DESSERT OF THE WEEK – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
These whimsical truffles may bring back nostalgic memories of eating cookie batter as a child – and this version is eggless! Boxed up with some pretty tissue paper, they make the perfect treat or gift.
Total Time: 2 hr 35 min
Prep: 30 min
Inactive: 2 hr
Cook: 5 min
Yield:about 18 truffles
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon nonalcoholic vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening or coconut oil
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
Beat the brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, yogurt and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium-high speed in a large bowl until well combined, about 2 minutes. Add the flour mixture, and mix on low speed until well incorporated. (Turn off the mixer and use your hands to help combine if needed.) Fold in 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips with a rubber spatula, or mix them in with your hands.
Scoop tablespoonfuls of the batter, and roll them into smooth balls. Put them on the prepared baking sheet, and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
Melt the remaining 2/3 cup chocolate chips and the shortening in a medium microwave-safe bowl in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between, until the coating is smooth and thin. Drop the chilled balls into the coating, and roll them around with a fork to fully coat. Remove each truffle with the fork, letting any excess coating drip off, and return to the baking sheet. (If the coating begins to harden, microwave it for a few seconds to warm it up and thin it out.) Refrigerate the truffles until the coating is completely set, about 1 hour. (The truffles can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.)
Cook’s Note: When measuring flour, we spoon it into a dry measuring cup and level off the excess. (Scooping directly from the bag compacts the flour, resulting in dry baked goods.)
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