Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

A little treat for my kids' teachers to wish them a Happy Easter and Wonderful Spring Break!!   I'll put them in cute little Easter tins and tie with ribbon.

The recipe is from Taste of Home magazine in the December/January 2005 edition.  I adapted the recipe just a smidge.  I'll put an asterisk next to my additions in the recipe below.  

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

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 (*I omitted)
1-1/2 pounds dark chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
*1/4 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light andfluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour, alternately with milk,beating well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.

Shape into 1-in. balls; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets.
Loosely cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm.

In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip balls incoating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes. If desired, remelt remaining candy coating and drizzle over candies. Store in the
refrigerator. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.

*I sprinkled tops with mini chocolate chips.