There are few grocery products/brands that go back far enough to span the memories of 4 or 5 generations. Unless you're talking Heinz and beans or ketchup, or Oreos, you'll be hard pressed to find shared memories over a product launched in the early 1900s. And while I may as well not even know Mother's Cookies produces 14 different varieties of cookies, I do know it's near impossible to resist the playful charm of their classic Circus Animals. Cookies so pretty and fun that I rarely actually ate them when my grandmother gave me a handful.
Place your dipped balls on a clean sheet of parchment paper and toss some festive rainbow sprinkles atop before they set. Store these delicious balls of heaven in the fridge until ready to serve as they're best enjoyed cold (in my opinion.) These Circus Animal Cookie Truffles would be great at a girl's baby shower, first birthday, Easter gathering, on Mother's Day, or just because. They're so simple to make, why not make them more than once? After all, you don't need an excuse to feel like a kid again!
What Daughter Says: These truffles are adorable, but at least I don't parade them across the couch!
Circus Animal Cookie Truffles
***Click here for printable Circus Animal Cookie Truffles recipe.
12oz Package of Mother's Circus Animal Cookies
1 Brick (4oz) Softened Cream Cheese
1 Bag Wilton's Chocolate Melts (2 if you want Pink and White)
Sprinkles To Decorate
1. In a food processor, pulse the Circus Animal cookies until they have reached fine crumbs.
2. Place the softened cream cheese in a large bowl and knead the crumbs into the cream cheese, turning and rolling until all dry ingredients are incorporated.
3. Roll your truffle 'dough' into a large ball, brick, or giant animal cookie shape. Tear even portions off, rolling into 1 1/2" balls. Place truffle balls on a piece of parchment paper and refrigerate (do not freeze!) 1-2 hours.
4. Melt melting chocolate in a double broiler or melting pot (add 1 TBS Shortening to thin if desired for easier dipping.) Dip cold truffles into melting chocolate and place on a clean sheet of parchment paper. Sprinkle with sprinkles and return to fridge 2-3 hours before serving. Serve cold.