Thursday, December 9, 2010
Fave Holiday Recipes: Cookie Dough Truffles
Thanks to Paula Dean, these Cookie Dough Truffles have been quite the favorite around our house over the holidays. Thankfully, they do take a little work (and are quite high in calories) so I usually only make them over the Christmas season. We actually haven't had them the last two years because of the kiddos being so little, but they are on the agenda for next week's list of baked goods. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Cookie Dough Truffles
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup semisweet mini chocolate morsels
1 cup finely chopped pecans (we don't use the pecans)1 1/2 pounds chocolate bark candy coating, melted
In a large bowl cream butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add vanilla. Gradually beat in flour and add milk. Add chocolate morsels and pecans, mixing well. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on waxed paper; chill 2 hours.
*Cook's Note: Since the dough is sticky, roll your fingers into flour. This will make it easier to roll.
Melt chocolate bark candy coating in a double boiler. Using 2 forks, dip cookie balls into candy coating to cover. Place on waxed paper and chill to set. Store in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.