Homemade Christmas Part I: Cookie Dough Truffles

I have spent most of my week concentrating on baking. My children’s last day of school is tomorrow so I need to get way ahead. I have stocked up on groceries because they eat me out of house and home when they are home all day. I also purchased all my baking supplies, you know, 78 eggs (gone already- in 3 days), 10 pounds of sugar, 15 pounds of flour, 8 pounds powdered sugar, 30 packages of cream cheese, 6 pounds of butter, 5 gallons of milk, and a few other things to get us through. I am sure you are right there with me. The reason being, I can’t stand hitting the grocery store right before any holiday, it’s crazy!

The other day Linda of Weekend Cook left a comment on one of my posts and I am so glad she found me because guess what? I found her Cookie Dough Truffles. I love anything cookie dough. I have made Cookie Dough Cupcakes. Really yummy. As soon as I saw Linda’s recipe I knew I wanted to add that to my Christmas baking. These truffles are fantastic, creamy, sweet, and so easy to make.


I like to us a toothpick when I dip truffles in chocolate. I have those nice dipping tools and I have tried the hand dipping method but I like my toothpick method the best. Once I dip the truffle and shake off the excess chocolate, I place it on waxed paper and shimmy the toothpick out. I then top each one with and extra swirl of chocolate to cover the hole and make it look pretty. I also have learned from experience to temper small amounts of chocolate at a time. This time I used Ghirardelli’s Candy Coating which is very forgiving and did not bloom or scorch. I gently tempered it in the microwave using small batches in a large mug. Thanks Linda, these are so delicious, I need to go get more candy coating to make more. I gave this entire batch away!

PS- I also left out the nuts.

MULTI-TASKING MESSES

Here is the BRK under much distress. In this picture I was making and dipping truffles, baking 18 Red Velvet Cake Rolls, making Aplets, and trying to keep up with all the dishes. I was also making labels, packaging and wrapping. Shwew. Got it all done.

A NICE GIFT


Rosa Regale is my beverage gift suggestion. One can’t go wrong with giving this as a gift this time of year. Rosa Regale is an Italian red sparkling wine, sweet with hints of rose petals and raspberries. My brother and SIL introduced us to this wine and we love it. Perfect as a dessert wine or with some zippy little appetizers like spicy bites or cheese flights, Rosa Regale will make you happy. Place this on your gift list and give it for Christmas or drink to ring in the New Year.

Tomorrow in BRK- Homemade Christmas Part II: Aplets or Turkish Delight.

19 Comments

  1. Sabrina
    Posted December 18, 2008 at 7:39 AM | Permalink

    Aww man. I thought I was done baking and then you go and post this?!?! I have got to try it. These look yummy. I’m glad you found them.

  2. Linda
    Posted December 18, 2008 at 10:41 AM | Permalink

    Robin Sue, Thank you so much for mentioning me on your blog! Your photos are awesome! I’m glad that we have found each other to share ideas and recipes…and by the way, I have written down the Rosa Regale on my list of wines to buy for the holidays. Much love and great appreciation…and Merry Christmas! ~Linda

  3. biz319
    Posted December 18, 2008 at 11:22 AM | Permalink

    I use the toothpick method too! Those look amazing. When my step-son was little he used to eat the refrigerator cookie dough without it ever being cooked!

    Thanks for the Rosa Regale suggestion, never heard of it!

  4. noble pig
    Posted December 18, 2008 at 12:09 PM | Permalink

    Oh yeah I just bought 10 pounds sugar, 10 pounds of flour….etc etc. These are just beautiful. I’m making your PB no bakes today!

  5. Dawn
    Posted December 18, 2008 at 12:32 PM | Permalink

    wow! you really are baking up a storm. I’m not doing that much, thankfully. My kitchen is too small for heavy duty baking, although I miss baking like that–you feel such a sense of accomplishment.
    I never thought of the toothpick method. thanks for shaing that!

  6. leslie1015
    Posted December 18, 2008 at 2:32 PM | Permalink

    Thanks Robin for taking the time to send me the link for the egg nog cookies–it looks like you have been swamped with baking! Your a living doll! Much appreciation, Leslie

  7. grahamstravelblog
    Posted December 18, 2008 at 4:11 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for the wine suggestion, I’ll put it on my list. This season I’m not baking anything at all this year. Of course that’s probably because I make candy. I knocked out 4 pounds of peanut brittle and 2 pounds of candied almonds the other night; that felt good.

  8. Melissa
    Posted December 18, 2008 at 4:20 PM | Permalink

    Oh wow! Those cookie dough truffles look fantastic!

  9. That Girl
    Posted December 18, 2008 at 5:17 PM | Permalink

    Your messy kitchen is far cleaner than my messy kitchen!

  10. Chris
    Posted December 18, 2008 at 8:32 PM | Permalink

    They look sooo good!

  11. Sandy Smith
    Posted December 18, 2008 at 11:43 PM | Permalink

    I am in awe of your 18 yule logs! I would be knee-deep in drifts of powdered sugar, if the task were mine. The truffles look great, by the way!

  12. Grace
    Posted December 19, 2008 at 8:39 AM | Permalink

    the check-out folks at the grocery store must see you coming and just brace themselves. 🙂
    these truffles require quite a bit of labor, but my stars, they’d be worth it. fantastic.

  13. Lori
    Posted December 19, 2008 at 9:52 AM | Permalink

    Yeah, I know just how you feel. I go with my Mom to Sam’s and buy them out. Wow flour has been flying outta here too. butter, eggs, flour…zing, gone.

    These truffles look so dang good! Nice job!

  14. Robin Sue
    Posted December 20, 2008 at 10:11 AM | Permalink

    Sabrina- These are so yummy- I bet you all would like them!

    Linda- Your welcome. Thanks for the recipe it is so good. Merry Christmas Linda!

    biz319- Rosa Regale is delicious!

    noblepig- Let me know how the no bakes go!

    Dawn- So relax this Christmas if you can’t bake! I am already pooped!

    Leslie- Your Welcome!

    Graham- Wow you have made a lot of candy. I would love the PB recipe if you share it that is!

    Melissa- Thanks!

    ThatGirl- Oh that makes me feel better!

    Chris- Thanks!

    SandySmith- Thanks. Those logs were alomst the death of me!

    Grace- The truffles are wonderful! I went back to the store for 5 more pounds of the dipping chocolate!

    Lori- I think I have now gone through 100 eggs!

  15. nicisme
    Posted December 20, 2008 at 5:18 PM | Permalink

    They look wonderful – you have been so busy!

  16. Lisa
    Posted December 20, 2008 at 6:35 PM | Permalink

    Great looking truffles! I agree that the toothpick method of dipping is superior. I used it for my Bourbon Balls this year and the chocolate turned out smooth and lovely.

    I never thought of using cookie dough for truffles before. Sounds delicious!

  17. Ashley
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 12:32 AM | Permalink

    I just came across your site randomly, I LOVE it! Your recipes,stories and pictures are great. I will be baking plenty of these very soon!

  18. Meghan
    Posted November 27, 2012 at 9:10 PM | Permalink

    I came across these, and i can’t seem to find the recipe for it. Did i miss something?

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