White chocolate surrounding a yummy ball of what tastes like sugar cookie dough. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are a fun treat that can be made quickly!
12 Days of Holiday Treats: Day 5
Today is Day 5 of SugarSpicesLife’s 12 Days of Holiday Treats, a 12 day series of holiday candies, cookies and other treats.
If you’re keeping up, so far this year I’ve shared:
Hot Chocolate Cookies
Orange Shortbread Cookies
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Candy Cane Puppy Chow
To see more holiday recipes, you can check out the 2020 series here.
Sugar Cookie Truffles
Each Christmas season I make boxes of goodies to give as gifts. I try to include a variety of treats in the boxes: cookies, bars, candies, and at least one type of truffle.
I try to avoid cream cheese in truffles as I know many people will let the boxes sit outside of the refrigerator, and I worry about the cream cheese spoiling. Do some people feel comfortable letting truffles with cream cheese sit outside of the refrigerator and find them to be fine after a few days? Yes. Do I use butter in truffles that I let sit out? Yes. Do I claim to understand any of this? No.
All that to say: this recipe is for a sugar cookie truffle that is more than just blending sugar cookies and cream cheese. And I think you’ll like it.
Step One: Don’t Eat Raw Flour
This recipe starts with packaged sugar cookie mix, which contains raw flour. Since it is not considered safe to eat raw flour, the first step of this recipe is to heat treat the sugar cookie mix.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Spread the sugar cookie mix out in a thin layer on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 5 minutes.
- Let mix cool completely before using.
Step Two: Mix it All Up
After the cookie mix has cooled, use an electric mixer to combine:
- Heat treated sugar cookie mix
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk
The mixture should form into a large ball that you can form into smaller balls that are around 1/2 to 3/4 tablespoon in size.
If the mixture is too crumbly to form balls, add a bit more sweetened condensed milk, about a teaspoon at a time, into the mixing bowl.
Step Three: Freeze
Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and place them in the freezer for at least an hour.
Frozen truffles are much easier to dip.
TIP: If your truffles are not as round as you would like, you can roll them again after they have frozen for an hour. If you let them freeze longer than an hour, simply let them warm for a few minutes and you will be able to work on the shape again.
Step Four: Dip and Decorate
Finally, melt together 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips with 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil. The easist way to do this is to place the chips in oil in a double boiler, or to melt them in the microwave on 50% power.
If neither of those options are available to you, you can also use a metal bowl on top of a saucepan filled with water. This is essentially a homemade double boiler, and directions to do this can be found here.
After the chocolate has melted, dip the balls into the chocolate and transfer them to a piece of parchment paper to dry. While the chocolate is still wet, you can decorate the tops with festive sprinkles.
Let the truffles sit until the chocolate is dry and firm, about an hour.
These Sugar Cookie Truffles taste like cookie dough dipped in white chocolate – a dream come true!
Sugar Cookie Truffles
- 2 cups dry sugar cookie mix
- ½ cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk divided
- 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Sprinkles for decorating
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread sugar cookie mix on a 9×13 or larger baking sheet. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool before using in truffles.
- Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
- Use electric mixer to beat together cooled sugar cookie mix, butter, vanilla extract, and 7 ounces of the sweetened condensed milk. Mix until a large ball is formed. If mixture is too crumbly to form into a ball, slowly add more sweetened condensed milk, about 1 teaspoon at a time, until a large, soft ball forms.
- Form mixture into balls about 1/2 to 3/4 tablespoon in size. Place on parchment lined baking sheet. Place balls into freezer for at least one hour.
- In a microwave safe bowl, stir together white chocolate chips and vegetable oil. Cook on 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
- Remove balls from freezer. Use a fork to dip balls into melted chocolate. Shake off excess chocolate and place dipped ball on parchment paper. White chocolate is still wet, decorate with sprinkles as desired.
- Let candy sit for at least one hour, or until chocolate is firm.
Disclaimer: All nutritional information provided on this website is an estimate only and is not guaranteed.
If you enjoyed these Sugar Cookie Truffles, you may also enjoy these other SugarSpicesLife recipes:
Chocolate Cherry Truffles
Sugar Cookie Dough Cupcakes