Today is Big Bird’s 40th birthday and National Candy Day. How perfect to have both on the same day. Who hasn’t been touched in some way by the magic and joy of Sesame Street? Who doesn’t like candy? Each is sweet and loved by so many. So, to honor both, I am offering a delicious treat: chocolate covered cookie dough. You read that correctly, cookie dough smothered in chocolate. There are no raw eggs in his recipe, so they are safe to eat. You can only break these out for special occasions and today is one such day. This could also be a Thanksgiving dessert idea.
Cookie Dough Truffles:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
2 ¼ C. flour
1 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp salt
1 C. butter, softened
¾ C. sugar
¾ C. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 C. chocolate chips
Mix flour, and salt together. In a separate bowl, mix butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract and milk and beat until creamy. Gradually add the flour mixture into the creamy mixture. When well blended, add the chocolate chips. Place wax paper on a platter. Roll out balls of dough (about an inch in diameter). Place tray or platter in the freezer allowing the balls to get very firm.
1 C. semi sweet chocolate chips
Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler. Dip the dough balls in the melted chocolate. Place them back on the wax paper tray. Stick them in the freezer to allow the chocolate to harden into a crunchy coating. Serve cold.