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posted: 03/31/14

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These Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles are beautiful on the outside and irresistibly yummy on the inside!

These Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles are beautiful on the outside and irresistibly yummy on the inside!

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Did you happen to catch these little gems a few weeks ago when I shared them as a guest post on Lil Luna?

Raise your hand if you are as obsessed with cookie dough as I am! When I was pregnant with Gavin, I made cookies all the time (like at least a batch a week) just for the excuse to sneak a nibble or two of cookie dough!

So I’m super obsessed with these Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles!

These Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles are beautiful on the outside and irresistibly yummy on the inside!

Since I’m trying to keep my pregnancy weight gain at Baby Buluga level and not Shamu level, I’ve been shipping off desserts to Nathan’s work left and right. Actually a week ago I sent off four dishes at once since I’m trying to work ahead. Nathan came home later that night and mentioned that I was being blamed for spare tires and the road to diabetes.

Oops.

Well, I spared them these babies! Because they are sooooooooo tasty!! I really needed to keep them all to myself. I have been limiting myself to one a day, so they should last me right up until Easter. And me giving birth.

{Yikes! That’s coming up fast!!}

These Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles are beautiful on the outside and irresistibly yummy on the inside!

I know that dipping truffles can seem really tricky and intimidating, but these are so easy. They stay together perfectly, and they dip beautifully. And the lines on top are just created by thinning the chocolate with a little bit of vegetable shortening, and then drizzling with a fork.

The ones you see are the best ones, lol. You might want to practice your drizzling skills on some wax paper before you go for it on the eggs. That way you will also know if your chocolate is thin enough.

These Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles are beautiful on the outside and irresistibly yummy on the inside!

And if you are more generous than I am and want to package these up and pop them in some easter baskets, I have a cute little printable that you can use to bag them up! People will think that you bought these fancy treats at a bakery :)  Click here to get the printable.

EDITED TO ADD: There has been some concern about the raw flour as there has been a very small incidence of E. coli with it. To prevent this, spread the flour used in this recipe on a baking sheet and cook for 5 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow to cool and then use in the recipe.

Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles

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4.5 from 8 votes

Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of butter room temperature (see note)
  • 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour see note
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • pink blue, purple, and white candy melts

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a large stand mixer, cream the butter and the brown sugar until light and fluffy, about two minutes. Beat in the vanilla.
  • Slowly add the flour, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  • With the mixer still running, slowly add in the sweetened condensed milk. You may need to stop the mixer periodically to scrape down the sides. (DO NOT SCRAPE THE CAN WITH A SPATULA)
  • Once it is fully combined, stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Form the dough into one inch balls, and then shape into eggs. Place on a wax paper lined pan and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Melt the candy melts according to the directions on the bag. Keeping the truffles in the refrigerator, and removing only three or four at a time, dip them in the candy melts one at a time with a fork. Gently tap off any excess chocolate and let dry on wax paper.

Notes

The butter should be soft, but not at all melted. You should be able to push your finger into it but not all the way through the stick. To achieve room temperature butter quickly, cut up the butter in one inch pieces and leave out on the counter for a half hour.
Please note: To prevent risk of e. coli, spread the flour on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Allow to cool and then proceed to use in this recipe.
Author: Lisa Longley

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These Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles are beautiful on the outside and irresistibly yummy on the inside!

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  1. Leslie says

    I know you said they need not be refrigerated as long as they were in an airtight container. However my only chance to make these is several days before Easter. If I were to keep them in the fridge would it help them stay fresher longer?

    • Lisa Longley says

      It will, and also, I have had some people freeze them with good results. If you do that, just make sure you freeze them in a single layer and then move them to an airtight container in the freezer.

  2. Jenny Berry says

    Hello!

    Totally making these on Friday for Easter!
    I have a few questions…

    How many does each recipe roughly yield?
    Should they be refrigerated after they are frosted and packaged?
    Also, if printing the free printable label – do you just use plain plastic and staple over? Or do you get tiny bags from michaels

    Thank you!!!
    You are a genius!

    Best,
    Jenny Berry

    • Lisa Longley says

      I feel comfortable with leaving them out of the refrigerator, but I know plenty who don’t. So go with your gut. They do have butter and sweetened condensed milk in them. About 24. And I bought the bags from Michaels. Good luck!

  3. Jenelle says

    Can I use packaged cookie dough? Thanks!

    • Lisa Longley says

      They issue with that, Jenelle is that you aren’t supposed to eat raw cookie dough. Of course what you do in the quiet of your own home is entirely up to you :)

  4. Misty says

    I forgot to get mini chocolate chips and will have to use regular. Mine will just be a little bit lumpy. I’m sure the kids won’t mind!

  5. Maryam Nawaz Sharif says

    I just love this! Wonderful
    What a clever idea.

    Thanks for making my life easy.

  6. Ateeq says

    My house is filled with cookie dough lovers and this looks soooo good! Adding it to my Easter

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you guys love it!

  7. Yumvilla says

    5 stars
    Can’t wait to make these!

  8. Dani says

    I’m curious about your notes about the flour to prevent e. coli. I have never heard of this before. Is this tip just for this recipe or all baking?

    • Lisa Longley says

      This tip is for any time you are eating raw flour. So if you make bread, you are good to go because the flour will be baked. In this recipe, nothing gets baked. So to be on the safe side you want to throw the flour in the oven to kill off anything.

  9. Pam says

    Where did you place the fork when dipping?

    • Lisa Longley says

      On the underside of the egg. You can try watching the video for these, it shows it pretty well :)

  10. Emily says

    Could you make these in heart shapes as well? Wasn’t sure how well the heart would show up after dipping in the candy or if it would just be a big glob? Also, how do you drizzle the chocolate on top to make it look so pretty?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t tried this with hearts, but I think it could work! To make the drizzle, add a little bit of vegetable shortening to your candy melts after melting them and it will become much more drippy. Then just go for it and try not to stress too much about the results, lol.

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