This Cookie Truffles recipe makes the perfect bite-size dessert for parties, and as a beginner-level recipe, anyone can create them! Choose from peanut butter, sugar cookie and chocolate chip varieties or make all three! This Cookie Truffles recipe will have your friends and family debating on which one tastes the best. Spoiler alert — they're all amazing! Everyone knows truffles are one of the most decadent desserts out there. Add even more variety to your desserts by making these Double HERSHEY'S KISSES Truffles.
Line 2 trays or cookie sheets with wax paper. Break cookies and process in food processor or place in heavy-duty (freezer) food storage bag and crush to make fine crumbs using a rolling pin.
Mix cookie crumbs and cream cheese in medium bowl until well combined. Divide mixture (mixture will be soft) into 36 equal balls (about 1 inch each); place on one prepared tray. Refrigerate about 1 hour or freeze 20 minutes.
Place milk chocolate chips and shortening in deep microwave-safe bowl (such as a glass measuring cup). Microwave at medium (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.
One at a time, place cookie balls on fork and dip into melted chocolate mixture; gently tap off excess coating. (If coating mixture cools and coating becomes difficult, microwave at medium 10 to 15 seconds; stir.) Place on second prepared tray. Before coating sets, sprinkle tops of cookie balls with desired toppings.
Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm. Serve chilled. Cover and refrigerate leftover truffles.
Garnish with colored sprinkles, if desired.
Peanut Butter Cookie Truffles: Substitute 3 cups crushed peanut butter cream filled peanut butter sandwich cookies (about 24 cookies or about 16 oz pkg.) for the chocolate vanilla cream filled sandwich cookies.
Sugar Cookie Truffles: Substitute 3 cups crushed soft sugar cookies (about 9 (3-inch) cookies) for chocolate vanilla cream filled sandwich cookies and reduce cream cheese to 6 oz(3/4 cup).
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