Happy Weekend, friends! Can you believe we’ve almost made it to February? In years past, February has been our month for all things CHOCOLATE- candies and cakes, cookies and muffins, even a few ice creams in between! Although this month won’t be exclusively chocolate recipes, I did want to nod to Valentine’s Day today with a cute gift guide for your GALentine- all the friends and moms and ladies that make your life special. (Sidebar: there is absolutely nothing wrong with sending this guide to your man-friends either. Sometimes they need a little help shopping too.) Let’s take a peek at the gift guide and then roll on to the main event: cookie dough truffles.
1. Silk Pillowcase This silky pillowcase from Booklinen will give your galentine all sorts of sweet dreams.
2. Monogrammed Travel Jewelry Case No money for jewelry? Give her something to store it in instead!
3. Wool Sweater Cozy up with this beautiful cropped mockneck sweater.
4. Ugg Boots For a girl’s night in, skip the fancy outfit and stay warm with these short Ugg boots.
5. Envelope Embosser Send all the love notes you want with a personalized envelope embosser.
6. Lip Sleeping Mask Keep that pucker chap-free with one of these tinted overnight lip masks.
7. Sunglasses What’s so wrong about looking through rose-colored glasses?
8. Bud Vase Skip the fancy bouquet and buy your galentine something to put a single stem in instead.
9. Sea Salt Caramels These chewy bites of sweet and salt from Sugarfina are better than any box of chocolates I’ve ever had.
Cookie Dough Truffles
These cookie dough truffles are about as simple as truffles get. Sure, they require a little chill time and melting of chocolate, but other than that, these are no-bake treats that anyone can rally around. I’ve long been a cookie dough eater, and combining this eggless recipe with a quick candied coating (plus a sprinkle of sea salt!) makes for an adorable, bite-sized treat that will make all your favorite people feel loved. Let me tell you how to make them.
First, we start by preparing the cookie dough. Butter, brown sugar, and sugar with a mixer come together until smooth and creamed. A pinch of salt, vanilla, and milk come next followed by the flour and mini chocolate chips. Keep in mind that newer recommendations suggest not eating raw flour; to be on the safe side, you can opt for a heat-treated one instead. Chill the cookie dough truffles batter until firm and scoopable- about 2 hours. Then, use a small cookie scoop to portion out rounds of dough. Briefly chill while you melt down chocolate. I prefer to use bittersweet chocolate chips, but you can easily opt for a semisweet or even baking melt instead. Melt gently until smooth and then use a toothpick to dip individual cookie dough truffles into the mixture. I like to finish each off with an extra drizzle of chocolate and sprinkle of sea salt.
I ADORE these cookie dough truffles this time of year (or anytime, really), and I hope you’ll give them a look. Happy Saturday and Happy Baking!
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Cookie Dough Truffles
These cookie dough truffles feature edible chocolate chip cookie dough centers, melted dark chocolate shells, and sea salt!
- Prep Time: 15
- Total Time: 30
- Yield: 34
- Category: Dessert
- Stick a toothpick about halfway through a chilled ball of dough and dip it into the chocolate, being sure to coat each side. Use your finger to push the ball off the toothpick and onto wax paper-lined sheet pan. Continue this with the remaining balls of dough until each have been dipped and use any remaining chocolate to drizzle on top of the balls. Sprinkle with sea salt while the chocolate is still melty and then chill briefly to set.