My ginger soulmate Shona absolutely loves cookie dough, and we often have a lazy day on the sofa watching chick flicks eating raw cookie dough. Therefore, I thought it only fitting, that for her birthday I should make her some cookie dough truffles in honour of our lovely tradition.
This recipe comes to you from Sally's Baking Addiction, a fabulous blog with the most mouth watering photos!! These truffles are perfect bite sized nibbles, that handy sugar kick to get you through these glum January days with a smile on your face. They will be the perfect accompaniment to a morning coffee, or a cheeky snack to sweeten up a lazy sunday.
It's such a straightforward recipe and you'll already have all the bits and bobs in your cupboard. You can treat yourself to some rubbish telly, or be super-productive and do the laundry/washing up whilst you wait for the dough to cool.
Makes 30 truffles
1/2 cup unsalted Butter
1/4 cup Caster sugar
2 tbsp Milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 cup Plain flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup White chocolate chips
100g Dark cooking chocolate (for melting)
In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the milk and vanilla. Mix in the flour, salt and choc chips. Mix well. Chill the dough in the freezer for 30 mins.
Roll dough into small balls, about 1.5 tbsp of dough for each ball. Chill balls in fridge for another 15 mins.
Melt chocolate according to packet instructions. Remove a few balls at a time from the fridge and dip into the melted chocolate. Twirl the ball round to allow excess choc to drip off and place on plate to cool. Repeat for all balls.
Leave to cool on a plate/dish until chocolate is matt and set. DO NOT place into fridge until cooled.
To me these balls are reminiscent of snow capped hills...but in reverse with the world being drizzled in melted chocolate, what a lovely place that would be :)