Milano Cookie Balls


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Milano Cookie Balls are a totally irresistible treat that require no baking!

These easy truffles are made by blending cookies and cream cheese and then dipping in chocolate. The perfect treat for eating or gifting.

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No-Bake Truffles

We love these sweet chocolate gems because they are so deceptively easy to make!

  • Perfect to make ahead for occasions and holidays.
  • Sub out any hard cookie to swap up the flavor.
  • Dip in dark, milk or white chocolate.
  • Decorate with sprinkles to match your occasion.

Ingredients and Variations

COOKIES Any hard cookie will work in this recipe. Milano cookies are a favorite because of the great flavor (and the chocolate of course). They come in a variety of flavors, so try mint or raspberry!

CREAM CHEESE Cream cheese helps bind these cookie balls (and adds a bit of richness). A pinch of powdered sugar balances the tang.

So easy.

How to Make Milano Cookie Balls

Chocolate cookie truffles are so easy to make, but they taste fancy!

  1. Pulse cookies in a food processor.
  2. Add cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla, pulse until smooth.

process of making cookie dough in food processor to make Milano Cookie Truffles

  1. Scoop out dough and roll into balls. Chill until set.
  2. Dip each truffle in melted chocolate and chill.

process of dipping Milano Cookie Truffles in chocolate

Tips to Perfect This Recipe

  • Room temperature cream cheese is easier to blend in the food processor.
  • Ensure the truffles are well chilled before dipping.
  • Use a double boiler or melt chocolate on low in the microwave, be sure not to overheat it.
  • These truffles are lightly sweet with a bit of tanginess from the cream cheese. The powdered sugar can be increased to ½ cup total for a sweeter flavor.
  • Sprinkles can be changed to match the season or holiday but you could also leave them off or top with flaked sea salt.
  • If you don’t have melting wafers, you can use 2 cups of chocolate chips with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil.

How to Store

  • Truffles are a perfect make-ahead treat! Freeze undecorated truffles in a zippered bag for up to a year.
  • To decorate the tops, microwave the truffles just long enough to soften the tops so the decorations will stick.
  • Keep prepared truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator on a layer of paper towels to absorb moisture and they’ll keep about a week.

More No Bake Treats

Did you make these Milano Cookie Truffles? Be sure to leave a comment and a rating below! 

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Review Recipe

Milano Cookie Truffles

Prep Time 25 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 26 truffles
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
These delectable little balls are made with Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla then dipped in milk chocolate and topped with sprinkles!

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Milk Chocolate Milano Cookies 2 packages
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 10 ounces chocolate melting wafers.
  • Sprinkles optional

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Instructions

  • Add the cookies to a food processor and pulse until pebble-sized crumbs form.
  • Add in the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla and process until fully combined.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop to portion out the mixture and roll into balls with your hands and place on a parchment-line baking sheet and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Melt the melting wafers in a wide mouthed glass on 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until fully melted.
  • Dip each ball in the chocolate and fully coat, use a fork to lift the ball out and scrape off any excess chocolate on the rim of the glass. Place the balls back on the parchment and allow to set.
  • Top the balls with sprinkles before the chocolate hardens if using them.

Recipe Notes

  • Room temperature cream cheese is easier to blend in the food processor.
  • Ensure the truffles are well chilled before dipping.
  • Use a double boiler or melt chocolate on low in the microwave, be sure not to overheat it.
  • These truffles are lightly sweet with a bit of tanginess from the cream cheese. The powdered sugar can be increased to ½ cup total for a sweeter flavor. 
  • Sprinkles can be changed to match the season or holiday but you could also leave them off or top with flaked sea salt. 
  • If you don’t have melting wafers, you can use 2 cups of chocolate chips with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 150, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 88mg, Potassium: 23mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 142IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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