Cookie butter truffles are an easy, fun treat for holiday gift-giving.
Christmas is next week. I can’t really wrap my mind around that, no matter how prepared I might be feeling.
After all, I had grand plans of making lots of different homemade treats for my friends, family, and husband’s co-workers, but I didn’t get too far into that operation. In previous years I’ve done homemade devil’s food cake mix, DIY lavender sugar, or Jalapeño Jelly, but somehow time just got up and skedaddled right out of my grasp this year.
These cookie butter truffles, however, were something I knew I had to make as soon as I saw them in the latest issue of Family Fun magazine.
In the height of pumpkin spice fever I felt I had to nab a jar of Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Cookie Butter, and it had been sitting on my kitchen shelf ever since.
In fact, when my husband came home and saw the jar, he picked it up and said, “Is this for sandwiches?” Bless him, he had no idea what to do with it.
Clearly we’re just not cookie butter people, despite what society seems to want to force upon us.
I knew we wouldn’t be using it on our toast any time soon and that a recipe would be needed to use up the jar, so cookie butter truffles came into my life at the perfect time.
cookie butter truffles recipe
If you’ve ever had cookie balls made with vanilla wafers (such as my friend Jamie’s Turtle Cookie Balls recipe), cookie butter truffles are very similar.
They just happen to use cookie butter to get that cookie flavor and creamy texture.
I coated my cookie butter truffles with dark chocolate, but you can use milk chocolate or even white chocolate if that’s what you prefer. Add a smattering of graham cracker dust on top or colored sprinkles for added festivity.
how to make cookie butter truffles
Because they use cookie butter as their base, cookie butter truffles are incredibly simple to make and are a great project to do with the kids.
To get started, mix together softened butter, powdered sugar and cookie butter until well combined. Then use a spoon or to portion out the mixture and roll it into balls.
Rolling the cookie butter truffles is a great way for the kids to help, especially if they’re like my boys. Any excuse to play with food, right?
You will want to chill the balls before dipping in the chocolate, so make sure you have set aside some extra space in your freezer before you get too far into things.
After the balls have chilled, you can dip them into you desired melted chocolate. A little graham cracker crumb or sprinkle decoration turns them into delightful cookie butter truffles.
I like to use a fork to hold the balls over the bowl of chocolate and use a spoon to coat them. But don’t worry about making them perfectly shaped or coated. They’re delicious just the same.
Cookie butter truffles are excellent to bring to a holiday gathering. Do up a batch and package in cute boxes for gift-giving, or have a tray ready for pre-Christmas dinner nibbles.
I’ve been storing the few we had left in the fridge and enjoying a treat every so often — keeping the truffles chilled ensures the chocolate doesn’t melt, and the truffles are still soft enough to enjoy immediately.
After all, there’s no such thing as patiently waiting when cookie butter truffles are on the line.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar, unsifted
- 1 cup cookie butter, any flavor
- 12 ounces chopped chocolate
- Crushed graham cracker
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.
- In a bowl, combine butter, powdered sugar, and cookie butter and blend with a hand mixer until blended and cohesive.
- Using a spoon or small cookie scoop, form the mixture into balls and place onto baking sheet.
- Place in the fridge for 1 hour, or until solid.
- Melt the chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave, stopping every 30 seconds to stir, until smooth. Let cool slightly.
- Using a fork, dip the chilled balls into the melted chocolate, tapping off the excess, and placing the balls back onto the baking sheet.
- Sprinkle truffles with crushed graham cracker and chill until set.
Recipe adapted from Family Fun magazine.
Makes 24-36 truffles, depending on size.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1 truffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g