Tell me I’m not the only one who’s crazy about the cookie dough clinking on the beater….well, or even better, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles like these (hey, they are egg free too!) I’m pretty sure I’m not alone out there because Lindsay Landis created over 50 recipes in her new book “The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook”, featuring homemade raw cookie dough!
I love Lindsay’s recipes from this book, they are very easy to follow and super creative. You’ll also find colorful and gorgeous pictures on each recipe on the finished product as well. A big plus for a visual person like me.
These recipes are also perfect for the Summer because most recipes do not require to switch on your oven. Hooray! I also love Lindsay’s thoughtfulness to include a “cheat sheet on the inside of her cover with measurements and temperature conversions (as shown in the picture below).
There are six categories in “The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook” featuring:
1) Candy: Such as these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles on this post.
2) Cookies and Brownies: Can you imagine chocolate chip cookie dough sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies? Why didn’t I think of that before?
3) Cakes, Custards, and Pies: Cookies dough stuffed in cupcakes and top with buttercream = heavenly!
4) Frozen Treats: Cookie dough ice cream is classic, but cookie dough ice pops? Genius! That’s the most awesome invention!
5) Indulgent Breakfasts: Yup, you heard me right, breakfast. I would love to wake up into these Belgian Cookie Dough Waffles with Chocolate whipped cream (as shown in the picture below).
6) Fun Snacks & Party Fare: Such as these Cookie Dough Mousse Shooters (see picture below) and so much more.
Hm…sorry if I drool a little. I can’t wait to try them all.
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles: (Printable Recipe)
(Recipe from The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook)
Makes 30 to 40 truffles (I got exactly 30 from my batch)
For cookie dough:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons milk or cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
For the chocolate coating:
8 ounces dark-chocolate candy coating
In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Mix in milk and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt and mix on low speed (or by hand) until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and chill dough for 30 minutes or until firm enough to handle.
Form dough into 1-inch balls and arrange them on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Place sheets in the freezer for at least 15 minutes. Meanwhile, melt chocolate candy coating in a double boiler or microwave according to package directions, being careful not to overheat it. Using a fork or dipping tool, dip truffles one at a time in candy coating to cover. Tap fork on the edge of the bowl to shake off excess coating, and return truffles to baking sheets to set. If you have any leftover coating, transfer it to a piping bad or squeeze bottle fitted with a small round tip and pipe decorative lines over top of truffles—or simple drizzle coating with a fork for an abstract finish.
Refrigerated in an airtight container, truffles will keep for up to 1 week, though I dare you to make them last that long.