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      I don’t talk much about food on the blog, not because I don’t love food (hey, I used to have a blog called PheenieLovesPhood.com – no lie! But my food photography skills were depressing, so I gave it up) but because I just don’t know what to post.
      I could rant and rave about the Ethicical Carnivore Movement (which I support) and how, no matter what the yo-yos at Yahoo News say, Paleo is not just a weird bacon-filled fad diet. I could post awful photos of my kitchen experiments, and maybe I will, but I just usually am more concerned with… uh… eating… the things I cook, rather than styling and photographing them.
      Bad Blogger!
      Bad 30-something netizen!
      How dare you not Instragram every meal???
      *ahem*
      But today I am totally going to a) brag and b) rave about a recipe I found on Pinterest. No, that’s a lie. I found it on Facebook, when one of my little sister’s long-time friends mentioned that she was going to make them as a part of her Holiday Baking. She pointed me to the Pin and I followed it to the URL and *boom* I had to try them. Had. To.
      Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Truffles.
      All the yummy, cinnamony, cream-of-tartary flavor of Snickerdoodles, but soft and rich and coated in a thin layer of white chocolate with cinnamon mixed in.
      These. Things. Are. Amazing.

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      They come together super-fast. With Mark’s help, we made the dough base for these and for some Sage Scented Shortbread in about 30 minutes before work. We also made special gifts for Venna’s Grammas – Linda & Judy. Which turned out super cute (forgive, again, the awful photos).
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      See?
      The lumpy one on the bottom was fashioned from leftover scrap dough from the first two and it was mostly just a ‘test’ for the paint. But since it (mostly) worked all right, we’re going to keep that one for us. Commemorate our little lady’s first Christmas.
      Good God, she’ll be 1 on our 1st Anniversary, won’t she? ACK!
      Anyway…
      Been a busy girl, but gosh – those truffle bites. They were outstanding. If you enjoy Snickerdoodles, or cookie dough in general, try them. I imagine they would double easily (the recipe calls for 4oz of Cream Cheese which is half a standard brick, so a whole brick… would mean I didn’t have half a brick going to probable waste in my fridge…unless I make MORE!) and also, that the dough would freeze well so you could whip it out at a later date and thaw it.
      Jessie, Evie’s friend, said in the future she’ll do a drizzle rather than a dip because they didn’t enjoy the coating. I used a Ghiradelli dip and it was delicious. I did ugly drizzle to cover the toothpick holes.
      Anyway – this was a Pinterest WIN!

Signed, Josie
Note: Image is “Snickerdoodle Truffles 3” by (Josie) from her crappy Kyocera cell phone

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