Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles


Made these on a whim, as I was choosing between gooey chocolate brownies and this! Decided to try my hand at truffles because of my previous failed virgin attempt at making them. I was determined not to be beaten by these unassuming little balls of decadence. The previous try, my chocolate got too melted that it failed to harden, even after days of freezing! This time, to avoid over-melting chocolate (there is such a thing!), I used a microwave instead. That saved me, and I think this little project of mine can be said to be fairly successful. :)



Admittedly, the truffles are messy. Chocolate dipping and whatnot, it is difficult to get perfectly smooth, round balls of truffles manually. However, I think the beauty of each homemade chocolate truffle is the uniqueness of its "swirl". There is a distinct type of beauty associated with these. Sort of like how the messy just-got-out-of-bed hair looks sexy sometimes. You feel me???






What you will need:
makes ~40 small balls

a cup of all-purpose flour

a pinch of salt


a dash of cinnamon



a stick of butter, softened



a three-quarter cup of brown sugar



half a teaspoon of vanilla extract



a bag of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips









Method:

1. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, and dash of cinnamon.





2. In a second larger bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until creamy.

3. Slowly beat in the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture until smooth.



4. Stir in the chocolate chips.








they look like an army of diabetes heheh

5. Roll the mixture into whatever-suits-your-fancy-size balls and lay on a sheet of baking paper.



when they have hardened, there'll be this sheen of ~stuff~ coating the cookie dough balls! do look out for it as a sign of frozen-ness :-)

6. Freeze until firm (about 20 minutes).



this never fails to excite the child in me!

7. While waiting for the cookie dough balls to harden, melt the chocolate chips. I recommend 4 minutes in the microwave on medium-low heat!



8. Remove cookie dough balls from the freezer and dip liberally into melted chocolate.

9. Place chocolate-coated cookie dough balls on a new sheet of baking paper and freeze until the chocolate hardens. Resist the urge to pop the pre-frozen balls into your mouth.



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