Mint Cookie Dough Truffles are kid friendly - to make and to eat. This vegan edible cookie dough is made with mint cookies and couldn't be easier. Chocolate and mint are made for each other so have no fear with this mint cookie recipe.
The most famous mint cookies are probably the Girl Scout Cookies. But there are other companies who make thin mint cookies like Little Brownie Bakers and I haven't found any yet that aren't vegan.
This isn't just any old cookie dough recipe. It has dairy free cream cheese mixed into the crushed cookies. No flour necessary and that makes the inside nice and soft with the texture of truffles.
How to decorate truffles
The melted chocolate coating covers the cookie dough balls. Before the chocolate hardens decorate the cookie dough truffles. You can change up the color of the coating too with vegan candy melts. Decorate with sprinkles and you have beautiful candy to celebrate any holiday.
You can see we used green and chocolate for the candy coating so St. Patricks Day is the holiday we're celebrating right now. That's always March 17th but these colors would be perfect for Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday too. That's on February 16th this year.
- Besides using chocolate as the base color, mix them in with another color.
- White is always nice as in the ones used for the Christmas truffles. You can decorate them with other color sprinkles to go with any holiday.
- Use pink sprinkles or melts for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day.
- Blue icing or sprinkles would be great for Chanukah or Father's Day.
- Multi-colored decorations are perfect for a multitude of celebrations such as birthdays and graduations.
- Mint Cookies are delicious on their own and make the best truffle ingredient.
- Dairy-free cream cheese makes the cookie crumbs moldable and adds flavor.
- Chocolate makes these vegan edible cookie dough balls extra pretty.
- Colored candy melts and we used green for these photos.
How to make
- It is almost too easy. Kid friendly for sure - to make and to eat.
- Take out your food processor and pulse the cookies until they are a crumb consistency.
- In a large bowl mix the cookie crumbs and the dairy free cream cheese together.
- Roll the mixture into balls. I find using your hands makes the mint cookie dough more solid and easier to work with.
- Lay them on a baking sheet that has been lined with waxed paper or parchment paper.
- Freeze on the tray for about 30 minutes. This makes them even more solid and easy to dunk into the chocolate candy coating.
- While this raw cookie dough is in the freezer you'll want to melt chocolate.
- In a medium-sized bowl melt the chocolate until smooth. Follow the directions on the package of your chocolate.
- If you are using a microwave that will work really well. Just melt it in 30-second increments so the chocolate doesn't get burned.
- Stop short of the chocolate being completely melted. It will finish melting itself from the heat that is already in the bowl..
- Remove the mint cookie dough truffles from the freezer and with a fork pick up a truffle and dip into the melted chocolate.
- Let the extra chocolate drip off and rub the bottom of the fork against the edge of the bowl. Place back onto the baking sheet.
- Decorate with sprinkles while the chocolate is still melted.
- Continue until you are done with the chocolate coating.
- Melt the green candy coating and dip the truffles as you did with the melted chocolate.
- Decorate with sprinkles before the coating has hardened.
- Let harden if you would like to pipe icing lines on top of the mint cookie truffles.
That is no problem. You can add green food coloring to the melts to get the desired color.
Put a contrasting color in a piping bag that has a small tip. Place the mint truffles on a cooling rack that has a pan or parchment paper underneath. Start off of the side of a ball and start piping while moving across the ball. Go off the ball and keep piping while you move back and forth over the ball. The pan or parchment paper will catch the icing that has dripped off and you can use it again.
You can use plain chocolate cookies and add a few drops of mint extract to the crumbles. You won't need much at all.
Mint recipes to love
- You can't beat the ultimate mint candy in this Homemade Peppermint Patties recipe.
- Mint Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies will melt in your mouth.
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Mint Cookie Truffles
- 15 ounces Mint cookies
- 8 ounces Dairy-free cream cheese - softened
- 1 ½ cups Chocolate - for coating
- Green sprinkles - optional
- Green candy melts - optional
- In a food processor blend cookies until crumb consistency.
- Add the dairy-free cream cheese and then mix until well combined.
- Using a cookie scoop or your hands scoop out and roll into small balls.
- Place on a parchment-lined tray and freeze for about 30 minutes.
- In a medium-size bowl melt the chocolate until smooth. About a minute 30 seconds in the microwave but check and stir periodiaally.
- Remove the truffles from the freezer. With a fork, pick up a truffle and dip them into the melted chocolate. Lift and wipe off the bottom on the side of the bowl.
- Place on a parchment-lined tray and repeat with the remaining truffles.
- Decorate with sprinkles before the chocolate or colored melts harden.
- Let sit for 10 minutes and serve. If you want them to harden faster put in the refrigerator.