Truffles have such a sophisticated name to them and they are such a classic around the holidays or in gift giving. They sound hard to make and that couldn't be farther from the truth. I am going to show you how to make this classic treat that only requires a handful of ingredients (five to be exact) and you can make them under an hour so you might just want to double or triple this recipe. Also if you are extra creative or have extra time on your hands, you can make this look even more sophisticated by color them different colors and piping different colors of chocolate on top of them. I just added Christmas sprinkles to mine and felt like they look perfect.
CHRISTMAS COOKIE TRUFFLES
15 sugar cookies (Store bought Pepperidge Farm)
5 Tablespoons (2.5 oz) cream cheese (softened)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups (8 oz) chocolate melting wafers (I used white ones)
Line a baking sheet with parchment.
Place the cookies in a blender or food processor and blend until they have turned into fine crumbs. Add in the cream cheese and vanilla, pulse until it has combined. Using a small ice cream scoop out the dough and roll into balls. Then place onto the baking sheet. Freeze for about 20 minutes or until firm.
Melt the chocolate in a microwave bowl in 30 second intervals until completely melted or use a double broiler to melt the wafers.
Dip the truffle balls into the chocolate using a fork. Tap the fork on the side of the bowl and then place back onto the lined baking sheet. Use a rubber spatula to help slide the ball off onto the pan. Add sprinkles or pipe different colored melted chocolate wafers on top immediately after dipping each ball. Enjoy!
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