There are so many different recipes out there for truffles, I knew there had to be some for chocolate chip cookie dough truffles. And there are. But I didn't make any of them; I made my own. Because if there's one thing I know, it's chocolate chip cookies.
I may not know anything about power drills and car batteries. But cookies? I'm quite knowledgeable. If I took a class about cookies, I'd be at the head of the class.
I made up a basic chocolate chip cookie dough and used pasteurized eggs, good vanilla, and browned butter. I can't stop browning my butter. It seems like I use browned butter in everything! The nutty flavor of the butter goes well in this cookie dough.
After rolling the dough into balls, I froze the dough balls in the freezer for thirty minutes before dipping them into melted chocolate. Then you just let them dry before feasting.
These are so good! I love eating chocolate chip cookie dough, don't you? Now... can you imagine eating chocolate chip cookie dough dipped in chocolate? It's amazing!
I left a plate of these on a table at work. Literally two minutes later I walked back by the table and they were ALL gone! It was crazy! Nothing I've ever made and brought into work has gone that fast.
So yes, I strongly believe you should make these sometime soon. They're pretty easy to make, and people will love them!
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go watch another news story about Charlie Sheen.
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Davidson's Safest Choice Pasteurized Shell Egg Yolks
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 3/4 cups mini chocolate chips, divided use
4 teaspoons shortening
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; continue to cook for 2 minutes, whisking constantly, until butter foams and turns light golden brown. Pour butter into large mixing bowl.
Add sugars, vanilla and salt to butter, and mix using a mixer on medium speed, until well combined - about 2 minutes. Beat in egg yolks until combined - about 1 minute. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour until well combined. Stir in 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips until combined.
Roll cookie dough into 24 balls. Freeze for 30 minutes.
In a medium bowl, melt remaining 1 1/4 cups mini chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave, stirring twice, until melted and smooth - about 1-2 minutes.
Dip cookie dough balls into chocolate and place on waxed paper to dry.
Makes 24 truffles