|Frozen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls - ButterYum|
Event - Crazy Cooking Challenge hosted by Tina
Challenge - fmake a recipe from any blog to fit this month's theme (chocolate chip cookies)
Recipe and Blog I chose to feature - Frozen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls by Joy the Baker
My Tweaks (reflected below) - I doubled the vanilla, added a little shortening to the chocolate coating, and made smaller cookie balls.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
adapted from Joy the Baker - makes 30 small cookie dough balls
For the cookies:
1 stick (1/2 cup or 4 ounces) unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup Greek yogurt (or applesauce or peanut butter)
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
For the chocolate coating:
1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips, melted for dipping
1/2 tablespoon shortening (for shine)
In the bowl of a stand mixer fit with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about three minutes. Beat in yogurt or applesauce or peanut butter along with the vanilla extract and stir to combine.
Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add all at once to the butter and sugar mixture and stir until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.
Scoop small or ice cream scoops onto a waxed paper or Silpat lined cookie sheet. Place in the freezer overnight or until frozen, at least three hours.
When ready to dip the balls, melt chocolate chips and shortening in a small saucepan over a low heat. Remove balls from the freezer and dip into warm chocolate. Return to the lined cookie sheet and return to the freezer to harden. Serve cold from the freezer.