Thursday, February 14, 2013

Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Buttercream Truffles

by Darla

Buttercream filled Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Valentine Truffles by BakingdomHappy Valentine’s Day, friends!

You know how I told you guys that we don’t really celebrate V-day around here?

Well, I was telling the truth, but you wanna know what I woke up to this morning??

I’ll tell you what.

A Valentine’s Day gift.

That’s right. The Hubster got up early, went downstairs, and set up a wonderful, thoughtful, and romantic Valentine’s gift for me.

Wanna know what it was?? Alright.

He washed the dishes for me.

I know!

To be 100% perfectly honest, this isn’t a rarity. My hubby is the best hubby, and he’s always been very willing to help out with the housework.

What makes this so very special is that he took the time to get up early and come down and get them done for me before he headed off to work.

I have the best Valentine in all the land.

Alright, I know, I’m just bragging now, so how about I tell you about these truffles? These truffles.

Oh, these truffles!

Snickerdoodle cookie dough, wrapped around creamy vanilla buttercream, and covered in sweet white chocolate. Uh…yeah. Yum.

Buttercream in Cookie DoughTo make the buttercream filling as easy as possible, I froze a small amount of my favorite vanilla buttercream frosting overnight. The next morning, I took it out and let it warm up a bit, uncovered, while I prepared my cookie dough. Then, while the cookie dough was chilling, I rolled teaspoonfuls of the frosting into balls. By letting it sit uncovered, and working with it while it’s cold, the frosting is slightly dried out, and firm enough to roll into balls without getting it all over your hands.

Once the cookie dough is ready, all you have to do is wrap it around the prepared frosting, then shape it as desired. Easy peasy. :)

Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Buttercream Truffles by BakingdomA little white chocolate (particularly delish with the cinnamon snickerdoodle dough and vanilla buttercream), some pretty sprinkles, and a festive heart on top, and you have a lovely little faux cupcake, that’s really a faux truffle, that nobody can resist.

Buttercream filled Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Truffles by BakingdomThese have pretty much everything you could ask for in Valentine’s Day candy; creamy vanilla buttercream, truffly cinnamon cookie dough, and smooth chocolate all dressed up for the party. And they’re fast, with no oven required. Perfect!

Enjoy!

Buttercream-filled Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Truffles
Makes 20 to 30 truffles, depending on size

Ingredients

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 to 1/2 cup vanilla buttercream frosting, thoroughly chilled

1 bag of white or semi-sweet chocolate chips or candy melts for dipping

Combine the flour, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl; set aside.

In a large bowl, or the bowl of a standing mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla and most of the sweetened condensed milk; mix well. Add the flour and mix well until the ingredients are thoroughly combined. If the mixture is too dry, add more milk. If it’s too wet, add a little more flour. Cover the bowl and chill for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.

While the dough is chilling, gently roll 1 teaspoon servings of the frosting into balls and place in the refrigerator to stay cold.

Once the cookie dough is chilled, remove it from the refrigerator and wrap 2 to 3 tablespoons of dough around the frosting balls (you can make them larger or smaller, if desired), rolling the whole thing into a ball. Place the rolled cookie dough on baking sheets lined with parchment paper or Silpat mats and chill for another 20 to 30 minutes.

While the rolled dough is chilling, melt some chocolate chips or candy melts for dipping. Push the chilled ball onto a toothpick, skewer, or lollipop stick, and roll it in the melted chocolate to coat it. Tap off excess chocolate. Place the dipped truffle on the prepared baking sheet. If desired, top the truffles with mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, or candies while the chocolate is still wet. Allow to set up completely before serving.

Recipe by Darla

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1 Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie February 14, 2013 at 11:48 am

It never occurred to me to stuff a truffle. Amazing.

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2 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 14, 2013 at 12:09 pm

These look so awesome! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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3 Larissa February 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm

OMG – stuffed cookie dough truffles? The possibilities are endless…peanut butter stuffed chocolate cookie dough, chocolate stuffed any flavor cookie dough, strawberry buttercream stuffed sugar cookie dough…
Darla, that’s dangerous! And amazing!
Happy Valentine’s Day!

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4 Marcie February 14, 2013 at 12:50 pm

The possibilities, as noted in an above comment, are endless. BUT, snickerdoodles are the best!

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5 Heather February 14, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Those look sooo good! I’m a buttercream girl through and through, so I’ll be dreaming of these. (smile)

xo

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6 Tina @ Sugar Bean Bakers February 14, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Holee molee.

Not only do these sound amazing they are just the cutest lil things!!’

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7 Kaitlyn February 14, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Those look amazing! I love snickerdoodles and cookie dough, and it would never have occurred to me that you could make the dough safe to eat! And those truffles look adorable.

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8 Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. February 14, 2013 at 8:11 pm

I love these so much!!!

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9 Melissa @ Simply Sweets by Honeybee February 15, 2013 at 4:10 am

They look so good and they are decorated just perfectly.

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10 sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more February 15, 2013 at 6:49 am

great, now I am going to be thinking about these all day, they look amazing!

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11 Annie @ Annie's Noms February 15, 2013 at 10:20 am

Aww these are sooooo cute!! Have to make some, once I have room in the freezer to freeze the buttercream!! :)

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12 Becca- cookie jar treats February 15, 2013 at 11:56 am

Ok i must make these at some point! Oh my gosh they look amazing! Happy Discounted Chocolate Day

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13 Andrea R February 15, 2013 at 6:54 pm

More truffles! Love it! Yum!

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14 Caroline @ chocolate & carrots February 16, 2013 at 5:05 am

What a great husband…and he’s certainly super lucky to have a delicious baker like yourself! This look utterly mind blowing. Yum!!!!

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15 Amy February 19, 2013 at 6:06 am

These are perfect! I missed them for Valentine’s day, but wouldn’t they be precious for Easter, done in pastels? I think so. Snickerdoodle is always a hit, no matter the holiday.

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16 Stephanie Dunne February 19, 2013 at 1:14 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLA!
Hope someone made you some sweet treats. -Stephy

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17 marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings February 20, 2013 at 12:52 pm

holy moley that looks so amazing. I’m so drooling. And I’m with you having the dishes be done is one of the BEST presents ever

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18 Carla March 7, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Just saw these on Pinterest today (I don’t care if it is almost St. Patrick’s Day). Love the idea of snickerdoodle cookie dough! Can you imagine these with green and white sprinkles then a little shamrock on top? You can dress these up for any holiday.

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