Like eating cookie dough better than the actual baked cookies? Then these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles from The Kitchen Is My Playground are for you!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (12 oz.) package chocolate chips
  • 1 (1 lb.) package candy melts (I used Make 'n Mold dark chocolate flavored candy wafers, available at most craft stores)
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Preparation

Step 1

In a large bowl combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla; beat until creamy. Beat in water. Combine flour and salt. Add flour mixture to butter/sugar mixture; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.

Step 2

Shape cookie dough into approximately 1" balls, using about 1 T. dough per ball; set aside on wax paper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hour.

Step 3

In a small deep bowl, melt candy melts and shortening together in the microwave per candy melt package directions (typically in 30 second intervals, stirring in between). Use a fork to dip each cookie dough ball in the candy coating, letting excess coating drip off back into the bowl. Place on wax paper to dry.

Step 4

To decorate with drizzled candy coating, place candy melts in a zip-top sandwich bag on a microwave safe dish. Heat in 20 second intervals until melted, kneading after each heating. Using scissors, snip a tiny hole in one corner of the bag. The smaller your cut, the smaller the drizzle. Drizzle the melted candy coating back and forth over the truffles.

Step 5

Let stand until firm. Store truffles in the refrigerator or freezer. Makes 60 truffles.