Who didn’t get caught once or twice with their fingers in the bowl of cookie dough as a child?  And now that mom is not around to monitor us, we may even get caught eating spoonful after spoonful of the pre baked stuff.

My husband is usually my cookie dough taster.  And my sister is the one who is dangerous to make cookies with.  You are lucky to end up with half a batch of baked cookies by the time she is finished with the dough.  She has been known to eat all of the cookie dough bits out of the tub of ice cream and then cross out “Cookie Dough” and write “Vanilla” in the flavor label.  At least she is trying to prevent us from being unpleasantly surprised, I guess.  I definitely thought of her when I received Lindsay Landis‘ book The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook.  Lindsay has filled this book with all kinds of recipes that you never even dreamed possible all made with eggless cookie dough.  That’s right.  No more need for your mother to scold you.  It is now safe for you to enjoy your favorite guilty pleasure.

I couldn’t resist making these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles from the book when I needed a dessert to bring to a celebratory lunch at work last week.

These are the type of recipes that I always need a reason to make.  I am not as likely to whip up a batch of truffles on any old day as I am to make cookies for no reason at all.

Next from this book, I will likely make either

Crispy Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cups

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

or Cookie Dough-Stuffed Dark Chocolate Cupcakes.

This book would be a perfect gift for that obsessive cookie dough lover in your life.  It is filled with great photos of all of the recipes and very descriptive introductions to each of the creations.  The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook embodies all of the characteristics that I desire in a cookbook:  great stories, photos with every recipe and unique recipes that require only ingredients that are common and that I am likely to have on hand.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
Recipe type: Candy, Dessert
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Serves: 30-40 truffles
 
Cookie dough lovers will go crazy for these eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (8 Tbsp) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk or cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 package chocolate candy coating or ½ pound chocolate almond bark
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars for 2 minutes.
  3. Add milk and vanilla and mix.
  4. Add flour and salt and mix well.
  5. Mix in chocolate chips.
  6. Roll into 1-inch balls and place the balls onto the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Place balls into freezer for 30 minutes so that they are firm enough to handle.
  8. Melt chocolate candy coating or chocolate almond bark in a double boiler or in the microwave until melted and smooth.
  9. Dip balls into melted chocolate using a fork to remove the balls and shake off excess coating.
  10. Place dipped balls back onto baking sheet and place back into the freezer for another 20-30 minutes to set.
  11. Store refrigerated in an airtight container.
  12. Recipe adapted from The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook
  13. *To decorate truffles, top the dipped balls with sprinkles immediately after dipping, drizzle with melted white chocolate or top with white chocolate chips.

Are you a cookie dough lover?  

 

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15 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

    These look amazing! Your blog is looking super cute too 🙂

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Aug 08, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

      Thank you Laura! The changes to the blog are almost complete and I am very happy with it too!

      Reply

  2. Spencer
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    Looks utterly divine. I reckon I could eat about 100 of each of them.

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Aug 08, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

      Thank you Spencer! They are dangerous, you cannot eat just one!

      Reply

  3. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
    Aug 09, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    Mercedes. I thought we were friends, and now you go and make these STUNNING chocolate chip cookie dough truffles and expect me not to make them immediately and shove them in my mouth-hole faster than you can say “BFFs”?!

    Seriously, though. Cookie dough is one of my weaknesses. I can’t *not* lick the beaters clean. I’m so excited to try these, and I NEED that cookbook!

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Aug 09, 2012 @ 9:29 am

      You are too sweet! I am happy to be friends and if this is what it takes, then more power to the cookie dough! Yes, Lindsay’s book is really incredible! You can’t imagine what that lady can do with cookie dough!

      Reply

  4. Cassie
    Aug 09, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    Great review, Mercedes. Cookie dough is my #1 weakness!

    Reply

  5. Madison
    Aug 09, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    This entire post makes me drool. Cookie dough is so delicious! I am going to make these truffles soon, maybe even for a little homemade gift. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Aug 09, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

      Thank you Madison! I think that these truffles would make a wonderful gift!

      Reply

  6. chewoutloud
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 1:26 am

    Yikes, these look deliciously dangerous indeed! I plan on making these, and love the idea of using them as a cute homemade gift. It’ll be on my list for my kiddos’ teachers… if I don’t eat them all, that is 🙂

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Aug 10, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

      They are a bit dangerous to have around the house! But if you share, you will be very popular! Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply

  7. luv what you do
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

    I LOVE me some cookie dough and I may have to add that book to my Bday list : ) although it looks like it could be dangerous! Your truffles look fantastic!

    Reply

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