Monday, February 28, 2011

Cookie Dough Truffles

This past Sunday, my sister L and I decided to make these Cookie Dough Truffles, but with a few variations.

One, I don't really like nuts in my cookies and neither does EMX so we left them out.

Two, I just dumped the remainder of a bag of mini chocolate chips instead of measuring out the 1/2 cup.  Who wants a limit on chocolate, really?

Three, I used dark chocolate chips for the coating and when I ran out of those, I switched to milk chocolate wafers that I had leftover in the pantry.

Four, instead of immediately forming the balls after mixing, I put the mixture in the fridge for about an hour and then formed into balls and put BACK into the fridge to firm up some more.  MUCH easier and less gooey this way.

The result?  TO DIE FOR!  If you LOVE chocolate cookie dough ice cream like I do, you will love these.  They have the same texture as cookie dough, so you can eat as much as you want and not feel bad or worry about the raw eggs!  I would even dare to say that you could leave these in the mixing bowl, not form into balls at all and just grab a spoonful at a time.  GASP!  But, who does that?  I mean, really.  ;)

Entering into Blogdom...


I have no idea if anyone will ever read this, or want to read what I have to write, but I figured it would be fun to start a blog where I can write about my life with my amazing husband, our adorable son, and our adventures as a family.

I suppose I should start by write about who I am...

Some randomness:  
  • I'm Michelle.  My closest friends and family members call me Chelle.  
  • I love cooking and baking.  I love to read mommy and food blogs and look for recipes.  I probably have 300 recipes saved in my email account.  I'm a bit of a recipe addict I guess.  
  • I've been married to my hubby, "EMX," since 2004 and we've been together since 1999.  We've had our dog D since 2005 and we welcomed our son, R, into our family in 2008.  (Does it sound like R comes second?  I just wanted to write in chronological order, lol.)  
  • I love all things London, Italy and the color brown.  I love to dance and sing, though I'm usually completely off-tune. 
  • I am the oldest of 3 and I have two wonderful sisters.  LOVE THEM!
  • As much as I love recipes and cooking, I will only even consider a recipe if it has an appropriate amount of ingredients or I know I have most of the ingredients listed.  Something about having to buy a cartload of ingredients for one dish really irks me.
So, I hope you like what you read!