Monday, March 23, 2009

When life hands you stress make Cookie Dough Truffles


In college I will be the first to admit that I did not eat the right foods. My diet consisted mainly of take out, easy mac and beer for the first few years and then Hamburger Helper, frozen pizza, fantastic tater tots (shared with a fantastic roomie) and beer in my later years. The first few years we did not have a stove only a microwave, mini fridge, illegal blender and illegal george foreman grill, so we did what we could, but that made it really hard to have anything sweet that wasn't a candy bar. And I love sweets and baked goods so that posed a little bit of a problem. So I then learned of the delicacy that is refrigerated cookie dough. We would buy tubes of it and just cut off chunks or spoon some out and enjoy. So while I was stressed over a test or paper or whatever I would just go into the mini fridge and take off a hunk of dough and let my stress melt away. I know that there were times that we ate way to much of it and regretted it later, but we always picked up another tube at the next trip to the store. And my favorite kind was the sugar cookie dough, I have this issue with chocolate chips being that cold it just doesn't work for me. So when I saw Peabody's Cookie Truffles I knew I had to make them and make them into my favorite cookie the wonderful and fantastic Snickerdoodle. And it brought back the great memories of eating cookie dough out of a tube while sitting on a futon in a small dorm room. And these did the trick on the super awesome week that I have been having that hasn't been stressful at all! :)


Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Truffles inspired by Culinary Concoctions by Peabody

1 stick of unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup of brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 cups of AP flour
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk

In a bowl combine the salt, flour and cinnamon and set aside. In a bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy then add in the vanilla. Slowly add flour mixture, alternating with condensed milk. Shape balls into 1-inch balls and place into an air tight container. Store in freezer for at least 3 hours.

16 comments:

  1. That is funny you would buy tubes of dough and eat it:) I love snickerdoodles too! I will have to try these!

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  2. Oh man, I can sooooo relate! I'm pretty sure (ok, certain) that I did the exact same thing when I was in college!! There is something so wrong yet so right about cookie dough out of a tube .... thanks for the much classier truffle version!!

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  3. This sounds awesome! Thanks for a great idea. Wonder how they'd be dipped in chocolate? Mmm.

    Michelle
    http://oneordinaryday.wordpress.com/

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  4. so don't you cook them in a furnace ... ?

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  5. These look so incredible - Where do you get the paste from?

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  6. I used to eat tubes of cookie dough in college too - the white chocolate chunk stuff was the best! These look delicious.

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  7. I'm loving vanilla bean paste right now. I recently made the coconut vanilla bean cupcakes from last month's Bon Appetit, and the vanilla bean paste was so perfect. I bet these little guys are fantastic!

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  8. I love that you made a Snickerdoodle dough! These sound so fabulous--and totally dangerous. I know that I couldn't eat just one--or two. I did the same thing in college. My freshman year, we only had a refrigerator, so what did I do? Well, to sate my dessert craving, I ate HUGE hunks of cookie dough, and you're so right: it's total comfort, especially when you're stressing out!

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  9. Maria - I'm glad I'm not alone in this!
    Kate - I completely agree about the so wrong but so right it is and so are these.
    OneOrdinary - the original recipe says that you can do that so I would give it a shot!
    Alice - No I don't!
    Oakley - Its amazing isn't it. I love it I wish I could afford to use it instead of vanilla in everything because the flavor is amazing.

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  10. Ahhh...cookie dough. Somehow I missed peabody's version, but you've come up with a yummy version here. I am in wonder over these things.

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  11. peabody's were good...yours are tremendous. all it takes is a touch of cinnamon. :)

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  12. Man, what a great idea - I collect snickerdoole recipes since my hubby loves them (made some yummy cupcakes recently) so I will definately try these.

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  13. OMG, these look AMAZING! Am a complete cookie dough lover!!

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  14. Love the title of this post - talk about comfort food!!

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  15. If you have an interest in selling cookies or cookie dough for a fundraiser there is a website called Easy Fundraising Ideas that has about 10 different Cookie Dough Fundraising programs and they don't cost anything to start.

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  16. These look incredible! love these!

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