Plate of shortbread cookie truffles with a silver rabbit in the middle.

No-Bake Shortbread Cookie Truffles

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Rich and buttery shortbread cookies are crumbled, mixed with cream cheese, rolled into balls, and then dipped in white chocolate, and topped with sprinkles.  They’re a no-bake treat that everyone will love.

Closeup photo of no-bake shortbread cookie truffles with white chocolate and multi-colored sprinkles 

These no-bake shortbread cookie truffles can be made with homemade shortbread cookies or store-bought.

This is a completely judge-free zone so feel free to make them with whatever type of shortbread cookie you have on hand!

 

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making No-Bake Shortbread Truffles is available near the end of this post. 

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The simple ingredient list;

  • Shortbread Cookies
  • Cream Cheese
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Sprinkles

Is there any special equipment needed to make this recipe?

No, not really.

You’ll notice in the video that I used a food processor to crush the cookies and to blend the crumbs and cream cheese.

However, if you don’t have a food processor, a large zip-top bag and a rolling pin will work equally well to crush the cookies into crumbs and a hand mixer will work well to blend the cream cheese into the cookie crumbs.

**Special Note – Just make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature as this will make the blending easier.

What are some good homemade shortbread cookie recipes? 

Not long ago I shared the recipe (shown below) for Traditional Irish Shortbread with you, and it was those same broken shards of cookies that I used to make these shortbread cookie truffles. After all, a twofer is never a bad thing, right?
 
Irish shortbread cookie pieces on a baking tray with a rolling pin and green napkins.
 

Additional shortbread cookie recipes from around the web;

However, please know that store-bought shortbread cookies work just fine for making this recipe so if you’re not a baker, or just don’t have the time on hands to bake from scratch, please don’t let that stop you from making these delicious no-bake shortbread truffles. Your family and friends will thank you!

What type of store-bought shortbread cookies are best for this recipe?

The ones without the cream filling.

Since you’ll be adding cream cheese to the cookie crumbs any additional filling in the cookie will alter the consistency of the balls and they won’t hold together as well.

 

Colorful shortbread cookie truffles on a plate with a bunny.

 

Shortbread is my favorite type of cookie. I just love the simplicity of the ingredients, and yet the richness of flavor. These shortbread cookie truffles will soon become a family favorite. 

Other holiday suggestions for no-bake shortbread cookie truffles;

  • Add red sprinkles to the top along with and a tiny dot of red food color to the cookie and cream cheese mixture for Valentines’ Day.
  • Add a ¼ teaspoon of mint extract into the cookie and cream cheese mixture along with green sprinkles on top for St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Add red and blue sprinkles on top for Memorial Day and/or the 4th of July.
  • Add a touch of orange food color to the cookie and cream cheese mixture, along with some orange and black sprinkles for Halloween.
  • A touch of red or green food color to the cookie and cream cheese mixture along with some red and green sprinkles for Christmas.
  • Add blue sprinkles on top for Hanukkah.
  • Use your imagination. The possibilities are endless!!

Plate of shortbread cookie truffles with a silver rabbit in the middle.

 

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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s No-Bake Shortbread Cookie Truffles

If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!

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Closeup photo of no-bake shortbread cookie truffles with white chocolate and multi-colored sprinkles
No-Bake Shortbread Cookie Truffles
Prep Time
20 mins
 
Rich and buttery shortbread cookies are crumbled, mixed with cream cheese, rolled into balls, and then dipped in white chocolate, and topped with sprinkles.  They're a no-bake treat that everyone will love.
Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no-bake shortbread cookie truffles, shortbread truffles
Servings: 24
Calories: 112 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
Ingredients
  • 3 cups finely ground shortbread cookies (approximately 24 cookies)
  • 6 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons jimmies or sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Blend the softened cream cheese and cookie crumbs until a dough forms.

  2. Roll the cookie crumb mixture into balls the size of a walnut. Set aside.

  3. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave on low power, stirring frequently until smooth and creamy. Do NOT try and heat the chocolate fast or it will seize up and get hard.

  4. Dip the cookie balls into the melted chocolate, allowing the excess to drip off.

  5. Place the cookie truffles on a plate and immediately sprinkle with jimmies while the chocolate is still wet.

  6. Allow the chocolate to set completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Shortbread Cookie Truffles
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Potassium 50mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 10g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 3.5%
Iron 0.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for No-Bake Shortbread Cookie Truffles as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

Everything’s better with sprinkles! 🙂
 
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5 Comments

  1. My kids would love these babies! I think they might be even better than Oreo truffles 🙂


  2. These are such a fun and festive treat for birthday parties!


  3. These little treats check all of my daughter’s favorite things! We are going to be making these on repeat!

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