Here’s something fun to do with stale cookies or that sugar cookie dough that’s leftover after you’ve cut out all of your cute shapes: Make cookie truffles. I added popsicle sticks for extra fun.
Find out how to make Cookie Truffle Pops after the jump. What do you do with cookie scraps besides eat them all furtively while no one is looking? Let us know in the comments, you could win a fancy yard of pom pom trim in any color you choose!
Cookie Truffle Pops
I started with some leftover Sweet Swirl Cookies of Love that were a bit stale, along with scraps from the edges that I’d saved and baked along with the cookies.
Throw them in the food processor and pulse until you have a find sand of cookie goodness:
MMMmmm, cookie sand:
Mix in cream cheese. The amount is up to you, you just need enough for it all to stick together. I started with this silicone paddle but found it annoying to mix, I recommend a stand mixer, but I ended up using my immersion blender which worked just fine.
Once it’s all mixed, grab little bits (about 2 tablespoons worth) of the “dough” and roll them into balls. You don’t need to put popsicle or lollipop sticks in them, but I did and it was cute. Place them on a cookie sheet, dish, or tray and let them chill in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.
Grab some candy melts (or use chocolate chips, or white chocolate chips, or peanut butter chips, or butterscotch chips… you get the idea):
Melt them in the microwave, then dip your cookie balls into them:
Since my cookie truffles were on sticks, I stuck the base of each stick into a piece of styrofoam to let them cool, but if you just do stick-less cookie truffles, you can set them right on wax or parchment paper on a sheet or plate.
At this point you could cute them up by adding sprinkles or drizzling another color/flavor on top for a sees-candy effect. I probably should have done that to make these a little prettier.
Just remember these Cookie Truffles have cream cheese in them, so they can’t sit out as long as regular old cookies. Gobble them up quickly or store them in the fridge. Yum!
I use cookie crumbles (from baking bloopers such as if they've spread too much over the cookie sheet, or brownies that come out too dry to eat) and stir them into the last few minutes of home made ice cream! I love my ice cream maker…. the BEST ice cream is inexpensive and home made. =0)
LOVE this!!! EXCELLENT idea!!!
We also throw them into our ice cream maker. But most times we make one giant cookie that Maycie can decorate by herself then we can all share. Like a baby cake. Daddy is a big fan of cookie dough so usually if we don't save him at least some he's not very happy 🙂 😛
How cool! I have heard of cake pop but leftover cookie pops are ingenious.
I've been making cake pops like crazy and now I think it's time to switch to cookie pops! I bet you could use frosting just like the cake pops so they can sit out longer. Hmmm… running to kitchen now! ;o)
WHY must you put awesome delicious delictibles out like this on the FIRST DAY OF LENT?! 🙂 Lol, these will be an Easter treat. Thanks.
oh. my. deliciousness.
Yummy! Your dipped cookie pops look so much better than mine did. I had all kinds of issues coating my oreo truffles. I love the fun colors!
Mmmmm!!! In Spain we don't have this kind of sweets, but i love them!!!
I do something similar, but with Cake. SO GOOD!!!
how did you end up with stale cookies?? They were so good they didn't even last 24 hours here. You must have some crazy strong WILL POWER!
I too have made them with cake crumbs and frosting. I will try this with cookies the next chance I get.
Scraps? Cookie scraps? As in leftover cookies? Stale cookies? May I please ask what these are? Cookies don't have time to be considered "leftover" or get the time to become "stale" in this house. To make these (and I will), I will need to use fresh cookies. Cookies have a plate life (not shelf life) of 24 hours around here. I bow to your will power and self control.
Well, Shannon beat me to it. We also rarely have cookie scraps left over. So, I would have to make cookies and then hide some in order to make this dessert. It is now on my to make list. Needed chocolate last night so I made a quick batch of chocolate covered raisins–very easy.
Mmmmmm! That's all I have to say!
Those look soo good! I want to go make cookies just to make these=)
Darn! I *just* threw away a ton of sugar and chocolate cookies that had gone stale. I will have to keep this idea in mind for the future! 🙂
Yes, cake pops are brilliant. I started making them recently whenever I had a friend whose kids were having a birthday. I've made toadstool ones for my daughters gnome themed party, clown ones for my friends circus themed party, baseballs and plain pastel ones. So fun!!!
Cookie and cake scraps that have been cooked and crumbled are awesome for a trifle. You just alternate layers of the cookies with custard/pudding, whipped cream, and berries. And if you do it a glass container you can see the layers and people always think it took way longer than it did. If they only knew it was put together with scraps!
Brilliant! I would eat every single one of those right this second if I were there.
Those look so good! I usually freeze the extra cookie dough for future cookies and we rarely have leftovers 🙂 If we do, they are made into a crust or something like that. Yum!
Rather awesome timing, given that Starbucks just started offering these… but not in flavors that appeal to me. Oh gingerbread, here I come.
Those look really delicious. I love the colors; even though they aren't adding to your health they make everything look even more yummy.
I didn't know something other than hiding from the kids and eating the cookie dough scraps was an option. Will have to try this some time. 🙂
brilliant idea! will definitely try this next time I make cookies.
I have never had leftovers but I am loving the tips from everyone!
Oh no!!! I just discovered your blog and I fear it will be the death of my girlish figure!!! All the recipes look so delicious! I'm going to try your creamed spinach recipe first since my 13 month old daughter likes spinach. Gym membership, here I come!