Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookie Crumble Truffles
Makes about 3 dozen, depending on the size of the balls
- 36 Chocolate Sandwich cookies, divided
- 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
- 8 oz. Semi Sweet chocolate, melted
- Finely crush 16 cookies (with a blender, or food processor); set aside
- Chop remaining cookies into small pieces; mix with the peanut butter
- Roll peanut butter and cookie mixture into 1 inch balls, or smaller if you prefer. Freeze until firm.
- Coat frozen balls with melted chocolate; roll in reserved finely crushed cookies
- Refrigerate until firm about 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container.
Annie Baker is a prime example of a professional woman who finally decided to change career direction and pursue her true passion in the pastry arts. Annie received her Accounting degree from Saint Mary's College in South Bend, Indiana and began working in large corporate financial institutions in downtown Chicago. After ten years of "counting beans" and (more importantly) delighting a steadily increasing number of co-workers with the sweet treats she made at home, Annie ventured West and enrolled in the Pastry Arts Program at CIA Greystone for formal training. Annie was always creative and detail-oriented, but it was then and there that she gained the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to advance from amateur home baker to professional pastry chef. Upon graduation - and barely a year after dining as just another tourist at Mustards Grill in the Napa Valley - Annie joined the Mustards kitchen team and was quickly given her own pastry station to manage and develop. As Mustards Pastry Chef, she collaborated with owner/chef Cindy Pawlcyn to create all of the wonderful and delectable desserts enjoyed by so many happy customers for over 5 years, leaving in June 2008.
'Annie the Baker' was started in April 2009 to share Annie's passion for her cookies that are for the cookie dough lover. From her hands to yours: Chef Annie the Baker brings you these chewy gooey mounds of decadent cookie goodness. Made from scratch and baked to perfection, Annie's cookies are filled with an assortment of wonderful flavors that are mildly rich, smooth and gentle. Enjoy the creative blend of tastes and textures and get ready for that silky soft tongue-teasing payoff when you hit the middle!
Sure, you could always toss a shrink-wrapped box of manufactured "cookies" into your buggy during your next grocery run. But why bother??? These cookies are unlike anything you've eaten before (Annie made a point of that) - so treat yourself NOW! Let your eyes start the tasting -- but don't forget to give your mouth a bite ;-) The cookies are slightly crispy on the outside with a moist and doughy interior. The company motto is "for the person who loves cookie dough more than the cookie."
There are four Original Cookie flavors: Semi Sweet Chocolate Chunk Toffee Milk Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter with Mini Peanut Butter Cups Oatmeal Double Chocolate Chip