Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles and a Giveaway


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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! 

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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.

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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). 

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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.

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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?

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3) Cakes, Custards, and Pies: Cookies dough stuffed in cupcakes and top with buttercream = heavenly!

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4) Frozen Treats: Cookie dough ice cream is classic, but cookie dough ice pops?  Genius!  That’s the most awesome invention!

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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). 

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6) Fun Snacks & Party Fare: Such as these Cookie Dough Mousse Shooters (see picture below) and so much more. 

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Hm…sorry if I drool a little.  I can’t wait to try them all.  Want Need a copy of your own?  I bet you do.  Here’s how to win one. 

This Giveaway is now closed.  The winner will be announced shortly.  Thank you.

Giveaway Details:
One lucky uTry.it (with an U.S. mailing address) reader will win a copy of “The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook”, courtesy of Quirk BooksTo enter, simply leave a comment on this post by June 10th, 2012 telling me why you would love to win a copy, that’s it.  Winner will be selected by random drawing.

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Disclaimer: I was given a copy of The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook free of charge for the purpose of this review. I was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions are 100% my own and always will be.





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.



104 comments:

  1. There are so many recipes. I would be in the kitchen forever.

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  2. Who wouldn't want this book...It's full of sweet recipes! The truffles and macadamia nut ice cream look the best!

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  3. Amy,

    I would love to have this book. I don't do much baking and would love to try some of those wonderful recipes.

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  4. My children would love these recipes - hope I win!

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  5. I love cookie dough.

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  6. i'd love to win this! i suck in the kitchen and need any help i can get :)

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  7. I'm hopeless. I've been trying to pin healthful recipes, but what I really like to pin are recipes like this!! Amazing. And it's a good thing that bowl of them is not sitting here in front of me right now. :-)

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  8. I am sure there are a lot of cookie recipes. My husband and I look for good cookie recipes and bring them to family events.

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  9. i need some new ideas, this book would really help

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  10. I love cookie dough flavored ice cream and I've tried to make other cookie dough flavored things without success. I could really use having this cookbook.

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  11. I would love to win this cookbook because I love cookie dough

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  12. I added you to my google + circle (Katie Roch)

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  13. I “Like” uTry.it’s Facebook page (Katie Roch)

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  14. I follow on Pinterest
    Katie Roch (Katier6678)

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  15. I've been reading about all these awesome recipes, so I'd love to be able to flip through the book and check it out myself!
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  16. Liked on FB!
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  17. Followed on Twitter!
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  18. Followed on Pinterest!
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  19. Also following u on pinterest (Strega) and facebook (streganonadolci)

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  20. I would Love to win a copy of this Cookbook!!! I could really use this Cookbook, as I Love to try all kinds of new recipes, and these would be new ones for me to make for my Family and Friends. The Cookie Dough Truffles look Wonderful!! Regardless, I am going to try those soon. :-)

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  21. Who WOULDN'T love to win this? More ways to make and eat cookie dough? Yes, please!

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  22. I would love to win! Cookie dough is honestly my favorite dessert!

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  23. I'd love a copy of this cookbook, because the pictures showed above nearly made me drool, and if the pictures alone can make me do that I can only imagine what tasting a recipe would be like

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  24. I would love to win this cookbook because it would be a perfect gift for my 24th birthday and i could treat my friends with something from it! :)

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  25. Hi! I would love this book because I am trying to learn more about the kitchen in any way! I'm trying to learn the aspects of baking through from-scratch baking instead of thru box mixes...which is what my parents have only let me do haha. Plus I reeaallly love cookie dough!

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  26. I would love to win the copy because I love eating cookie dough in every shape or amount! It's gorgeous!

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  27. My fiance loves cookie dough. I know I would have to make him every recipe in this book. :)

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  28. What a great cookbook!The recipes look awesome.

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  29. I love the binding of this cookbook!

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  30. Mmmh cookie dough.

    mpumpkin1011@aol.com

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  31. Often I like my baking before its been baked more than after but these recipes with cookie dough are the best of both worlds.

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  32. I've recently started collecting what I like to call "bakebooks..." Not an easy task on my wallet, but it makes my little kitchen book shelf beautiful! I'd love to add this one to my collection and do some endless baking with a few new recipes! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  33. I would Love to win a copy of this Cookbook because I LOVE cookies!

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  34. Added uTry.it to my Google+ circle

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  35. “Liked” uTry.it’s Facebook page

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  36. Also follow uTry.it on Pinterest

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  37. What a great giveaway! The photos are amazingly beautiful. Would be happy if I am the lucky one!

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  38. I invested my entire adult life tracking down the best chocolate chip cookie recipe:
    http://www.fetch123.com/amazing/introducing-my-best-chocolate-chip-cookie-recipe-in-the-world

    Try it. You're going to love it.

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  39. I want to win because the recipes look so good!

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  40. Love to win it because it would have some great projects for me to do with my nephew while I babysit him during the summer.
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  41. I would love to have this book-COOKIES RULEEE. This book seems amazing and would love to have it in my collection- ironic because cookies are my favorite food ever and the author of the book and myself share the same name!

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  42. I am a bit afraid of raw cookie dough, but the book looks fantastic, and so do your truffles!

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  43. I LOVE COOKIE DOUGH!!! and eat it all the time so i would love this book! :)

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  44. also i subscribed via email :)

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  45. What a fun book! I should win, because there's a bowl of cookie dough in my fridge and I keep sneaking spoonfuls. There might not be any left when I go to bake :)

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  46. I would love to win this book, I love to bake and I love cookie dough more than anything!

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  47. I'm now a follower on Pinterest

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  48. And I FB follower - I found the original entry on Foodgawker

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  49. I am a FB follower and now a follower on Pinterest too! I saw this book on Foodgawker and have been telling everyone about it even though I don't have it. It is such a fun idea and I love how it incorporates my favorite sweet treat with my second favorite love, BREAKFAST! I live with my husband and 2 roommates and would love to learn new recipes to try as we get into picnic time! I show my love by sharing fun baked goods and this would totally help me. I HOPE I WIN!

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  50. Your chocolate chip cookie dough looks YUM! Why do I want this cookbook? Well... I must learn baking somewhere and to tell you the truth I don't own any bakery cookbook... LOL. That must tell you how non-baker I am, right? I just know that I have to start somewhere and blog hopping has been very helpful since I have baked several from the blogs... anyway, great giveaway!

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  51. And I'm pretty sure I follow pinterest too, but the site is down (it happens way too often!).

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  52. I would love to win a copy so that I can make some delicious sweet treats!

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  53. Thats a gorgeous book and I love cook books with pictures, this would make a great addition to my pile!

    I'm hosting a giveaway over at my blog and would love for you to stop by and participate.

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    Looking forward to seeing you there.

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  54. Hi Amy,
    These are awesome Truffles! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  55. I'd love to win this because I love cookie dough desserts more than anything!

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  56. And I followed you on pinterest :)

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  57. I'm obsessed with cookie dough and have been lusting after this cookbook since I first learned of it's existence on Love & Olive Oil!

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  58. Amazing! This sound just perfect for my daughter Marina!

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  59. I would love to win because really, who doesn't love cookie dough!

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  60. Great ideas ...and eggless..perfect for my allergic daughter!

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  61. Cookie Dough is my absolute favorite and I love to bake!!

    Sara

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  62. We love chocolate chip cookie dough in this household, and the book would come in very handy to expand on that love:)

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  63. I like uTry.it on facebook:)

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  64. I follow uTry.it on Pinterest:)

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  65. I now follow you via email:)

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  66. I love chocolate chips and cookie dough. In fact, I am drooling now.

    Thank you :)

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  67. More than anything, I love baking sweets. Thanks! bea.chan@usa.com

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  68. I love cookbooks and my daughters love anything with cookie dough so I would love to try those recipes just to see them ejnoy.

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  69. I like uTry.it on facebook already!

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  70. I am a follower for you on Twitter!

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  71. I have been your longtime subscriber via email!

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  73. My favorite thing is the world is sweet treats and this cookbook would be a welcomed addition to my collection that I would treasure and get a lot of use out of! It looks like an awesome cookbook with your recipe that looks so delicious being is in there. :-)

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  74. I added uTry.it to my Google+ circle!

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  75. I want this book so I can eventually make each recipe...they all sound amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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  76. I would love this book because I never experience with cookie dough. Ever. And I love trying new things : ]

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  77. I would LOVE to win because I am a cookie dough lover :)

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  78. everything looks so good!
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  79. i want to win this because i love cookie dough!

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  80. I would love to win a copy of this because it sounds like an interesting cookbook.

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  81. Amy, I seems like don't have much luck on winning anything. So, just give it a try. Wish me luck!
    Kristy
    p/s it's a wonderful giftaway.

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  82. Love cookie dough & would love to try a few of these recipes!

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  83. Now that I've seen this entry, I feel like a bit of a dope asking if you liked cookie dough! Since there's no chance of me winning this now (and even less of a chance of me being to afford this--hooray for scanty income sources), I've decided to enlarge your cookbook photos and rely on squinting to fuel my cookie dough addiction. I hope this doesn't mean I need glasses, because I can't afford those either. Thanks for sharing!

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