Lemon Cookie Truffles

Truffles recipe; This lemon cookie truffles recipe is simple to make with leftover lemon cookies.

truffles recipeI’m a big fan of treats that don’t require much time or baking.

I also like when a new recipe helps me clean up the flubs from an old one.  Not too long ago, I made these yummy Lemon Sugar Cookies.  But what I didn’t tell you was that the recipe I posted was my second try.  My first try was not that impressive.  Nothing to blog home about, if you know what I mean.

But I kept the leavings of my not-that-lemoney and not-that-soft first batch of lemon cookies, just in case I could put the crumbs to good use.

Carla suggested I make truffles.  Good idea, Carla.  I think I will.

Most of the cookie truffle recipes I’ve seen call for cream cheese.  I decided to rebel, to stick it to the man, and use frosting instead.  Yep, I’m a rebel.  I’ll be going out for a tattoo any minute now.

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The really great thing about using frosting is that you can buy this lemon frosting which kicks up the lemon flavor a notch or two.  The cookies by themselves were just not enough.

And normally I’m a make-your-own-frosting kind of girl, but for an quick and easy treat like this, I couldn’t resist the urge to let someone else make the frosting.

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I feel that way about dinner all the time.  Let someone else make it.  I’ll pay you to do it.

Because if I do it, dinner will be just like these truffles… quick, easy, and with no cooking required.

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Lemon Cookie Truffles
 
An easy no-bake lemon cookie truffle coated in white chocolate.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 20
Ingredients
  • lemon cookies
  • 1 T. water
  • 1 can lemon frosting
  • 6-8 oz. almond bark
Instructions
  1. Place cookies in food processor and pulse to make crumbs.
  2. In food processor, mix 2 cups crumbs with 1 T. water, and about half the can of lemon frosting. Keep adding spoonfuls of frosting until the mixture reaches a sticky consistency. (I used about ¾ of the can.)
  3. Roll dough into balls, and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper. Freeze for 20-30 minutes to set.
  4. Meanwhile, chop almond bark into pieces and microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until melted.
  5. Dip frozen truffles in melted chocolate, and return to baking sheet to cool. Chill for 10-15 minutes before serving.

 If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:

Pumpkin Gingersnap Truffles from Chocolate Moosey
Circus Animal Truffles from Cookin’ Cowgirl
Thin Mint Cookie Truffles from Six Sisters Stuff

truffles recipe

8 thoughts on “Lemon Cookie Truffles

  1. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    What a great way to use up the cookies! Your truffles look delicious. I need to practice covering things in chocolate – my truffles always look hilarious and misshapen. I love your “let someone else make it” attitude – if i could afford it, I’d have a house cleaner and a personal chef. I’d be in heaven!

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  2. Carla

    Glad you were able to save the cookies! I like the idea of using frosting better than cream cheese anyway. Gives it more of that cookie feeling.

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