Saturday, July 23, 2011

Cookie Dough Truffles

After I made these cookie dough truffles I asked my husband on a scale of one to ten what he thought of them.  He gave them an eleven!  The night I made them, I got up in the middle of the night to find my husband in the kitchen giggling to himself while eating one.  If you knew my husband you'd know, he doesn't giggle.  Manly men don't giggle, but I swear to you, it sounded much like a giggle to me.  He said he thought about bringing some to work with him but they were so good he didn't want to share them.  So, with that being said, these were definitely a hit.  My daughter added the sprinkles as her special touch to them because she is 3 1/2 and feels everything needs sprinkles.  These were relatively simple to make as I did it all while holding my 1 year old.   

Cookie Dough Filling:

3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. white sugar
1 c. shortening (or room temp. butter)
4-5 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour


12 oz. dark chocolate

Cream the shortening and sugar together until light in color.  Add in the vanilla and milk.  Stir in the flour and then the chocolate chips until combined.  Roll into about a teaspoon size ball and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for about 30 minutes.  Meanwhile melt the dark chocolate over a double boiler.  Take the cookie dough balls out of the freezer and dip into the melted chocolate mixture and place back on the parchment paper.  I leave my chocolate on a low temperature so that the chocolate doesn't start to harden again while I'm dipping the dough into it.  I also just use my fingers as I find it isn't too hot and easier to do that way while holding a baby.  Once you place back on the parchment paper sprinkle your sprinkles or roll in a topping of choice.  I would have liked to melt some colored chocolate, white chocolate or peanut butter and drizzled it over the top but my daughter over ruled me with the sprinkles.  Place in the fridge until firm.  Enjoy.


  1. lost my first comment...
    but i totally choked on my drink at the mental image of a grown man hunkered down giggling behind the half open fridge door! we're so making some of these!!

  2. oh! oh! and if you get time, i'd love it if you linked up these and nathan's cake up to my link party on tuesday.

  3. I have had my 6th grade students make these in class at school...they LOVE them!

  4. LOL...OK I have been avoiding the click on this post because I knew my mouth was going to water. I love the giggle story about your husband, that is too cute. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  5. Oh wow! No, seriously, wow. I'll make these for my wedding anniversary dinner, because anything that makes a grown man giggle has to be good.

  6. If I wasn't straight and already married for a quarter century, I would propose to you solely as a result of this recipe. :)

    I'm your newest follower.

  7. Too funny PJ! These bad boys definitely will make someone fall in love with you! I think my husband wanted to remarry me!

  8. These look delicious and the addition of sprinkles is adorable!

    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

  9. These sound delish! I am over from Something are Stumbled!


  11. Cute! Stumbled over here from Something Swanky!

  12. Oh my! Yummy goodness right there. I LOVE cookie dough and to make it in a truffle form is irresistible!

    Stumbling this.

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  13. Sprinkles are the finish every food item needs.:) Yum O! Stumbled from Something Swanky.

  14. These look fabulous. Stumbled from Ss