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Super Bowl Treat: Cookie Dough Truffle Footballs
Rah! Rah! Rah!

Super Bowl Treat: Cookie Dough Truffle Footballs

Rah! Rah! Rah!
Rah! Rah! Rah!

Let me get this out of the way up top: I’m not interested in football. I have no idea who’s in the playoffs. I will not be attending any Super Bowl parties.

But I’ve been researching kid-friendly football-themed food for a piece I’m writing for Mom.me, and inspiration struck. There are only so many football-shaped foods you can look at before you start to wander around your kitchen, wondering what you can turn into pigskin…

Cookie Dough Truffle Footballs are a riff on Cookie Dough Bonbons, which is itself a riff on my recipe for The Best Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies in the Entire World. To make them, I scooped up a tablespoon of bonbon filling and shaped it into a flat oblong—y’know, a football. As I shaped each one, I placed it on a wax paper-lined tray. When I’d scooped the whole batch (about 24 footballs), I put them into the freezer for an hour to firm up.

Once they were solid, I melted 12 ounces of semisweet chocolate with a tablespoon of olive oil and dunked each football into the mixture using two forks, then transferred it back to the wax paper. Once all were coated, I popped the tray back into the freezer for 10 minutes.

For the final step, I melted 3 ounces of white chocolate and transferred it into a piping bag fitted with a #1 tip (you could also use a Ziploc bag). You can guess what I did with that, right?

These days my kitchen is cold enough that I’m able to store these in an airtight container in the pantry, but if it’s warm where you are you may want to refrigerate until just before serving.

Ta-da! There you have it, football-shaped cookie dough truffles. Go, team! Or something.

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Touchdown!

 

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. These look absolutely delicious!! I love super bowl appetizers fast and easy way to make a lunch fit for the game. I myself am a football fan so its always fun to make recipes such as these. is it ok to eat the cookie dough though? there’s always so much speculation about getting salmonella from eating raw cookie dough and I would understand eating a few wouldn’t hurt but around my house sweets go fast! 🙂

    1. Brittany, the caution for raw cookie dough is because of the raw eggs–this recipe replaces the egg with a mixture of ground flaxseed and water. Perfectly safe! Go right ahead and gobble them down.

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