Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

It's no secret I love to bake. I've been seeing way more cake pops, cake balls, truffles... you name it make their appearance on the web, and have been wanting to try making some of my own! Last night I checked my pantry and had all the ingredients to make these Chocolate Cookie Dough Truffles, so I did! And they were so so good! I had to share with my neighbors, because let's face it, they weren't going to last long in my house if I was left alone with them!

The first batch I made were covered in baking chocolate and sprinkled with a little cocoa powder. If I had more supplies on hand, I probably would have used some chocolate sprinkles, other decorations and mini baking cups to place them in, but I made this on a whim, so didn't have anything too fancy. They still turned out delicious! The second batch I  made were covered in baking chocolate (only dipped halfway) and drizzled with melted peanut butter. Mmmm!

The recipe comes from Lindsay of Love and Olive Oil. Her book The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook is now available online. So many creative ways to make desserts with cookie dough! YUM!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
Yields approx. 2 dozen truffles

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tbsp milk (I only had heavy cream on hand and it worked just fine!)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips 
Candy coating of your choice

*Note: These are eggless, so eating them raw is just fine! 

- In a large bowl or food processor, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy
- Mix in milk and vanilla
- Add flour and salt, mix on low until combined 
- Fold in chocolate chips 
- Chill dough in refrigerator for 15-30 minutes, until firm enough to roll or scoop into 1- inch balls 
- Placed rolled balls on parchment paper lined baking sheet, and place in the freezer for 15 minutes (or more)
- Melt candy coating following instructions on the package 
- Dip in candy coating and let excess fall off back into the bowl, or dot onto scrap parchment paper before placing on sheet 
- Add sprinkles or other decorations and allow to set 
- Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week (yeah right... we know these won't last that long!) :) 

 Now hurry up and make some! I'd love to hear how yours turn out, and what variations you may do! They're the perfect treat to take to any gathering or event. And I have a feeling you'll want to make extra!

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