Sugar Cookie Truffles

Hope everyone had a festive holiday!

Whatcha doing for New Years Eve?
We usually spend the evening hanging out with friends at home in happy pants, eating and being comfortable.
We aren’t big fancy party go-ers.
To get me in heels and pantyhose there has to be something pretty special happening.
Speaking of pantyhose…do people still wear those?
Honestly, there are many NYE’s where we are in bed long before Dick Clark’s Eve starts rockin’.
There are times that I imagine about how exciting it would be to get dressed up in a sparkly dress and hit the proverbial town with the husband.
Then reality sets in a little…
1)  Do I really want to spend money on a dress that I most likely will never wear again?  Reason for having to buy a new dress…food blogging.  None of my old sparkly dresses will fit ~ bringing me to the ubiquitous New Years Resolution…)
2)  Do I feel like standing up all night mingling, sucking in my stomach, ultimately giving me a sore back due to my lack of core muscle strength?
3)  How about dropping hundreds of dollars on an overpriced “New Years Eve Menu” and $10 cocktails when there is a perfectly good box of wine and wienies in a blanket at home waiting for me?
4)  And honestly, not to come off as anti-social…I’m really not…but when I am uncomfortable, I’m not that nice.  Which leads me to the loads of pleasant conversation and inevitable awkward moments that come hand-in-hand with fancy cocktail parties.
So, for all of you out there who get your fancy on NYE, God Bless…deep down I am really envious of you..I just don’t have it in me 🙂
I will be playing it low-key with some friends in my 2% spandex jeans eating queso dip from a crock pot.
If you guys do the neighborhood party thing too, here are some fun balls truffles to add to your dessert platter.
They’re easy…I promise.  But they require the use of the food processor.
Don’t groan, it’ll just take a second with the hard-to-clean appliance to get the results you need.
And since the recipe starts with pre-made cookie dough, you owe me a round with the food processor.
Got this recipe out of one of those crack-like holiday food magazines that are down the check-out aisle of the supermarket.
You know the ones…right next to The Enquirer that you are just “glancing” at.
adapted from Nestle
1 16 oz. package of sugar cookie dough
1.5 oz room temp cream cheese
4 oz white melting chocolate OR 1 cup white chips
1 T. shortening
sprinkles for garnish
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.
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.
 What are your plans for the 2011 ring-in?  Fancy or casual?

 

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Eve
Eve

I JUST FOUND YOUR SITE, I LOVE IT SO FAR. SO MANY YUMMY SWEETS. THANK YOU SHELLY.

allison c
allison c

I don't bake a whole lot, & am confused- 1.5 oz cream cheese? That doesn't seem like much…. did I read that wrong?

Kelley
Kelley

I thought the same thing

Ingrid
Ingrid

Niiice! Very nice! I pretty much feel the same way you do about NYE parties. The thing I find most offensive is the new dress purchase. You cleaned out your pantry recently well I cleaned out my closet. A closet full of gorgeous size 0 & 2 shirts, pants, short skirts, & dresses. These weren't from when I was a teenager. These were from just 2 1/2 years ago. 🙁 My poor honey thought he had a skinny girl. I've come to the realization that I'm not getting back into them so long as I'm baking and blogging. ~ingrid

SweetSugarBelle
SweetSugarBelle

Best idea EVER!

Yolie
Yolie

Wow! that sounds so yummy!

Kelli
Kelli

I made these last weekend, they were a hit. And I took half of them and added some cinnamon and crushed pecans then topped them with cinnamon and sugar- snicker doodle cookie truffles!

Tracy
Tracy

Oh man, these look like total sugar overload! I bet my hubby would love them though, he's a big sugar cookie fan!

Karly
Karly

Well, those just look divine. I think I'd skip the fancy party too if it meant staying home shoving those little things in my face all night!

Miss. Tarrah Dame
Miss. Tarrah Dame

your truffles are adorable! they remind me of these funfetti bark im posting soon. I just discovered your blog and very glad I did! happy baking!
damegoodeats.blogspot.com

Suzie
Suzie

So cute!!

I'm featuring these on my blog.
http://www.imlovinyourblog.blogspot.com

CraftyLikeLindy
CraftyLikeLindy

I have nominated you for an award on my blog
http://onecraftyme.blogspot.com/2011/01/you-like-me-you-really-really-like-me.html

Thanks for inspiring me!

Joy
Joy

Hmmm that looks so good. I love a good sugar cookie and mix it with cream cheese frosting, even better

bridget {bake at 350}
bridget {bake at 350}

GENIUS!!! You are so smart!

naomi {@bakersroyale}
naomi {@bakersroyale}

Oh my, sugar cookies crushed with more butter? Yeah, I'll take a few mouthfuls!

Shauna
Shauna

Putting a whole bunch of these in my face while wearing happy pants sounds like a perfect NYE to me. Also, I went to bed at 11:20 this year. I tried, really I did.

Happy New Year, my friend!

Jackie
Jackie

Oh my those look amazing!!! I must try these!
Jackie
http://www.mommyinthebaking.com

Sue
Sue

Shelly, I made some and they are deeeeelicious! Thanks again for the recipe!

Beth
Beth

I'm with you on New Years' Eve. We went out to dinner with our daughters (there's no one I'd rather spend an evening with). Then we came in and three of us fell asleep before midnight!

Debbie
Debbie

I just made oreo truffles for Christmas, but my sister would LOVE these for her birthday, thanks for the idea can't wait to try them!

grace
grace

these are great. i won't lie–sprinkles bring me much happiness. 🙂

Mara...
Mara...

Oh my goodness, these look fantastic!!!! YUM, Sugar cookies are one of my favorite holiday (actually, anytime) cookies!!

(Nicole) The Very Hungry Caterpillar
(Nicole) The Very Hungry Caterpillar

oh those are wonderful I love cake balls never tried cookie ball. thanks for sharing
Nicole
I love your blog I just followed you!

Amy K
Amy K

Mmmm…those look good.

We always do the casual thing. My husband is 1 of 11 kids, so they've had an annual tradition of getting the siblings/spouses together on NYE for a white elephant gift exchange, food, drink, conversation, and laughs.

Happy New Year to you!

Monet
Monet

You and I are a lot alike when it comes to New Years Eve. I am all about being comfortable…and although it might sound fun to go out in a little black dress, I would much prefer to curl up with a cup of tea and some of these cookie truffles! Thank you for sharing with me all that you do. I wish you many blessings and much joy in the New Year!

Erin
Erin

Holy crud! I haven't seen these with cookies and cream cheese before. I will be making these balls of goodness very soon. How delicious sounding!!!

I'm with you on the NYE thing. I would love to think I'm hip and social and would even put on a sparkly dress but… here I sit in pajama pants and getting ready to play Ker Plunk with my kiddos. =o)

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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