Sugar Cookie Truffles are made with cake mix and coated in delicious white chocolate, topped with Christmas sprinkles. A perfect treat to enjoy during the Christmas holidays!
Easy Christmas Sugar Cookie Truffles
Holidays are all about enjoying some quality time with friends and family, eating good food, and indulging yourselves with some sweets! And there is nothing more appropriate and better than making these Sugar Cookie Truffles.
They are very easy to make, look festive, and are the perfect treat to have during the holidays!
We make them with butter, cake mix, cane sugar, and vanilla. Then, we roll them into individual balls and dip into white chocolate and top with sprinkles. They are delicious in every single way, and both kids and adults adore them.
Also, you could make them in various shapes, and colors. If dark chocolate is your preference, feel free to coat them in dark or even mint chocolate.
For more holiday-related desserts, check our list of some of the BEST CHRISTMAS COOKIES.
Should I heat treat the cake mix?
Absolutely! In this recipe, we went ahead and heat-treated the cake mix. Just like flour, cake mixes should not be consumed raw but should be heat-treated to make sure salmonella or other bacterias are not consumed.
What is the best white chocolate to use?
White chocolate can be tricky to use, especially when melting it. Therefore, we strongly suggest using white chocolate wafers. Also, you could use the melting wafers. Both have a nice and rich consistency and work perfectly in this recipe.
HOW TO MELT WHITE CHOCOLATE?
Simply, place wafers in a microwave-safe bowl and melt in the microwave at 50% power level for about 30 seconds. Then, stir it, and microwave for another 20-30 seconds, or until you get a nice and smooth texture.
Can I make Sugar Cookie Truffles in advance?
Yes. These treats are ideal to make in advance as they can be easily stored. Once you roll them, simply put in an airtight container, and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. They can stay fresh for quite a long time, so feel free to make a larger batch and enjoy them for days to come!
Also, you could freeze them. Just transfer them to a freezer-safe dish. Then, refrigerate for up to 6 months. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator or counter prior to serving.
Looking for more holiday truffles?
- Not a fan of white chocolate? Then, substitute it with milk or dark chocolate.
- Also, for even easier dipping, use two forks, and use them to dip into melted chocolate.
- Use any cake mix that you like, chocolate, yellow cake or even funfetti.
Prep time: 30 minutes Total time: 1 hr 30 mins
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened at room temperature)
- 2 cups white cake mix
- 1/4 cup cane sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Christmas sprinkles
White Chocolate Coating:
- 10 oz white chocolate wafers (or chopped white chocolate)
- 2 tablespoons Christmas sprinkles
Heat Treat Cake Mix:
- Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F.
- Put the flour on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure to distribute the flour evenly.
- Bake for about 5 to 7 minutes, checking with a thermometer if the flour has reached 160 degrees F.
- Once heated enough, remove from the oven, and let it cool completely. Do not let it burn.
- Sift the flour to remove any lumps that may have formed.
- Cover a large cookie sheet with waxed paper and set aside.
- Slice butter into 8-10 pieces and add it to a large bowl, add cake mix and sugar, stir to combine.
- Using a fork, work the butter into the flour and cake mix until fully combined and it resembles smooth dough. Add vanilla extract. Use your hands to combine all the ingredients.
- Mix in sprinkles.
- Measure 1 tablespoon of batter or using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, and using your palms roll it into a ball.
- Place truffle balls onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Place in the freezer for 10 minutes before coating with white chocolate.
- The number of truffles will vary on how large or small you make them.
White Chocolate Coating:
- Add white chocolate wafers to a microwave-safe bowl and melt for 30 seconds. Stir well and microwave for another 20 or 30 seconds, stir well with a spatula and if there is still chocolate that did not melt, microwave for another 10-15 seconds and stir well.
- Using a fork, dip each cake ball into the melted white chocolate and place bake on the baking sheet, top with sprinkles immediately.
- Place cake balls in the fridge for at least 20 – 30 minutes or until the white chocolate coating hardens.
- Store in the fridge for up to 7-10 days.