Cookie Dough Truffles

This is the final Christmas cookie post of the season. Dave and Rachel brought these Cookie Dough Truffles to this year’s swap, and they were awesome. This was a reprise of their prize winning recipe from a previous swap. If you love cookie dough, you’ll love these too!

1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. thawed egg substitute
1 t vanilla extract
1 1/4 c. flour
1 c. mini chocolate morsels
3/4 c. chopped pecans or walnuts
1 (12 oz.) package semisweet chocolate morsels
1 1/2 T shortening

Beat butter at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugars, beating well. Add egg substitute and vanilla, beat well. Add flour and beat well. Stir in miniature chocolate morsels and chopped nuts. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

Shape mixture into 1″ balls. Cover and freeze balls until very firm.

Place 12 oz. package chocolate morsels and shortening into a glass bowl. Melt in microwave according to package directions. Using two forks, quickly dip frozen truffles into melted chocolate, coating completely. Place on wax paper to harden. Store truffles in refrigerator for 2-3 days. Yields 4 1/2 dozen.

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