If you thought cookie dough ended with chocolate chip, well, I’m here to tell you otherwise. There are as many different kinds of cookie dough as there are, well, cookies. And pretty much all of them can be adapted into a safe-to-eat-raw version, perfect for dipping and turning into truffles.
I’ve done chocolate chip. Mexican chocolate. Inside out (they’re in the book). The basic recipe is so flexible and open to adaptations, the possibilities are endless. I envision snickerdoodle. Chocolate mint. Oatmeal raisin (minus the raisins, of course). Peanut butter with salted caramel (absolutely brilliant).
And now, gingerbread.
Just in the (Saint) Nick of time, too.
The recipe is a simple variation on the original, with added spices and molasses and dipped in white chocolate candy coating. Considering they were headed to the annual Nashville Food Blogger holiday shindig, the festive filling wasn’t quite enough. So I pulled a jar of edible glitter out of my sprinkle drawer (or was it my sprinkle cabinet?) and dusted the tops of the still wet coating with fresh, glittery, “snow.” I think they came out looking fabulously wintery. You could use holiday sprinkles of any sort for a festive touch (because everything is better with sprinkles, obviously).
Your holiday dessert table? Check and check.
Gingerbread cookie dough is entirely underrated, in fact, I’d argue that gingerbread cookie dough is even better than the cookies themselves (as is the case with most cookies; I think even Santa would agree with me here). But in this case, the dough itself is made from sugar and spice and everything nice, without a speck of raw egg and its associated risks and worries.
Make them now. You’ll thank me later.
Yield: about 30 truffles
Total Time: 2 hours
Adapted from The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook.