Cookie Dough Truffles

It is New Year’s Eve here in this part of Canada.  For some of you it is already the start of a new year, Happy New Year to you!

We are spending a quiet night at home.  It is our tradition to stay at home, get takeout and watch a movie. This year we are getting Turkish food and watching the Lego Movie.  It doesn’t get any wilder than that for us.  We finally had a little snow, so tomorrow we are sledding before going to a friends for supper.

In the meantime, here is a recipe that we make every year.  Kids love it and they can help by rolling the balls.  There are no eggs, hence the dough is safe to eat.  It is also every easy and no bake.

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In a mixing bowl cream together:

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

Cream until light and fluffy.

Add:

2 cups flour

1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk

1 tsp vanilla

Mix well.

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Stir in 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

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chill in fridge for about an hour until firm.  Roll into 1″ balls.

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chill again until ready to dip in chocolate.

Melt a little over 1LB of semisweet candy coating (Merkins Wafers) or you can use straight up chocolate, but probably wont be as shiny and nice unless you are good at tempering chocolate.

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I melted the wafers in the microwave heating and stirring until all melted. As you can see my fancy dipping and drizzling tools are forks.

I get about 1/2LB milk wafers as well for drizzling over the top.

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All done and ready to eat.  Store in fridge.

Snowballs and Tech Problems

Happy New Year’s Eve!  This post was intended for November 27th, didn’t happen.  I had computer and camera problems.  I have given  up on my laptop and I have a new camera.  December was crazy busy and I did cooking and baking along with a lot of other stuff but was so discouraged (ARG! blasted technology, that is why I like old school) I didn’t even try to post and was contemplating giving up on the blog.  However, I was inspired by a few bloggers that I follow and Evie keeps saying “can we blog this”.  Maybe 2014 will be a good blogging year for us. I hope so, but I will have to continue with the little steps.

Here is what was supposed to be posted on November 27th!..and we have had ALOT of snow since then.

November went by in a blur, I didn’t post anything.  I have been having both computer and camera problems which do not help because it takes forever hitting my head against a brick wall to even attempt to post.  This is why I dislike computers, I am not into tech anything. Anyway, I will leave that rant for another day since I am sitting here and it is working…slightly.

We did get snow.  This is what our back yard looked like one morning mid November and we got to make a snowman.

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We have been trying to make some Christmas cookies.  We got two batches made gingerbread cutouts (will try to post these later) and these snowballs.

Preheat oven to 375F.  Cream butter and sugar with vanilla.

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Chop nuts

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Add flour and nuts to butter mixture.

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Blend to form a mealy textured dough that will hold together when squeezed in your hand.  This was a little hard for small hands.

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Form this dough around a Hershey Kiss and make it into a ball.

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Place on cookie sheet and bake for about 12 minutes, until just starting to turn slightly golden.  Do not over bake or they will be dry.

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Cool completely.

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Once cooled (completely) to room temperature roll in powdered sugar. This part was good for small hands to do.

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These freeze well too.

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MMMMM so yummy!!

This is what they look like inside.

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Snowballs

1 Cup Butter

1/2 Cup sugar

1tsp vanilla

2 Cups flour

1 Cup chopped walnuts

24 Hershey Kisses

Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375F.  Beat butter, sugar and vanilla well.  Add flour and nuts, mix well.  Form dough around a hershey kiss and form into small balls.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes.  Cool completely.  Roll in powdered sugar.  Makes 24.