Friday, December 31, 2010

Sugar Cookie Truffles

Well, Christmas is over, the house is again empty, and I have a bit of the blues.  This is usual for when all the kids scatter to their separate states(well, one out of the three states is ours, and they live 1/2 hour away, thank goodness), and I reflect on the expectations that I didn't bring to pass.  I wonder if I will ever be the organized, efficient hostess, mom, grandma that I envision in my dreams? Perhaps it's time to revamp the dream, prioritize, and let go of expectations altogether.  A bigger house would help too:) 
Yet, to be able to hug and kiss all of my children and grandchildren in the flesh was a treat.  It was nice to see all the little ones playing together too.  A highlight of the week was definitely ice-skating; though my post- surgery feet weren't ready for it, I had a fun time watching the others:) We also witnessed a stunning beach sunset the day after Christmas( I will have some photos soon), on a little family hike. On another positive note...

We found out that  there are going to be getting 3 new grandbabies in 2011, which is a happy expectation! I knew about my two expectant daughters, but my daughter-in-law was a surprise!  What a blessed year! That will make 8 munchkins! WOW!  I am definitely going to have to update my sidebar and change my header:)
I figured that making these truffles might help to lift me out of my post-holiday funk.  It was definitely a good starting point. Anything from Shelly's blog (cookies and cups) is a winner, that's for sure, and these truffles are no exception!  To begin with, I am a sugar cookie lover! Secondly,  I had all of the supplies on hand:  sugar cookies(plain, homemade) in the freezer, cream cheese in the fridge, white almond bark in the pantry and sprinkles in the cupboard. The light was green!  Besides being a dense, soft, little bite(or two) of sugar cookie(YUM!)each truffle resembles a mini winter snowball, the only snowballs we have around these parts!  Not only are these delicious, but they're so pretty!

Sugar Cookie Truffles

1 16 oz. package of sugar cookie dough
(I used plain, homemade sugar cookies I had on hand)
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.
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.
Let set and enjoy!


This post is linked to Cheryl's (Tidy Mom) "Lovin it Fridays" and Alicia's "Tasty Tuesdays" Have a LOOK! This post is also linked to Kristen's NEW bloghop "Your Recipe, My Kitchen".  Be sure and read all about it!

Happy New Year!

39 comments:

  1. Your truffles look delicious. Congratulations on finding out you're going to be a grandma again. That kind of news is the best:) Happy New Year!

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  2. Just licked the screen! They look amazing! I think these will be on my to make list very soon!

    Congrats on the great news. How fun! 8 munchkins?! You are truly blessed!

    Have a wonderful new Year!

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  3. Happy New Year darlin'!! PS: Love the sugar cookie truffles :)

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  4. Congratulations on the new munchkins in the family. These do look like little snow balls and that is sure appropriate for here. We came back from a post-Christmas trip to tons of snow. Joni

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  5. Congratulation, what wonderful news!

    you cookie truffles look yummy and moist.
    Happy New Year~

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  6. YUM! I never thought to use sugar cookie!! YUM

    Congrats on all the babies!

    Thanks for linking up and Happy New Year!

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  7. Happy New Year Sue! Congratulations on 3 new grand babies "to be"! - just precious!!!!

    I picture myself making these lovely truffles for Valetine's Day and dressing them up with pink frosting or sprinkles....:-)

    Sending you a hug as you re-adjust back to life as it was before the holidays filled with family....I feel for you and totally get it. :-)

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  8. I truly enjoy coming to your site and gawking at your beautiful creations, Sue. Look forward to much more coming year 2011. Blessings to you and your precious family.

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  9. Happy New Year, Sue! What neat things are happening in your family this year already.

    Those truffles do not sound like January diet food, but they do sound delicious.

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  10. These look great Sue! I'm so glad you got your card. I received your sweet email! Happy New Year! (And congrats on 3 new grandbabies! WOW.)

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  11. Sue, I didn't realize all your kiddos lived in different states. That's probably my biggest fear when my little ones grow up. And that's only in 4 years for one of them! It's wonderful that there are 3 cousins who will be born in close age range. And fun for the moms to be pregnant at the same time. I was pregnant with 7 of my cousins! Hope your sugar cookie truffles cheered you up, they are cute! Happy New Year!

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  12. Yum, these look delicious and are a great idea! I'll take a dozen! ;) Happy New Year!

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  13. Your truffles look fabulous! And congrats on the new grandbabies, you are going to have a fun and busy 2011. Happy New Year!

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  14. Happy New Year Sue! First of all these truffles look amazing, i LOVE the white and the blue, so wintery! Congratulations on the new grandbabies coming in the new year, that is so exciting!

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  15. The truffles are beautiful. They do look like little snowballs! And congratulations on all the good news. Wow!

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  16. Thank you for your comment in my blog and following... I'm loving yours too!! These truffles look yummy...

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  17. Yours turned out great! I can only imagine how great they are with homemade cookies..yumm!

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  18. Oh my goodness! Three new munchkins! Congratulations!!! You must be over the moon with excitement. I love these cookies! I am printing these also to try. I want to have new cookies for next Christmas. Today I found two on your blog:)

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  19. I agree -- it's a little let down to be back to work today. Thanks for sharing these yummy recipes.

    And, congratulations on 3 more grand babbies! What a blessing.

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  20. Mmm these look delish. Happy New Year and congrats on the new munchkins XD.

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  21. I have never heard - or read - about sugar cookie truffles! And these definitely look so yummy! I am bookmarking these and hope to get to make them soon!
    Every year before Christmas I plan to make hubby an Advent calender with truffles. But I never get to make it! ARGH. Maybe I will - again - make him some for Valentines Day ...

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  22. I LOVE sugar cookies so I'm sure these would be right up my alley! The bright blue sprinkles are perfect for the season!

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  23. Congrats on the good news about more grandbabies! That must be so much fun for you. I can't wait to see what kind of goodies you whip up for the baby showers :-) These sugar cookie truffles look divine--I just bookmarked the recipe to make for my college friends sometime soon!

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  24. This sounds absolutely delicious! And your blog is the most adorable thing! Congrats on the new munchkins! :) :)

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  25. Oh my gosh, I was just dying looking at the thumbnail and post name and now reading the tutorial I am drooling all over the place! This sounds so delicious, I have to try it. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  26. Do you know how many one batch will make? Email me with teh answer anyone.. Making these for a family gathering on Sunday. brenda sue 2003 @gmail.com

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  27. can I use unsalted butter instead of shortening?

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  28. Yum! I use the same method to make Oreo truffles but never thought to use sugar cookies. They sound do delicious.

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  29. These look absolutely yummy! I'm going to try these! Thanks!
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  30. I tried to make these and when I used shortening it melted right off the cookie ball. They did not turn out well at all.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that. Did you mix the melted shortening and white chocolate together thoroughly? That's all I can think of that might cause a problem.

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  31. How far in advance can you prepare these. I was planning on making them a week earlier and preparing them in bags with twist ties. Will they be just as good? Thanks!

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  32. These look great! Found it through something swanky!

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  33. These look fantastic! Would they still be good with milk chocolate instead of white?

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