Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Day 4 of 24 Days of Christmas- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Hello Everyone,

I don't have a project today, but I do have a recipe that I have used for the last couple of years. I have mainly used cake for my truffles, but today's Truffle recipe is Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, so without further ado here it is.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 c miniature semi-sweet chocolate pieces
4 ounces dark or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
4 ounces chocolate-flavor candy coating, chopped
1 Tbsp shortening

Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with waxed paper; set aside. In a medium bowl beat butter, brown sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Beat in flour just until combined. Stir in chocolate pieces. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on prepared baking pan. Cover; freeze about 30 minutes or until firm.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan heat chopped chocolate, candy coating, and shortening over low heat, stirring until until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Using a fork, dip balls into chocolate mixture, allowing excess chocolate mixture to drip back into saucepan. Place dipped balls on the baking sheet. Let stand or chill about 30 minutes or until set. Lightly drizzle with the remaining melted chocolate mixture.

Place truffles in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Now, instead of doing the whole chocolate thing and having to put in shortening, you can also cut a corner by buying block chocolate that you would just cut up, melt and then dip your stuff in it and your done. You wouldn't have to add any shortening because the blocks of chocolate come with the hardening stuff already in it. So your basically melting your chocolate, dipping and then once that done the chocolate hardens again. So you completely skip a step. You can check at your local Walmart, Meijer or Gordon Food stores. Hope this helps and if you're still confused you could simply ask your store clerk.

Thanks for stopping by today, I'll be back tomorrow with a craft for you.

Happy Crafting and Baking Everyone,

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