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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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271 comments on “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles”

  1. Can these be frozen?

  2. Can these be made in advance and frozen? I am looking for ideas for Christmas. Thanks!

  3. You can bake the flour so it is no longer considered raw, the flavor profile alters a tad.

  4. How many servings does this recipe call for, I want to present to my class, and give people samples.

  5. Is the cookie dough truffles still safe to eat 

  6. I tried making these tonight and my mixture was very loose and grainy… it was not getting very dense. I followed your directions exactly. Any suggestions?

  7. Do these need to be refrigerated?

  8. You are amazing !!!! These came out sooo good!!!! Ty!!!!!

  9. I make these all the time! They are such a hit each time I bring them to a gathering or share them with friends. I blogged about your recipe here:

    http://www.creativecompassionatehappy.com/2016/03/cookie-dough-truffles-eggless.html

    Thanks for sharing!

  10. I just made these but used almond flour instead of regular flour…I will see how they come, i also added some peanut butter too!

  11. I was wanting to mail these, would they be ok out of the refrigerator for a few days.

  12. I can’t wait. to try. them .you do them with white chocolate. chips dip them in white coating let kids roll them in different. colored sprinkles my grandfathers would have a blast probably

  13. Hi! I realize this post is old so you may not be checking comments but figured I’d ask. I wanted to make these as a favor for a baptism. But that means ppl will travel with them, meaning hours of no refrigeration. They have milk and butter in them…does this mean they need refrigeration beyond being in the air conditioning?

  14. Is it possible to mix by hand instead of using a mixer?

  15. Anyone concerned about raw flour …you could try baking a tray of flour or put it in a dry skillet over low heat to toast gently to a pale golden color. This is a technique that is used in cooking to remove raw flour taste. This won’t hurt the recipe.

  16. can you please share some eggless cake recipes..i really need some good ones.i bake from home but do not have good eggless cake recipes.Many of my customers have been wanting to order eggless cakes but i do not have much to offer.plz help me on that. Thanks!! BTW its an amazing website with all the treasures of baked goodies:)

  17. Like another person I too want to know what you used for the peanut butter coating besides peanut butter? It’s not posted. Thanks!

  18. we accidentally put to much sugar (1 1/4 cup) by ‘we’ i mean ‘i’ as in yes but we made it work cause we’re gr8 (im actually not sure they’re still in the fridge..)

  19. It’s teacher appreciation week at my sons school and they asked parents to bring in cookies. I usually send in cake pops per my kids demand..I mean request! Lol. I think the teachers will love these cookie dough cake pops!! Now if I can keep my kids out of the dough that’s chilling in the fridge!!

  20. Hi there!! Love this idea, but I need to know if you think they would hold up as regular pops on the lollipop sticks like your other cake pops? I have someone who wants cookie dough cake pops.

    Thanks!!

  21. How far in advance do you think you could make these for a party?

  22. Very Plain and Bland

  23. I make these al the time and put them in the freezer to have a sweet treat without having to make them

  24. Those truffles look amazing. I would so love to try some! I am sure they taste as good as they look.

  25. I just made two batches and both batches came out dry and crumbly. Did I do something wrong? Thanks.

  26. OMG! Just got done making a batch and they were absolutely delicious! Will defiantly be making these again!

  27. Chocolate chip cookie dough truffles

  28. Made these last year for Christmas, everyone loved them! Doing them again this year. Thanks!

  29. I used rice flour instead since my mother-in-law is gluten intolerant and they came out amazing! Made them for a baby shower! Thanks for the recipe!

  30. there are so good
    I am so pleas with them
    I am so happy !
    I LOVE COOKIE DOUGH!

    love chloe!

  31. love it {^}

  32. i thank it is so cool

  33. Wow, those look so good…
    MMMM..
    I LOVE YOUR BLOG!
    SO CREATIVE! :)

  34. I just made these but I dont need them until Sunday. Can I leave them in the freezer until Sunday morning? I didnt put chocolate on them because I will use them for a chocolate fountain. Thanks.

  35. These were great! Perfect thing to make on a hot and humid day. Big hit in the office!

  36. These look DELISH!!!!!!!!!!! Ur amazing Angie!! And the cookie-cookie pops? Genius!!!
    Can’t wait to try

  37. hello..may i ask whats the recipe/instructions for the peanut butter coating? thanks :)

  38. Good morning & Happy National Chocolate Chip Day! Stopping by to let you know you that I featured your recipe on my blog today in celebration of this “sweet” occasion! :) http://www.chattingoverchocolate.com/2013/05/oh-how-pinteresting-national-chocolate.html

  39. OMG I’m making these today!

  40. its goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood!

  41. sosos good

  42. can we make it in the microwave oven

  43. Oh my! Amazing. If only this recipe were in grams or ounces :(

  44. hii! your blog is truly inspiring. these looked absolutely delicious and so i tried them out, the round ones came out great but the cookie shaped ones broke away from the sticks when i was coating it, could you please help! :)

  45. Wow. I would have never in a million years thought of this. I love cookie dough!!!

  46. You know, instead of sliding it across wax paper, you could just buy a Styrofoam block and stick the popsicle sticks in there. Then nothing touches the chocolate coating.

  47. i was so excited to make this with my son…. Tasted like flour :( I put 1 1/4 cups in. It looks good though.

  48. Hi! I would like to ask if it’s possible to bake this (using the ingredients for chocolate chips cookies) then make it as cake pops? so do I have to crumble this before dipping?

  49. What a great idea having the stick there with what they are. Dipping them would be nice.

  50. This did not come out as I had expected. It was really nice, but after I dipped them in chocolate and put on sprinkles they looked like they had a car crash. I hope they still taste good.

  51. This is great for me and the guys in the band because my buddy got sick from eating cookie dough so we tried these and it was awesome! Thanks, from all the LMFAO band members!

  52. soooooooooooooooooo YUMMMMMMMY!!! yum yum yum! I love it!

  53. Those tiny bites look wonderful!

  54. it is so yummy and tasty

  55. Has anyone suggested to replace flour with almond meal (aka almond flour)? The calories will go up a bit, but it is a much healthier, low carb, high protein alternative.

    I am so going to try it… keep you posted.

  56. I wonder if you give the flour a quick nuke in the microwave if it would make it safe?

  57. Instead of dipping them in chocolate, I heated some choclate chips with milk in the microwave and made little chocolate “plates” for the cookie dough balls. This way it wasn’t overly chocolatey but still had a little chocolate on the outside. I hope that this tip works for anyone that decides to use it.

  58. Yuck! Mine turned out absolutely disgusting! Kids didn’t even like them….

  59. Oh my god, this looks delicious!

  60. Hello! I’m just browsing around your site. and this caught my attention. Hmm. Did you not bake it? If not, is it safe to eat? I was just wondering if it wasn’t raw? i am just a young lady who wanted to be a great cook! Ü

  61. how do you make the peanut butter candy coating. i tried looking it up… not a clue! please give me one :)!! recipe looks great!

  62. I tried this recipe and they turned out like bread dough. Ick (+___________+) Definitely not worth trying again.

  63. I just made these tonight and they are adorable and delicious! Thanks again for another great idea!!

  64. These are so easy and a party pleaser!!! Really love them! And the idea of a cookie on a stick is so cute!

  65. thye loook also

  66. I love this idea, it goes well with my sons cookie monster themed birthday.
    I just finished making the cookie shaped ones, they are cute(not as perfect as yours) but a little bit of a hassle to make, I did have an issue with a few crumbling off The stick so I had to reshape and freeze them on the stick again. I found the peanut butter melts much thicker than the regular colored ones so I added white melts and it seemed to thin it out.. If the melts are too thick once you dip it I think it makes the dough heavier on the stick and that’s why mine broke.
    it’s too late now but I wish I added more flour only because the dough is too soft at room temperature.

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