In the present day, there is almost nothing we can all agree on. Politics, agricultural policies, even the best restaurants- there is always room for debate. There is, however, one thing I believe we can all agree on; the dough is always better than the actual cookie.
Unfortunately, there’s a little thing called salmonella that forces us to restrain ourselves and wait until our dessert is actually baked. At least, that was the case until now. Introducing, cookie dough truffles! With no eggs you can enjoy this irresistible dessert worry-free.
For the dough:
½ cup unsalted Organic Valley butter, room temperature
½ cup light brown sugar, packed
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons Organic Valley milk or cream
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
For the chocolate coating:
1 ½ cups dark chocolate chips/candy melts
In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Next, mix in the milk and vanilla. Stir in the flour and salt until incorporated. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips. Cover and chill dough for 30 minutes or until firm enough to handle.
Form the dough into one-inch balls using a small cookie scoop, and arrange them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place the sheet in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.
In the meantime, melt the chocolate coating in a double boiler or microwave, according to package directions, being careful not to overheat it.
Remove cookie dough balls from freezer and using a fork or dipping tool, dip the truffles one at a time in the chocolate to cover. Shake off excess chocolate and place truffles back on baking sheet.
To store, refrigerate in an airtight container. The truffles will keep for up to one week.
This recipe is for the basic cookie dough truffle, but feel free to get creative! Any type of chip/candy melt can be used as a coating. Here are some possible ideas:
-Take out the mini chips and replace some of the butter with peanut butter for a Reeses inspired truffle.
-Swap the mini chips for chopped pieces of candy corn and dip in white chocolate for the perfect Halloween treat.
-Add cocoa powder to the dough for a triple chocolate truffle.
-Use sprinkles instead of mini chocolate chips for a birthday cake surprise.