Friday, May 15, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Does it come to anyone's surprise that a recipe from Paula Deen is great? I mean really, if I could have any mother-in-law in the world, it would be her. I think one of her sons is still single--maybe I should get to work on that.  

In the meantime, here is a Paula recipe from It's essentially chocolate chip cookie dough (minus the raw egg) dipped in chocolate to make a truffle.  What drew me to this recipe was the use of sweetened condensed milk, which makes it sticky and wonderful. This recipe is for all your cookie dough lovers out there who make cookies just to scrape the bowl...I know you guys are out there--don't hide it, be proud! :)


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup semisweet mini chocolate morsels
  • 1 1/2 pounds chocolate bark candy coating, melted


In a large bowl cream butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add vanilla. Gradually beat in flour and add milk. Add chocolate morsels and pecans, mixing well. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on waxed paper; chill 2 hours.

*Cook's Note: Since the dough is sticky, roll your fingers into flour. This will make it easier to roll.

Melt chocolate bark candy coating in a double boiler. Using 2 forks, dip cookie balls into candy coating to cover. Place on waxed paper and chill to set. Store in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Hard Boiled Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies (Small Batch)

I found this recipe for a chocolate chip cooking using a hard boiled egg (it sounds gross doesn't it?) on a blog called I heard a lot of great feedback and comments regarding this cookie recipe, so skeptically I decided to give it a shot. literally puts any other normal Nestle Toll House cookie to shame. It's absolutely enormous, and it has a bit of saltier flavor to it. It is THE  best chocolate chip cookie I've ever eaten.

Also, here's my thing with cookies (also with pizza too). I like them, but one doesn't satisfy me whatsoever, so knowing that I'll need a large quantity to be happy, I usually stay clear from them. So it comes to no surprise that I'm giving you guys a recipe for a HUGE cookie. The bigger the better right? :) Go get to boiling those eggs!

Amazing Hard Boiled Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies! (Small Batch)

3.1 oz all purpose bleached flour (2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour)

2 ounces cold unsalted butter (4 tablespoons)

1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/8 teaspoon baking soda

3 tablespoons granulated sugar 
2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/4 of a hard boiled egg  (Update:  it's now been tested using only hard boiled egg (1/2 egg and no raw egg) and it's even better!) 

1 tablespoon lightly beaten egg

1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract  
1/4 cup or how ever many your want of semi sweet or milk (or both!) chocolate chips (I added more of course)

Combine flour and butter in food processor. Pulse until mixture is mealy and coarse. Add the salt and baking soda and pulse to mix. Add both sugars and hard boiled egg. Pulse again until mixture is mealy looking. Add in the raw egg and vanilla and pulse until mixture just begins to come together.

Dump mixture into a bowl, add chocolate chips and shape into two balls. You will see egg whites in dough – they’ll disappear as the cookies bake.

Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet at 350 degrees F. for 20 minutes or until cookies appear lightly browned around edges. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to rack to finish cooling.

Important: Let cool completely before serving. The texture gets better as the cookies cool. It’s even better if you cool the cookies, freeze them, then thaw them.

Makes 2 big cookies (about 4 oz. each)