Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rach's Baby Shower!

Last Saturday we had a baby shower for my cute sister Rachel! It was so much fun to talk with our relatives we rarely see, and visit with old friends as well. Rachel got some darling things for baby Ashton, and I must say, I CAN'T WAIT!!!!! I think Rach is ready too... she's pretty uncomfortable these days. :( Well, as you can probably guess I was so excited to bake a delicious treat for the shower. I decided to go with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles! Holy cow. These little balls of goodness are heavenly, and they were definitely a hit at the shower! Seriously, we came home with ONE. ha ha here are a few pictures of the shower...

Speaking of cute gifts that Rachel got for Ashton... Let me tell you about the gifts from Josh and I. :) We decided to make shirts for little Ashton! We made onesies, but also T-shirts for when he gets a little older! Great thinking right?

Here are mine-

Here are Josh's- he had to have something to wear to Josh's football games!!

What do ya think?! Pretty cool eh?

Don't worry, I didn't forget to give you the recipe for the yummy chocolate chip cookie dough truffles! Here it is. Enjoy!!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Yield: 48 truffles
Time: about 40 min hands on time + 2 hours to freeze before dipping
Recipe adapted from Mels Kitchen Cafe

1/2 C butter, softened
3/4 C brown sugar, packed
2 1/4 C flour
1 -14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 t vanilla
1/2 C mini chocolate chips
2 -12 oz bags semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 C milk chocolate chips
1 T shortening, divided

1. Cream your butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy.
2. Add the flour, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla and mix well.
3. Stir in the mini chocolate chips.

4. Shape into 1 inch balls and place on a sprayed cookie sheet. Cover with saran wrap and freeze for 1-2 hours. Trust me, you want them to be firm! It makes the dipping a lot easier.
5. In a microwave safe bowl, melt your semi sweet chocolate in the microwave. Only heat it for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating interval.
Add about 2 t of shortening to the chocolate and stir to incorporate.
6. Dip each frozen cookie dough ball into the chocolate and then place on wax paper. (I used tin foil)
7. Melt the milk chocolate in the microwave and add 1 t shortening. Stir it well and then drizzle it over the tops of the truffles.
8. Put the truffles back in the fridge to set for about 15 minutes.

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