I love having citrus flavors in desserts, it seems to cut some of the sweetness. Here’s a really easy recipe if you are looking for a different kind of dessert to serve this Christmas. You can use any color sprinkles you want, I used green and yellow for the lemon and lime flavor in the truffles and then did some plain. They where a big hit with our friends and in our house. I also used a cookie scoop and didn’t bother rolling them into perfect balls because I liked the rustic look to them.
Lemon-Lime Sugar Cookie Truffles
(Adapted from Sing For Your Supper)
1 batch of sugar cookie dough (I used a store-bought mix, but you can use any recipe you like)
zest and juice of 1 large lemon and 1 large lime
1 1/2 blocks cream cheese (12 ounces) at room temperature
1 package white chocolate candy coating
colored sprinkles or coarse sugar, for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the cookie dough as directed on package or recipe; add in the zest and juice of the lemon and lime and mix well.
Spread the cookie dough in a greased 9×9 baking dish and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until cookies are fully baked. Cool completely.
When cookies are cooled, using your hands, remove from the dish and crumble into the bowl of a stand mixer or food processor (small chunks are fine). Add in the cream cheese and mix until the cookie crumbs and cream cheese are completely mixed together.
Roll into 1-1 1/2 inch balls and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
When the balls are thoroughly chilled, melt the white chocolate candy coating in the microwave, or over a double boiler.
Carefully dip each ball into the white chocolate and turn to coat. Remove with a tooth pick and set on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
Top with sprinkles. Repeat until all the balls are coated. Store in the refrigerator.