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Monday
Feb282011

Cookie Dough Truffles

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

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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

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat sugars and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Add the milk and vanilla and mix until blended.  Turn the mixer to low and add in the flour, baking soda and salt and stir until incorporated.  Cover dough with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes. Note: we didn't add any chocolate chips/peanut butter chips etc into our cookie dough but feel free to add anything you want into the dough.  Your truffles, your rules.

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.

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Reader Comments (17)

Love these, ladies! This is an absolutely perfect way to celebrate the Oscars!

February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMadison M

I wish I was at your Oscar party:-) Love the gold on the truffles!

February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at Keep It Sweet

Ok, not only is this recipe divine and also bookmarked already, but WHERE did you find those stars. I need them, like, yesterday. Also, how did you get your truffles so round abd perfectly shaped? I envy you!

February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz @ Blog is the New Black

Ooooh, I love cookie dough truffles - I love your 'Oscar' theme to them - so cute!! I've never put sticks in mine but that is a fantastic idea~ The other cookie truffle I love is Oreo truffles - I made them for the first time this Christmas and they were a huge hit!

February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea B.

Edible gold stars?! I think those may have just beat rainbow sprinkles out for best baked good accessory!

February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Brilliant! And they look so delicious!

February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNina | Salt

Awesome sprinkles!!

February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHelena

Oh great just what I need! A recipe and drool-worthy photos of my most favorite thing...cookie dough. And in a truffle form no less! Although I told myself I would limit my intake of such indulgences, you have me wavering. I just don't think I could live without trying these at least once in honor of the Oscars of course!

February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDionne Baldwin

um. these look fantastic. and addictive. and SO cute with the gold stars! where did you find those sprinkles??

February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHannah at FleurDeLicious

OMG! Where did you get those stars??? I love them!

March 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie@Cozydelicious

For everyone who's wondering where to get those fabulous star sprinkles! We picked ours up at NY Cake & Baking (http://www.nycake.com/) which is such an amazing store if anyone is ever in NYC! But if you're not don't fret, Wilton makes a identical version sold here - http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=36A607AB-1E0B-C910-EA8977647A58A212.

March 1, 2011 | Registered CommenterBlue Eyed Bakers

Beautiful truffles! Those little stars are amazing! I sure do like cookie dough..

March 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvan @swEEts

LOVE the star sprinkles!! I wish I had these while watching the Oscars!

I have been eying those gold edible stars. You ladies made great use of them. Totally Oscar worthy truffles.

March 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlora

I am new to your blog and wanted to say WOW, I think I have cooking ideas for months

March 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrooppetrie

this has been sitting in my inbox and I have avoided it long enough, just not fair to be constantly teased ya know. Wish I had a bite right now just sayin! I have to try these little ones out ;)

March 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Katy and Abby, these truffles are just amazing! I love those little stars and the sticks you used... What a fun treat for a big celebration, and I see no better reason to celebrate than the plain and simple fact that these have cookie dough inside of them! Great recipe, girls. Keep 'em comin'!

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