Monday, February 22, 2010

Cookie Dough Heaven

I've seen cookie dough truffles featured in blogs and on websites many a time before. A few months ago, my sister made them and I heard how incredible they were. I had already made oreo truffles and cake balls and found dipping them in chocolate to be time consuming and a pain. I wasn't really sure if I wanted to take that on again.

Well, people kept blogging about them and I kept thinking about them and I knew I needed to try it myself. What can be better than cookie dough and chocolate?! I have a bunch of bags of chocolate candy coating but I don't really like the taste of them. I decide to try it with chocolate chips and they worked pretty well- I did that to save time. Next time I'm using real chocolate. Adding the oil helps thin the chocolate and works to coat the truffles. The dough is less sticky than oreo truffles and cake balls and dipping them took less time!

These are pretty yummy and I am totally making them again!

Cookie Dough Truffles
Paula Dean

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup semisweet mini chocolate morsels
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 1/2 pounds chocolate bark candy coating, melted
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (or another good chocolate, chopped)- melted
2 teaspons canola oil

In a large bowl cream butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add vanilla. Gradually beat in flour and add milk. Add chocolate morsels and pecans, mixing well. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on waxed paper; chill 2 hours.

Melt chocolate in a double boiler (I used the base of a double boiler and a pyrex bowl- boil water and reduce to a simmer. Place bowl on the pot and add chocolate. Be careful not to let water touch the chocolate. Add oil to thin the chocolate and mix to combine). Using 2 forks, dip cookie balls into chocolate to cover. Place on waxed paper and chill to set. Store in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.


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