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3-Ingredient Sugar Cookie Truffles

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 3
  • Servings 24
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Our sugar cookie balls are always a hit! Dunked in melted vanilla candy coating and sprinkled with your favorite sprinkles, these delicious treats hover between cookies and candies, to deliver sweetness in every bite.
Updated Nov 10, 2023
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What Are Sugar Cookie Balls?

Sugar cookie truffles are fun and easy to make. Pillsbury™ ready-to-bake pre-portioned sugar cookie dough is baked into sugar cookies. The warm cookies are rolled into balls, then dipped in vanilla candy coating and sprinkled with sprinkles.

What are the Best Sprinkles to Use on Sugar Cookie Truffles?

For this sugar cookie truffle recipe, the smaller the sprinkle or decors, the better. Small sprinkles provide the best and most even coverage the small, round treats.



  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Shape each cookie into a ball; place 2 inches apart on ungreased large cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown (center of cookies will be soft). Cool on cookie sheets 5 minutes. Shape each cookie into a ball. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes or until completely cooled and firm.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper; set aside.
  • 5
    In medium microwavable bowl, microwave candy coating uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth.
  • 6
    Dip cookie balls, one at a time, into melted candy coating. If necessary, reheat coating. Place on cooking parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Immediately decorate with candy sprinkles. Refrigerate truffles about 10 minutes or until coating is set. Store covered in refrigerator.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Get creative with your sprinkles! While we love enjoying these sugar cookie truffles during the winter holidays, try adding green sprinkles for a St. Patrick’s Day treat or orange and brown sprinkles for a delicious addition to your next Halloween party. Plus, it’s even more fun when your family joins you to decorate together.
  • tip 2
    Want to dip the cookies in chocolate, instead? Substitute 1 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips for the vanilla-flavored candy coating.
  • tip 3
    Can’t get enough of these delicious and easy-to-make truffles? We have a lot more where that came from! Take a look at these recipes for 3-Ingredient Brownie Truffles, Easy Pumpkin Truffles or Easy Lemon Cookie Truffles for more ideas that use the magic of a package of classic Pillsbury™ refrigerated dough!
  • tip 4
    Do you have more holiday baking to do? Take a look at our helpful guide for how to make cookies before you get started to pick up a few great baking tips and tricks!
  • tip 5
    To roll the cookie dough, using one piece of dough at a time, roll it between your hands into a ball.
  • tip 6
    To get the sprinkles to stick to your truffle balls, as you coat each ball with the candy coating, immediately sprinkle the cookie with the sprinkles before the coating has a chance to set up.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I change this sugar cookie truffle recipe for other holidays?

Yes! You can use colored candy melts, available where baking supplies are sold or online for the vanilla-flavored candy coating in this sugar cookie truffles to color the balls to suit the holiday (or dare we say, your favorite team colors). And change up the candy sprinkles to match! Try brown candy melts with orange sprinkles for Halloween sugar cookie balls or baby blue candy melts with pink sprinkles for a gender-reveal party.

What’s the difference between white chocolate and almond bark?

Almond bark and white chocolate are frequently used interchangeably for “white chocolate” in recipes. We prefer almond bark (candy coating) for this recipe because it’s easier to melt without seizing (which can easily happen with white chocolate) and will set up nicely without your fingers being sticky when you eat the cookie ball truffles.

Nutrition Information

130 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 17g Total Carbohydrate, 12g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie Truffle
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Part cookie, part candy, we love the unique texture of these sweet treats. It’s a fun, unexpected choice to make for your Christmas cookie tray. Holiday cookie trays can be a cinch to make when you host a cookie exchange--you bake one kind of cookie but end up with as many kinds of cookies as you have guests! Check out our cookie exchange hosting tips
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