Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 11: Cookie Dough Truffles

This will be a quick post, as I'm completely wiped! However, I still found some time to make my Cookie of the Day! I spent the morning going for a run, making truffles, and cleaning like crazy for the Tour of Homes that my mom's house was on this afternoon/evening. The tour was from 1pm-4pm, and then 6pm-9pm. We had special visitors in between, and then spent some time at a neighbor's Christmas party afterward! It has been a loooong day, but definitely fun. I will do a full recap post of the Tour of Homes tomorrow or Monday when I have some more time.

These Cookie Dough Truffles are great because they don't require the use of an oven! And there are no raw eggs, so they're a perfectly safe alternative to regular cookie dough. And they taste just like that! A cookie dough ball all wrapped up in a chocolate shell. The perfect afternoon pick-me-up, or lunch dessert. (Because what's any meal without dessert? Even if it's just something small. :-P)

Cookie Dough Truffles

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 12-oz. bags semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-2 tbsp. shortening


Blend together butter, brown sugar, and vanilla. Beat in flour alternately with sweetened condensed milk. Beat in mini chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. Shape into 3/4-inch balls and place on parchment-lined or wax paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate 1-2 hours until firm.

Melt chocolate chips with 1-2 tbsp. shortening until smooth. Remove balls from refrigerator and dip each into the melted chocolate, covering completely. Place onto lined baking sheets. Let sit until firm, or refrigerate until firm to speed up the process. Store in refrigerator.

In other news, I'm driving back to the Bean Town tomorrow, and a huge storm is supposed to hit the Midwest. Prayers for safe travel would be greatly appreciated! 

Thanks for reading!


flatbean2005 said...

i'm making these today :)

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