Easy Ginger Cookie Truffles have three ingredients in them. THREE! And they taste out of this world delicious.
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I don’t know the whole cookie truffle thing came about. One can only imagine they’re some Americanized version of the Danish rum ball. Which is quite an interesting and resourceful story. Talk about not food waste!
The story goes that no matter how hard they tried, the Danish bakers always had leftovers at the end of the day. And, well, they must be like my husband and claim that all the cakes and cookies are stale the next day. Seriously. That’s why I don’t do a lot of cake because he says it’s too dry the next day. Yeah, okay. Whatever.
Anyway, they decided to take all the leftover pastries and cookies and combine them with some cocoa powder, some kind of binding agent like condensed milk, and some rum. They rolled the concoction into balls and coated them in chocolate. And that is how the story goes for rum balls.
Cookie truffles? Not a clue!
But, I can only imagine that someone working with Oreo cookies probably decided to take their cookies and make something similar. And since Oreos are more of a family type product, adding rum to them was out of the question. That makes them not kid friendly for sure. Unless you’re me and it’s the holiday Christmas party and Mom has served up bourbon balls. But those are these.
Apparently, there’s several things you can use as the binder to bring the cookies together. There’s cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, buttercream to name just a few. Since I’m not a huge sweets fan I opted for the cream cheese. Especially since I used candy melts to coat the ginger cookie truffles.
Way back when I was knee high to a tadpole, I remember making bourbon balls with Mom. And maybe Nana, too. Don’t quote me on that one. And I remember, way back then, that paraffin wax was part of the ingredients. You would melt a little of it with the chocolate you used to dip the balls in.
I contemplated chocolate for these ginger truffles. However, when I made the bourbon balls, I noticed the coating didn’t take long to melt in your hands. Which makes for messy candy eating. I thought, since it was dipping chocolate, that wouldn’t happen. Nope! Melted like me after walking the dogs in summer. Not pretty.
I thought the candy melts wouldn’t do the same thing. Unfortunately, it does melt. Not as easily as the melting chocolate, but still did melt when I ate one. And they’re really only two bites so it’s not like I savored the one bite for minutes while holding the second bite in my hand.
This is why I don’t do much candy making.
Yes, this really doesn’t have much to do with these no bake cookie truffles. Well, except for the fact that the next ball of any kind I make will have some paraffin wax either in there or a topcoat. There’s nothing more unappetizing than a messy chocolate ball melting in your hand.
However, after making these I don’t think I would mind as much. These ginger truffles are fantastic. Like, I didn’t take them to work to share with people good. They’re all in my fridge waiting for me to nibble on them any time I want.
And it’s all because of the cookies!
I am not kidding. They have the best ginger flavor of any cookie I’ve tasted out of a package. Yeah, had to throw that disclaimer in there. I make a mean gingerbread cookie. But these aren’t gingerbread. They’re just plain ginger. No bread.
They’re not a spicy ginger either. But they’re not overly sweet ginger. You can tell they’re made with fresh ginger but not to the Asian ginger candy ginger flavor. Because some of that candy is HOT! I mean hot for me and I can tolerate a decent amount of ginger heat.
The Nairn’s Stem Ginger Oat Biscuits have a combination of stem ginger as well as freshly ground ginger in there. Their ginger flavor is so bright and delicious. It tastes just like you imagine it would. They tasted better than I even could have dreamed. I kid you not. These are the best ginger biscuits I’ve had. Ever.
And the best part is they’re all natural with no artificial flavors and sugars. There’s 40% less sugar than most cookies which is right up my alley. I cannot stand super sweet cookies. I never really was a fan of those chocolate sandwich cookies. But these babies? I had to resist the urge to not eat a sleeve cause I needed them for these cookie truffles.
That is all-natural color right there! That ginger color is so rich! The cream cheese combined with the ginger adds that creamy factor that really makes these ginger cookie truffles irresistible. Remember, I didn’t take these to work. I’m not sharing these with anyone! So, if you’re wondering what to get me for Christmas this year, feel free to send me a box or 5 of these cookies. I will definitely be making these easy ginger cookie truffles again! And soon!
- 5.5 ounces ginger cookies (about 1 1/4 cups)
- 3 to 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 12 ounces candy melts
- Place the cookies in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely ground.
Coarsely chop the cream cheese and add 3 ounces to the food processor.
- Pulse until the mixture comes together. Check the consistency by using a spoon to scoop some out and form it into a ball. If it crumbles, add another 1/2 ounce of cream cheese and repeat.
- Once the fixture forms a fall in your hand, for 1 1/2 inch balls and place in a baking sheet. Freeze the balls for 1 to 2 hours or until firm.
- Melt the candy melts according to package directions.
- Dip the truffles into the candy melts and place on parchment.
- Decorate with gold glitter, leaf shaped jimmies, or fall colored sprinkles.
- Place the truffles in the fridge for an hour to harden before storing or serving.
Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 265Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 29mgSodium 165mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 0gSugar 21gProtein 2g
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