With Mothers’ Day approaching, it’s sometimes hard to find a way to show you’re thinking about Mum without spending a load of cash on a bunch of flowers, or ending up with a cheesy teddy bear that she doesn’t even want. Mums always love to have something made for them and these Cookie Dough Truffles are a crowd-pleaser and super simple to make. You can even give them an extra special look by packing them in a gift box with colourful tissue paper.
What better way to show you care than by making some sweet treats … and maybe having a few left over for yourself?
Makes approximately 20 truffles.
200g light brown soft 120g butter, room temperature
150g plain flour
3-4 tbsp milk
50g milk chocolate chips
150g dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
50g white chocolate
A really important first step when making raw cookie dough is to sterilise the flour. Flour can contain harmful bacteria before cooking, so put the flour in a baking tray and place in the oven at 150℃ for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cream together the sugar and butter using an electric mixer.
When the flour is ready, add to the creamed sugar and butter mixture using a wooden spoon to combine. The mixture should be quite dry.
Add the milk gradually, mixing after each addition until the dough is smooth and can be formed into a ball. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Form the mixture into a ball and wrap in cling film, then chill for at least 2 hours. If you want, you can make the truffle filling the night before.
Prepare a tray with a sheet of baking parchment. Once the filling is cooled, melt the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Set aside.
Roll the cookie dough into smooth, ping-pong ball sized shapes. Place in the melted chocolate, and use a fork to coat evenly. Lift the chocolate out and place each on the baking tray, then repeat until you’ve used up the ingredients.
Melt the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Use a spatula to scoop up a little of the melted chocolate, then shake over the truffles to make an abstract pattern. You might want to practice on an empty baking sheet first to find your technique.
Chill for at least 20 minutes then package up into a nice box, and make sure to try one yourself!
If you decide to make these delicious truffles for your Mum this Mothers’ Day, we’d love to see how they turn out! Share them with us on social media by tagging @milkmagazinebsu on Facebook,Instagram and Twitter.