Were you talking about the making of truffles and a sink full of dirty dishes?
Oh, ok then. Me neither.
So, my mom and I were planning a cook out and I was in charge of desserts, of course. I was so excited to try some new recipes and practice my cupcake decorating. I even made a slideshow of choices to show my mom, 'cause that's how I roll.
Then, a dramatic turn of events! Not enough guys could come for football teams and you simply can't have a cook out without flag football! We decided to reschedule to the next weekend. All's well that ends well, right? Maybe so, but I had my heart set on making something this weekend!
So, I decided I would make something anyway. Take that, disappointment! Then, my mind went a thousand different directions; it was chaos. No-bake cookies, yes-bake cookies, blondies for 2, divide a regular blondie recipe in 2, truffles of various kinds, fudge, half a fudge recipe, is it possible to make only 2 pralines? These are the questions that haunt me.
I finally decided to make truffles. But, I wanted to try a bunch of different kinds! So, I scaled down a bunch of recipes and then dip, dip, dipped to my heart's content.
Chocolate got everywhere.
But, I was happy. Even before I ate one, I was happy. Although, I'm pretty sure I consumed about a pound of chocolate in the making of the truffles. Most likely.
So, I'm here to share my teeny batch recipes for several different truffle varieties. One. at. a time. Just to keep you on your toes. ;)
First up, chocolate chip cookie dough truffles! I really question why it took me so long to try these.
I took the recipe for a single, giant chocolate chip cookie from Picky Palate, halved it, and made it egg free but feel free to use your favorite cookie dough recipe. Leave out the egg and baking soda. Truffle filling: done, and done. So easy, a cave man could do it.
Then, I rolled into balls, chilled, and dipped. Boom, bam, slam! It made 4 truffles, just enough for you and a friend!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles (Small Batch)
- 1 Tbsp butter, softened
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp vanilla
- 3 Tbsp flour
- 1 Tbsp chocolate chips
- Melted chocolate for dipping
- Mix the softened butters and sugars until combined. Mix in the vanilla.
- Add the flour. Add milk, one teaspoon at a time until a cookie dough consistency is achieved. Make sure it is not too wet, or it will be harder to roll and dip. Fold in chocolate chips (mini are best).
- Roll the "dough" into 1 inch balls. Place on parchment paper on a plate and chill in the fridge or freezer.
- In the meantime, melt the chocolate in 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring each time. (I used semi-sweet chocolate chips.) If the chocolate needs to be thinned, add vegetable oil, one teaspoon at at time.
- Prepare a sheet of wax paper to put the truffles to set.
- Remove the balls from the fridge or freezer and dip them in the melted chocolate. I dropped a ball into the chocolate and used two spoons to coat it and lift it out. Then, set the truffle onto the prepared wax paper. Garnish with chocolate shavings, sprinkles, a drizzle of white chocolate, mini chocolate chips, etc. or leave plain.
- Allow the chocolate to set. This takes about 30 minutes or you can place them in the fridge to speed up the process.
- Once set, enjoy the truffles!