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Mini Valentines Treats: Cookie Dough Truffles

February 07, 2011

I read a lot of food blogs, and I mean a lot! Since I am a consultant for a few food magazines and PR firms, I get paid to keep my eye on talented bloggers to possibly feature, new ideas in recipes as well as food trends. Many times, I come across a blog which I subscribe to and look forward to every day. In December, I was so excited when Carrots and Chocolate featured several variations of truffle recipes for Christmas. The Cookie Dough Truffles caught my eye, and the next thing I knew I was in the kitchen tinkering with her recipe. Recently, I served my variation at a party, and my friend, Andy, said, “I didn’t think cookie dough could get any better!” I thought that was testimony enough. These are really fun to serve on Valentine’s Day, and I can’t wait to make them later this week in Nashville working with the talented crew from Newschannel 5 on “Talk of the Town”.

Cookie Dough Truffles

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Yield: 10 to 12 servings
Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
21/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 (14 ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
3/4 to 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) package dark chocolate candy coating
Preparation
1. Beat the butter and sugar in an electric mixer until fluffy. Add in the vanilla, mixing well.

2. Alternating, add the flour mixture followed by the condensed milk, beating well in between each addition. Stir in chocolate chips. Scoop 1 tablespoon balls and place on wax paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm.

3. In the palms of your hands, roll them into balls. Place back in refrigerator or freezer for at least 30 minutes.

4. Melt chocolate according to package directions using a double boiler or microwave. Let cool. Using forks or a dipping tool, dip cookie balls in candy coating to cover. Place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet and chill until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.



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39 Responses to “Mini Valentines Treats: Cookie Dough Truffles”
February, 07 2011at 08:32 am
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Charlotte says:
February, 09 2011at 07:09 am
Alison, Where did you find the coffee cups? Love them and I would like to buy some. Thank you.
February, 07 2011at 11:02 pm
Chocolate covered cookie dough sounds heavenly! Good luck with your TV segment!
February, 08 2011at 03:55 am
Oh no, I'm in serious trouble, I'm going to want to eat the whole batch of these myself! I have issues eating the cookie dough as it is when I'm making cookies, but turning them into truffles? :-)
February, 13 2011at 07:01 am
They look tremendous. I have just discovered cookie dough truffles and there is so many wonderful variations, they are a lot of fun!
Liren says:
February, 19 2011at 07:32 pm
These are fabulous! I love cookie dough in general, but never indulge because of the raw eggs. This solves that problem, and the chocolate coating makes it even better!
Beth says:
February, 07 2011at 09:19 am
Alison- I can't believe this...you and I are too much alike! I have a cookie dough truffles post written and ready to go live this week in honor of Valentine's Day too! I made them back at Christmas, but thought they were more appropriate for this holiday. My recipe is just a bit different though... Oh well, great minds think alike! ;-)
Charlotte says:
February, 07 2011at 09:30 am
I am definitely making these this weekend!
Marci says:
February, 07 2011at 09:34 am
What are your favorite food blogs? What about them makes you keep coming back? Just curious from the big leagues!
February, 07 2011at 09:40 am
Love cookie dough!! I keep meaning to make cookie dough truffles but get caught up with other ideas. Thanks for putting the idea back in my head :) Yours look so good.
Toby says:
February, 07 2011at 10:34 am
these sound great, thanks Alison! where do you get the dark chocolate bark for melting? I have bought the regular chocolate frequently.
February, 07 2011at 10:39 am
I found it at Walmart, but I think Publix may have it.
February, 07 2011at 10:40 am
Marci, I will have to email you that directly. Great question though!
Lisa says:
February, 07 2011at 10:45 am
OMG heaven! Can't wait to make these!
Julie says:
February, 07 2011at 10:47 am
What a fantastic idea. Your job sounds so fun. Can't wait until your cookbook is released
Lynne M says:
February, 07 2011at 11:06 am
These look awesome, but quick question - What's the purpose of the baking powder if they're not ever heated up? Can it be omitted?
February, 07 2011at 11:11 am
Caroline's recipe in Carrots and Chocolate does not call for it for it so you can omit it if you like. When I had made something similar years ago, I added baking powder because I thought it made it fluffier, so I added it with this one.
February, 07 2011at 12:20 pm
These look yummy, Alison. Will definitely try these and share with friends.
February, 07 2011at 02:17 pm
These cookie truffles look delicious, thank for the recipe!
Maria says:
February, 07 2011at 02:22 pm
I could eat far too many of these:)
February, 07 2011at 03:19 pm
Eeee...so happy you made these! Yours look amazing! The perfect Valentine's treat. This definitely made my week! :-D Thank you Alison!
February, 07 2011at 04:23 pm
Wow, do those ever look decadent. I think these will be on my Valentine's menu.
February, 08 2011at 07:45 am
These truffles look amazing - whoever figured out that cookie dough is better than the cookies was a genius ;)
February, 08 2011at 08:09 am
Found you through Southern Hospitality and so glad that I did! I just browsed a bunch of your recipes and they all sound so good (and fairly easy to do!) Thanks! Can't wait to try the cookie dough truffles! Yum.
February, 08 2011at 10:00 am
Just stopped by after visiting Southern Hospitality. These cookie dough truffles look amazing. Can't wait to try these for Valentine's Day. Thank you for the sweet inspiration!
Tanvi says:
February, 08 2011at 11:09 am
Hey Alison..So glad to have found you today morning via twitter.These truffles look addictive.I always find dough better than the baked cookies.Sign me up!
February, 08 2011at 11:57 am
I'm in! I need to make something with chocolate for a wine event I'm hosting. These will be such great fun; who doesn't love cookie dough? Great idea, thanks.
Marci says:
February, 08 2011at 03:40 pm
Alison--I'd love to connect with you by email! I also think we overlap on people I know in B'ham.
February, 08 2011at 07:01 pm
Hi Alison. I saw you on Southern Hospitality. OMG. Your cookie dough truffles look fab! If I hadn't just posted my "Flat Abs Fast - Bikini Bod" blog today, I'd re-post for you. I will keep this in mind for down the road. Right now, it would just be plain mean to my followers. lol. You are so beautiful and fit! Can't wait to look at your blog and view more of your chocoale porn. lol. xox, Sarah@NorthwestHospitality.org
Melissa D says:
February, 08 2011at 07:36 pm
Is fat-free necessary for the condensed milk? (I have lots, but not fat-free.)
February, 08 2011at 07:40 pm
Melissa, I think that would be fine. I try to cut anywhere I can. Thanks!
February, 10 2011at 09:58 am
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February, 10 2011at 10:28 am
Hi Alison. I couldn't take my eyes off of this chocolate porn. But as a fitness tips blogger, I had to modify them into a protein-packed, fiber-filled, lower sugar version. OMG! They were to die for. I just posted them on my blog today and featured your site and original recipe. Thanks for the inspiration!! Check it out. Healthy baking! xox, Sarah@NorthwestHospitality.org
February, 10 2011at 10:43 am
Thank you Suzanne. I am a huge fitness nut too so we have a lot in common
February, 25 2011at 04:47 pm
Hi, just wanted to say this is an awesome idea and recipe! I've had left over dough that I've been trying to use and tonight I'm making some of these truffles!
January, 21 2012at 12:39 pm
This is what good things are made of cookie dough and chocolate!
February, 07 2012at 08:50 am
[...] Since Valentine’s Day is next week, I thought I would share a few of my favorite finds (and splurge recipes) from around blogosphere. What are some of your favorites? I will start with my Cookie Dough Truffles (above). [...]
Jill says:
January, 22 2012at 09:44 pm
I am going to make these for Valentine's Day. What a yummy looking treat! Thanks for sharing.
March, 05 2012at 07:10 pm
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