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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Howdy Y’all!

So as promised, I’m here to bring you yet another recipe from this weekend! So one of my favorite sweet treats is the classic chocolate chip cookie… the classic favorite cookie with such a familiar yet complex flavor! So while I made this fantastic cookie for my friends this weekend as well, I really wanted to find a way to re-create this amazing cookie! And alas, the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffle is born! I realize that people have made their own version of these before, but I think mine will give them a run for their money! So let’s get to it…

You’ll need…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffle Ingredients

You’ll need to…

In the bowl of your stand mixer (or a large bowl), beat together your butter and sugars, until it is light and fluffy; about 2-3 minutes. Add your vanilla and whipping cream, and beat for 1-2 more minutes.

Add your flour mixture, and mix until well blended. Then add the chocolate chips, and mix SLOWLY until evenly distributed. The mini chocolate chips are best for this recipe because these treats are bite sized! You can use regular ones if it’s all you have, but I would break the piggy bank and spend the $3.50 for the mini sized chocolate chips… it’s worth it!

Form the dough into 1-inch balls, and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the fridge for 1 hour to harden. You might want to put them in the freezer to speed up the process… DON’T! The dough will expand after you coat them in chocolate, and it might cause the chocolate to break! So grab a diet coke (or coke, beer, water, whatever…) and take a break for 45 minutes to watch Dance Moms (or Jersey Shore, Toddlers & Tiaras, any guilty pleasure show…) while they harden up in the fridge!

Once the dough is almost ready, melt both your white and chocolate bark in separate double boilers, stirring constantly while melting.

Melted chocolates... yep I almost ate them straight out of the bowl!

Remove the dough from the fridge, and quickly drop the dough one at a time into the chocolate. Make sure the ball is covered completely, then remove and repeat until all dough balls are covered in white or chocolate bark. Once finished, decorate with extra chocolate chips, or drizzle with extra melted chocolate.

***The chocolate chips won’t stick if the chocolate hardens, so put those on your truffles right after removing from the chocolate.

Place on a pretty plate but simple plate (as not to detract from the perfect-ness of your treats), and serve to your best friends and family… or yourself!

YUMMERS!!! The great thing about this recipe is that it tastes just as yummy as the cookie dough I would normally bake, but it’s a lot safer to eat because there is no egg! Aaaaaaaand, NO BAKING! You know, I’m just saving energy, being green and all that business! Seriously, these babies are sinfully delicious, and terribly addicting! They are a great twist on a classic!

**Store in the fridge! Take them out approximately 20 minutes before eating!

I hope you all enjoyed reading about this fantastic little bite (or two) sized treat! Feel free to leave any comments/questions/suggestions!

Love,

Katie

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Here’s the full recipe…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Ingredients:

½ cup butter, room temperature

¼ cup sugar

¾ cup packed brown sugar

2 tbsp whipping cream

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 1/3 cups + 1 tbsp all-purpose flour

½ tsp sea salt, fine

1 ¼ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, mini size

½ package white chocolate bark

½ package chocolate bark

You’ll need to…

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer (or a large bowl), beat together your butter and sugars, until it is light and fluffy; about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add your vanilla and whipping cream, and beat for 1-2 more minutes.
  3. Add your flour mixture, and mix until well blended. Then add the chocolate chips, and mix SLOWLY until evenly distributed.
  4. Form dough into 1-inch balls, and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the fridge for 1 hour to harden.
  5. Once the dough is almost ready, melt both your white and chocolate bark in separate double boilers, stirring constantly while melting.
  6. Remove the dough from the fridge, and quickly drop the dough one at a time into the chocolate. Make sure the ball is covered completely, then remove and repeat until all dough balls are covered in white or chocolate bark. Once finished, decorate with extra chocolate chips, or drizzle with extra melted chocolate.

Nutella Hazelnut Cookies

Howdy!

So yesterday, I filled the typical woman stereotype by going to the store for what else: chocolate chips and diet coke. Two of my favorite things! As I was roaming the isles of the amazing HEB (greatest grocery store in the world… I don’t know how I ever survived without it) I came upon another one of my favorite things– NUTELLA!!! And as if I wasn’t already inclined to buy it, it was on sale, $4 for the big jar! This never happens, so of course, I seized the amazing deal and took that opportunity to finally create my newest Nutella creation! And thus, the Nutella Hazelnut Cookies were born! And because of my love for Nutella, I couldn’t just have it in the batter, but I decided to FILL the cookies with it too! If you are a Nutella lover, I PROMISE you will not be disappointed! These cookies are soft, VERY Nutella-y, and perfect! And the hazelnuts add a nice flavor and crunch to the cookie. So in short, these cookies will make your wildest Nutella dreams come true! So no more hesitating, let’s get started!!!

You’ll need…

Nutella Hazelnut Cookie Ingredients

*Baking soda is in the picture, but NOT in the recipe! I was a baking machine the day I took this, and accidentally put that in, SORRY!

You’ll need to…

Pre-heat your oven to 350°. In a medium bowl, mix together your flour, salt and baking soda and set aside for later. In the bowl of your stand mixer (or a large bowl), beat together your butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.

Lower the speed of your mixer, and add in the egg and vanilla. Then add in the Nutella.

Add the flour mixture, and mix until everything is well incorporated.

Add in the hazelnuts (and chocolate chips if you choose) and mix until evenly distributed.

Form spoonfuls of cookie dough into a ball, and then flatten. In the middle, place about ½ a tablespoon of Nutella, and then roll the dough back into a ball, and place on the cookie sheet.
Bake for 6-9 minutes, and remove from the oven. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
You will want to eat them as soon as you can take them off the tray… and you will be justified in that. Go ahead, eat away! They are messy when they’re warm, but that is the absolute BEST!!! I am pretty sure my face was covered in Nutella yesterday, but for those of you who know me, you know I didn’t mind in the least! 🙂
YUMMMMMMMMMM!!! I think this is my favorite creation I’ve baked up… ever!

These babies are so gooey, so rich with Nutella… they will rock your Nutella world! They are easy to make, and oh so delicious! I AM IN LOVE 🙂

Now, I made these two ways- with chocolate chips in the batter, and without! Both are ever so tasty! I prefer them without the chocolate chips, because it keeps the flavor of the cookies entirely focused on the Nutella, but they really are delicious with or without! If you make them, you should try them both ways too to figure out which you like better!

I hope you enjoyed seeing how these are made… I wish you could have joined me! You REALLY have to try making these, I promise you will be extremely happy you did!

If you have any questions/comments/suggestions, leave them for me!!!

 

Love,

Katie

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Here’s the full recipe…

Nutella Hazelnut Cookies

Ingredients:

½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature

½ cup granulated sugar

½ cup light brown sugar, packed

½ cup Nutella, plus extra for filling

1 egg

¾ tsp vanilla

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

½ cup hazelnuts, chopped

½ cup chocolate chips ***optional


You’ll need to…

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350°.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together your flour, salt and baking soda and set aside for later.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer (or a large bowl), beat together your butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.
  4. Lower the speed of your mixer, and add in the egg and vanilla. Then add in the Nutella.
  5. Add the flour mixture, and mix until everything is well incorporated.
  6. Add in the hazelnuts (and chocolate chips if you choose) and mix until evenly distributed.
  7. Form spoonfuls of cookie dough into a ball, and then flatten. In the middle, place about ½ a tablespoon of Nutella, and then roll the dough back into a ball, and place on the cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 6-9 minutes, and remove from the oven. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

A Classic… Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Howdy y’all!

I don’t know about y’all, but as for me, I LOVE trying new things, but nothing beats a classic. So with all this new recipe testing I’ve been doing lately, I found myself craving a classic… chocolate chip cookies! This recipe is a fantastic treat any day of the week, and is highly rated at my house! I know that everybody claims to have the best recipe for chocolate chip cookies, and to them, it may be true. But as for me and my taste buds, THIS is the best recipe you will find for chocolate chip cookies! They are crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, and have an amazing flavor! Whether you think it’s the best or not, I do think you will LOVE them! So let’s get to it:

You’ll need…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients

You’ll need to…

Pre-heat your oven to 350°. In a medium bowl, mix together your baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour. Set aside for later. In the bowl of your stand mixer (or a large bowl), beat together your butter and sugars, until it is light and fluffy; about 2-3 minutes.

Add your egg and vanilla, and beat for 2 more minutes. Add your flour mixture, and mix until well blended.

Then add the chocolate chips, and mix SLOWLY until evenly distributed.

Place heaping spoonfuls of dough (about 2 tbsp) on a cookie sheet, and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Let cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Try and stop yourself from eating them before they get to the cooling rack… I know, it will be tough!

Heavenly. For real.

YES. I love these cookies! They are cookie perfections. Seriously, they are just downright fantastic! According to my brother, they are the best chocolate chip cookies he’s ever had! And I tend to agree… so chewy inside, with a nice golden brown color, and crisp on the outside, these cookies are absolutely heavenly! And the best part of this recipe, is that it is so easy and quick to make!

I hope you enjoyed reading about them, and I hope you go make them now so you can enjoy the fantastic flavors of these babies! I seriously need to hit the gym now… I might have eaten 4 of them today, oopsies!

Love,

Katie

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Here’s the full recipe…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

½ cup butter, room temperature

¼ cup sugar

¾ cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 ¼ tsp. vanilla extract

1 1/3 cups + 1 tbsp all-purpose flour

½ tsp sea salt, fine

½ tsp baking soda

¾ tsp baking powder

1 ¼ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

You’ll need to…

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350°.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together your baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour. Set aside for later.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer (or a large bowl), beat together your butter and sugars, until it is light and fluffy; about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add your egg and vanilla, and beat for 2 more minutes.
  5. Add your flour mixture, and mix until well blended. Then add the chocolate chips, and mix SLOWLY until evenly distributed.
  6. Place heaping spoonfuls of dough (about 2 tbsp) on a cookie sheet, and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  7. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Welcome to my very first blog post! I have been so excited about getting this thing up and running, and it is finally here! I really thought for a long time about which recipe is should post first, there are so many yummy treats you all need to try! But after lots of thought (and talking about it with my good friend Marissa) I decided I needed to start off with a classic– something that is pretty easy, but oh so delicious! So here we are, with Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies! I have made this recipe for my friends, family, and the doctors I work for, and they all really like them! They are definitely one of my FAVORITE treats, and I really think you will like this recipe! So let’s not waste anymore time, here we go:

You’ll need…