Cookie Dough Ball Chocolate Making Project
By Bob Sherman
My Mom is a fantastic baker, but for some reason she only made sugar cookies once a year (for Christmas) when she would make many pounds of them. Christmas cookie day was eagerly awaited by my brother and I. We would help with the cookie cutters so we could sneak little pieces of the dough, and at the end each got a beater from the mixing bowl to pick clean as a bonus. Of course Mom spent the whole day warning us that we would get a belly ache if we kept eating dough.
Times sure have changed and we now know how dangerous consuming raw egg can be so that is something my kids never had the pleasure of participating in. Fortunately, it is now possible to buy sugar cookie dough that is safe to eat uncooked.
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PLEASE NOTE!! - Although chocolate making is relatively safe for the entire family to participate, adult supervision is required.
I prefer to use chocolate wafers designed for home molding chocolate. My preferred brand is Merckens which works well with all chocolate molding projects without tempering, and tastes great.
Either melting method may be used, but I find the double boiler works best for this. Regardless of which method is chosen, using the chocolate at 90 degrees F. is optimum.
Double Boiler - See Double Boiler Usage Instructions.
Microwave - A microwave may be used but care must be taken not to overheat the chocolate.
- Place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.
- Heat for 30 seconds.
- Remove and stir.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the chocolate is creamy.
- Optimum usage temperature is about 90 degrees F. Do not place the thermometer in the microwave!
Chocolate Making Supplies And Materials
The following chocolate making supplies and other materials were used to make this project. Clicking on the item name will bring you to that item's page with a full description and ordering information.
- Chocolate - Dark chocolate was used here.
- Malted Milk Crunch - One bag.
- Dipping Tool Set - Tools designed for dipping chocolates are easiest to use, however you could also substitute anything similar you have. Some folks prefer to dip using a pair of table forks.
- Thermometer - One.
- Double Boiler - For melting chocolate. A microwave may also be used.
- Cookie Dough - From the supermarket - Check to make sure there are no warnings about eating it uncooked on the package.
- Optional - Other toppings may be used such as edible confetti, or toasted coconut.
Step By Step Instructions
While your chocolate is melting, roll the cookie dough into balls approximately 3/4 inch in diameter.
Pour some malted milk crunch into a bowl.
Place a cookie dough ball on your dipping tool.
Dip into the chocolate and allow to drain for a few moments.
Drop the chocolate covered ball into the crunchies.
Sprinkle crunchies over the ball. Allow to cool before removing
Optional - Edible confetti stars were used here to make these with a holiday theme.
If you prefer these with less crunchies, simply drop the chocolate covered ball onto wax paper or parchment and sprinkle a few crunchies on top.
The finished malted milk cookie dough ball.
Note - These should be refrigerated until you are ready to eat them. Do not keep these uneaten beyond the expiration date of the cookie dough.
No waste - Any leftover melted chocolate and crunchies can be used to make Malted Milk Clusters.
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Author: Bob Sherman
Publisher: Bobby's Craft Boutique Inc.
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