“I sure do like those Christmas cookies, sugar…”

George Strait’s Christmas album is pure gold but my favorite has to be “Christmas Cookies”… hence the lyric title above. Considering Christmas eve is only 3 days away… I thought it would be fun to share a holiday spirited treat or two with you guys! They look extra yummy and they are v simple to make!

Christmas Sugar Cookie Truffles

Let’s take a spin on the original Christmas treat and roll it up into a ball, lol. These look so festive and yummy, and best of all EASY! They are no bake and consist of little ingredients… although, you do have to bake sugar cookies before! So, use your leftovers or add in the baking of the cookies first BUT anyway… here we go!

Ingredients 

– 2 cups (200 g or 12 sugar cookies about 2 1/2 to 3-inches in diameter)
– 3 tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature*
– 2 cups white chocolate for melting (or candy melts)
– Sprinkles for decoration

Instructions

1.) Place sugar cookies in a food processor and process until cookies turn into fine crumbs. Add cream cheese and process again until well-combined and mixture can be pressed into a ball, 1 to 2 minutes.
2.) Shape cookies into balls about 1-inch to 1 1/2-inches in diameter. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for 15 minutes or the refrigerator for 1 hour.
3.) In a medium bowl, melt white chocolate according to package instructions.
4.) Remove the cookie balls from the refrigerator. Using a spoon or two forks, dip and roll chilled cookie balls, one at a time, in the coating.  5.) Return to lined cookie sheet and immediately top with sprinkles. Repeat process for remaining cookie balls. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Buckeyes

These are my FAVORITE Christmas goody! I actually cannot wait for Christmas time every year because I know I get to run to my grandmother’s house and literally devour these. I hope y’all like peanut butter!

Ingredients 

2 cups creamy peanut butter (not “natural” peanut butter)
1/2 cup salted butter softened
2 Tablespoons brown sugar packed
1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/4 cups powdered sugar
12 oz dark chocolate melting wafers

Instructions

Combine peanut butter and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until well-combined.
Add brown sugar and vanilla extract. Stir well.
Gradually add powdered sugar until completely combined. Scoop into Tablespoon-sized balls and roll with the palms of your hand until smooth and round.*
Place on wax-paper lined cookie sheet and freeze for 15-20 minutes.
While peanut butter balls are chilling, prepare your chocolate according to package instructions. Pour into a deep dish (I use a wide cup).
Remove peanut butter balls from freezer, spear the top of each peanut butter ball with a toothpick and, holding the toothpick, dip each buckeye ball into the melted chocolate.
Return to cookie sheet and remove toothpick. Use the pads of your fingers to smooth over the toothpick mark.
Allow chocolate to harden before eating and enjoying.
Buckeye balls are best kept refrigerated.

I hope that you enjoy these holiday goodies and remember to check out all of our products at Barefoot Campus Outfitter! We’ve got so much more than college wear and campus gear!

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