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Unibic Cookies are a leading cookie brand in Australia that pride themselves for crafting cookies that are a cut above the rest. Having already taken Australia, New Zealand and UK by storm, they began their operations in India in 2004 and haven’t looked back since. A while ago they asked me if I would like to cook up something using their cookies & of course I gladly agreed.
I decided that I wanted to make a dessert out of easy to find ingredients, nothing too exotic. Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles fit the bill perfectly! I hope you enjoy this, it’s fun, not too difficult; it’s something even novices can try & kids can help out with. I’ve detailed most of the process with photos & the recipe is at the bottom of the post. Remember that it’s just a starting point so feel free to play around with the ingredients. Special thanks to Roshni of The Vanilla Bean Bakery for helping out with this project. And don’t forget to like Unibic Cookies on facebook!
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The main ingredients – cookies, chocolate (I used dark baking chocolate, although in hindsight milk chocolate would be better as it melts easier). Cookie truffles usually call for cream cheese which is not so easily available. You do get Philadelphia Cream Cheese in shops that store imported food but I decided to use good old Amul Cheese Spread instead. You can use any other brand, just make sure you get the plain one & not chilly or garlic flavored spread.
Put the cookies in the food processor & grind them up! They don’t have to be fully powdered, just coarsely done (sort of like oatmeal). Remove two tablespoons & keep aside – we’ll be using that to sprinkle on top later. If you don’t have a mixer or food processor you can try putting the cookies in a ziploc bag & mashing them with a rolling pin. 
Add your cream cheese & sugar. This is where I also added some vanilla essence & a little cinnamon & nutmeg. You can even try peanut butter or nutella for added flavor!
This is about how it should look, although slightly drier would be OK too. Form your truffles into circles. I’d recommend keeping them smallish as the bigger ones sort of flatten & loose shape.

Next, you need to melt your chocolate. The chocolate above is dark but it was a real pain to melt so I recommend milk chocolate. The best way to melt it to put it in a glass bowl & zap it in the microwave. Start with ten seconds, remove & stir, then another ten seconds till it’s liquid. Chopping or grating the chocolate bar before hand will help it melt faster! Then pick up your truffles with a fork & dip!

Take a baking tray (or any plate for that matter) & cover it with butter paper or aluminium foil. Arrange the formed truffles neatly then sprinkle the conserved cookie crumbs from earlier!

Next, pop them in the fridge for about two hours to set!

All done! Chocolatey on the outside, gooey & oh so satisfying on the inside!

 Unibic Chocolate Chip Truffles Recipe
Will make 20 truffles.

6 packets Unibic Chocolate Chip Cookies
200 gms cream cheese / cheese spread
250 gms milk chocolate
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract / essence (optional)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1 pinch nutmeg (optional)

1. Grind (or smash) all the cookies. Keep two tablespoons cookie crumbs aside & add cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon & nutmeg. Blend again or mix well.
2. Roll the truffle mixture onto small balls.
3. Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Zap for 10 seconds, remove, stir & then zap again until it’s liquid. You can add a little milk (few tablespoons) to make it easier to work with.
4. With the help of a fork, dip the truffles in the chocolate & place on a prepared tray.
5. Sprinkle conserved cookie crumbs on each truffle.
6. Refrigerate for two hours to set. Keep refrigerated & consume within a week!