I love a good truffle. All kinds. And since it’s the holidays, I feel justified in making them because I can give them away and not eat 3 dozen by myself.
It could happen. I made some boozy truffles one year and I might have eaten more than I gave away. What can I say, I like candy and booze! Win win!
These are nice to give as gifts since most people LOVE cookie dough. Even though they’ve been told not to eat it due to the raw eggs in it. Lucky for us this cookie dough is egg-less. No egg worries. But I would recommend you keep them in the refrigerator.
I found these cute little white cups to hold my truffle gifts. And I had some cute silver sprinkles which makes the whole thing look very wintry and festive.
I used half of a block of chocolate candy coating on these. About 12 ounces. I opted for chocolate but I think the white chocolate would be good, too. People have strong opinions on white chocolate. I find they either love it or hate it. I am currently feeling good about white chocolate but I go in phases. Sometimes it makes me want to gag. Like, gag me with a spoon.
I like the fact that truffles are a no bake treat. Just mix, roll and dip. They take a little time but they are so easy. I like to crank up the holiday tunes and mix away. I am currently loving Christmas music. I am loving it, Tim is hating it. I torture him from black Friday to new years with a constant shuffle of holiday hits. And if I am not jamming to carols, I am watching classic holiday flicks. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Dickens’ Christmas Carol, the original Grinch, Scrooged, etc.
Actually I am looking for some new Christmas music. Suggestions? Sometimes I get bored with the same old, same old.
The other nice thing about these is that, to me at least, they seem pretty rich. I can’t eat much cookies dough at a time. It gets a little overwhelming so 1 of these does the trick to satisfy my sweet tooth. I would be unable to eat a dozen at a time. Now the boozy chocolate truffles, I can eat more than 1 with no problem. And that’s a problem. Might explain why I have not made them in several years!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup mini chocolate chips
12 oz chocolate candy coating
In a large bowl beat butter and sugars until creamy. Add milk, vanilla & salt. Mix well. Add flour and beat until everything comes together to form the cookie dough. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Scoop the dough by large tablespoons full and roll into balls. Place on a tray. Once you have rolled all the dough into balls, refrigerate for an hour.
In a double boiler, melt the chocolate candy coating. Using 2 forks, dip the cookie dough one piece at a time and sit on parchment to allow the candy coating to set up. Makes about 2 1/2 to 3 dozen truffles. Keep refrigerated.
Sarah these are gorgeous! And I’m loving the red nails 🙂
Awe, thank you!! (That’s my holiday red polish! Nothing but sparkly red until the new year. Hehe!)
Yeah I just love red. At the minute I’ve got a black with gold glitter baubles manicure. Next one will be red and silver! 🙂
That sounds fun! I love all the creative manicure ideas that are popular right now!
Me too…I have some nail polish posts on my blog!
I will look them up! Thanks!
ooh, these look delicious! I love chocolate chip cookie dough (really, any cookie dough)!
This sounds terribly predictable, but an xmas album I heard at a friend’s a couple years ago and liked: African Christmas: Christmas Favorites with an African Beat (samples on Amazon)
And thanks for the reminder to get my toes/nails in order for the holidays… which are approaching far too swiftly.
Ooooh, I like that idea! I am going to look that album up. Thanks! Happy holidays to you.