1.07.2013

{Recipe} Award Winning Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake Truffles

Holy crap it's been a while since I've posted! These past few weeks have been super hectic...but really when are the holidays ever calm?  Between traveling to two different families in two different states, hosting out of town guests, having parties and doing a bit of redecorating,  my downtime has been practically non-existent. However, the past few weeks have been a complete BLAST and I am not looking forward to work starting back up this week.


Before the holiday break, our office held their annual cookie contest. While I enjoy a good chocolate chip cookie, other cookies just don't get me excited. I had found these truffles a while back and decided this would be the perfect time try them out. THEY WERE AWESOME. I modified the recipe a bit to be more "holiday-esq."   The rules were to make 36 cookies for the contest. Well, I only made about 24 but within minutes, they were gone.


Not only were the truffles a success in the office, they also won me the Cookie of the Year award! Because they were so popular, and our office has WAY more than 24 people in it, I ended up making 124 the next week for those that still wanted to try them...and once again they were GONE within 30 minutes. 


And with the award came this awesome prize! I don't have a food processor but I've always wanted one. I cannot wait to try it out!

Now the balls are a bit time consuming and if you're a perfectionist, they might drive you a bit crazy, but I promise the end result is worth it!! Chef in Training provided the recipe but she calls them "No Bake Cake Batter Truffles" and while, yes, it does require cake mix, I modified it a bit and to me, they taste like cookie dough. You be the judge.

ABOUT
Makes: 24-30 truffles
Cook time according to Chef in Training: doesn't say
Cook time according to Rachel: 1 hour + 1-2 hours to chill
How difficult was this for Rachel? Not too hard, but can get messy!

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/5 cups flour
1 cup yellow cake mix, dry
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
16 oz white dipping chocolate
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
4 tbsp milk
Sprinkles

DIRECTIONS


Beat together butter and sugar using an electric mixer until combined. Blend in vanilla.
Add cake mix, flour and salt. Add in milk until mix becomes dough-y.
Mix in chocolate chips by hand.
On a wax/parchment paper lined baking sheet, roll dough into one inch balls. Chill in fridge for 15 mins.
Now comes the tricky part. Once the balls are ready, melt the dipping chocolate in 30 second intervals while storing in between in the microwave. If you've never melted chocolate before, this is SUPER important. You CANNOT just put it in the microwave for 2 minutes. Also, you may want to watch what bowl you use. I've used these bowls MANY times in the microwave, but there is something about melting chocolate that changes everything. See the cracks (not the chip at the top...thanks J) that look like a design? Yeah, thats the paint on the bowl cracking. Good bye pretty blue bowl.
Once chocolate is melted, dip balls into the mix. I used a tooth pick to stir it around and a spoon to help
Place the ball on the paper and top with sprinkles before the chocolate hardens. Once all the balls are dipped and covered in sprinkles, place in fridge for aprox 1-2 hours until completely hardened.







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