Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
Create bite sized treats filled with moist cookie dough and chocolate! Great for treats and fun to eat! Yummmmy!
Preparation Time :
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 45 minutes
makes about 30 truffles
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2-cup packed light brown sugar
4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
For the coating
1 cup of chocolate morsels to melt
1 teaspoon vegetable shortening (optional)
In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars with an electric mixer until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Mix in the milk and vanilla. Add the flour and salt and mix on low until combined. Remove from the electric mixer and fold in chocolate chips with a rubber spatula. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for about 15-30 minutes until firm enough to roll into balls. Roll balls by taking some and rolling between your hands. Place the rolled balls on a wax paper lined baking sheet and place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes till the balls become firm.
In the meantime melt chocolate following instructions on the package. (I used the double boiler method) Add 1 teaspoon of vegetable shortening. Mix until chocolate is smooth. Remove a couple of balls from the freezer and dip in the melted chocolate and let any excess fall off back into the bowl.
Add small sprinkles or nonpareils on top and place on wax paper to set.
Place in the freezer for 5 minutes or leave aside for 10 minutes until chocolate cools and hardens.