Monday, March 15, 2010

Taste of Home - Cookie Dough Truffles

Cookie dough is somewhat of an addiction in my house which is why one must be vigilant if they want their cookie dough to actually yield cookies around here. Rather than stand guard against my husband's penchant for eating it, I decided to try this recipe from Taste of Home.

I only had one problem with this recipe and that was the dipping part. I wasn't able to do it without making a mess that was reminiscent of a toddler's first birthday. Seriously, there was chocolate everywhere! If you have hints on how to dip without making a mess - please leave a comment!

  • 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
  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.
  2. Gradually add flour, alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
  4. Shape into 1-in. balls; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets.
  5. Loosely cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm.
  6. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy coating; stir until smooth.
  7. Dip balls in coating, allowing excess to drip off; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets.
  8. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes.
  9. If desired, remelt remaining candy coating and drizzle over candies.

Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To dip easily I use a toothpick and leave the top open. I think it looks nice that way and it's not messy at all.