Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

With Valentine's Day quickly upon us (SUNDAY, for those of you who are on planet Mars!) I went searching for (you guessed it) something sweet. After all, what screams Valentines Day more than a chocolately dessert? So off I went for something nice, sweet, chocolately. When I came across this recipe on the blog I knew it was THE one. Chocolate and cookie dough. Need I say more? Yeah, I didn't think so. This week's Recipe of the Week is Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles.

The recipe makes about 40 or so truffles. Actual yield depends on how big you make the dough balls (and many you eat along the way! And, yes, you will.).

This recipe will take a little over two hours start to finish, but don't let that scare you off. That includes about an hour and a half of refrigeration time. The cookie dough needs that to be firm enough to form into balls (15 minutes minimum). Then those balls need to be firm enough to dipped in melted chocolate (another hour in the fridge). Finally they get a post-chocolate-dip chill for at least another 15 minutes. So there's about an hour and a half of the two-plus hours right there. Actual work time for this recipe is about 30-45 minutes - depending on how fast you mix, make dough balls, and can dip them in the melted chocolate.

The dough part of the recipe is relatively straightforward - butter, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, flour, condensed milk, and chocolate chips. Give this part about 10 minutes or so.

This is also one of those recipes that you can be creative and have a little fun with. You can sprinkle on some crushed candies, sprinkles, or nuts, dust them with some (more!) chocolate, maybe roll them in some coconut, etc. I bet you can come up with some great ideas!

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Well there's your chocolate fix for this weekend! Or how about a box of these truffles as a great gift for your Valentine? And some for you of course. (C'mon, admit it. You'll be eating some of these also.) Have fun - and a great Valentines Day to all of you!