Monday, February 15, 2010

eating cookie dough

comon' now....who DOESN'T like to eat cookie dough while making a homemade batch of cookies??
i remember hearing for the 1st time in my 7th grade home ec. class that you could get salmonella poisoning from eating raw cookie dough.
everyone gasped.
drama queens.
what a party pooper bit of info!
i am sure by that time in our lives we had all eaten our own weight of the stuff.
thank goodness we were all alive and well...
and we all went on to continue our raw cookie dough eating habits.

well, i am happy to report that the following recipe is VERY edible.
you can have your dough and eat it too!!
these are a great treat for anyone to indulge in at any age.
enjoy...

Cookie Dough Truffles
yields :: 40-50 1 inch truffles
{print recipe}

8 tbsp. butter, at room temperature
¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
2¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips coarsely chopped
1½ lb. semisweet (or bittersweet) chocolate, coarsely chopped or chocolate candy making chips or chocolate almond bark

Combine the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the flour, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and salt until incorporated and smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the mixture has firmed up enough to form balls, about 1/2 - 1 hour.
Shape the chilled cookie dough mixture into 1-1½ inch balls.
Place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Cover loosely, transfer the pan to the freezer and chill for 1-2 hours.
When ready to dip the truffles, melt the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Using a fork, dip each chilled truffle, one at a time, coating in chocolate and shaking gently to remove the excess. (If at any point during dipping, the cookie dough balls become too soft, return to the freezer to chill for 30 minutes.) Transfer to a wax-paper lined surface, pushing it off the very bottom of the fork with another fork or knife. If garnishing, sprinkle your garnish on top of the truffle quickly after dipping each truffle before the chocolate sets. Once all the truffles have been dipped, store them in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
source: annie's eats

we packaged our truffles up and gave them out as valentines treats!!
i found the template for the labels here.
the mini mailboxes were from the dollar section at target.
so stinkin' cute!!

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  2. I CHECKED MY MAIL AND NO TREATS RESEMBLING THOSE
    SUCCULENT LOOKING GOODIES, BUT OH WELL I GOT A BEAUTIFUL VALENTINE'S CARD FROM OUR LITTLE RILEY THAT IS BETTER..PRICELESS!

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  3. Make these, people, make them! They are very, very good! -Emily S

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  4. Salmonella from cookie dough? That's ridiculous! You can make a lot of yummy treats with cookie doughs without getting any harm after you eat 'em. My wife made some sweets from cookie dough and brought a bunch to our trip to Myrtle Beach. I think even our dentist enjoyed 'em when we visited the next day.

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