Saturday, December 8, 2012

Oatmeal Cookie Dough Truffles with Variations

Oatmeal Cookie Dough Truffles with Variations


Hi everybody :)

I'm sharing more cookie dough love today :) This recipe was originally design to be  sandwiched by granola bars like the cookie dough in the Cookie Dough Crispy Treats  yesterday. But, I switched it up a bit to form truffles. Let's get it started...
 
Oatmeal Raisins Cookie Dough adapted The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk or cream  (I added more to combine the dough)
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
1/2 cup raisins

To prepare the cookie dough: In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugars with on electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in vanilla and milk. Add oats, flour, salt, and cinnamon (if using and stir until dough comes together in large, dry crumbles. Stir in raisins. (I added more milk until I was add to combine the dough mixture.)

Here's What I Did and/or Think:  

First I like to say this cookie dough is safe to eat also, because it doesn't contains eggs.

The change I made to the recipe was adding more milk or cream to the dough, just until it comes together when pressed with fingers.

This is a great make-ahead recipe so plan ahead so the flavors will get a chance to mellow. The longer it set the better :)
 
To prepare the truffles: Add the additional flavor(s) stated below, to the dough  Shape cookie dough into balls. 
Roll balls into finely chopped nuts or coconut.  Refrigerate or freeze truffles until set, about 30 minutes.

I tripled the recipe,  got about 10 -12 balls per batch, depending on the size; divided them into 3 batches. 

BATCH #1
Bourbon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Dough Truffles
Prepared Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Dough
1 Tablespoon Bourbon or Spice Rum
Walnuts, toasted and cooled; finely chopped
Cinnamon Sugar, to taste

Mix dough with bourbon,  shape into balls, set aside. Mix walnuts and cinnamon sugar together.  Roll balls in walnut mixture until well coated, place in refrigerator or freezer to set; about 30 minutes.

BATCH #2
Tropical Oatmeal Cookies Dough Truffles
Prepared Oatmeal Cookies Dough (without raisins)
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1- 2 teaspoon lemon zest
Coconut, toasted and cooled; finely chopped

Mix dough with lemon juice and zest, shape into balls, roll balls in coconut until well coated,
place in refrigerator or freezer to set; about 30 minutes. 

Dried chopped pineapple or mango would be a great replacement for the raisin in this version.

BATCH #3
Praline Caramel Oatmeal Cookies Dough Truffles
Prepared Oatmeal Cookies Dough  (without raisins)
1 Tablespoon Praline Liqueur
18 Caramel candies, unwrapped plus 1 teaspoon water
Pecans, toasted and cooled; finely chopped

Mix dough with liqueur, shape into balls, set aside. Melt caramel and water in microwave for 1 minutes; stir every 30 seconds. Working quickly dipped balls into caramel mixture, one at a time, as you would caramel apples. Toss the balls with pecans, reshape, if needed, place in refrigerator or freezer to set; about 30 minutes.

The Taste: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all three variations of the truffles! The lemony-coconut flavors MMM,mmmm ...the bourbon raisins cinnamony walnut flavor; oh my, my and let's not forget the praline pecan liqueur flavored ones coated with caramel and toasted pecan; DELICIOUS! REPEAT as often as possible :)





















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