I am randomly in need of something to send with my wife to work for a holiday party, and I was tired of my typical brownies (however, amazing they might be). After a bit of searching, I stumbled across a recipe for chocolate chip cookie dough truffles. I really liked the idea behind it, but I thought that it could use some improvement. After a few attempts at perfecting the recipe, I think it's as good as it's going to be - at least coming from me!
Step 1: Ingredients
The original recipe I found was basically just standard chocolate chip cookie dough dipped in chocolate. This would be OK, except there are a few things in dough that shouldn't be consumed raw. On top of that, I have altered the amounts of things so that eating a few of these isn't quite so unhealthy.
3/4 Cup White Sugar
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Stick of Butter, Softened
1/3 Cup Milk
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
2 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Peanut Butter Chips
1 Cup Chopped Almonds (or other nut)
Step 2: A Sweet Start
Soften the stick of butter and combine with the sugars in a large bowl. Be careful not to actually melt the butter - it should still be a solid, just...soft. Beat these things together in the bowl by hand or a low speed mixer until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Add the vanilla and milk to the sugar/butter mixture and lightly blend by hand.
Step 3: Flour and More
Stir in the flour and mix by hand or a mixer on low speed until everything is well incorporated.
This is the optional part... Now is a good time to add in anything you want to be in the dough such as chocolate chips or nuts.