Cookie Dough Truffles

This year, I decided to stay home with family and friends and enjoy ringing in the New Year with those I loved most. I also had the chance to bake more! I’ve been loving Annie Eats blog and have recently gotten some of my recipes off of her site. They’re great, and most of them are extremely easy to make.

I chose to make Cookie Dough Truffles, as well as mini cupcakes, however they were from the box so I won’t be including that little obsession ;] The truffles were safe to eat because no eggs were included in the recipe. I was actually surprised as to how well they tasted without egg, however, I might still prefer to eat raw cookie dough, no matter how bad it is for you.

Cookie Dough Truffles from – Annie Eats

Ingredients:

8 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
2¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
1½ lb. semisweet (or bittersweet) chocolate, coarsely chopped
Mini chocolate chips (for garnish)

Directions:

1. Combine the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.Beat in the flour, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until incorporated and smooth.

2. Stir in the chocolate chips.

3.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the mixture has firmed up enough to form balls.

4. Shape the chilled cookie dough mixture into 1-1½ inch balls.  Place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper.  Cover loosely, transfer the pan to the freezer and chill for 1-2 hours.


4. When ready to dip the truffles, melt the chopped 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 the excess.  (If at any point during dipping, the cookie dough balls become too soft, return to the freezer to chill for 30 minutes.)  Transfer to a wax-paper lined surface.  Once all the truffles have been dipped, store them in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

* For an extra special garnish, add chocolate chips to the top, prior to putting the truffles in the fridge to set.


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