Archive for December, 2010

I Love It When…

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
  • random items make it into the girl’s fisher-price nativity set.  Tonight baby Jesus had his own polly pocket mini-fridge in the stable.
  • she smiles like this:  
  • Christmas cards arrive in the mail.  Although, I’m at a loss at what to do for ours this year.  Last year’s is hard to beat.
  • we have crazy lazy weekends.  Last weekend was the queen of all lazy saturdays.  It was perfect.
  • Paisley answers questions.  Earlier this evening I overheard Elle ask her, “Pais, do you like me?”  Paisley’s response, “No.”
  • she entertains herself:


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ok, so I just posted on facebook that I made cookie dough truffles for our small group tonight…and the response was overwhelming.  Apparently the world demands the recipe!

So this was my first time making them & I’m not completely sold on the recipe BUT THEY WERE SOOO TASTY.  The recipe just needs to be tweaked a bit so they are a bit easier to get in the correct shape.  That being said, it could have totally been user error on my part.  I’m not the worlds best baker.  The recipe is from my friend Kelly, she was kind enough to share the little slice of heaven with me.  Thanks, Kelly!  Below the recipe is a note with some issues that I had.

So here ya go, world…cookie dough truffles:

1/2 cup butter softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 c. walnuts (optional)
1 and 1/2 semi-sweet chocolate candy coating – chopped (or Baker’s Dipping Chocolate)
Mix butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, add flour, milk and vanilla. Mix well. Fold in chips. Shape into balls, place on wax paper, and refrigerate 1-2 hours. Melt chocolate until smooth, dip balls, refrigerate 15 minutes.

The dough in mine was not nearly thick enough to form into legit balls.  Way too sticky.  I think next time I may add more flour to help with that.  But I really don’t want to mess with the flavor because they were seriously fabulous, they just didn’t look like truffles (they looked more like turtles) And I ALWAYS get too impatient with melting chocolate.    Next time I have remind myself to get it REALLY melty (what? it’s a word).  Because I didn’t get the chocolate melted enough they didn’t cover the dough as well as it should have.  Also, I didn’t do walnuts in mine.

Alright, now go make these so we can all get fat together.  It’ll be fun.