Cookie Dough Truffles

Slightly adapted from What Megan's Making

8 tbsp unsalted butter, softened (I used margarine..but everything really tastes better with butter)

3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed

2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

1 tsp vanilla powder (or extract)

1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate (coarsely chopped)

Mini chocolate chips for garnish

Cream together the butter and brown sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Beat in flour, condensed milk and vanilla powder until combined and smooth.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours.  (Mine chilled in the fridge overnight).  

Roll the cookie dough into one inch balls and place on a wax paper lined baking sheet.  Freeze for 1-2 hours. 

Melt chocolate according to package directions.  Using a toothpick dip the cookie dough balls into the melted chocolate.  While holding the toothpick with the truffle on it gently tap your wrist to allow the excess chocolate to drip off.  Place on a wax paper lined baking sheet gently removing the toothpick.  Garnish with mini chocolate chips.  If the dough gets too soft put in the freezer for about 30 minutes to firm up.  Next time I would only take out half the cookie dough balls to dip and when done do the other half.  This way they don't get too soft.

Keep in the fridge and serve cold.  Makes approximately 4 dozen.