Saturday, February 15, 2014

No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Hi dolls! Wanted to share with you this super easy and awesome no bake recipe - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls! I made these as a back up for Valentine's day - my amazing husband cooked us a beautiful dinner and needed the oven. So my idea for a cookie cake went out the window.

We had just watched an episode of Shark Tank (love that show!) where these two chicks were trying to get an investment on their edible cookie dough in a jar. I wanted it immediately! I found the recipe for cookie dough balls on Pinterest (original post click here) and I am so glad I did. I added my own flair by using the left over chocolate chips, melting them, putting them in a ziplock bag and drawing letters and hearts on parchment paper. I refrigerated them for 30min and peeled them off the parchment paper. Cute, right? Anyway, see below for photos and step by step!

 L - could be for our last name or Love! I tried by best to make the chocolate drizzle on top of the cookie dough balls look cute - might need to work on that a little!

My first attempt at drawing with chocolate!

1 cup butter, room temperature
1½ cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
6 ounces mini-chocolate chips
Milk Chocolate Wilton candy melts

1.Cream butter and sugar together
2.Add remaining ingredients and mix
3.Roll into 1-inch balls
4.Melt candy melts in microwave and use a spoon to drizzle over balls
5.Refrigerate until firm (30 minutes)
6.Let stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes before serving
7.Store leftovers in refrigerator

Sooo easy guys, and SO good. We just had 1 before breakfast ha! As an added bonus, here is a photo of the kick ass short ribs and potatoes Greg made last night. Delicious!

Hope everyone had a nice Valentine's day and is staying warm! Xoxo

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