Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Cookie Dough Truffles

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Is there anything better? Well, actual chocolate chip cookies would rank right up there I suppose.

But really, how many times have we all eaten raw cookie dough before shoving those babies in the oven to bake? I know I have. Risking raw eggs with every bite.

Well, worry no longer because Lindsay of Love and Olive Oil has just written her first book, The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook, filled with recipes using eggless raw cookie dough in cakes, pies, brownies, ice cream and more. We met at a Food Blog Forum event a couple of years ago and this year when I heard about her book I was captivated. How can you resist a title like that.

So this weekend I tried the basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles recipe from her book. It involved dipping so I was all in.

Cookie Dough Truffle Ingredients

All you need is flour, sugar, brown sugar, salt, butter, milk, vanilla and chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

No egg and all safe to eat by the spoonful. (See note in recipe about raw flour) And you might want to do just that because it’s so good.

Cookie Dough Truffles

Or you can make truffles. Use a 1-inch scoop for even amounts of dough.

I got more than 30 from the recipe but I can’t say exactly how many because, well I may have eaten some first. You know how cookie dough goes.

Cookie Dough Truffles

After you scoop them, roll them into round balls like the third one up from the bottom right. Yeah. I forgot to take a picture of them all rolled.

Then freeze them so they’ll be firm enough to dip.

Cookie Dough Truffles

You can use popsicle sticks to dip them in candy coating and then just sprinkle with tiny sprinkles. Smaller sprinkles are better for these because of the size of the truffles. And of course you can always just leave them stickless too.

Chocolate Sprinkles

I used these Dark Chocolate Decoratifs from India Tree for the first time and I love them. They are tiny, delicate squares of chocolate and they will need to cover some cupcakes soon too. Really soon.

Cookie Dough Truffles

Try writing on the popsicle sticks for an added touch. These would be cute on display for a party.

If the chocolate starts to pool too much at the bottom after you dip, here’s what I do to help them look pretty.

It can be messy, but effective.

Dipping Cookie Dough Truffles

Dip the ball in candy coating…

Cookie Dough Truffles

… and dot or slide the bottom of the coated ball on wax paper to pull off some of the excess coating.

Then just add sprinkles and set it over to the side in a clean spot on the wax paper to dry. Easy peasy and it makes them pretty.

Cookie Dough Truffles

They’ll taste the same no matter what they look like though, so now worries. Except for how many you’ll want to eat. These are pretty addictive little treats.

So… I dipped about half the balls in chocolate coating but about halfway through I had another idea.

Cookie Dough Truffles

It started with flattening the balls into little patties (the less perfect the better) and then freezing them for dipping.

Dipping into peanut butter coating for color this time. Sound interesting?

Can you see where I’m going?

Cookie Dough Truffles

You guessed it.

Chocolate chip cookie decorated chocolate chip cookie dough pops.

I just couldn’t resist.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Too too cute.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
from The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook (Thanks Lindsay!)

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
chocolate candy coating
popsicle sticks, cut in half (use kitchen scissors to make a clean, smooth cut)

  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars with an electric mixer until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  • Mix in milk and vanilla.
  • Add flour and salt and mix on low until combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Chill dough in refrigerator for about 30 minutes until firm enough to roll or scoop into 1-inch balls.
  • Place rolled balls on a wax paper lined baking sheet and place in the freezer for at least 15 minutes. (I had mine in for about an hour so longer is okay, too)
  • Melt candy coating following instructions on the package. Remove a couple of balls from the freezer at a time and insert the cut stick into the ball. Dip in candy coating and let any excess fall off back into the bowl.
  • Add small sprinkles on top and place on wax paper to set. If the chocolate pools at the bottom of the ball, dot the balls on the wax paper until most of it is pulled off the ball and then place it on a clean spot of the wax paper to set.
  • Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to a week.

If decorating like chocolate chip cookies, flatten the balls into patties and freeze for dipping. Insert the stick carefully into the thickness of the patty and dip in melted peanut butter candy coating. Then just sprinkle with more mini chocolate chips before the coating sets.

Enjoy and if you’re a cookie dough lover, check out Lindsay’s book! It’s available now for pre-order and releases on June 5th.

Cookie Dough Book Cover

Note: Hey guys – I just wanted to update this post after reading some of your comments about using raw flour and the possibility it could make you sick. Here’s an article about an outbreak in 2009 that was traced back to raw flour (Thanks Allie for sharing the link in the comments section). It’s seems to be the only example and it doesn’t say conclusively that it was the cause, but I wanted to share the information so you can make a more informed decision before you decide to make these.


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Natasha @ The Cake Merchant said...

These look amazing and addictive. I may have found a new favorite midnight snack!

May 29, 2012 12:11 AM
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Jamie Harrison said...

These look so yummy! We’ll definitely be trying them soon!

May 29, 2012 12:26 AM
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Marina(the baker) said...

You must have read my mind! I was looking for a yummy truffle recipe, but I found it now! Can’t wait to make them.. :D

May 29, 2012 12:30 AM
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Linda said...

I know I’ll love these.

May 29, 2012 12:35 AM
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Brittany said...

somebody is up late! lol these look great!

May 29, 2012 12:36 AM
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Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

These are terribly cute Miss Angie!! I have been on a looonng search for these chocolate sprinkles and finally found them..and here, you have used them so..well, CUTE! Love it. :o)

May 29, 2012 12:37 AM
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Miss said...

I’ve got to get Lindsay’s book, it looks great and I love what you’ve done with the cookie dough truffles. So cute!

May 29, 2012 12:39 AM
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Anna said...

so creative!!!! youre my baking hero! <3

May 29, 2012 12:41 AM
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Rana said...

where can I find the chocolate sprinkles??

May 29, 2012 12:45 AM
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Em said...

oh my goodness. pure brilliance coating in peanut butter and choc chips. craving them! awesome.

May 29, 2012 12:48 AM
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Jenni said...

Oh my goodness. I was seriously just wanting to make chocolate chip cookies but chocolate chip cookie dough cake pops? I’m craving these.

May 29, 2012 12:49 AM
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Kris said...

Well there goes my plan to try to slim down a bit this summer! :)

May 29, 2012 12:49 AM
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Amy V said...

OMG!!! You are so clever, love the iceblock stick idea <3

May 29, 2012 12:56 AM
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Nicole Portilla said...

you’re so creative!! I’m jealous, in a good way.

May 29, 2012 12:57 AM
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JulieD said...

Love, love, Angie! I love the cookie pops! :)

May 29, 2012 12:58 AM
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Amy V said...

Oh I forgot to ask, do you have a recipe for peanut butter coating?

May 29, 2012 12:59 AM
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Kate Bresnahan said...

Ohhhhh myyyyyyy gooooooooodddddd.

May 29, 2012 01:01 AM
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Anonymous said...

I had no idea your blog existed before this post, but now I it’s totally on my radar. I want to eat these….very badly. This is my new favorite blog.

May 29, 2012 01:03 AM
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Allie said...

This sounds great. But one E. coli outbreak was caused by flour, not eggs.

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/dec/09/news/la-heb-cookie-dough-e-coli-20111209

So just be aware of that issue…

May 29, 2012 01:08 AM
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Kathryn said...

Wow, these look sinfully delicious!

May 29, 2012 01:28 AM
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Anonymous said...

MMMM…all the cookie dough and NONE of the eggs, I’m IN! Thanks for opening my eyes to this wonderful treat.

May 29, 2012 01:28 AM
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Heather of Kitchen Concoctions said...

Um, I could probably eat a whole bowl of that ‘safe’ cookie dough! And I love the “cookie” looking pops, they are too cute but I totally would love it for the flavor combo: peanut butter and cookie dough; yum!

May 29, 2012 01:30 AM
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Shannon McFarland said...

I love all of your ideas! I can’t wait to see the next post.

May 29, 2012 01:39 AM
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Courtney @educatedderelicts said...

Ahhh so cute! This might sound like a very pedantic question but… is the dough-chocolate ration still okay?
Thanks for putting this book on my radar – definitely on the wish list now!

May 29, 2012 02:19 AM
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Kristin said...

I am SOOOO gonna have to make these :)

May 29, 2012 02:23 AM
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Siriya said...

Wow..another awesome idea .. thank you so much for sharing :-)

May 29, 2012 02:48 AM
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Steph A said...

You are an absolute baking genius!!!

May 29, 2012 02:59 AM
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M.M. said...

DELICIOUS!!!

http://verdementayrosapastel.blogspot.com.es/

xoxo

May 29, 2012 03:10 AM
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Sunny said...

Wonderful. I can’t wait to try these, they look amazing. Finally a recipe for cookie dough that isn’t a health hazard. Perfect.

May 29, 2012 03:19 AM
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ThisBakerGirlBlogs said...

I am literally drooling over these …. they look FAB! :)

May 29, 2012 04:09 AM
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Magiczny Piekarnik said...

It’s really beautiful

May 29, 2012 04:29 AM
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Miss Margarita said...

Yummy!!

May 29, 2012 04:46 AM
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Evitaa said...

The look really great! Perfect! I feel hungry looking at the photos :)

May 29, 2012 04:52 AM
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Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

Love those adorable popsicle sticks!

May 29, 2012 06:39 AM
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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Umm…yes please!! So tasty looking!

May 29, 2012 06:50 AM
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Busy Kitchen Mum said...

OMG! If i keep finding delicious cookie dough recipes like this then I’ll soon need a whole new wardrope eekkk!

May 29, 2012 07:01 AM
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Beki Cook's Cakes said...

I love the little cookie-cookie pops. Adorable!
Beki

May 29, 2012 07:27 AM
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Reb @ Sink or Swim said...

The chocolate chip cookie idea is adorable! Will be stealing this for sure! And that book is coming to my house! I must have it!

May 29, 2012 07:36 AM
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Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Ahhhh! I want these for breakfast *right now*! They look amazing, Angie!

May 29, 2012 07:38 AM
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Fatima said...

O-M-G!!!! I’ve never had any such qualms when eating eggy cookie dough, but THIS takes it up to a whole new level! To be frank, I’ve always preferred the cookie dough over the actual cookies…and these truffles look way too good!

May 29, 2012 07:48 AM
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Erika said...

I have to say… YUM! and so darn cute! Thanks for sharing this recipe… LOVE cookie dough… never had issues eating it before and now it will be better! :)

May 29, 2012 08:00 AM
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Jenny Flake said...

Completely adorable!! Can’t wait to get a hold of LIndsay’s book!

May 29, 2012 08:09 AM
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Lori @ RecipeGirl said...

How fun! I love the PB dipped ones. Such a cute dessert!

May 29, 2012 09:10 AM
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Blog is the New Black said...

Amazing!

May 29, 2012 09:11 AM
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Erin said...

Those look amazing!!! I think I’ll have to try and make some of those. :)

May 29, 2012 09:12 AM
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keecam said...

Angie Bakerella. I have over 3000 emails waiting for me to open. I subscribe to a million blogs. But YOU are the one I always look for and open immediately. It’s cuz of genius ideas like this that make me giddy and long for more of your awesomeness. I bow down to you oh Queen of Cute Treats!

May 29, 2012 09:32 AM
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Shannon said...

My GF and i call your emails “Food Porn”… so addictive i come back and look at the same postings over and over. I do not care for raw cookie dough – but my kids and friends LOVE it…(I think i got grossed out by my mom constantly telling me not to eat it due to the raw eggs.) You know – i’ll still have to make these up for the kids…and your cookie pop idea. Genius.

May 29, 2012 09:49 AM
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kuchenny ba?agan said...

Delicious!

May 29, 2012 09:50 AM
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bridget {bake at 350} said...

*faints*

And these?!? Dark Chocolate Decoratifs? I’ve seen these on top of Sprinkles cupcakes, but have never actually seen them for purchase! You know where to get all of the cool stuff, Angie.

I have cookies and muffins planned to bake today, but all I want to make now are these!!!

May 29, 2012 10:15 AM
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Emmy Bradley said...

Love this idea. But even more excited about the Dark Chocolate Decoratifs! I have been searching high and lo for these! Thank you!

May 29, 2012 10:25 AM
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Lindsay said...

YUM! I think I need that book!

May 29, 2012 10:30 AM
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MC said...

Awesome, the book has just gone onto my Amazon wishlist. Now I just need to come up with an excuse to make these…

May 29, 2012 10:37 AM
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Rachel said...

Oh my gosh. The chocolate chip cookie decorated chocolate chip cookie dough pops have blown my mind. This is why I love your blog. You’re amazing bakerella!!

May 29, 2012 11:21 AM
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Coco said...

Ok, I’m putting these onto tonight’s menu!

May 29, 2012 11:32 AM
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TamaraL said...

Adorable! I am usually too intimidated to make your treats but I just might try this one!! I never eat cookie dough – because I play by the rules – but my kids love it. YUM!!

May 29, 2012 11:34 AM
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Amanda said...

Oh my gosh, how cute are your Chocolate chip cookie decorated chocolate chip cookie dough pops??! Love it!! :)

May 29, 2012 11:38 AM
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LuAnn Braley said...

I LOVE YOUR BLOG! :O) I know that I can come here anytime for creative, dee-licious ideas!

May 29, 2012 11:47 AM
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April said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE chocolate chip cookie dough! I have got to make these!
Thanks Bakerella! You always do us good!

May 29, 2012 11:50 AM
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Grace & Molly @ The Cake Rebels said...

Grace: Cute! Yum! Fun!
Molly: Looks yummy! i’m a cookie dough fanatic!

May 29, 2012 12:04 PM
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Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com said...

These look adorable, but I’m afraid the cookie dough would never make it to the pop stage because I’d eat it all!

May 29, 2012 12:26 PM
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Tara Lynn said...

These look A-MAZING!

May 29, 2012 12:45 PM
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Sarah said...

those peanut butter dipped ones are adorable! And who doesn’t love chocolate dipped cookie dough bites – sooo yummy.

May 29, 2012 12:48 PM
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amy c said...

you should let people know that there is a risk with eating the raw flour in cookie dough. otherwise these look yummy

May 29, 2012 01:03 PM
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Kim - Liv Life said...

My daughter and her friends would adore these little pops! I think this might make it to the birthday menu!!

May 29, 2012 01:19 PM
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Redd H from Salted Spoon said...

These look absolutely wonderful!

May 29, 2012 01:24 PM
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Jessie said...

I find it impossible to resist anything cookie dough related! Why is it that it’s even better than the actual cookies sometimes? I am bookmarking this to make for my sister’s graduation party!

May 29, 2012 01:43 PM
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Marcie said...

Those chocolate chip cookie pops look delish! If not even more delish than cookies themselves! Loving this post, will definitely be making these for the next girls night in ;)

May 29, 2012 01:52 PM
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Lindsay said...

You know, I couldn’t help but think of you when I was writing the Sugar Cookie Dough Lollipop recipe. :) I love the peanut butter coated pops – cookie dough disguised as a cookie? Fantastic! And I am SO buying some of those sprinkles. :)

Thanks so much for the lovely post and for spreading the word!

May 29, 2012 02:00 PM
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CateS said...

So there’s a reason why we don’t live in the same neighborhood or even state… your wonderful blog and photos would make me gain about 600 pounds if we lived any closer… I’m sure the calories are dissipated by distance… But OH! I do love reading and looking… you are so amazingly creative…

May 29, 2012 02:18 PM
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Margaret said...

Another one I will have to try, thanks for the recipe!

May 29, 2012 02:23 PM
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Janine (sugarkissed.net) said...

My hubby just loves these cookie dough truffles! I think I need to get Linsday’s books just to make treats for him!

May 29, 2012 02:53 PM
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Deb said...

Love, love, love!!! What size popsicle sticks did you use? Are they regular size cut in half? Thanks!!!

May 29, 2012 02:54 PM
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Laura said...

Oh these are too cute. Wonderful idea for a party.

May 29, 2012 03:22 PM
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Sarah B. said...

OMG I have all those ingredients in my kitchen RIGHT. NOW. Those are happening. And I may just have to indulge in that cookbook, too!!

May 29, 2012 03:43 PM
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May said...

Thank you for a great cookie dough recipe!

I’m going to add coffee flavor to mine for coffee cookie dough chocolate pops!

May 29, 2012 03:45 PM
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Samantha said...

I just made these and they are delicious! I’ll have to add this cookbook to the long list of cookbooks that I’m going to have to get. I was having trouble with my candy melts, so mine don’t look quite as nice as yours do :)

May 29, 2012 04:11 PM
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DM said...

Delicious!

May 29, 2012 04:23 PM
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Mellybrown said...

Oh Bakerella, I think you’re going to start a new cookie pop craze with those last few pictures. So cute!

May 29, 2012 04:30 PM
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Taylor said...

So cute! Look delicious! Can’t wait to try!! :)

May 29, 2012 04:42 PM
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Awkward Kitchenette said...

Great idea for writing on the sticks! Super cute. And the cookie shaped pops are adorable!

May 29, 2012 04:45 PM
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Megan s said...

Love it

May 29, 2012 05:05 PM
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Kathleen @ Simplified Paleo said...

everything you do looks so lovely — printed popsicle sticks?! i die.

May 29, 2012 06:14 PM
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Jolleen said...

Can’t wait to make these!! and I’m getting this book! Thanks for sharing.

May 29, 2012 06:52 PM
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Leslie said...

Hey there Bakerella!

Just wanted to let you know, these are fabulous! i got your email when i woke up at 630 this morning and when i got outta work i set home to make them! i deliver my goodies to all my neighbors (let them try new things for more business) and everyones loved them! zoo delicious. i just need to find those chocolate sprinkles! i love sprinkles!

p.s much better when chilled :)

May 29, 2012 07:20 PM
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Lauren Jones said...

I. LOVE. IT!! Totally doing this for my daughter’s birthday party. Thanks for sharing!!

May 29, 2012 09:20 PM
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Christine Witt (Brush Dance) said...

These look fab.

My mom was certain that raw flour was a big no-no. I’d sneak bites and then hope nothing terrible would happen to me. Nothing ever did, of course.

May 29, 2012 09:57 PM
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Spencer said...

Looks fantastic! I am drooling. I reckon I could eat the entire batch on my own!

May 29, 2012 10:02 PM
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mindy1 said...

Yummy and cute :D. The movie theater near me sells cookie dough bites, pretty good, but these look so much better :)

May 29, 2012 10:02 PM
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winnie dolderer said...

They look yummy. I can’t wait to try them.. I must find those chocolate sprinkles that are so fine!

May 29, 2012 10:23 PM
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Christine said...

OMG I LOVE COOKIE DOUGH TO NO END! im so excited to try these recipes! thanks bakerella!

May 29, 2012 11:42 PM
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Alyssa said...

Stunningly adorable!!!!!! I love when you show other people’s things you have tried and then put your own little twist on them.

May 29, 2012 11:45 PM
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Nikkie said...

Do you have to use milk?? I’m asking because I was going to make them tonight, but I realized my milk expired D: HELP PLEASE

May 30, 2012 01:38 AM
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Daisy said...

I got your latest newsletter and made some of these super yummy cookie dough! The recipe is heavenly! Bakerella thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe.

May 30, 2012 06:13 AM
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Draquin said...

Yummo!! These look gorgeous. I’ll have to try making them on the weekend. I’m thinking my boys will LOVE them.
I do need to know, though, how much butter, in ounces or grams, is in a “stick” please?

May 30, 2012 06:37 AM
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Jill Farrell said...

These look luscious! I read that ConAgra Mills now has a flour that is especially treated to be safe to eat raw. It “preserves gluten functionality and taste while mitigating microbiological risk associated with raw flour.” http://www.conagramills.com/our_products/safeguard.jsp

May 30, 2012 08:36 AM
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Jo and Sue said...

I’ve been making a similar version of these for years! They are so tasty! Love the cookie pops – so cute. (Here is my version of the cookie dough truffle – http://joandsue.blogspot.ca/2011/07/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-truffles.html )

May 30, 2012 08:41 AM
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MommaBean said...

Saw these yesterday in my Facebook feed. My daughter caught me looking at them and insisted we make them for a class party today, so we did. We learned cake pop making from you and this is yet another fab creation. They were a huge hit and to tell it like it is, I offered one to my hubby. Gone. In. One. Bite. He nibbled the second one to get the full experience. Haven’t tried the cookie shaped one (nut free school) but this one was awesome. You inspire us!

May 30, 2012 09:44 AM
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Kim said...

Wow! I’m planning my sister’s baby shower and couldn’t figure out what sweet treat to give away “goodie bags”. My sis *loves* my chocolate chip cookie dough, so this is the perfect treat!

You are brilliant and your creations are original and adorable. Thank you so much!!

May 30, 2012 10:23 AM
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Dixie Lee said...

My daughter turns 15 tomorrow and i was searching for the perfect cupcake/cake for her….but THIS is right up her alley and she opted out of cake in favor of cookie dough! Perfect timing Bakerella!!

May 30, 2012 10:27 AM
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Sue said...

Was wondering what anyone thought about dipping those adorable little cookie pops in white chocolate. I love peanut butter but I would love to take these to picnics and I try not to bring anything nut based when taking sweets to big functions

May 30, 2012 10:33 AM
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