I have had this recipe bookmarked for almost a year now. I knew I had to give them a try as cookie dough happens to be my main food group. Yesterday presented the perfect opportunity to make them, because I had a girl's night that night. It was a win/win. I could make them, taste them and then share them so they weren't sitting around my house begging me to eat them.
Cookie Dough Truffles
8 tbsp. butter, at room temperature
¾ cup packed light brown sugar
2¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)
1½ lb. semisweet (or bittersweet) chocolate, coarsely chopped (I will use milk chocolate next time)
Mini chocolate chips (for garnish)
Combine the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the flour, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until incorporated and smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the mixture has firmed up enough to form balls.
Shape the chilled cookie dough mixture into 1-1½ inch balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Cover loosely, transfer the pan to the freezer and chill for 1-2 hours.
When ready to dip the truffles, melt the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water. (I used the microwave method to help a bit with tempering. Just poor your chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between each time until chocolate is melted.) Dip each chilled truffle, one at a time, coating in chocolate and shaking gently to remove the excess. (If at any point during dipping, the cookie dough balls become too soft, return to the freezer to chill for 30 minutes.)
Transfer to a wax-paper lined surface. If using mini chocolate chips for garnish, sprinkle on top quickly after dipping each truffle before the chocolate sets. Once all the truffles have been dipped, store them in the refrigerator until ready to serve.