Thursday, December 19, 2019

Vanilla Walnut Cookie Dough Truffles (Gluten and Dairy Free)

Vanilla Walnut Cookie Dough Truffles

   One of my favorite desserts is an Oreo ball. Have you ever had one? I remember my best friend Lana introduced me to them in my mid-twenties and I couldn't believe how something so easy to make could taste so good! This year I can't have my beloved Oreo balls, and although I have made a gluten free version of them in the past, this year I can't have chocolate so they are out completely. I used my imagination and made something that I think is just as delicious! These little cookie dough truffles are easy to make and have the creamy texture of an Oreo ball that I was craving! These are definitely a treat and very sweet so you can even make them into smaller servings if you would like. 

Vanilla Walnut Cookie Dough Truffles
Makes 16


*1 8 oz box of gluten free vanilla sandwich cookies ( I used the Kinnikinnick brand as they are also gluten free)

* 4 oz of Daiya brand dairy free cream cheese

*1/4 cup walnuts crushed finely


1) In a large food processor pulse the vanilla sandwich cookies until they are finely ground and resemble course sand.

2) Add the 4 ounces of cream cheese and pulse until the mixture clumps together and starts to form a ball.

3) Remove the mixture from the food processor and place into a bowl, set aside.

4) In the food processor pulse the 1/4 cup of walnuts 5-10 times until they are finely ground, pour the walnuts into a small bowl.

5) Using a small cookie scoop, shape the cookie dough mixture into small balls. Roll each ball immediately into the walnut mixture and set on a plate lined with parchment paper. Repeat until you have used all the dough.

6) Refrigerate the dough uncovered on the parchment lined plate for 3-4 hours before serving or until the truffles are firm.

*Keep the truffles in the fridge for up to 5 days or the freezer for a month.

*If you don't have a food processor you can make these by putting the cookies and walnuts in separate bags and hitting them with a large can or spoon to break them into pieces. I have done that in the past when I made Oreo balls. A food processor makes it a lot easier but you can make them without one!

These are the brands that I used in these Truffles.