Does anyone else feel like this time of year is the busiest? The days are longer but I feel like there are less hours in the day. We’ve been relying on Clicklist to save some extra time during the day. I seem to save a lot more money when I’m not wandering the aisles of my Smith’s store, hungry.
I threw some Kroger Chip Mates cookies into my Clicklist order a few weeks ago and oh. my. goodness. We’ve slowly been trying all of the flavors over the last couple of weeks and have yet to be disappointed. It’s so nice not to have to make chocolate chip cookies, and still have a happy husband when dessert time rolls around. Our favorite combination so far is the White Chip Chunky Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies with vanilla ice cream.
We have a few graduates this year including my husband Jon, and our youngest sister Kendra who are both graduating from college. Of course in our family we celebrate the best way we know how to, with food!
When we typically get together our husbands pull out the smokers and leave us in charge of the side dishes and desserts. I happily volunteered to bring dessert this time around knowing I wanted to incorporate these delicious cookies into a new treat. Everyone deserves to celebrate with a little chocolate!
You can use any of the Chip Mates flavors in these truffles, but I went with the original chocolate chip flavor. I started with a package of cookies in my food processor and ground them up into fine crumbs.
Once ground up, fold in some softened cream cheese until a dough forms. Roll the dough into one inch balls and place them on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Freeze them for 15-20 minutes until firm.
Melt a bag (or about 2 cups) of chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in the microwave. We’ve found it’s best to do this in 15 second intervals, stirring each time. That’ll prevent the chocolate from burning. Dip your cookie balls in the chocolate and place them back on the baking sheet. Refrigerate them until the chocolate has set up. We’d recommend keeping them in a cool place until you’re ready to serve!