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Smooth candy cane sugar cookie truffles with a touch of peppermint candy cane crunch inside. Dip in chocolate and sprinkle with candy canes. A fun dessert for all ages.
Hi there! It’s Sherri from The Well Floured Kitchen stopping by to share this holiday treat!
Christmas is just a few days away! Are you ready? I did a lot of online shopping this year, although sometimes that is just as challenging because there are so many choices. I may have gotten carried away procrastinating, since the stores did promise that gifts would arrive by Christmas. Sometimes that literally means just in time, like the day before, so there is going to be some last minute wrapping happening here. Fortunately my big kids are happy to jump in and help!
If you still need an easy dessert for the big day, I have just the thing! These sugar cookie truffles are so fast to make using ingredients you probably have in the pantry. And they are perfect for kids to help, from crushing the candy canes to rolling the balls.
This would also be a fun treat to make with the kids for vacation week, especially to use up the leftover candy canes!
Everyone loves chocolate chip cookie dough truffles, but sometimes I like to make a sugar cookie version. The sugar cookie dough is so great for flavoring different ways, and what better than peppermint and candy canes for this time of year. The candy canes give a little bit of texture in the smooth truffle dough. Plus, the bright red color and contrast with the chocolate coating is stunning.
Another great thing about these sugar cookie truffles is the size. Just one or two bites, they are just right for nibbling. Since they are rather rich, that is a good thing.
Chocolate chips melted with a little bit of shortening makes an easy “candy” coating, but you can definitely use store bought candy melts. I melt them in my glass measuring cup, because it is easier to dip the truffles if the chocolate is in a deep container. I used to have some plastic candy dipping tools, but it really is just as simple to dip with a fork or spoon. The top of the truffles will be sprinkled with more candy canes hiding any imperfections. Plus homemade isn’t supposed to be perfect 😉 Either way these will taste amazing.