Friday, December 30, 2011

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

All the fun of cookie dough without the worry of raw eggs!

This recipe was rated one of Taste of Home magazine's Top 100!  It sounded like a fun little bite, so I had to try it gluten free.  A quick taste of a chocolate chip cookies without the wait of baking!

SPH Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
1 box Betty Crocker GF Cookie Mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 t. vanilla (I use Simply Organic brand)
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (use the kind that says walnut topping - you can find it in the baking aisle)
1 bag Wilton Dark Cocoa Candy Melts (or your choice of chocolate coating)
1 T. shortening (I use coconut oil)

In a large bowl, combine mix and butter until dough looks like coarse meal.  Add vanilla and milk, and stir til well combined.  Stir in walnuts.  Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper on a cookie sheet and place in freezer for an hour.  Melt chocolate coating, and using a bamboo skewer, dip frozen truffles into chocolate.  Place back on waxed paper, and allow to cool and set.  My batch made over 3 dozen.

They are indeed a fun little bite.  Very rich, so your taste for chocolate chip cookies will be satisfied pretty quickly.  If you prefer, you could also try using white chocolate or milk chocolate - they'd still be excellent.  And remember, you can always use chocolate chips if that's what you have on hand.

Another joyful and delightful idea to take along to a party.  Other guests will surely be surprised when they sink their teeth in - enjoy!

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