Today we’re making this quick and easy sugar cookie truffles recipe! These colorful, fun, delicious sugar cookie truffles are the perfect sweet treat.
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Are you looking for an easy way to make some homemade truffles that are fun and delicious? This sugar cookie truffles recipe is going to be your new favorite bite-size treat. Besides being delicious and simple to make they’re also perfect to share. (Sharing is optional.)
I love to make these sugar cookie truffles to have on hand when I get a craving for something sweet. They’re very indulgent but just the right size to not overdo it. This recipe uses pre-made sugar cookies, you can use any sugar cookies you have on hand or make a batch of cake mix sugar cookies to use!
Using cake mix cookies or store-bought cookies to make truffles is easy and fun. The food processor does most of the work for us in this recipe. You’ll see how simple they are to make but they’re also fun to decorate and eat. If you have kids who like to work in the kitchen these truffles are a great recipe for them to help with!
Here’s what you’ll need to make these easy sugar cookie truffles:
There’s only five ingredients needed to make funfetti cake mix cookies truffles! Just a handful of simple ingredients that are easy to keep on hand. You’ll need sugar cookies, cream cheese, funfetti candy melts, funfetti sprinkles, and shortening.
The shortening is optional as are the sprinkles. I think the sprinkles are essential for cuteness factor but you can always leave those out if you don’t have them handy!
How to make Sugar Cookie truffles with cake mix:
This recipe is very easy to make. If you’ve never made truffles before this is a great recipe to get started with, even kids can help with this one!
Sugar Cookie cake mix truffles are easy to make in advance too! If you need a sweet treat too share or for an event or party, you can make these early without worry. These hold up well and can be refrigerated for several days before they are laid out to serve.
Grease two cookie sheets and set aside.
Place the sugar cookies and cream cheese in a food processor and combine until a dough forms.
Use a cookie scoop to portion out the dough into 1 Tablespoon-sized scoops.
Roll each scoop into a firm ball.
Place the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 25 seconds, stir, and reheat as needed.
If the candy melts are too stiff despite being properly melted, stir in the optional shortening.
Dip each sugar cookie ball in the melted candy coating and allow the excess candy to drip off.
Place each dipped sugar cookie truffle on the prepared cookie sheets.
Scoop the remaining candy melts into a piping bag. Make a small snip at the bottom and drizzle over the truffles.
Add sprinkles while the candy coating is still wet.
Allow candy coating to set fully before storing or serving, about 1 hour.
Looking for more delicious easy treats?
These easy treats will be sure to please everyone on your list. If you like simple desserts that are quick enough for even weeknight desserts, these options are great.
Cake mix recipes are perfect for those of us who don’t want the hassle of desserts made from scratch. I don’t think that making recipes from scratch is a bad thing, but sometimes it’s just too much work. Using cake mix to help take away some of the prep work is an easy step for recipes like red velvet cake mix cookies and lemon cake mix cookies!
I also love to make these super easy cake mix blondies when I need something a little different!
Printable Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe:
Here is a printable version of these sugar cookie truffles recipe. It’s a nice way to keep everything organized on one page while making them. Once you make a single batch you’ll be ready to make more in no time!
- 10 sugar cookies
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1 cup funfetti candy melts
- Funfetti Sprinkles, optional
- 1 Tablespoon shortening, optional
- Grease two cookie sheets and set aside.
- Place the sugar cookies and cream cheese in a food processor and combine until a dough forms.
- Use a cookie scoop to portion out the dough into 1 Tablespoon-sized scoops.
- Roll each scoop into a firm ball.
- Place the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 25 seconds, stir, and reheat as needed.
- If the candy melts are too stiff despite being properly melted, stir in the optional shortening.
- Dip each sugar cookie ball in the melted candy coating and allow the excess candy to drip off.
- Place each dipped sugar cookie truffle on the prepared cookie sheets.
- Scoop the remaining candy melts into a piping bag. Make a small snip at the bottom and drizzle over the truffles.
- Add sprinkles while the candy coating is still wet.
- Allow candy coating to set fully before storing or serving, about 1 hour.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g
All nutrition information is calculated as a courtesy to the reader. Please do your own calculation for complete accuracy.