Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tell About It Tuesday -- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

So, maybe you noticed that #184 on my list of "Things That Bring Me Joy" was raw cookie dough.  Besides thinking that was incredibly shallow, you might have also thought that that was very unhealthy.  After all, everybody knows that you're not supposed to eat raw cookie dough ... who wants to come down with a raging case of salmonella?

But, my friends, fear not.  I have found a recipe that makes raw cookie dough healthy!  Well, not exactly healthy, but at least it won't kill you!  (Well, I guess it could, if consumed in massive quantities.)  There are no eggs in it, so at least the risk of salmonella is neutralized.

So, here you go!

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine at room temperature
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 14 oz package dark chocolate candy coating chips (I found these at Michael's in Hot Springs, and one package was really not enough...next time, I would get two)

Beat butter and sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Beat in milk and vanilla.  In another bowl, combine flour, soda, and salt, and gradually beat it into the first mixture until smooth.  Stir in chocolate chips. 

Cover and chill dough for an hour.

When dough is firm enough to handle, form dough into 1" balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.  Place sheet in freezer and let chill for 30 minutes.

Melt chocolate candy coating chips in a double boiler or microwave according to package directions.  Using a fork, dip cookie balls into candy coating to cover.  Return them to the wax paper-lined cookie sheets.  Chill until set.  Store, chilled, in an airtight container for up to one week.

If I was a really good "foodie" blogger, this is where the picture of these irresistable treats would appear.  Unfortunately, they didn't last long enough at our house to be photographed.  :-)


Darci said...

OH! I am super excited about this....especially since I LOVE raw cookie dough too! :)

A Mother's Love said...

YUMMY! Thank you so much!!! I will be making these with my kids very soon.

I didn't think you listing cookie dough was shallow at all...I love that too!


Maria said...

Not shallow at all especially since you LOVE sweets! Can't wait to try these! I think I can make those!!