For starters, these eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Footballs are simply adorable. With the Superbowl just around the corner, it seems everyone is caught up in the excitement of playoff season. What better excuse to whip up a batch of these delicious football themed treats, right?
The chocolate covered cookie dough footballs are easy to make, and since they are free of eggs, they'll be good to eat for a few days. And when football playoff season is over? This recipe works just for any other sport - just adjust the shape and detailing accordingly!
3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1-2 tablespoon(s) water, if needed 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips 16 ounces chocolate candy melts 3 ounces vanilla candy melts
Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
Mix in vanilla extract.
Add flour and mix until well combined. Dough will be thick. Add 1-2 tbsp of water, if needed to help the dough come together.
Stir in mini chocolate chips.
Shape balls of cookie dough about one tablespoon in size into footballs, then place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Refrigerate balls for about 30 minutes, or until firm.
Melt chocolate candy melts in a bowl until smooth.
Using a toothpick (or the fork method mentioned above) dip the footballs into the melted chocolate, then tap to remove excess. Place balls back onto parchment lined cookie sheet to harden.
Once the balls are dry, melt the vanilla candy melts. Pipe the vanilla candy melts onto the footballs to create the strings. Allow to dry.