Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles -- a Valentine's Day Treat
 
 
Truffles made from baked chocolate chip cookies then dipped in chocolate
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Recipe type: Candy
Ingredients
  • 1 pound baked chocolate chip cookies
  • 3 ounces cream cheese (light cream cheese works great)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
Instructions
  1. Crush cookies. You can put them in a zippered plastic bag and flatten with a rolling pin. Easier to use a food processor and process until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add cream cheese and process or mix until mixture holds together. Expect the mixture to be dark in color.
  2. If you have them, put on plastic gloves and form cookie mixture into 1-inch balls. I like to use a small ice cream dipper to get uniformity. Place on cookie sheet covered with wax paper or silicone baking sheet. Refrigerate.
  3. Place chips and shortening into microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute, stirring to melt. Add time in very small increments to finish melting if necessary.
  4. Dip balls into melted chocolate with fork until completely covered. Return balls to wax paper or silicone baking sheet and chill until chocolate is hard.
Notes
If you don't want to mess with the dipping, try rolling the balls in powdered sugar or cocoa.
Recipe by Salad in a Jar at http://www.salad-in-a-jar.com/family-recipes/chocolate-chip-cookie-truffles-a-valentines-day-treat