Cookie Dough Truffles

This recipe is a good one I found on My Kitchen Cafe. The cookie dough does NOT contain raw eggs, so don’t fret!

I didn’t have enough semi-sweet chocolate chips for dipping, so I also tried dipping with dark chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch, and peanut butter chips. My favorites were the dark chocolate and the peanut butter. Unfortunately, the peanut butter chips didn’t melt well (even when I added some extra half and half. Perhaps, I might try adding oil next time), nor did it ever completely harden again.

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Cookie Dough Truffles
adapted from Taste of Home

½ cup butter, softened
¾ cup packed brown sugar
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup chopped walnuts (optional) (Note: I did not add them)

1 ½ pounds semi-sweet chocolate candy coating, chopped (Note: I experimented with semi-sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch, and peanut butter chips)

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the flour, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla; mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts, if using. Shape into 1-inch balls; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Loosely cover and freeze for 1-2 hours or until firm. (The dough softens quickly at room temperature so it works best if they are frozen, not just chilled in the refrigerator.)

In a microwave safe bowl, melt candy coating, stirring often until smooth. Dip balls in coating; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes. If desired, melt remaining candy coating and drizzle over candies. Store in refrigerator.

Yield: 5 ½ dozen.

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