Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr
another untested recipe request item from gooseberry patch......egg substitute is imperative as the cookie dough is not baked...cooking and prep time is a guess.
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup thawed egg substitute
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- 3⁄4 cup chopped pecans or 3⁄4 cup walnuts
- 1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons shortening
- beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer till creamy;gradually add sugars,beating well.
- add egg substitute and vanilla;beat well.
- add flour to butter mixture;beat well.
- stir in mini chocolate chips and nuts.
- cover and chill 30 minutes.
- shape dough into one-inch balls.
- cover and freeze till very firm.
- place 12 oz bag of chocolate chips and shortening in a glass bowl;melt in microwave per package directions.
- using 2 forks,quickly dip frozen truffles into melted chocolate, coating completely.
- place on wax paper to harden.
- store in fridge for 3 days.
- makes 4 1/2 dozen.
- (i have not made these but would add that when shaping the balls of dough i would flatten the bottom for easy stacking on a plate. i would also use a toothpick for dipping in the chocolate--).
I made these for my husband for Valentine's Day and he LOVED them. Boxed them up and they look as good, probably even better than any fancy boxed chocolate (I added pics)! I do not use the egg substitute. I replace the flour with whole wheat flour and usually only use 1 to 1 1/8 cups when I do or it tends to end up dry. They taste just fine without the egg and the only thing I notice different with the whole wheat is the texture. It is a bit grainier, but you can always buy a finer mill of it if that is a problem. :) I left out the nuts because my son won't eat them that way. Oh and I dipped some in white chocolate for variety. I think for St Patrick's day I will make these but use andes mints (chopped small) in place of the mini morsels and use green tinted white choc for covering!
Followed directions exactly, made for Christmas. Refrigerated dough over night and dipped in chocolate next day. Big hit! I did leave the nuts out though!
I took this to a cookie swap and everyone requested the recipe. These are totally worth the effort.