I rarely use recipes for anything I make in the kitchen, but I came across a recipe with a title much too enticing to pass up! Chef Chloe’s Vegan Cookie Dough Truffles! Alas, a recipe that insists that you eat the cookie dough!
Here’s the gist of it!
Mix ½ cup vegan margarine, ¾ cup light brown sugar, ¼ tsp salt, 1 tbsp vanilla, 2 tbsp water, 1 ¼ cups flour & 1/3 cup vegan mini chocolate chips, refrigerate for an hour, roll into balls, freeze for 15 minutes & dip into melted vegan semisweet chocolate & chill…
However, since I’m not one to follow recipes (nor sewing patterns), I made my truffles a bit differently. I added about 1/4 cup extra flour, simply because I wasn’t paying attention, and so I had to add about 1 extra tablespoon of water. I also skipped adding the salt. (ok, fine. I forgot to. lol)
Also, my husband isn’t the biggest fan of chocolate, so I skipped putting chocolate chips in the dough, and I didn’t have any semisweet chocolate bars or chips to melt so I had to get creative with what was handy! I mixed a few tablespoons of cocoa powder & sugar with a bit of Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Spread, and a little bit of almond milk. I tasted it and thought.. uh oh. Too chocolatey for my sweetheart! So I added some vegan cream cheese to it… and tasted it a few times more… much better!
Then I dipped the cookie dough balls into the chocolate cream cheese mixture… tasted it again… Mmmm! Then I decided to be extra considerate and only put dollops of the chocolate on top of the rest of the truffles, so my husband could really enjoy them. The one in the center is how they would look if you covered them completely with chocolate.
Then to make them even prettier, I sprinkled powder sugar on top! I always use my mesh ball tea infuser for dusting desserts. Much easier than a giant sifter! And then I tried them again… Mmmm!
And then. BAM. I was sick. I mean really sick… as in lay down and get me some water quickly sick. I tried to counteract everything by eating a giant organic dinosaur kale leaf as fast as I could. I simply ate TOO many of these cookie dough truffles & all that goes in them while I was making them and I began to hate them (stupid cookie dough truffles!!) I couldn’t even write about them last night. I seriously thought I was going to throw UP and swore off all sweets! And if you know me, ya know, that’s just not like me! Earth to Jackie! Hellooo??!
But alas, after a good night’s sleep, I arose and all was well. Me and the truffles made up, and I’m happy to report, they are ALL in our bellies and we’re feelin’ just fine! I really do love them! Just don’t eat too many!! And have some antidotal greens on standby just in case…
“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.”
~ Ernestine Ulmer
p.s. NEWSFLASH! Greece just banned the use of ALL animals in circuses! Hurray!!