I’ve had a couple recipe fails lately, but I haven’t been slacking off! While I don’t have anything new & exclusive to Sift & Whisk for this week, I do have this recipe series I just did for Delish.com to share with you. They asked me if I could come up with non-cookie recipes made with sugar cookie dough, so I put my thinking cap on.
I knew I wanted to make cookie dough truffles, which of course need to be eggless. And since I wanted all the recipes to use the same dough, I developed an Eggless Sugar Cookie dough. Miraculously, I was able to just replace the eggs in my favorite cutout recipe with sour cream, and they baked up perfectly.
Next I mixed some cinnamon into the dough and rolled up some dough balls, dunked them in white chocolate, and sprinkled with cinnamon. Voila: Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Truffles. I gave them to my parents because I couldn’t stop eating them, and my dad ate like 15 in one sitting and called them “sinful.” Which is a word that people use to describe desserts sometimes, and I’m always like, “Woah, that’s creepy.”
I also used the dough in some ice cream with fun red and green sprinkles, because I am nothing if not festive. My husband was a big fan of the No-Churn Sugar Cookie Dough Ice Cream. And are you digging the bokeh in that photo? We didn’t put up our twinkle lights this year because my husband and I are a scrooge and a lazy bum, respectively, but I wanted to get some use out of them!
The Mini Banoffee Tarts use the cookie dough as a crust and are sweet, sweet, sweet! But that is what Christmas is all about right? Sugar comas? That’s what Clement Clarke Moore meant by visions of sugar plums dancing in your head.
My personal favorite is the recipe I dubbed “Bajillionaire’s Shortbread.” I used my sugar cookie dough as the base layer. The next layer is butterscotch with a splash of rum. The top is dark chocolate with a sprinkling of Maldon sea salt. I like to think that the butterscotch looks like gold and the salt crystals look like diamonds. That’s some blingalicious dessert.
I highly recommend whipping up at least two batches of the base sugar cookie dough and trying one or more of the spin-offs. You can check out all the recipes over at Delish!