Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cookie Dough Truffles

When making chocolate chip cookies, I am always guilty of eating 1/2 the batter before they even make it into the oven! Now that I am pregnant, I am very conscious of what I eat and avoid anything that could possibly harm the baby. (Raw eggs!!!) So that means I haven't had any cookie dough for more than 7 months!

This recipe comes from my all-time favorite lady - PAULA DEEN! I just love her!!! My 3 year old son and I watch her show often. Carson now points out all the Paula Deen magazines to me when we are at the grocery store. He'll say, "Look Mommy! There's Paula Bean!" I'm still trying to teach him that her last name is not "Bean" but it's just the cutest thing.

I saw this recipe while surfing Paula Deen's website. Once I saw COOKIE DOUGH truffles, I just knew this recipe was for me. It contains no eggs yet tastes exactly like the cookie dough you would bake in the oven for cookies! And what's even better is that they are coated in C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E.

Mmmmmmmmmm!!!! They were very easy to make and are addicting! I am in love!

Cookie Dough Truffles

1/2 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
2 c. flour
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c. semisweet mini chocolate morsels
1 c. finely chopped pecans (optional)
1 1/2 lb chocolate bark candy coating, melted

In a large bowl cream butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add vanilla. Gradually beat in flour and add milk. Add chocolate morsels and pecans, mixing well. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on waxed paper; chill 2 hours.

*Paula's Note: Since the dough is sticky, roll your fingers into flour. This will make it easier to roll.

*Kathie's Note: I placed the cookie dough in the refrigerator for a couple hours before rolling them into balls. It hardened up the dough and made it very easy to roll up. No need to even flour my hands.

Put truffles in freezer to firm up while you are prepping the chocolate.

Melt chocolate bark candy coating in the microwave or a double boiler. Using 2 forks, dip cookie balls into candy coating to cover. Place on waxed paper and chill to set. Store in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Makes 5 dozen truffles.

These are going with Ryan to work tomorrow! They are just too dangerous to keep in this house! But don't worry...I kept a dozen or so of them for me. I stuck them in the freezer so I can grab one whenever I get a chocolate craving. :)


  1. Kathie,

    These are great! Unfortunately for me, I've eaten about four of them so far today (they are sitting on my desk, staring at me). I can't help it.

    I'm going to bring a few home to my wife, who is also pregnant. She will be psyched.

    I love the blog. It's impressive how regularly you are able to update it, and everything sounds so GOOD!

    I'd love to get together for dinner some weekend. I'll try to organize something with Ryan.



  2. THANK YOU! You are a lifesaver ... I am pregnant and I think this recipe will do JUST the trick :-) Love your blog! So beautiful and tasty!

  3. Thanks Kara! Best of luck with your pregnancy and I hope these satisfy your cravings! :) This is one of my favorite desserts!