Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cookie Dough Truffles and my first Give Away!

YUM!!!


Stay posted for Give Away Info at the end of the post.

I hope all of you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. If you are anything like us, you are still enjoying your leftovers. Now that Thanksgiving has officially past it is time for me to break out the Christmas baking. You may remember a while back I posted a recipe for Cookie Dough Pops. They were a big hit at the office and at home. When we went to visit Zack's family over the fourth of July I told them about the cookie dough pops and they specifically request I bring some the next time we visit. To keep my loyal blog fans happy, I did not want to make the same thing twice so I changed up the recipes a little and made them into truffles. I made two variations: Oreo and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip. Being the peanut butter lover that I am I thought the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip would be my favorite, but I actually preferred the Oreo. Both are great; I am sure your guests this December will enjoy either or both.

Oreo Cookie Dough Truffles
recipe from Baked Perfection

1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 dash of cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup crushed Oreos, crushed

Assorted candy melts:
1/2 package chocolate candy melts
1/4 cup assorted color candy melts for decorating

In a medium bowl combine flour, salt, and dash of cinnamon. In a second larger bowl, beat together the butter, sugars, and vanilla extract until creamy. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until smooth. Stir in the crushed Oreos. Roll the mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Chill for several hours or freeze for 15-20 minutes until firm.

Melt candy melts in the microwave per directions on package (30 sec intervals, stirring in between each interval). Gently dip the cookie dough ball in the candy coating, letting any excess drip off. Place on wax paper to dry.

To decorate with drizzled chocolate, place chocolate in a sandwich bag on a microwave safe dish and microwave in 30 second intervals moving the chocolate around between each interval. Using scissors, cut the very tip off the sandwich bag. Use the sandwich bag to pipe the chocolate back and forth over the cookie dough truffle until you reach the desired look. Return to wax paper to dry.




Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
Recipe from Baked Perfection

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup miniature chocolate chips

In a large bowl, cream together the peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Mix in chocolate chips. Roll the mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Chill for several hours or freeze for 15-20 minutes until firm.

Melt candy melts in the microwave per directions on package (30 sec intervals, stirring in between each interval). Gently dip the cookie dough ball in the candy coating, letting any excess drip off. Place on wax paper to dry.

To decorate with drizzled chocolate, place chocolate in a sandwich bag on a microwave safe dish and microwave in 30 second intervals moving the chocolate around between each interval. Using scissors, cut the very tip off the sandwich bag. Use the sandwich bag to pipe the chocolate back and forth over the cookie dough truffle until you reach the desired look. Return to wax paper to dry.



Now how about that Give Away. I have kept you waiting long enough. Tis the season and I am sure you can all use an early Hanukkah or Christmas Gift. The generous people at Oh Nuts have volunteered to give one of my lucky readers a $25 gift certificate to use at Oh Nuts. You have three ways to enter the Give Away:

1. Go to the Oh Nuts Hanukkah gifts page or to the Christmas Nuts Gift page and choose your favorite Hanukkah Gift or Christmas Gift and leave a comment with the name and url of the gift you love the most.

2. Go to the oh nuts facebook page become a fan and post on the wall the url and name of your favorite Hanukkah Gift or Christmas Gift. You should also write "I am here via "Baked Perfection".

3. Follow @ohnuts and Tweet

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OR you can Tweet

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All entries must be submitted by midnight December 12th. I will pick a winner Sunday, December 13th.