Weakness, thy name is cookie dough.
Chocolate chip cookie dough, actually.
Chocolate chip cookie dough truffle enrobed in melted chocolate and sprinkled with mini chocolate chips, really.
I wonder how they fit that on the birth certificate?
Not that I would mind if there were, but there's no raw egg in this cookie dough, either.
To think, I put off making these for a year and a half because I didn't want to buy miniature chocolate chips!
I've got a stockpile of mini chocolate chips now, though. Believe you me.
Tea party, birthday party, baby shower, because it's Friday, or to celebrate the UK's National Hug Your Boss Day, go ahead and make these.
They're really that good.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
2¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
1½ lb. semisweet (or bittersweet) chocolate, coarsely chopped
Mini chocolate chips (for garnish)
Combine the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high
speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the flour,
sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until incorporated and smooth.
Stir in the chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate
until the mixture has firmed up enough to form balls.
Shape the chilled cookie dough mixture into 1-1½ inch balls. Place
on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Cover loosely, transfer the pan
to the freezer and chill for 1-2 hours.
When ready to dip the truffles, melt the chopped chocolate in a
heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Dip each chilled
truffle, one at a time, coating in chocolate and shaking gently to
remove the excess. (If at any point during dipping, the cookie dough
balls become too soft, return to the freezer to chill for 30 minutes.)
Transfer to a wax-paper lined surface. If using mini chocolate chips
for garnish, sprinkle on top quickly after dipping each truffle before
the chocolate sets. Once all the truffles have been dipped, store them
in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Recipe from Annie's Eats
Recipe Note: I halved the recipe (not reflected in the recipe above) and still had over 2 dozen truffles. The original recipe would be perfect for a party, but I'd halve it otherwise.