Friday, January 11, 2013

Dessert Bites

Yikes!  I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted.  I've made several different things for my residents at work but before that, we need to finish up Christmas stuff.  Next up, chocolate chip cookie dough balls.  When my dad tried these, his comment was "It's like eating dough..." Well....yes...thus, cookie dough balls.  I did feel like the texture was a little bit too "sticky."  I needed to keep them cool, which made the chocolate chips quite hard.  They were still good though.  I shared with the residents who were on schedule to work at Christmas and they enjoyed them.  Next post I'll share MY favorite, the snickerdoodle balls.  YUM!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites from Cooking Classy 
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup milk chocolate chips, chopped
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped


1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and salt until pale and fluffy about 3 - 4 minutes. Stir in milk and vanilla extract. Add in flour and mix just until combine (dough will seem dry at first but it will come together). Mix in chopped chocolate chips. Scoop dough out 1 equal tablespoon at a time and roll into balls. Place on parchment or wax paper. If drizzling with chocolate, place 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwave safe container and microwave on 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Pour melted chocolate into a small ziploc bag, seal bag and cut a very small tip off the corner of the bag. Drizzle chocolate over tops of truffles and allow to set.  For more firm cookie dough bites, chill 1 hour in refrigerator. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.Enjoy!

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