Monday, December 10, 2012
Cookie Dough Truffles
I think I'm finally in the mood to start some holiday baking. Last week was a very sad week for my family, as my grandmother passed away. The last two weeks leading up to her death were emotionally draining and I think we were all relieved to know she was no longer suffering.
I had quite the baking list started before all this happened, but last week I started feeling like I didn't want to do anything Christmas related anymore. I still have my moments throughout the day but I'm feeling more like myself again, I know she would want us to continue our traditions and enjoy this wonderful time of year.
After revamping my list a bit, I went grocery shopping for everything on Saturday and started with these easy and delicious truffles. I first made these several years ago for the husband's bowling Christmas party. They were an instant hit and since cookie dough desserts seem to be popular these days, I knew you would love them!
The recipe makes around 50 truffles so they are perfect for gifting or holiday parties.
Cookie Dough Truffles
1 stick butter, softened
3/4 c brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 c flour
1-14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 pkg chocolate almond bark for coating
In a bowl cream together butter and brown sugar, add in vanilla. Gradually add in flour, alternating with milk. Stir in chocolate chips. Shape into 1-inch balls (I used my smallest cookie scoop) and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Loosely cover and chill in fridge for 2 hours.
Once they truffles are firm, melt the almond bark in a microwave safe bowl. Dip balls in coating, allow excess to drip off and place on wax paper. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 mins. Keep stored in fridge, if you're making these a couple weeks ahead of time like I did you can put them in the freezer. Thaw out before serving.
Well we received our first light dusting of snow yesterday morning, the kids were so excited when they woke up. I'm not a big winter person but I sure enjoy the first few snowfalls. It just doesn't seem like Christmas without a little snow.