I feel like there is a large distance between chocolate chip cookie dough and actual baked, warm, chocolate chip cookies. I know that many love the final cookie product, but I lean more towards the colder dough product. I really do not like it with raw eggs, though, but of course there is an egg-free option, which is in these truffles. Not only do these truffles contain cookie dough, but there are smothered in chocolate. Woah!
It's like the opposite of a chocolate chip cookie with a gooey, chocolate-stuffed center. But those are for me to share with you later, not now.
This recipe makes many more truffles than are shown on the baking sheet above, but our freezer is just not large or wide enough to fit a regular size baking sheet. I have daydreams of large refrigerators every now and then...
But for now, we just freeze the dough in small batches, dip in melted chocolate and enjoy.
Cookie Dough Truffles
makes about 30 truffles
from Annie's Eats
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips, plus more for garnish
20 oz. bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used bittersweet)
Cream together the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the flour, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until smooth and combined. Stir in the chocolate chips, cover with plastic and refrigerate until firm enough to be rolled into balls.
Roll the cookie dough into about 1-inch balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place in the freezer to chill for 1-2 hours.
When ready to dip the truffles in chocolate, melt the chopped chocolate in a double broiler. Dip each cookie dough ball, one at a time, in the melted chocolate and place back on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top of the truffles after dipping and before the chocolate sets completely. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.