Greetings Friends! Did everyone have a fabulous Christmas? It's always nice to have a few days to spend extra time with family and friends. It's a perfect time to recharge and reconnect after the hustle and bustle leading up to the holidays.
Anyhow, a few days off meant I finally got to do some baking. Several months ago, my good friend Alysha, from She's on the Run, brought some Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles to my apartment for a get together. They were so delicious, I immediately added them to my list of must-make desserts.
Although Christmas is over and past, these treats would be perfect for a New Year's Eve or Day gathering or really any occasion.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
(adapted from Paula Deen and She's on the Run)
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli)
1 bag white chocolate chips
Half and Half
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla, then gradually mix in flour and condensed milk. Stir in semisweet chocolate chips. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Chill for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
Melt white chocolate chips and add half and half as needed to thin the mixture. Using a toothpick or fork, dip the chocolate chip cookie balls into the white chocolate coating, then place back on the cookie sheet. Return dipped truffles to the refrigerator for at least an hour to allow the coating to harden.
Note: Finished truffles are best stored in the refrigerator.
Did anyone else make any treats over the holiday break? Or, what's on your must-make desserts list?