Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
makes 3 dozen
8 ounces (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips, plus extra for garnish
3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
pinch of kosher salt
12 ounces milk or dark chocolate, chopped
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla, add the flour and salt and beat until combined. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the mini chips.
Using a 1/2 ounce ice cream scoop, portion out mounds of dough and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator and chill until firm, about 1-2 hours. Roll the dough into smooth balls and place in the freezer until firm, about 1 hour.
Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water or melt in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave. Stir until smooth. Remove a few frozen dough balls from the freezer. Pierce the dough ball with a toothpick and dip in the melted chocolate to coat. Using another toothpick, push the ball off the toothpick and set on a parchment lined baking sheet. Continue with remaining dough balls. The truffles can be made and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. Enjoy!
Printed from thegalleygourmet.net
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