Celebration Cookie Dough Truffles

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These Celebration Cookie Dough Truffles are just the right dessert for a party or a special snack! Edible cookie dough is a crowd pleaser for kids and grown ups!

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If I may, Happy Birthday to Megamommy! Did you know Megamommy is 2 years old this month? Yes it’s true, although I still can’t believe it! I am so thankful to all of you that read my blog and allow me to do what I love doing!

Two years ago I had NO idea what was ahead of me, or the amount of work it would take to get the blog where I want it to be. Still working on that one. What a truly wonderful experience it has been!

A few years of my Megamommy journey summed up quickly…

2012 Megamommy started in November after years of wanting to start my own blog. For several years I pondered the “perfect” way to do everything for the blog. After wasting a lot of time I realized I just had to start! Nothing was perfect, certainly not my pictures. But a person has to start somewhere, and so I did!

2013 I began to learn how to earned how balance the blog and all the other jobs I have in life. Some of my responsibilities include being a vendor at our local farmers’ market, helping at our family-operated apple orchard, baking for the farmers’ market each week, working, being a mom, being a wife, and the list goes on. Like so many of you, I wear many different hats.

2014 has been an incredibly busy year! I have grown and changed as a blogger. As always I am thankful to each and every single one of you that stops to take a look at my little corner of the world. Much more to come, I promise!

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Yes, I am a messy baker. As you can see I have wax paper over my cutting board to help with the mess. You will want to be sure to line your cookie sheets with wax paper or baking mats.

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Naked truffles here, make sure your cookie dough is shaped into nice balls. It makes the whole process much easier!

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Hope you enjoy my Celebration Cookie Dough Truffles to celebrate!

Celebration Cookie Dough Truffles

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1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup brown sugar, packed

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons milk, or chocolate chip cookie dough coffee creamer

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 miniature chocolate chips

12 oz. milk chocolate chips or chocolate candy melts, for dipping

Rainbow sprinkles, if desired

Directions:

1. In a large bowl using a stand or electric mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and vanilla.  Gradually add flour mixing well. Stir in chocolate chips.

2. Shape into 1 1/2-inch balls; place on wax paper-lined cookie sheets or cookie sheets lined with silicone baking mats. Cover loosely and refrigerate for about 2 hours.

3. Melt chocolate chips or candy coating in microwave; stir until smooth. Remove a few balls from the fridge at a time and dip in melted chocolate. Allow excess chocolate to drip off. Place on cookie sheets lined with baking mats or wax paper-lined baking sheets. Sprinkle with rainbow colored sprinkles, or desired sprinkles. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Store in the refrigerator.

Makes 24 truffles.

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Can a chocolate chip cookie be made any better? For pumpkin friends, the answer is a yes and is as simple as browning some butter and stirring some pumpkin pudding mix into the dough. So yummy!

Although my post just the other day was also for a pumpkin cookie, this pumpkin cookie is a whole DIFFERENT kind of pumpkin cookie!

If you have never used brown butter in your baking, I strongly urge you to do so! The almost nutty flavor that comes from brown butter is SO delightful and SO scrumptious!

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My cookies today are a little fun and a little different. These cookies are super soft and almost pillowy. I admit I don’t do a lot of super soft cookies, but sometimes it’s fun to change things up a bit and that’s what we’re doing today.

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My Fall Cookie Sticks are the PERFECT after school snack or mid-day pick me up!

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There aren’t too many things that make a better after school or mid-day snack than cookie sticks. Today, I share with you my favorite Fall Cookie Sticks! You may, or may not have seen my Holiday Chip Cookie Sticks that I did last holiday season.

Cookie sticks are the best! There are so many things you can do with them. You can change the chips, add candy, add sprinkles. You can make your cookie sticks as simple or elaborate as you want to. :)

If you have kids, they will be thrilled if you have these waiting for them after school! That said, my Fall Cookie Sticks also make a great mid-day snack for people of ALL ages!

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I have been wanting to make this baked pancake for a while now. I’m just not sure why I didn’t do so sooner.

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