Saturday, March 20, 2010

Cookie Dough Truffles

Yes, I'm still here. I know it's been a while since I blogged but really I've just been building up delicious recipes and preparing you for the whirlwind of yummy food.

These cookie dough truffles came about two months ago when I was just bored on a Saturday afternoon and needed something to bake. I was perusing the Tasty Kitchen website when I came across a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles submitted by Loveandoliveoil. "Cookie dough truffles?", I proclaimed. "They make little balls of cookie dough and dip them in chocolate?!" I was astounded and had to whip them up. (HINT: all the little underlined words are links:)

Now, I will warn you, they are most definitely not a 15-minute dessert and do take
a little extra time, but they are so worth it. By the time I got to the chocolate dipping stage, I realized we were limited on chocolate chips to melt. So, a couple of truffles got completely dipped but for the others, I put the chocolate in a candy making squeeze bottle thingy and drizzled chocolate over them. The naked truffles ended up just as good.

I had made these the night I had friends over and they mysteriously ended up gone at about 2 in the morning. Of course, no one got enough so I made them again just a couple weeks ago and gave them out at school in little baggies to my friends. Everyone is always very appreciative and happy for the 10 minutes that they last!

NOTE: This cookie dough is egg-free. No, I'm not trying to give everyone salmonella.

Here is the recipe! Enjoy!! (and make them today!)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter or margarine-soft
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
14 oz. chocolate candy coating(this is what the original recipe calls for. I just melted chocolate chips. You can probably eyeball about how many you need.)

Beat the butter and sugars on medium speed until fluffy and light. Add in the milk and vanilla and mix. Then, mix in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Cover and chill the dough for about an hour so it is easier to handle.

Once the dough is done chilling, take it out and form into small balls. I used a little scooper so they were all about the same size. Mine were relatively small but I wouldn't have wanted them much bigger. Beware; this recipe does make quite a few truffles.

Place the cookie dough balls on a a wax paper-lined cookie sheet and chill again for about 30 minutes.

Take the dough out and melt the chocolate. I would recommend melting in a double boiler(putting a bowl with the chocolate over a simmering pot of water) but you could also use the microwave. Use two forks to dip in the truffles, take them out, and place back on the wax paper.

Once they are all done, put them back in the fridge for a final chilling. Then eat them!!!

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