Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

If you find yourself always eating the dough when making chocolate chip cookies (majorly guilty here), then this treat is for YOU! And since there are no eggs used, it is the kind of cookie dough that is perfectly safe to eat. I discovered this great recipe on Love & Olive Oil. I changed up the coating to use chocolate chips instead of the candy melts ;)

These are super easy to make and don't even require you to turn on your oven! But they do require a whole lot of willpower in order to avoid eating ALL OF THEM!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
adapted from Love & Olive Oil

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup milk
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
14 oz dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips


Beat butter and sugars together in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add milk and vanilla and beat for one more minute or until completely mixed. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt and mix on low speed until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.
Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.

When dough is firm enough to handle, form dough into 1" balls and arrange on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Place sheets in freezer and let chill for 30 minutes.

Melt chocolate chips according to package directions. Most packages will advise you to add a little shortening, which makes it much smoother for dipping. If your package doesn't include this info, just add 2 Tablespoons of shortening to your 14oz of chips before you melt them. 

Using 2 forks, scoop up your cookie ball, then dip it into the melted chocolate & roll it around to completely cover. Tap fork on side of pan to remove any excess coating, and return to waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Chill until set. Store, chilled, in an airtight container for up to 1 week!

You should get about 4 dozen truffles from this recipe. Even if you can't help but nibble a few taste tests ;)


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