Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cookie Dough Jack-O-Lantern Truffles


Halloween is a perfect time to send a fun
care package to your favorite college student!

You should definitely include some of these yummy cookie dough jack-o-lanterns.
If you can keep from eating them yourself.


Cookie dough is one of Sara's favorite things.
I thought it would be awesome to send some
homemade treats and scare up a little yum.

I looked for some ideas online, but most called
for using a can of sweetened condensed milk.
I found this odd...since it's not a normal ingredient in chocolate chip cookies.
At least not the ones I make.


So I just messed around with my favorite recipe until I got it just the way I wanted.
I used a small scoop, just like when I bake real cookies...
so they'd be a uniform size.
Roll them into balls, place on parchment or freezer
paper on a cookie sheet, and freeze until firm.


I dipped them in orange colored vanilla candy melts from Wilton and let them set.
BTW, I think I am the worst candy dipper in the universe.
My truffles, cake balls, whatever, are never smooth and pretty.
Guess it's a good thing they taste good!


Using a toothpick and some melted chocolate,
add the eyes and nose while they're sitting on your cookie sheet.
You can do the mouth now, too, if you want.
It was easier to pick them up to add the mouth, but doing the whole
face while holding it made the candy coating melt in my hot little hands.


Yes, I am aware their smiles are lopsided.
Snarky little things.


Hi.
We're not..............watching.................you.
Honest.


I'll show them...just bite their face off!


I packaged them up in cellophane bags with cute tags.
But those darn jack-o-lanterns would not stack nicely.


I said, if you guys don't start cooperating, heads are gonna roll.

Ba-dum-bum...


But they just sat there and stared at me with
those happy little smirks on their faces.

Jerks.


But you can't send a care package with just one thing!
Among other things there was a Practical Magic DVD and
I included some of these cute Halloween pedi gift bags...
inspired by Being Bianca.
To have and to share...roommate, littles, friends
Spread the love around.


Cookie Dough Truffles
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Beat butter, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.  Whisk flour and salt together and then add to creamed mixture until blended.  Add chocolate chips and mix well.
Form into balls and freeze until ready to coat using chocolate or candy melts.


Have a sweet week!


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15 comments:

  1. Adorable! I'm definitely going to make these and put them in care package to myself ;)

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  2. Just found your site-cool beans. Tip on the truffle dipping from one Colorado girl to another--add a little melted shortening and mix thoroughly to the Wilton candy melts will help smooth out the consistency. Yours are adorable and I'm definitely trying the cake recipe out. :)

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    1. I will try that next time. Thanks for the tip and the sweet comments. :)
      Kelly

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  3. OHHHHH WOW! This came out amazing........ Love if you share these cuties at Fabulous Friday Party, they will be a hit! http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/fabulous-fridayhalloween-party/
    Thanks Maria

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  4. These are so adorable! And I bet they're delicious, too!! Such a cute treat! :)

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  5. Oh my gosh! So super cute! I love their crookedy smiles. If you're looking for another place to share your projects, I would love to have you stop by Etcetorize and join our Make it Monday party. It's open now :)

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  6. The lopsided smiles are what make them so adorable! Thanks for linking up with us over at #FoodieFridays!

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  7. These are so adorable! And thanks for the reminder about sending care packages, my sister in college would love one, better get on that!

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  8. These are so cute, a perfect care package treat! Visiting from Fall Into The Holidays at Horrific Knits, thanks for sharing!

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  9. Yum!!! These look delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party. We hope to see you at tonight's party.
    Debi

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  10. We are featuring this post at tonight's Adorned From Above Link Party. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
    Debi and Charly

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  11. These are so cute! And they look delicious too!

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  12. These look so cute! Anything with cookie dough is divine to me! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/11/make-it-pretty-monday-week-119.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  13. Oooh this is a great idea! Hello from the No Rules Weekend Blog Party!

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  14. I want to thank you for coming to my Last Fabulous Friday Party.
    The cookies are amazing it will be one of my features! Hope to see this Friday Hugs Maria

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