Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Truffles


Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Truffles

Eggless Sugar Cookies

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. unsalted butter
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 tbsp. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 4 to 5 minutes. Add sour cream and vanilla and beat to combine. Turn mixer speed to low and gradually add dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.

1 recipe Eggless Sugar Cookie Dough (above)
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
6 oz. white chocolate
2 oz. white chocolate

Allow cookie dough to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. Place into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix on low speed to break up the dough. Add ground cinnamon and mix on low speed until distributed throughout the dough. Scoop dough by the tablespoon and roll into balls. Set aside.
Spread parchment paper over a work surface or on a baking sheet. Place 6 ounces of finely chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until chocolate is melted. Check the temperature of the chocolate; it should be 45 degrees C. If it is too cool, heat it for 5 second intervals until the proper temperature is reached. Stir in remaining 2 ounces of roughly chopped chocolate until it has melted and the chocolate cools to 30 degrees C.

Dunk each ball of cookie dough into melted chocolate, spooning melted chocolate over the surface until coated. Use a fork to scoop each ball out, gently shaking off the excess chocolate back into the bowl, then place truffle onto the parchment paper. While chocolate is still wet, sprinkle a tiny bit of cinnamon on the top of the truffle. Repeat with remaining dough balls. If chocolate starts to get too cool (starts hardening on the side of the bowl), return it to the microwave for 5 seconds and stir before continuing. Allow truffles to set up at room temperature for 5-10 minutes, until chocolate has hardened.