Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cookie Dough Truffles

Hey everyone, I'm back, and boy is it hot here. I've been itching to get in the kitchen but needing to keep my kitchen cool. I came across these and knew they would be perfect. My girls love cookie dough but with all the egg scares we are having I really didn't want them eating "real" cookie dough. Good thing I found these cuties! Yeah! I don't even have to turn the oven on....it's 99º today :(  with a heat index of 102º...we might be on an ice cream diet for the next month :)

8 tbsp unsalted butter, room temp
3/4 c light brown sugar, packed
2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c mini choc chips ( I used regular sized ones)
1 1/2 lb semisweet or milk chocolate - coarsely chopped
mini chips for decorating or just drizzle with melted chocolate

Combine butter and sugar in mixing bowl and beat on med-high until light and fluffy - about 2 minutes. Beat in flour, sweet condensed milk and vanilla, mix until incorporated and smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover with plastic and refrigerate until firm enough to roll into balls.

Shape your chilled cookie dough mixture into 1- 1 1/2" balls, place on a wax lined cookie sheet. Cover loosely and put in freezer to chill for about 2 hours.

When ready to dip your truffles, melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Dip each chilled truffle, one at a time, coating in chocolate and shaking gently to remove excess. If the cookie dough balls become too soft return them to freezer and chill for 30 minutes. Transfer to wax-paper lined surface. Sprinkle with mini chips before the chocolate sets. 
Store them in refrigerator.
    

6 comments:

Tyne said...

Looks awesome! Will have to try!

Avril Miller said...

Welcome Home Mickey!!! What a wonderful trip you must have had...the pic's are fabulous! And this recipe for Cookie Dough Truffles is deeeeelish! - I look forward to making them myself in the near future. :-)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Pure gorgeousness, Mickey! Have a lovely Sunday xx

Erin said...

These look absolutely delish! 102 degrees?! Yoikes! It's only in the mid 70's here but I'd still like to go on an ice cream diet =o)

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My name is Momma said...

I may have to make these. My kids like the candy "Cookie Dough Bites" or whatever they are called.

Our Treasured Home said...

What a great trip you had!! These little treats look divine and great with the heat. Here in Oklahoma we have been getting the same heat index.