12.17.2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles


Who doesn't love chocolate chip cookie dough?  I remember waiting patiently to lick the mixer beaters or the spoon when I was a child.  I'm not sure if it was so good because I was the only one who was awarded the beaters or if I just loved the dough.  Regardless, we all know the concern with eating raw eggs in cookie dough.  This recipe removes that concern.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
Adapted from a recipe by Taste Of Home
Makes 55 - 60 truffles

1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c. light brown sugar, packed
1 t. vanilla extract
2 c. all-purpose flour
1/8 t. salt
1 - 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 c. miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 1/2 c. chocolate chips {can be semi-sweet or milk chocolate, or a mixture of both - I use 1-1/2 c.milk chocolate and 1c. semi sweet)
2 1/2 T. vegetable oil {canola is fine}

In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed.  Mix in the vanilla.  Add salt and the flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing well.  Mixture will be crumbly.  Add the sweetened condensed milk and mix until well combined.  Stir in the miniature chocolate chips.

Put mixture in the refrigerator for 1 hour, or until the dough is firm.

Roll dough into 1" balls and place on a waxed paper lined baking sheet.  Place the truffles back in the refrigerator while you prepare the coating.

Melt the chocolate chips and oil in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until completely melted.  Remove the truffles from the refrigerator and, with a fork, dip each truffle into the chocolate mixture, letting excess drip off before placing back on the waxed paper.  Repeat with all truffles.

Refrigerate for 20 - 30 minutes, until firm.  Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


2 comments:

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I am making these when I come home from work tomorrow. I can almost taste them.

Mary said...

Was thinking of a Valentine's Day treat to make for my husband, and remembered these from before Christmas. Didn't have time to make them. Going to surprise my husband with them tomorrow. He's a huge fan of cookie dough, and cake batter, for that matter. Not sure why I actually bother to put anything in the oven! Love your little Valentine tree! XO