My sweet tooth has taken control over me thanks to come chocolate I got in the mail this week so I have desserts on the brain! This weeks Sweet Saturday recipe comes from one of my fabulous followers, Susie of SusieQTpies Scraps of Life!
*no bake* Chocolate Chip Cookie Balls
(photo credit: Love and Olive Oil)
1 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 c. brown sugar
2 c. flour
2 T. vanilla
2 T. warm water
1 c. mini chocolate chips
1/2 pkg. melting chocolate (I use almond bark dipping chocolate)
Cream sugar and butter until smooth. Add in vanilla and water and give it a quick mix. Pour in the flour and chocolate chips and stir until just mixed. IF you think your dough is a tad dry, add in a little more vanilla or water. After several tries this is the amount that worked for me.
If you want even size balls, then use a small cookie scoop and put out on a tray that will fit in your fridge or freezer. You can drop the cookies from the scoop onto the try or you can roll them into a ball. Up to you. If I’m in a hurry to dip these in the chocolate (oh and leave some plain!) I will toss in the freezer for an hour. If you don’t have freezer space then put in the fridge for and hour or so.
About 20 min. before dipping, get your chocolate melted. I use a small electric melting pot which I think works best. IF you don’t have that, then melt it in a glass bowl in your microwave. If you do this method then you only need to prepare it about 10 min. before you plan on dipping.
I haven’t tried it yet but you could use MAGIC SHELL for ice cream on these. I don’t use that because it is expensive BUT it would work. You could just use it to drizzle over the balls.
I use the two toothpick method. I stick one toothpick in the ball, dip, place on aluminum foil tray and use the second toothpick to put the ball off of the toothpick. The top will look a tad messy so use one of the toothpicks, dipped in a little chocolate to smooth it over or add some sprinkles on the top to cover it up! These dry fast so work fast! It helps to have a helper but not necessary!
No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Balls Recipe
- 1 cup butter (softened)
- 1 3/4 c. brown sugar
- 2 c. flour
- 2 T. vanilla
- 2 T. warm water
- 1 c. mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 pkg. melting chocolate (I use almond bark dipping chocolate)
- Cream sugar and butter until smooth.
- Add in vanilla and water and give it a quick mix.
- Pour in the flour and chocolate chips and stir until just mixed. If you think your dough is a tad dry, add in a little more vanilla or water.
- Use a small cookie scoop and put out on a tray that will fit in your fridge or freezer.
- About 20 minutes before dipping, melt your chocolate.
- Dip chilled balls in chocolate, set on wax paper to cool, and sprinkle with sprinkles before they cool completely.
Once dry they will no longer be shiny! Eat up! This batch made 50 balls and will differ depending on the size you use.
Thanks for the feature! I appreciate it. xoxo SusieQTpies
Paula Lee says
So wanting those!
mum's mall says
Absolutely lovely menu – going to try it out this weekend with my little one!
Tabby Large says
Awesome! This is a winner. My kids would definitely love this chocolate balls. It is a good replacement for their chocolate cookies. Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe.
serena roesner says
These cookies remind me of my childhood and my granny that used to bake them! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us!
Hi, what does the T stand for? is it teaspoon or tablespoon?
Capital T is Tablespoon!
Thank you! :)
Susan H. says
Do you taste the raw flour in these? With 2 cups it seems you would.
Margo, Thrift at Home says
That’s what I’m wondering too. I love the idea here, though.
Jennifer @ Natural Parents Network says
Oh boy these look yummy! I would be afraid to make them and eat every one. Cocoa powder mixed with coconut oil would make an easy shell too (that is pretty much Magic Shell, without the preservatives) as long as you kept them cool.
These r very rich I added too much water added some powered sugar to thicken back up it was very good thank you
Would lite brown sugar work????
Krystle(Baking Beauty) says
I love chocolate chip cookie dough, so these are right up my alley!
I would very much appreciate it if you credited my original photo here, or please remove the image. Thank you.
Please explain the difference between being in a hurry and putting them in the freezer for an hour vs. not being in a hurry and putting them in the refrigerator for an hour.
I am fairly certain eating raw flour runs the same risks as eating raw eggs for e. Coli and such.