Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

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These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles are made from scratch using flour that does not get cooked or baked. There is some controversy over whether or not it can be dangerous to eat raw flour. Like other raw foods, including eggs and greens, raw flour may carry salmonella or e-coli. That is why some bags of flour even carry the warning to not eat raw flour, dough or batter. It is also possible today to buy flour that has been microwaved, and so is presumably free from contaminants. However, professional bakers, even when they know their source of flour, once they taste their batters or doughs, often spit the raw material out and do not swallow it. So, if professionals who use the ingredient day in and out do not consume the stuff raw, it might not be a bad choice to avoid it yourself.

In any event, this recipe is made from scratch using flour, butter and other ingredients to create the filling for these truffles. From the website photos, it looks as though the truffles are made in a mold, something you can buy very cheaply at many bulk food stores or other specialty baking shops. A mold can give your results a wonderfully professional finish, and they are fun to work with. But if good taste is enough for you, free form these truffles as you wish.Truffles were first made in the very late 19th century by, and there is no surprise here, the French. They were originally chocolate treats, with the filling a chocolate cream that may have contained nuts covered in a chocolate ganache. They were named truffles after the fungus, a fantastic fungi that can turn ordinary food into delectable treats, but fabulously expensive. Today, truffles are made with all sorts of fillings and a chocolate coating of white, milk or dark chocolate.

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