Cookie Truffles

Cookie Butter Truffles
Cookie Butter Truffles
If we're talking decadent sweets, most certainly truffles come to mind. Godiva and Lindt truffles are some of my favorite store-bought versions, but I must confess that I'm partial to truffles made from cookies, homemade truffles.
Cookie Butter Truffles
Cookie Butter Truffles
Once again my teenage daughter has introduced me to something wonderful from her daily commitment (obsession?) to/on social media—the Cookie Butter Truffle. She found this recipe @tastemade and it has ruined all of my Spring good eating intentions. cookieIf you and your children are not familiar with Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookie Butter or Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookies, I'm not sure if I should encourage you or not. It might just up your sweet tooth quotient. The Speculoos Cookie is great for dipping in strong coffee, and the other is a kind of cookie spread to put on toast, waffles and the like. Combine the two and add white chocolate and you've got a delicious truffle. Here's the recipe: Speculoos Cookie Butter Truffles from Taste Made
  • 1 package (7 oz.) of speculoos cookies
  • 1/2 cup cookie butter
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup white melting chocolate (I prefer Ghirardelli's white chocolate chips)
Step 1 In a food processor blend the speculoos cookies, cookie butter, and powdered sugar until dough forms. Transfer to a bowl. Step 2 Scoop and roll the cookie dough into balls, 1 inch in diameter. Put on a cookie sheet covered with waxed paper. Freeze for 15 minutes. Step 3 In another bowl melt the white chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir well into a nice glaze. Step 4 Dunk and cover the truffle balls in the white chocolate, one at a time. Allow to harden and serve. Makes between 12-15 truffles.
Cookie Butter Ingredients
Cookie Butter Ingredients
Blend in a food processor.
Blend in a food processor.
Form into balls & freeze.
Form into balls & freeze.
Dip in melted white chocolate.
Dip in melted white chocolate.
Another really good cookie truffle is Oreo Truffles. And who doesn't love Oreo Cookies?! Here's the recipe: Oreo Truffle Balls 1 (1 pound, 2 ounce package Oreo cookies) 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature 2 (8 ounces) packages semi-sweet chocolate chips 8 ounces white chocolate, optional *Use a good-quality chocolate. The taste and quality of these truffles are dependent on the quality of chocolate you start with. Line two large baking or cookie sheets with wax paper or a silpad; set aside. Step 1 In a food processor or blender, process and crush all of the Oreo cookies into fine crumbs. Step 2 Add cream cheese and process until thoroughly mixed (there should be no white traces of cream cheese). Step 3 Using your hands, roll into walnut-size balls, approximately 3/4-inch diameter. If the mixture becomes too soft to work, place the remaining mixture back into the refrigerator to slightly harden. Step 4 Place Oreo Balls on the lined baking sheet and refrigerate or at least 45 to 60 minutes. Makes 40 to 50 truffle balls, depending on the size balls you roll. TIPS: The Oreo balls may be stored in the freezer for up to 1 week. If you put the Oreo balls in the freezer for a short time before dipping in chocolate, this helps keep the balls cold longer. I also put the cookie sheets in the freezer first so they are really cold when I place the chocolate covered Oreo truffle balls onto the cookie sheet. *Thanks to Betsy S. for sharing this recipe with me.

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