I originally saw this recipe here, and I thought sugar cookie truffles sounded (and looked) so delicious and fun! I didn't have any sugar cookie dough on hand (go figure,) so I decided to make my delicious orange shortbread recipe instead.
Here is the recipe:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons orange zest
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
In a food processor( I use a KitchenAid mixer,) pulse together the flour, orange zest, and salt, until the orange zest is just spotted throughout the flour. Add the confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and butter. Pulse together just until a dough is formed. Place dough on a sheet of plastic wrap, and roll into a log, about 2 1/2-inches in diameter. Tightly twist each end of wrap, and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Slice the log into 1/3-inch thick disks. Place on parchment or silpat lined baking sheets, 2 inches apart (2 probably needed depending on size of sheets). Bake until the edges are just brown, about 12 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks and cool to room temperature.
Once the cookies were cooled I crumbled them by hand. (Food processor would be much easier.) Then, I put the crumbs in the mixer and added about 3/4 of a brick of cream cheese. The girls and I then rolled the "dough" in to balls, dipped in to white chocolate and added sprinkles! So fun and so yummy!
My toughest critics taste the final product!