Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Paula Deen's Cookie Dough Truffles

When I saw this recipe on Paula Deen's show earlier last month, I though it would be a great dessert for Thanksgiving. So I made them and then...I promptly hid them. There was no way it could compete with my mother's pumpkin roll. This recipe needed some tweaking. Bad. I didn't want to just scrap the whole thing. I mean, cookie dough that won't send you to the hospital with high fever and severe abdominal cramps? This was a recipe worth salvaging!

First, I went out and got a cookie scoop. Paula suggests using your hands, coated in flour, to roll the dough into balls. That turned out to be a big, sticky, floury mess. Get a cookie scoop. Trust me. Second, use salted butter. And third, use a container of dipping chocolate to coat the truffles. I originally used almond bark but I thought it was way to thick and masked the flavor of the dough. Actually, I made half of them with just a little drizzle of white chocolate on top and they were my favorite. Look out, pumpkin roll!

Cookie Dough Truffles (Paula Deen's unaltered recipe can be found here.)

1/2 cup salted butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
2 containers of Baker's dipping chocolate (1 milk chocolate and 1 white chocolate)

In a large bowl cream butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add vanilla. Gradually beat in flour and add milk. Add chocolate chips and mix well. Using a cookie scoop, place balls of cookie dough onto waxed paper. Place in freezer.

After 2 hours, shape into more round balls with your hands. Using 2 forks, dip into melted chocolate and place onto wax paper. Refrigerate for an hour to set.

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36 comments:

  1. I love to bake, but I tell you...mine would not look anything like Paula's...ha! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

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  2. HOLY CRAP... THOSE LOOK GOOD!

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  3. Oh my gosh, those look divine!!! Good tweaking tips... I wonder if you put a little shortening in the almond bark if it would thin some, enough to work? I'll have to try that recipe, Ali - looks awesome!!

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  4. sorry, you shouldnt have left them on your blog...I just ate them...yummy!!

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  5. Those look great! I'm gonna have to try them out.

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  6. Those sound yummy, but are very pretty too. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. MMMMmmmm, I might have to try these, but I already have a list of things i'm making this week. LOL, i'll have to save this recipe though! I ♥ Paula Deen! I wish she were my grandmother! LOL!

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  8. You always take good pictures of food, but the first one is really great! It looks professional!

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  9. What perfect looking truffles - yum!

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  10. thank you for doing all the groud work for ua all to get "oooooh's" and "ahhhhhh's" this CHRSTmas season ... What a great friend are you!!! Can't wait to try these! ☻ LA

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  11. PS. I cannot believe that Linda didnt leave us even a crumb, it aint right!!!

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  12. These are gorgeous! Cookie dough truffles-what's not to like?? Paula Deen is wonderful-and so are you for sharing this recipe with us!

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  13. I love Paula. I love butter. These look great and thanks for passing the recipe on.

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  14. Oh, sorry, can't comment. I have to clean all this drool off my keyboard and monitor before it breaks something!

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  15. I love Paula Deen and those look amazing! Merry Christmas.

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  16. Yummy! Now who can I get to make them for me?

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  17. OMG! Those look soooooooo good! (only I can't reproduce things to look like they're supposed to) :o(

    Merry Christmas~!

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  18. Oh my goodness.. these look delicious!

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  19. Yum! Cookie dough you can eat! Your truffles came out splendidly. Thanks for sharing both recipes.

    Happy 2009!
    ~ingrid

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  20. oh. my. I need some of them. And the salted butter? I always use salted butter, even when it says not to. Anarchy in cooking, that's how I roll.

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  21. Glad you shared this! I love Paula and I love chocolate!

    Susana from SITS

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  22. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

    Happy SITS day!

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  23. *drools* They look so tasty... *in a trance*

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  24. My family loves anything Paula makes! They look great. Thanks for the recipe tweaking tips.

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  25. wow... those look amazing. nice post! hi from SITS

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  26. Anything Paula makes - even if a little tweaking is required - can't be bad!! These look really YUM!! :-)

    Hello from SITs! Especially love all of your recipes!

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  27. (To the tune of Jingle Bells)

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    mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm MMM!

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    (Well, you said you liked poetry.)

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  28. Yum! I love watching Paula Deen! I am still amazed at how much butter and sugar she puts in everything! But it is soooo good! :) I'll have to try these sometime.

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  29. Ooohhh they look soooo sinful...I must try!!!

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  30. Ooh, can't wait to make these. Congrats on the SITS feature :)
    http://www.hotpieceofsass.com

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  31. I stumbled into you from SITS. And OMG, thank you for fulfilling my food fantasy with cookie dough truffles. You are prime evil and I like it!

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  32. Sounds like a lot of work, but the end result is wonderful. And it's not too bad eating all your failures while tweaking a recipe.

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