If you are looking to make some sweet treats for your loved ones, then this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ball Recipe are for you. Simple to make, no fancy equipment needed and deliciously sweet. When I was a caterer, these were one of my Signature sweet ‘bakes’ and I loved adding a little fondant holly sprig at Christmas time.
75g caster sugar
75g soft brown sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
100g plain flour
100g chocolate chips
200g dark chocolate
50g white chocolate
a little green and red fondant
Mix together the butter, both sugars and vanilla extract really well, until the mixture is no longer grainy (about 2-3 minutes). Carefully mix in the flour and the chocolate chips (mixture should be fairly stiff once all combined).
Using your hands, roll the mixture into balls (just smaller than a ping pong ball size). Place them onto a lined tray or a plate and place in fridge to harden (about an hour). Melt the dark chocolate (either in the microwave or in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water). Using your hands, coat the dough balls in the melted dark chocolate. I found that the easiest way is to get lots of the melted chocolate on both hands and then pick up the dough balls and roll. It’s definitely messier this way, but you can use gloves if you wish. Leave the chocolate to set.
Melt the white chocolate and then drizzle it onto the top of the chocolate so that it looks like a Christmas pudding topping. Then using tiny cutters, roll out the green fondant and cut into holly leaves. Attach to the dough balls with a little water. Then roll tiny balls from the red fondant and attach using a little water. I find that the pre-made little packets of coloured fondant (from most supermarkets) work well here as you don’t need much.