heart-shaped cookie dough truffles

it’s finally february. we can legally talk about valentine’s day.

heart-shaped cookie dough truffles | cogs & cupcakes

yes– heart-shaped treats and crafts have been flooding your pinterest feed for weeks, but did it feel right?

heart-shaped cookie dough truffles | cogs & cupcakes

i’m glad we can openly discuss it now, because i LOVE LOVE LOVE valentine’s day. glitter? hearts? chocolate? pretty much my favorite things (maybe or maybe not in that order)

heart-shaped cookie dough truffles | cogs & cupcakes

speaking of glitter, hearts and chocolate… these cookie dough bites. so easy, so delicious. i got rave reviews. but maybe it’s because i probably helped everyone ditch their new years resolution of a strict diet of steamed vegetables or the like. anything with calories would taste good at that point.

heart-shaped cookie dough truffles | cogs & cupcakes

and who puts glitter on their food, you ask? well. me. it wouldn’t be the same without it. may i recommend it be edible glitter, though. no martha stewart craft glitter here, friends. her glitter, as the best glitter of all time, has it’s own place for appropriate use. like everywhere in my house, all the time.

heart-shaped cookie dough truffles | cogs & cupcakes

 

heart-shaped cookie dough truffles

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1 pound chocolate coating, chopped into 1 inch pieces
optional garnishes like sprinkles, extra chocolate chips, GLITTER, etc.

make the cookie dough. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in the vanilla extract. Gradually add the flour while also adding the milk. Mix until fully combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. At this point, it’s going to be pretty sticky. Put the dough in the refrigerator for an hour or so, until cold and a bit firmer.

make the hearts. {diagram below} Roll about two tablespoons of dough into a ball. Roll it out into a two inch log. Fold in half and shape to be more heart-like. Place on parchment and freeze on a cookie sheet until hard, about 15 minutes.

heart-shaped cookie dough truffles | cogs & cupcakes

dip the hearts. follow the melting directions on the package of your chocolate. I’ve found that using two forks works best to dip these. Lower a heart into the chocolate and make sure it’s completely covered. Lift it out and tap your fork on the side of your bowl/pot. Using the other fork, scrape the excess chocolate off the bottom of the fork. Then use that fork to slide the truffle onto parchment paper to harden. If you’re garnishing them, be sure to sprinkle that on top before it hardens!

cookie dough bite recipe from Taste of Home

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6 Comments on heart-shaped cookie dough truffles

  1. meg
    February 3, 2014 at 6:27 pm (8 months ago)

    Are you taking orders??????? I’ll take one large please!

    Reply
    • Alyssa Neuser
      February 3, 2014 at 10:37 pm (8 months ago)

      OH HEY MOM. yes, better one large than 12 small (not that you would ever believe I ate 12 HAHA)

      Reply
  2. Rachel (teacher-chef)
    February 3, 2014 at 8:56 pm (8 months ago)

    ADORABLE! I love how simple you make these look, looking forward to using the “how to make a heart” plan in many ways soon!

    Reply
    • Alyssa Neuser
      February 3, 2014 at 10:36 pm (8 months ago)

      yes, SUPER simple! it’s way easier than using a mold (my method was born from mold-use failure :) ) Enjoy!

      Reply
  3. Kristen
    February 6, 2014 at 7:06 pm (8 months ago)

    These look so good! For the chocolate coating did you use almond bark?

    Reply
    • Alyssa Neuser
      February 6, 2014 at 7:57 pm (8 months ago)

      I used Ambrosia chocolate coating leftover from the holidays, but you could use almond bark or even chocolate chips like Ghirardelli. The chips would actually be my first choice, I love their chocolate!

      Reply

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