Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough

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For my anniversary I decided to make my husband’s favorite dessert (chocolate covered cookie dough).  He used to purchase chocolate covered cookie dough from candy stores all the time, but in more recent years we haven’t been able to find it anywhere.  Because my husband has missed this candy so much, I figured he would be happily surprised with this homemade treat.

One problem that is faced when trying to make this little treat is the raw egg factor.  Most every cookie recipe includes raw egg, but I’ve found that a hardboiled egg as a replacement for the raw one works great.  Not only is the flavor still fantastic, you also don’t have to worry so much about keeping your cookie dough refrigerated.  If you decide for some reason to bake come of this dough into cookies you’ll discover that this dough with hardboiled eggs makes super fluffy, moist, and beautiful cookies as well.  I would actually suggest baking a couple dozen cookies because this recipe makes a ton of little cookie dough balls.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), cut into small chunksDolci-Frutta
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda (if you plan on baking some of the dough)
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 hardboiled eggs, peeled
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 containers of Dolci Frutta (chocolate for the shell in the baking isle)

 

Directions

  1. (if baking cookies) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour and butter in a food processor and process until mixture is the texture of small crumbs.
  3. UnmixedAdd the salt and process until just combined.  If you are baking some cookies you should also add the baking soda in this step
  4. Add sugars, vanilla, and boiled eggs. Pulse again until mixture comes together.  The mixture will look dry and crumbled, but rolls into balls just fine.  It’s like making a flakey pie crust.
  5. Add chocolate chips and combine by hand using a wooden spoon or clean hands. Egg whites may still be visible in the dough but if you bake cookies they will disappear as the cookies bake.
  6. For chocolate covered cookie dough balls
    1. Make small marble sized balls of cookie dough and set them to the side.  I prefer to chill the dough balls in the refrigerator for a couple hours so they keep shape better while covering them with chocolate.  Also the chocolate cools to a hard shell faster if the dough balls are chilled.20131119_131813
    2. Follow the directions on the Dolci Frutta to melt the chocolate.
    3. Put the cookie dough balls into the container of liquid chocolate one at a time, so as not to cool the chocolate too fast causing it to harden.
    4. Use toothpicks or butter knives to pull the cookie dough balls out of the chocolate and set them on wax paper until the chocolate has had time to harden into a shell.
    5. (if baking cookies)
      1. Make golf ball sized balls of cookie dough and place them on parchment lined baking sheets. Flatten balls of dough slightly with your hand.
      2. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are lightly browned.
      3. Remove cookies from oven and let them sit on the cookie sheet for 3-5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
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