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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles! Best Christmas Cookie EVER!!!

One of the BEST CHRISTMAS COOKIES EVER!!!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles!

You can make these without using the mint and just do regular chocolate chip also.


2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract
1/3 cup milk or vanilla soy milk
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (OR mini mint chocolate chips)
14 oz white chocolate chips
3/4 cup crushed candy canes
DIRECTIONS:
Beat butter and sugars and in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add milk vanilla, peppermint. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt and mix on low speed (or by hand) until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.
Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
When dough is firm enough to handle form dough into 1" balls (I use a mini cookie scooper) and arrange on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Place sheets in freezer and let chill for 30 minutes.
Melt white chocolate in microwave. Place in bowl and heat for 1 minute 30 seconds, stopping after 60 seconds to stir. After time is up, stir some more until the whole thing is melted.  Using teaspoons , dip cookie balls into candy coating to cover and return to waxed paper-lined baking sheets sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.  Chill until set. Store, chilled, in an airtight container for up to 1 week. 
These are so fantastic!
I also made a batch using Andes Peppermint Crunch (which I found in Walmart). Instead of the white chocolate, I melted down the Andes Peppermint Crunch and used that. Has that distinctive Andes Candy taste and the coating was a festive Christmas pink! SO GOOD!

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