Well, Vicki Rocho (and a bunch of others via email) asked for my recipe for the Cookie Dough Truffles….. Not one to disappoint, I decided to post this tonight.
The original recipe (shown here) comes from Taste of Home. I follow it pretty closely – but I use milk chocolate and white chocolate in addition to dark chocolate for the candy coating, making a nice display of all three kinds. I drizzle an alternative chocolate over the truffle for added display appeal.
Cookie Dough Truffles
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1-1/2 pounds dark chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour, alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Shape into 1-in. balls; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Loosely cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm.
- In a microwave bowl, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip balls in coating; allow excess to drip off; Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes. If desired, remelt remaining candy coating and drizzle over candies. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.
The recipe takes about an hour plus chill time. And yeah, it’s messy – but OH SO FUN!!!
Now, I have a crazy fun cookie exchange every Holiday season – I am thinking we need to come up with a virtual cookie party….
What do you think??? Fun???