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No-Bake Shortbread Cookie Truffles

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. 

Title Text image showing the inside of a shortbread truffle.

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!

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

No-Bake Shortbread Cookie Truffles

Renee - Kudos Kitchen
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.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Course Candy, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 112 kcal


  • 3 cups finely ground shortbread cookies (approximately 24 cookies)
  • 6 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons jimmies or sprinkles


  • Blend the softened cream cheese and cookie crumbs until a dough forms.
  • Roll the cookie crumb mixture into balls the size of a walnut. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Dip the cookie balls into the melted chocolate, allowing the excess to drip off.
  • Place the cookie truffles on a plate and immediately sprinkle with jimmies while the chocolate is still wet.
  • Allow the chocolate to set completely before serving.


Serving: 1Calories: 112kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 40mgPotassium: 50mgFiber: 0gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword no-bake shortbread cookie truffles, shortbread truffles
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Recipe Rating

Elaine Farmer

Saturday 21st of December 2019

These are so good! How should I store them?


Saturday 21st of December 2019

Glad you like them, Elaine! You can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. I feel they taste best at room temperature, but that is totally your call. Enjoy!


Tuesday 12th of February 2019

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


Tuesday 12th of February 2019

Your daughter will be one happy girl! Tell her I said hello ;)


Tuesday 12th of February 2019

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


Tuesday 12th of February 2019

These would be fantastic for birthday parties! Great idea!!

Liz Berg

Sunday 29th of March 2015

My kids would love these babies! I think they might be even better than Oreo truffles :)