Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cookie Dough Balls

Yum. Of course, this is cookie dough dipped in chocolate, so it has to be yummy.
This is also the easiest recipe to make if you aren't afraid of raw cookie dough.

It takes 3 ingredients. Chocolate chips, a tube of pre-made cookie dough (or you could make your own), and vegetable shortening.

Take about 2 teaspoons of cookie dough, and roll it into a ball. Place on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper/ a silpat / wax paper, whichever you prefer. Repeat until you use all of the cookie dough. Then you need to freeze the balls for about 30 minutes so they won't fall apart when you dip them in chocolate.

When it has been 30 min, melt the bag of chocolate chips in a heatproof dish. I used the microwave. (Yes, most people say to use a double boiler, but this is easier. Promise.) When the chips are melted stir in about 1 tbs. shortening. The shortening helps you get a smooth coating on the chocolate.

Dip the balls in chocolate and fully coat them one at a time, placing on the baking sheet when coated. Then put the sheet back into the freezer until the chocolate is hard, about 10 minutes.

Then you eat. And eat. And eat, because they are THAT addictive.

these have raw eggs. if you don't like raw eggs, here is an alternate recipe to use that does not have eggs in it. if you use this recipe, you will need to chill the dough to make it cold enough to hold its shape.

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup milk or soy milk
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, or small chocolate chunks.

14 oz dark chocolate candy coating, (i didnt have any so i used chocolate chips)

Beat butter and sugars and in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add soymilk and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt and mix on low speed (or by hand) until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.

Thanks to "love and olive oil" for this recipe!

This makes about 50 balls, but could make more or less based on how big or small they are rolled.

1 comment:

  1. Will have to try this one -- quick and easy way to handle a chocolate craving! Yum ...