Halloween is a perfect time to send a fun
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.
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.
those happy little smirks on their faces.
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.
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