{Pot of Gold} Sugar Cookie Truffles


pot of gold truffle

This post is for all my Irish readers. I know you're out there! St. Patrick's day in our house usually consists of a warm pot of this potato soup, green attire and maybe a beer at the end of the night. This year I wanted to add a little glamour to the infamous green holiday and alas, these sweet little "Pot of Gold" sugar cookie truffles were created.  These gems are so tasty and their texture is very decadent, similar to a cake pop.  You don't have to be a baker to whip these up and even though they're absolutely gorgeous, they're super simple to make!  When I served these to my son and his friends, one boy exclaimed, "These aren't good...They're delicious!!!"  I'd call that a success.

st. patrick's day cookie balls

The base for these St. Patrick's Day truffles starts with a tube of prepackaged sugar cookie dough...that can be our little secret.  They're so pretty, no one will ever guess.  I dipped the tops into white chocolate (with a few drops of green food coloring) and then rolled them in gold sprinkles which I picked up at my local Michael's store.

green-cookie-idea

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I leave you with this sweet blessing: 

Lucky stars above you,
Sunshine on your way,
Many friends to love you,
Joy in work and play-
Laughter to outweigh each care,
In your heart a song-
And gladness waiting everywhere
All your whole life long!

***** {Pot of Gold} Sugar Cookie Truffles *****

// Ingredients //

1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
3 tbsp. cream cheese
3 drops green food coloring

// Instructions //

1. Bake sugar cookies according to package directions and let cool.  

2.  Then in a food processor, chop cookies into fine crumb mixture.  Add cream cheese one tablespoon at a time, incorporating completely.

3. Cover dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes.  

4.  Remove dough from the refrigerator and form 1 inch truffle balls by rolling the dough in between the palms of your hands.

5.  Pour sprinkles onto a plate.  Then, melt the white chocolate according to package directions.  Add food coloring and stir.  

6.  Dip tops of truffles into melted chocolate and then into gold sprinkles.  Place upright on a plate and chill for about 10 minutes to allow chocolate to set.  (If you are not going to serve the truffles immediately, I recommend keeping them covered with saran wrap to avoid becoming dry.)

7.  When ready to serve, remove from the refrigerator 10 minutes prior to allow cookie to soften.

*Photos by Amy Mikkelsen

3 comments:

  1. These are so cute. I love how "on trend" your cookies are with gold and mint! I need to buy gold sprinkles! End of story.

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  2. These are awesome! Such a pretty treat for St. Patty's Day. Must try, for sure :)

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