Cookie Dough Truffles

recipe
Here's a new indulgence--chocolate chip cookie dough in candy form, wrapped in a chocolate shell.

Yield:

4 1/2 dozen.

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup thawed egg substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate morsels
3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels
1 1/2 tablespoons shortening

Preparation

Beat butter at medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugars, beating well. Add egg substitute and vanilla; beat well. Add flour to butter mixture; beat well. Stir in miniature chocolate morsels and chopped pecans. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

Shape mixture into 1" balls. Cover and freeze balls until very firm.

Place (12-ounce) package morsels and shortening in a 1-quart glass bowl; melt in microwave according to package directions. Using two forks, quickly dip frozen truffles into melted chocolate, coating completely. Place on wax paper to harden. Store truffles in refrigerator 2 to 3 days.

Christmas with Southern Living 2000,

Oxmoor House

January 2000