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Maria Cookie Truffles

Crushed Maria Cookies, cream cheese and guava paste make this the ultimate Cuban sweet treat - Maria Cookie Truffles!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 24 truffles
Author: Jamie Silva


  • 1 pack Maria cookies 7 ounce pack
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened room temperature
  • 2 ounces guava paste divided


  • Finely ground the entire pack of cookies in a food processor or a zip lock page with a rolling pin. Set aside about 6-7 tablespoons to coat each truffle ball later.
  • Place remaining ground cookie crumbs in a bowl with cream cheese and mix until well blended.
  • Add tiny pieces of guava paste. Just grab the 1 oz slab of the guava paste with your hands and break tiny pieces with your fingers.
  • Mix ground cookie crumbs, cream cheese, and guava all together.
  • Spoon the mixture to form 1-inch balls. Place balls on a lined cookie sheet and freeze for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from freezer. Melt 1 oz slab of guava paste in microwave (about 10 seconds) until it looks like jam.
  • Roll each ball in the ground cookie crumbs you had set aside and add a drop of guava paste on top as garnish.


IMPORTANT: Truffles can be left at room temperature while being served however, because of the perishable nature of the cream cheese, you must keep them in the freezer otherwise. In the freezer, they will last up to two months and still taste as good as new.