Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough Truffles

A great addition to your Christmas cookie list! 

1/4 cup butter, slightly melted and really soft
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 tsp. teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (or regular chocolate chips, chopped)
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (for melting)
1 tsp shortening (optional)*
*The addition of shortening should thin the chocolate and make the balls easier to coat. I didn’t use shortening.
Whip butter with sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Mix in flour and salt including chocolate chips until completely combined. Dough should be moist and slightly crumbly. Roll into desired sizes and shapes. Place on baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Store in refrigerator until ready to coat in chocolate.
Melt chocolate chips (and shortening if desired) in microwave or over double boiler. Drop dough balls one by one into melted chocolate. Drizzle chocolate over dough to coat and using a fork, remove chocolate covered balls, tapping against the side of the pot to remove any excess chocolate. Place on waxed paper and chill in the refrigerator until firm. Store in an airtight container on the counter or in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Makes about 16 small bites.
Comments: This recipe comes from The bites were wonderful though the next time I try them I’d like to use all 10X. I didn’t care for the grainy texture.

S. Dionne Moore is the author of the LaTisha Barnhart series of cozy mysteries:Murder on the Ol' BunionsPolly Dent Loses Grip and Your Goose is Cooked. Fun reads with lots of family, food, and attitude. Like LaTisha, S. Dionne loves to cook, and healthy recipes are a plus.


  1. Yummers! That sounds like a must-have to me!

  2. Hope you enjoy, Traci. They are really, really good!