ONLY 19 DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS! I put that in all caps because I’m both excited and a little panicked that Christmas is so close. Excited because Christmas is awesome…panicked because I still have SO much to get done before then. So, if you’re a little panicked about trying to find an awesome, but easy dessert for your next Christmas party, this is the one!
Obviously I decorated mine with Christmas colored sprinkles to make them fit the occasion, but these are definitely a year-round dessert. You could coat them in milk chocolate or white chocolate, decorated with whatever color sprinkles you like! In the original post, she did white and dark chocolate truffles and decorated hers with melted chocolate and chocolate chips.
Now here’s what’s great about this dish…it’s cookie dough, but without any egg, so you can just eat all you want without getting sick. Not that I ever let the raw egg stop me from eating cookie dough before…but still. If you are a cookie dough lover, this dessert will quickly become your new favorite. They are simple and fun to make too!
- 1/2 cup salted butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
- chocolate bark (white, milk, or dark chocolate), to melt for dipping
- additional chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc. as optional toppings
- In a large bowl, use electric mixer to cream together butter and brown sugar. Add vanilla. Beat in flour, 1 cup at a time, until it is incorporated and you no longer see chunks of brown sugar (if you spot any, just squish them). Beat in sweetened condensed milk and mix until well-combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Cover bowl and refrigerate until dough is firm (at least 1 hour- maybe more... you want the dough to be quite firm).
- Scoop out heaping Tablespoons of dough, roll into balls, and place on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Place all of the rolled balls back into the refrigerator until you are ready to dip them in chocolate.
- Melt chocolate bark in a glass bowl- easiest to do in the microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring after each heating time, until smooth.
- Use a spoon to help you dip the chilled dough ball into the chocolate and roll it around to cover all sides. Place it on a wax paper-lined platter. Quickly sprinkle with any desired toppings (they set pretty fast!). Repeat with the rest of the dough balls.
- Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
You may be tempted to speed up the chilling process and place the balls into the freezer, but it's not a good idea. The dough freezes up and then when it begins to warm up again- it expands and may cause the chocolate coating to crack.
Have your own favorite cookie dough recipe? Leave out the eggs, add a little milk to compensate for any dryness in the dough, and try making truffles with your own recipe!
Source: Recipe Girl