On our one-year anniversary, Nick and I picked up a large pizza from Goat Hill Pizza and I made these cookie dough truffles. (Not setting ourselves up for longevity, eh?) Cookie dough truffles are like classic ganache truffles except instead of ganache rolled in cocoa powder, I rolled balls of raw cookie dough in it. Since you're not baking the dough, you can use your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and just leave out the leaveners like eggs, baking soda, and baking powder. You'll need to use a little more butter and vanilla extract to make up for the loss of moisture from the eggs but there's no need to worry about measuring precisely since you're not baking.
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tiny pinch of salt
3/8 cup flour
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/8 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Bring the butter up to room temperature or pop it in the microwave until just a little bit of it starts to liquefy. (Do not melt it all the way to a liquid state.) Cream together the butter, brown sugar, regular sugar, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla. Add the flour a little bit at a time until the dough holds itself together; you may need a little more than 3/8 cup depending on the texture of your butter. Add the mini chocolate chips and stir to combine.
Scatter the cocoa powder on a small plate. Using a 1-inch cookie drop/ice cream scooper or a small spoon, drop a 1-inch ball of dough onto the cocoa powder and roll it gently until lightly coated. Tap off the excess cocoa powder and repeat with the remainder of the dough. Refrigerate until it is time for serving.
Makes 10 truffles.
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