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Cookie Dough Truffles are chocolate chip cookie dough balls dunked in chocolate, making them the best holiday goodies!

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A close up image of a cookie dough truffle with a bite taken out of it.

One of my favorite things to do growing up was baking cookies.  I remember it like yesterday….my siblings and I would line up four chairs in front of the KitchenAid mixer and take turns measuring and dumping ingredients.

We typically argued over who got to break the egg into the dough, but we ALWAYS argued over who got to lick the rubber spatula and the bowl!  I mean, let’s be honest, that’s the best part!!

One of my family’s favorite treats during the holidays are these Cookie Dough Truffles.  They’re SO simple to put together and it’s like eating cookie dough, but without the concern of raw eggs!  I mean really, what could be better than chocolate dipped cookie dough?!

three finished cookie dough truffles on a table surrounded by mini chocolate chips.

Are Cookie Dough Truffles safe to eat?

Yes, absolutely!!!  Most cookies have raw eggs in the dough, so there can be concern of possible salmonella.  However, there’s no eggs in this recipe, so you can toss that concern right out the window!

Can I make Cookie Dough Truffles gluten-free?

You sure can.  My brother in law used to be very sensitive to gluten, so I’d often play around with gluten-free flours.  When I made these, I used an all-purpose gluten-free flour and they were delicious!

A pile of truffles. One is cut in half.

How do you dip truffles in chocolate and have them turn out smooth?

I’ve been wondering this for YEARS.  And by golly, I sure wish I had a silver bullet answer for ya!  But since I don’t, I’ve got a few different tips for you to keep in mind that have helped me improve.

  • How you melt the chocolate is extremely important.  I’ve learned that if you heat it up too quickly, some of the chocolate will burn and although it may not taste any different, it will be much less shiny and smooth.  Here are the two fool-proof methods I’ve found.  1. Melt the chocolate on the “melt chocolate” setting in the microwave.  Be sure to stir every 45 seconds or so.  And 2. Use a double boiler.  Simply fill a medium-sized saucepan with an inch(ish) of water and place it over medium heat.  Put a glass or metal bowl on top (making sure it isn’t touching the water) and add the chocolate.  Stir frequently until the chocolate is smooth and completely melted.
  • Don’t melt a ton of chocolate at a time.  I like to melt a few squares of almond bark at a time, then add more when needed.  I’ve found that when I use a lot, it gets hard by the time I’m done so they don’t look near as pretty toward the end. 
  • Move quickly!  Take your time, but be ready to go when the chocolate is melted.  No dilly-dallying once the chocolate is ready or it’ll start to firm up.
  • I like to use a fork to dunk the truffles.  I toss the truffle into the chocolate and then use the fork to make sure it’s fully en-robed in chocolate.  Then I quickly scoop it out with the fork and tap it so some of the excess chocolate comes off, then carefully dump it onto waxed paper.
  • Since mine tend to have some imperfections, I’ll either use some colored sprinkles on top or drizzle white or milk chocolate over-top.  (I typically just use the leftover melted chocolate, put it in a resealable baggie, snip one of the corners off and squeeze it over the truffles.  Easy peasy!)
  • And lastly, don’t worry if they don’t look perfect!!  They’re still going to taste delicious! 😊
A close up image of a cookie dough truffle with out the chocolate coating.

Try these Cookie Dough Truffle variations!

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles – Omit the chocolate chips and corn syrup and add 1 cup of creamy or crunchy peanut butter.

M&M Cookie Dough Truffles – Instead of using all chocolate chips, use ½ cup mini chocolate chips and ½ cup mini M&M’s (M&M Baking Bits).

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookie Dough Truffles – Omit the chocolate chips and replace with ¾ c dried cranberries and ½ c white chocolate chips.  Dip in either white chocolate or milk chocolate almond bark.

A truffle with a bite taken out of it on a table.

Looking for more holiday goodies?? I’ve got you covered!

Grandma’s Spritz Cookies – These buttery spritz cookies have the most delicious frosting and can be decorated however you’d like!

Praline Crunch – This sweet and salty caramel mix is the ultimate holiday treat! But consider yourself warned – it’s highly addictive!!

Chocolate Mint Shortbread Cookies – Recipe coming soon, stay tuned! 🙂

Cookie Dough Truffle with a bite out of it

Cookie Dough Truffles

Author: Kelsey
Prep Time 30 minutes
72 truffles
What's better than cookie dough?? Cookie dough dunked in chocolate! Yes, please!

Ingredients
 

  • 1 c butter softened
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 2/3 c sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/4 c corn syrup
  • 2 1/4 c flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 c mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c chopped pecans or walnuts optional
  • Coating Chocolate

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl (stand mixer works best), mix the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla and corn syrup and stir until smooth.
  • Next, add the flour and salt and mix until combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Roll the dough into 1" balls and set on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Melt the coating chocolate (almond bark) in the microwave on a low power setting, stirring often. (If you overheat the chocolate, it won't be as smooth and shiny one it's on the truffles).
  • Dip each truffle into the chocolate and return it to the waxed paper to harden. (Add sprinkles here if you'd like!)
  • Once the truffles have a firm chocolate shell, place them in an air-tight container and refrigerate until serving.
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4 Comments

  1. We made these this weekend and they were amazing!

  2. Heather Beaver says:

    Hi! How long would these last in the refrigerator after being dipped in chocolate? Thank you!

    1. I usually keep them in the fridge for up to 5 days. If there’s going to be in there longer than that, just put them in the freezer instead! 🙂