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Two Sisters, Serial #24 and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

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What does one bake on Christmas night or in the days following as we slowly unwind from all the hype and hoopla, the rich and fancy food we’ve been indulging in these last several weeks? What’s an appropriate way to bring us back down to earth while still acknowledging the festive season?

There are surely many answers to that two-part question. For some of us, the answer might be–Bake nothing! I’m snowed under with enough leftovers and food gifts to get me through till Valentine’s Day! Still others might opt for the soothing and basic comfort of home-made soup or fresh-baked bread.

But as this is a recipe blog that focuses on small-batch desserts that can offer simple pleasure when combined with reading a story or chapter from a novel, we’re going to answer these seasonal questions with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles. The chocolate chip cookie dough is our sweet-tooth way of coming back down to earth. Is there a more basic dessert pleasure than that uncooked dough? I don’t think so!

But then encasing it in candy chocolate and calling it a truffle is our nod to the ongoing festive time of year–can’t just take a bowl of cookie dough and snarf it down with the lights of the holidays still blinking around us. Got to put on airs and eat truffles as we curl up with a story and finally get a chance to relax and catch our breath!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our visitors!!!!

choc chip cookie dough truffles

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

2 Tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

pinch of salt

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

3 ounces chocolate candy coating

cookie dough truffles

In a bowl, beat together the butter and brown sugar. Stir in the vanilla extract. Slowly mix in the flour and salt until incorporated. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.

Shape the dough into 1 inch balls. You will get about 6 or 7 truffles, depending on how big you make them. Place the truffles onto a plate and cover with plastic wrap. Freeze the truffles for 30 minutes, or until they are firm.

Once the truffles are firm, melt the chocolate candy coating according to the package directions. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat. Using a fork, dip one truffle at a time into the candy coating. Make sure the truffle is completely covered, shaking off any excess chocolate. Place the truffle on the parchment paper and allow the coating to harden. Repeat for all of the truffles. If there is any extra candy coating left, drizzle over top of hardened truffles.

Store truffles in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

Makes 6-7 truffles.

chocolate chip cookie dough truffle

{Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens}

Click below to listen to or read Serial #24 of “Two Sisters”.

Two Sisters, Serial #24, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Two Sisters, Serial #24, text © Jeffrey Anderson

Enjoy!

About Elaine

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