Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Truffles

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Truffles

Oh my goodness, are these good. Out of all the Christmas cookies I made this year, I think these might be Mike’s favorite. I took most of them to work and you should have seen how sad he was when he realized they were gone! These truffles taste just like cookies and cream with a fun oreo crunch - plus they are a good alternative to the usual oreo balls you see around Christmas.

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Truffles

I got this recipe from my aunt who made these for the first time last year. As soon as I tasted them at our family gathering I knew I needed the recipe. I immediately started my Christmas cookie list for the following year (yes I’m obsessed!) and at the top of the list were these cookies and cream cheesecake truffles. If you like cookies and cream flavored treats give these a try. They will make a great addition to your usual holiday cookies!

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Truffles

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Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Truffles

Yield: About 3 dozen truffles

Ingredients:

24 chocolate cream-filled cookies, divided
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 cup nonfat dry milk
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

Coarsely chop 12 cookies and set aside. Place the remaining 12 cookies in a food processor and process until fine crumbs form. Place crumbs on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, dry milk and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, at low speed, until mixture is smooth. Stir in reserved chopped cookies. Refrigerate 2 hours, or until firm. (The mixture will still be a bit sticky).

Shape rounded tablespoonfulls of cream cheese mixture into balls and roll in reserved cookie crumbs. The mixture might still be a little difficult to form into balls, but just get a general round shape, then when you roll it in the cookie crumbs, it should look much better. :) Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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29 Responses to “Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Truffles”

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    Simply Life — December 2, 2011 @ 7:20 am

    Oh my! I wasn’t even planning on baking for christmas this year but I might have to sneak these in!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — December 2, 2011 @ 8:03 am

    I love these, so good, so easy to make and so addicing!

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    RecipeObsessed — December 2, 2011 @ 10:51 am

    Yum! Those look wonderful!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — December 2, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    Love that you don’t have to dip these! That is the worst part about making truffles. These look amazing!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 2, 2011 @ 2:26 pm

    My oldest would love to help make these! I can totally see how they’d disapear in a hurry

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    nancy — December 3, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    Thanks for posting this! I keep hearing about these and haven’t stopped to look for a recipe – thanks, my daughter will be thrilled to make these with me!

    • megan replied: — December 3rd, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

      Thanks for the comment Nancy! Just so you know these aren’t the traditional oreo truffles that everyone seems to love. I’ve linked those in the post above (oreo balls), but these are different (but just as good!) Maybe you’re aware of that already and this recipe is what you’re looking for, but I just wanted to make sure. :)

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    Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen — December 4, 2011 @ 10:38 pm

    Whats better than oreo cheesecake?! THESE! Bookmarked!

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    Amanda — December 5, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    About how many truffles does this make?

    • megan replied: — December 6th, 2011 @ 6:16 am

      I didn’t count when I made them (I should have, sorry!), but the original recipe said it makes about 3 dozen.

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    Candy by rachealpatrolia - Pearltrees — December 7, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

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    Julia — December 7, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

    These are an amazing twist on classic oreo balls, great idea!!!!

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    Rachel — December 7, 2011 @ 8:07 pm

    Hi! I plan to try this recipe later! But would it be ok to reduce the sugar to 1 and half cups?

    • megan replied: — December 7th, 2011 @ 9:49 pm

      I wouldn’t reduce the sugar by that much – I would think it would affect the taste and texture quite a bit.

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    Rachel — December 7, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

    Oh ok. But I am afraid it would turn out too sweet!

    • megan replied: — December 7th, 2011 @ 11:03 pm

      Well, the recipe says to beat in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until it is the right consistency. So you could play around with the amount and stop adding the sugar when it is the texture and taste you want. Good luck and let me know how they turn out! :)

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    Sarah S — December 9, 2011 @ 2:00 am

    Fail! I followed the directions exactly but after refrigerating the mixture over night it was still too sticky to roll into balls. And why is there dry milk in it? the smell makes me gag… won’t be making these again :( I was so excited about these

    • megan replied: — December 9th, 2011 @ 7:11 am

      Sorry the recipe didn’t work out for you! The mixture will be a little sticky still when you go to shape it into balls. I should update the recipe to mention that. Just kind of form a ball shape, then when you roll it in the cookie crumbs it will form a better ball shape easily. And the dry milk is part of what gives it the cookies and cream taste – sorry you didn’t like it!

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    Sangi — December 29, 2011 @ 8:21 am

    Hi there – these look great! was just wondering if Dry Milk is the same as powdered milk?

    Thanks!

    • megan replied: — December 31st, 2011 @ 8:10 am

      Yes, I think it is.

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    LittleGaga — June 29, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    They seems amazing ! I think that both works, but do you use spreadable cream cheese or block of cream cheese ?

    • megan replied: — July 2nd, 2012 @ 9:28 am

      You use the block of cream cheese, not the spreadable kind. Hope you like them! :)

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    Holly Burnham — August 4, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    I made the mixture and put it in the fridge to chill….but….as I re-read this recipe I wonder…..was I suppose to just add the dry milk powder or make a cup of milk? I made a cup of powdered milk and things look pretty runny in my mixing bowl. Eecch!

    • megan replied: — August 5th, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

      Oh no! Yes, you are just supposed to use the dry milk powder, not actually turn it into a cup of milk. How did your truffles turn out? Were they too runny to be usable? I hope you’ll try it again with the powdered milk.. sorry for any confusion!

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    Vyvacious — September 26, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

    Wow! These look amazing!! What a great alternative to Oreo balls! Hope to try these soon :) When I do, be sure to check them out on my blog http://vyvacious.wordpress.com But don’t worry, I’ll trace it back to you :D

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