First off, I want to wish anyone who celebrates it a merry Christmas. I do celebrate Christmas, though not in a particularly religious way. It’s more the family time and spirit of the day that I love. As this post goes live, I’m probably on my way to have brunch and open presents with my family. Or still trying to drag myself out of bed; I never have been much of a morning person, even on Christmas.
But, let’s move on to today’s recipe review, shall we? One of the best things about making chocolate chip cookies is sneaking bites of the raw dough. At least, it’s one of my favourite parts.
The problem, as I’m sure you know, is that raw cookie dough isn’t exactly good for you. Admittedly, I’ve never had any problems. But the possibility is always there.
The solution? Finding a way to eat raw cookie dough without the risk of food poisoning. Which is exactly the solution provided by She Wears Many Hats’ Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles.
I know what you’re waiting to hear about with these, so let’s get straight to the point.
Yes, these truffles really do taste just like raw cookie dough. They have that same combination of brown sugar and vanilla, the same subtle sweetness, the same all-around deliciousness. All in all, they taste amazing.
They’re pretty straight-forward to make, too. You basically just mix everything together, although you do have to take care to mix the ingredients in the right order.
If you like, you can do this by hand; I’ve tried it, and it works fine. It does, however, take quite a bit of work. I’d definitely recommend using an electric mixer, if you can. That faux dough gets thick.
Two more recommendations for the mixing stage: scrape down your bowl, and don’t add too much flour. The mixture gets sticky, and I found that it wouldn’t come together well enough if I didn’t scrape the sides. Then, once you’ve added the condensed milk and the flour, it may look a bit wet. But don’t worry too much about that–it’ll thicken as it chills.
That being said, you will want to have some flour handy when you’re rolling your truffles. The dough is pretty sticky even when it’s been chilled, especially if your hands are warm. Using a bit flour on your hands will help keep things somewhat uniform.
Once your truffles are formed, it’s time to have a little fun. Roll them in melted chocolate, and add some peanuts or sprinkles. Or…
…you can build a snowman. If you want a little help with that, I’ll be telling you all about how I built mine next Friday. Make sure to check back!
To sum it up…
- Time to prepare and cook/bake: About an hour to an hour and a half, not counting chilling time and snowman-building time
- Difficulty: Easy, not counting snowman-building
- How it tasted: Exactly like chocolate chip cookie dough
- Would I make it again: For sure; heck, I’ve already made them twice since mid-November