Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cookie Dough Catch-up

Ever feel like your constantly trying to catch up with things? This week blogging is one of them! I took advantage of the 3 day weekend to relax and get a lot a few necessary things done, but the rest of the time was spent celebrating Valentine’s! I get to pick out a deep fryer this week from the boyfriend. He also won us sweetheart tickets over the radio—they shut the whole movie theatre down except for the winners and they give away lots of prizes (which we did not win) and then watch a movie. The movie was Duplicity which we did not follow at all, but it was still fun! Have you watched that movie?

So needless to say, I didn’t get around to posting about the last and best Valentine’s treat..but it’s not too late—these are perfect for any occasion when your looking to wow a crowd or just your significant other. Sure, homemade truffles may seem like a daunting task, but they really don’t take much longer than a batch of cookies—possibly just a bit more mess, but SO worth it! What is your favorite truffle recipe?

Who needs a expensive chocolate shop when you can make your own?

Cookie Dough Truffles

**Hint—give your truffles away in egg cartons. Perfect size!**

Makes approximately 33 truffles

truffles

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I omitted this)
  • 1-1/2 pounds dark chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • I decorated mine with assorted toppings—coconut, mini white chocolate chips, and chocolate jimmies.
  • Directions:

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour, alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Shape into 1-in. balls; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Loosely cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip balls in coating, allowing excess to drip off; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes. If desired, remelt remaining candy coating and drizzle over candies. Store in the refrigerator.
  • 15 comments:

    Krista said...

    I didn't realize you had a man! Awesome, girl!! So glad you had a good Valentine's Day. Sounds like a unique adventure for sure.

    My Mom makes mean truffles with rum in them. Usually around Christmas time. So good...

    Kerstin said...

    Love all the different toppings - your truffles look SO addicting!

    Sook said...

    Truffles in egg cartons, ha ha! Funny! Your boyfriend is so sweet for giving you a deep fryer! :)

    Meghan said...

    I have cookie dough truffles on my list of things to make - they sound like the perfect treat to me! I love your idea of using an egg carton to transport the truffles! I had a huge disaster over the holidays with truffles rolling around the back seat of my car :-/

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    Stacey said...

    I love the idea of using an egg carton!

    Jenny said...

    boyfriend?! how did I not know about this! awww.. give me deets girl! Oh god, I'm so nosey.. pardon me :)

    katecooks said...

    i feel that way about blogging too, and reading blogs!

    i want the goss on this boy too :)

    sophia said...

    I've never made truffles before...candy-making kind of intimidates me! But I definitely like eating them! :D

    Ah, secret here: I've been unsubscribing to all the "popular" blogs...I just don't have time to read and view the same oatmeal breakfast over and over again!

    Nicole, RD said...

    I haven't seen that movie, but those truffles sound so good! Always sparking my sweet tooth!! : )

    Have a great weekend, Cassie!

    Nicole, RD said...

    I'm making these now! What have you done to me??? :)

    Shannon, Tropical Eats said...

    hahah i love jenny's comment. i didnt know either!!!! That is SO cute they shut the whole theater down for you two. talk about an awesome valentines day. :) Glad you had a great one girly! and i agree it's soo hard to catch up on bloggies

    Erica said...

    What a fun win! I've never seen that movie. The truffles look perfect! They would be perfect to bring to a party too- what hostess wouldn't want those? Love how you can choose different toppings too. Hope you're enjoying this fabulous weekend.

    Ana said...

    The truffles look goOOod!! I have seen Duplicity and I wasn't able to follow it either, I ended up falling asleep during it!

    ktbwood said...

    hey girl!! thanks so much for your comment-your blog is aweesome! those truffles sound amazing too!