protects the soft sugar cookie ball that is texturally equivalent to a soft batch sugar cookie dough.
So tender and tooth-achingly sweet, these truffles are to die for!
But I must say, the secret to good sugar cookie truffles is using delicious sugar cookies. I encourage you readers to make homemade sugar cookies and set aside a dozen for these truffles. You get two delicious dessert recipes in one!
You also don’t have to worry about some of the cookies being four or five days old. That’s the perfect age for them to be in sugar cookie truffles!
And if anybody was wondering, this has got to be my favorite truffle recipe (peanut butter balls is a close second). Christmas sugar cookie truffles are simple and you can make them anytime of the year—just change the color of the sprinkles!
And to show you just how easy these truffles are to make, I’ve put together a fun recipe video for you to watch 🙂
Christmas Sugar Cookie Truffles
Sugar cookie truffles are a must-try for Christmas. It's a four-ingredient no-bake recipe that uses sugar cookies, cream cheese, white chocolate and sprinkles!
- 2 cups (200 g) or 12 sugar cookies¹ about 2 1/2 to 3-inches in diameter
- 4 tablespoons (2 oz or 57 g) cream cheese, room temperature²
- 2 cups white chocolate melting wafers, or candy melts
- Sprinkles for decoration
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Place sugar cookies in a food processor and process until cookies turn into fine crumbs. Add cream cheese and process again until well-combined and mixture can be pressed into a ball, 1 to 2 minutes.²
Shape cookies into balls about 1-inch to 1 1/2-inches in diameter. Place on prepared cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes.
While the truffles freeze, melt white chocolate in a medium bowl according to instructions. (See my tips for melting chocolate.)
Remove the cookie truffles from refrigerator. Using two forks, dip and roll chilled truffles, one at a time, in chocolate coating. Return to lined cookie sheet and immediately top with sprinkles. Repeat process for remaining truffles. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
- Use hard sugar cookies, not soft. I suggest using my cut out sugar cookie recipe or buying Pepperidge Farm sugar cookies at the store.
- If the sugar cookie truffle dough is not firm enough to roll into balls, add another tablespoon of cream cheese.
- Sugar cookie truffles can be frozen up to a month in advance. Roll the dough into balls and layer them between parchments paper in an airtight container. Defrost them in the refrigerator and dip into melted chocolate. Alternatively, the truffles can be frozen before serving at room temperature.
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