OK, they aren't beautiful, but they look better than I expected for the first attempt. Actually, this recipe is very easy and there is NO BAKING required. I got the recipe from Janice at her blog, the Farmersgirl Kitchen. Click on the link and you will see the recipe. Her truffles look wonderful, much more refined than mine. No wonder I was inspired to conquer my candy phobia and give truffles a try!
At the heart of this truffle is a delicious, egg-free, chocolate chip cookie dough. Yes, that means you can eat this cookie dough with a spoon! RAW! To be honest, I would have just eaten the cookie dough as it is if it weren't for writing this post. It is that good! Think of the possibilities.... home made cookie dough ice cream, look out Ben and Jerry's!
I followed the recipe exactly EXCEPT I beat the butter and sugar a little longer to take away any graininess. I also chilled the dough for several minutes before using my special cookie scoop to form the truffle balls.
Make sure the cookie dough balls are nice and firm before dipping them into the melted chocolate. Yes, chocolate dipping is a bit messy and I did feel a bit like Lucille Ball in the famous chocolate scene, but it was fun.
If you love chocolate chip cookie dough, give these a try. They are like nothing you've ever eaten before! I refrigerated my truffles to keep the chocolate coating cool and crisp. Bite through that crunch of chocolate and into real chocolate chip cookie dough! WOW!
If you have a moment, watch this Lucille Ball video. It is a classic comedy clip from the 1950's.... a real piece of Americana!