Frozen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

from ButterYum
makes 30 

Ingredients:

For the cookies:

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoons fine salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt (or applesauce or peanut butter)
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

For the chocolate coating:

  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips, melted for dipping
  • 1/2 tablespoon shortening (for shine)

Direction:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fit with a BeaterBlade attachment, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about three minutes.  
  2. Beat in yogurt (or applesauce or peanut butter) along with the vanilla extract and stir to combine.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; add all at once to the butter and sugar mixture and stir until incorporated; fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Use small cookie scoop to portion dough onto a Silpat lined half sheet pan
  5. Place in the freezer overnight or until frozen, at least three hours.
  6. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in a small saucepan over a low heat. 
  7. Remove cookie cough balls from the freezer and dip into warm chocolate. 
  8. Return to the lined cookie sheet and return to the freezer to harden.  Serve cold from the freezer.

recipe adapted from Joy the Baker

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