Last night we threw a little Oscar soiree. Really, we'll use any excuse to throw a party and buy new cocktail napkins. Secretary's Day, Earth Day, Daylight Savings...all perfect excuses to have a little get together.
But the Oscars? Well they hold a special place in our hearts.
See, these blue-eyed's have a slight theatrical streak. And ok fine, yes, usually it manifests itself in rather hysterical breakdowns at rather inopportune times (security lines, grocery stores etc), but it's not us being high maintenance!
It's just our flair for the dramatics!
Seriously, Pink Dallas, our 2 person variety show way back when was very progressive. Honest. We have the videos. You can watch them.
Slash no one can EVER watch those. Just trust us, k? We. Were. GREAT.
But wait, why were we talking about Pink Dallas? The Oscars. Our party. Aaaand we're back on track.
So parties need food. And by food we mean desserts (obviously). We'd had these little truffle numbers bookmarked for just ages but hadn't gotten around to making them. Until...we spotted these little babies.
That's right cupcakes. Edible gold stars. Like little Hollywood starlets!
Obviously we had to have these sprinkles, we are, of course, completely incapable of resisting tiny metallic sprinkles (who isn't really?).
Racking our internal recipe file we searched for things that could be sprinkled with stars. Cookie dough truflles! Glitzy, golden movie star truffles!
Oh yes, these things are sooo Oscar worthy.
Cookie Dough Truffles
Makes 24-30 truffles
Adapted from Love & Olive Oil
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup milk
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
14 oz candy melts (we used half white chocolate and half dark chocolate, but you can use whatever you like)
4 inch lollipop sticks
Line a baking pan with wax paper and shape chilled dough into tablespoon sized balls. Place balls on wax paper and freeze for 30 minutes.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt candy melts until smooth. Dip the end of each lollipop stick first into the melted chocolate and then into the truffle. Place truffles with sticks back into the freezer for 5 minutes. Holding the lollipop sticks, cover each truffle completely in chocolate and place back on the wax paper lined sheet to set.
You do not need to chill the truffles if you're planning on eating them soon. The chocolate will set and you can enjoy them almost immediately. If you plan on serving them later, allow the chocolate to set at room temperature and then store the truffles covered in the fridge.