Monday, August 14, 2023

Two-Toned Truffle Cookies

I have been doing a fair amount of job searching recently, which feels so much more challenging than the last time I was on the hunt for employment opportunities.  I've submitted a ton of applications, asked for advice, had my resume picked apart, and definitely feel like my personal and professional life are under some sort of microscope - which, in a sense, they are - a feeling which I have been on the other side of as a hiring manager for years, it is odd to be on this side of the table.

The silence in the job hunt feels deafening at times and there are many moments of discouragement when you can't even get an interview.  It can feel like you're fundamentally missing something, waiting for someone to see your potential and take a chance on you.

While I wait for that moment professionally, gastronomically, you should take a chance on these tasty cookies!

I stumbled across a couple bags of Nestle Toll House Baking Truffles at a discount store here in town a couple months ago and they have been tempting me each time I open the cupboard, urging me to finally make something with them.

After some brief discussions with my husband about what type of pairing to make with these (and relearning that he doesn't like nuts in his baked goods as much as I do), I decided to make a two-toned cookie, half vanilla cookie dough and half chocolate cookie dough (sans nuts... though I think they would be awesome with some toasted pecans).  The combination is a winner!  Much like a brookie, but more cohesive in texture.

Two-Toned Truffle Cookies


Vanilla Dough:

1/2 c. butter (softened)

1/2 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 package Nestle Toll House Chocolate Caramel Dulche de Leche flavored baking truffles

Chocolate Dough:

1/2 c. butter (softened)

3/4 c. brown sugar

2 Tbs sugar

1 egg

2 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 package Nestle Toll House Chocolate Caramel Dulche de Leche flavored baking truffles


For each dough, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Mix in the egg and vanilla until smooth.  Add the salt, and baking powder/soda until combined, scraping the bowl as needed.  Mix in the flour until fully combined.  Stir in the baking truffles and any other additions you may want, such as toasted nuts.

Either chill each dough for 1 hour before rolling, or take a tablespoon of each dough and roll together then freeze for 15 minutes until chilled.

Bake at 350 for 12-13 minutes or until the bottom edge of the vanilla dough is just turning golden.  Allow to cool on the pan for 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.


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