Gingerbread Cookie Truffles (with leftover cookies) #gingerbread

Gingerbread Cookie Truffles (with leftover cookies): Super easy truffles made using leftover gingerbread cookies and ready in 15 minutes. They make a perfect festive gift for your loved ones and a great way to use all the leftover gingerbread /gingerbread snap cookies.

Gingerbread Cookie Truffles (with leftover cookies)

Leftover Gingerbread Cookie Truffles

Hello Everyone, I hope you had a great Christmas with friends and family.

I know many of you would have already started saying no to food after all the delicious Christmas feasts but hang tight as we still have the New Year feast approaching us 😉

Now, if you’re thinking of what to do with those tons of gingerbread/gingersnap cookies that you just cannot gulp anymore?

Then here’s a quick solution – Gingerbread Cookie Truffles (with leftover cookies)


I made them last week as I suddenly became a proud owner of almost 2 pounds of gingerbread cookies courtesy my dear friends.

Who decided to gift me not 1, not 2 but 3 gingerbread house made with various cookies+add-on.


We did have fun devouring the first gingerbread house but soon it was just tooooooo much for us and can you believe all that sugar rush along with a couple of drinks (you do drink rum with gingerbread – right?).

Just, to stop yourself from eating any more of it, I literally foil wrapped the whole gingerbread house and completely hid it out of sight.

But it wasn’t out of mind plus I hate throwing up food or any gifts given to me, hence these Gingerbread Cookie Truffles (with leftover cookies) happened.


There couldn’t be an easier recipe than these Gingerbread Cookie Truffles (except milkshakes) but I wanted to create something different and guess who got them as a gift !!!

The same friends who gave the gingerbread house to me, BUT they couldn’t believe it was made from the house.

It seriously looked that gorgeous and tasted fabulous. Infact, the cocoa one was the first to disappear.

And, off-course I had to share the recipe as I know many of you along with my friends and family were in similar shoes – left with too many gingerbread cookies.


This is such a fun recipe that you can even make them with your kids (absolutely no-cooking involved).

Just powder the gingerbread cookies or snaps using a food processor or any blender that you have and mix the rest of the ingredients with that powder and room temperature cream cheese.

The process to Make Leftover Gingerbread Cookie Truffles

Use room temperature cream cheese as you don’t want to melt that cheese in a microwave.

The rest of the steps are pretty easy and the most fun part is rolling them in cocoa or powdered sugar (I made 2 different variety).

Here’s a quick recap of how we made them:


I know a lot of you tried my recent Christmas appetizer and drinks menu (here) as I did receive your lovely comments,

So I hope you try this absolutely delicious and easy Gingerbread Cookie Truffles (with leftover cookies) and surprise your loved ones.




These can be stored in the fridge in an air-tight box for upto 2 weeks.




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Yield: 15 Truffles

Gingerbread Cookie Truffles (with leftover cookies)

Gingerbread Cookie Truffles (with leftover cookies)

Super easy truffles made using leftover gingerbread cookies and ready in 15 minutes.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 Cup Gingerbread Cookie
  • 1/2 Package Cream Cheese - room temperature
  • 1Tsp Vanilla Essence - or any light essence
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar


  1. Place the gingerbread cookies in a food processor and blend to form a crumbly powder.
  2. Transfer the powdered cookies in a large bowl.
  3. Add room temperature cream cheese and whisk everything (use a whisk or fork).
  4. Once whisked properly, use hands to form a smooth dough (knead for a minute or 2).
  5. Grease your hands evenly.
  6. Now take 1.5 Tbsp mix in your palms and roll the dough to form smooth balls.
  7. Similarly, make balls out of the entire dough.
  8. Place Chocolate Powder and Powdered sugar in separate bowls.
  9. Roll some balls in chocolate powder and some in powdered sugar.
  10. Place on parchment paper or plate.
  11. Keep in freezer for 5 minutes (to quickly firm up) - or skip this step.
  12. Serve the truffles and enjoy


They can be stored in fridge in an air-tight jar for a day.

You can store the plain truffles in fridge for longer (without rolling in chocolate or powdered sugar). The powder makes it watery in fridge and the truffles will become moist on top.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 52mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g


21 Replies to "Gingerbread Cookie Truffles (with leftover cookies) #gingerbread"

  • Karen November 19, 2018 (6:26 pm)

    How long will these keep? My husband just bought some from an Amish store and they are too hard to eat. I think this recipe will be a great use for them

    • Molly Kumar November 20, 2018 (2:14 am)

      Hi Karen, I stored them for a week in an air-tight container in the fridge.

  • Cynthia Williamston December 29, 2016 (4:57 pm)

    What a great recipe and I can use them in gingerbread houses too. They would make cute snowmen.

  • Meg Kerns December 29, 2016 (4:00 pm)

    I’m so sad, this year I didn’t get to make cookies as usual. Life got busy and with two sick kiddos cookies were the last thing on my mind. I may sneak over to my moms and ‘borrow’ some of hers. These look amazing. New Year Cookies, anyone?

    • Molly Kumar December 29, 2016 (4:16 pm)

      Awee Meg, I hope the kiddo’s are feeling much better and offcourse you can try these from whatever leftover cookies you have. If you’re making them with digestive/graham crackers, just add the gingerbread seasoning for the flavor. I’m so glad you liked the recipe and YES to New Year Cookies 🙂

  • Krysten December 28, 2016 (5:47 am)

    I have been trying to figure out something to do with my left over cookies! Thank you so much for this!

  • Joyce Blodgett December 28, 2016 (1:31 am)

    These sound fabulous, although I’ll have to either make or buy gingerbread cookies. I think they’d also be wonderful rolled in cinnamon sugar, so may try that. I’ll have to be careful, though, as nobody in my family observes the incoming new year, so there is no one with whom to share these (awww, don’t you feel sorry for me, “having to” eat these all by myself? NO!!)

  • Liz Mays December 27, 2016 (11:18 pm)

    Oh this is such a clever idea! I can’t get enough of that gingerbread cookie flavor. I think I’d like these!

    • Molly Kumar December 28, 2016 (3:35 am)

      Thanks Liz, I’m so happy that you liked the recipe.

  • Milena December 27, 2016 (11:15 pm)

    I love making something new out of leftovers! This is a great idea that we will have to try!

  • Jasmine December 27, 2016 (11:14 pm)

    What a great idea! These look so pretty and perfect for a adult table to snack on.

    • Molly Kumar December 28, 2016 (4:26 am)

      Thanks Jasmine – They make an absolute delicious anytime snacks.

  • Heather A Lawrence December 27, 2016 (10:38 pm)

    For the substitute:You can use Digestive Biscuits + Graham Cracker how much of each would I use?
    We destroyed the gingerbread house and there aren’t any crumbs left over and I would love to try out this recipe.

    • Molly Kumar December 28, 2016 (5:18 am)

      Hey Heather, oh I’m so happy to hear you want to try the recipe. For the substitute, you can use 1 cup of Digestive Biscuit+Graham Cracker mix. Hope you’ll enjoy the truffles soon – Thanks, Molly

  • Nikki December 27, 2016 (8:13 pm)

    They look so yummy and seem pretty simple to make too! I’ll add them ot my Christmas baking list next year for sure. Thanks for sharing! x

    • Molly Kumar December 28, 2016 (4:28 am)

      That would be fantastic – Thanks Nikki n look forward to you trying them 🙂

  • Sheri December 27, 2016 (7:40 pm)

    Gosh these look so yummy! I made my very first gingerbread house tis year and I love truffles. I will try to recreate this and see how it turns out.

  • Rebecca Bryant December 27, 2016 (7:37 pm)

    Oh my these look delicious. I lov me some Gingerbread at the holidays and making truffles is so sophisticated.

  • Ashlee December 27, 2016 (7:14 pm)

    Super cute idea!! Thanks for sharing xx


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