Cookie Dough Truffles

Calling all cookie dough lovers. Enjoy the best part of chocolate chip cookies- without the baking! These Cookie Dough Truffles will be your new favorite sweet treat.

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No bake desserts are all the rage during summer. And not only no bake recipes, but easy recipes that you can whip up in a jiffy.

No-Bake Cookie Dough Truffles

When it’s too hot to turn on the oven but you’re still craving something sweet and delicious, this cookie dough truffles recipe will come to the rescue.

Sometimes called cookie dough balls, these little treats are just as delightful as they sounds. Regular cookie dough formed into small balls and dipped into a decadent chocolate coating. They’re the best thing since sliced bread!

stack of two chocolate covered balls

Cookie dough that you’re allowed to eat and then dipped in chocolate- what’s not to love!

  • Simple ingredients – Most, if not all, ingredients are probably already in your pantry or refrigerator. It’s a great recipe to make at the last minute.
  • Loved by all – Who doesn’t love cookie dough? You can even make these chocolate truffles with different mix ins if you’d like.
  • Quick and easy – You can have these truffles ready to go in under an hour. And no special equipment needed!
close up of a white chocolate drizzled cookie dough truffle

While these aren’t healthy ingredients, they are all easily found down the baking aisle in grocery stores or even in your pantry.

  • Butter – We will be adding in our own salt, so be sure to use unsalted butter that is softened to room temperature. That way we can control the amount of salt going in.
  • Sugar – We use two different sugars here: granulated white sugar and brown sugar.
  • Vanilla extract – Vanilla is a great way to round out all the flavors of this edible cookie dough recipe.
  • Milk – Whole milk works best, but you can use any type of milk you have in the refrigerator.
  • Salt – Here is where the salt comes in. We just need a pinch to really accentuate the flavors.
  • All-purpose flour – See my notes below for how to heat treat flour to avoid getting salmonella poisoning from raw flour.
  • Mini chocolate chips – I always like to use semisweet chocolate chips, because the edible cookie dough truffles themselves are already quite sweet. However you could use milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate or white chocolate chips if you prefer.
  • Chocolate – You can use milk chocolate, white chocolate or a combination of the both.
bowl of cookie dough truffles with mini chocolate chips and white chocolate drizzles

You are going to be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to make this cookie dough truffle recipe.

  1. Cream butter and sugars. In a large bowl with an electric mixer or in a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  2. Add rest of ingredients. Add vanilla extract, milk, salt, and flour. Continue to mix together until combined and be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl. Fold in the mini chips and mix until thoroughly mixed together.
  3. Scoop balls. Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough and form truffles into nicely shaped 1-inch balls. Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper. Freeze minutes to harden.
  1. Coat in chocolate. Melt chocolate in 30-second increments until melted and smooth. You can also use a double boiler to do this. Place cookie dough truffles into melted chocolate and coat all sides with a spoon. Allow the excess chocolate to drip off the side of the bowl.
dipping a truffle in melted chocolate
  1. Decorate. Place coated truffles back on cookie sheet and top with more chocolate chips, festive sprinkles, a little sea salt or drizzle with white chocolate. It’s best to use a piping bag for this.
  2. Chill dough. Place and store the truffles in the refrigerator to harden the candy coating for at least an hour.
cookie dough truffle with a bite taken out

Heat Treating Flour

The main reason you hear caution about eating raw dough is the raw eggs and raw flour. Because this recipe doesn’t use raw eggs, we only have to worry about the flour part.

Uncooked flour in our cookie dough truffles has a small chance of containing some yucky things, so to prevent this, pasteurize it at home.

Microwaving is the quickest way. Place raw flour into the microwave (flour alone, not the dough) and heat on high for 20- 45 seconds. Please be mindful that all microwaves are different. Watch the flour closely so it doesn’t burn.

The oven is another good option, simply place it in a thin layer on a baking sheet at 350°F for 5ish minutes. Just make sure it doesn’t burn. This should be plenty to kill off any harmful bacteria.

bowl of cookie dough truffles with a bite taken out

Variations

While we like these raw cookie dough truffles exactly as written, there are plenty of ways you can make this recipe your own.

  • Mix ins – Instead of mixing in chocolate chips, try something else. You can throw in sprinkles, white chocolate chips or anything else you can think of.
  • Coating – Instead of milk chocolate, you can dip these truffles in white chocolate, dark chocolate or even colored chocolate to make them festive.
  • Toppings – You can decorate these truffles just about any way you want. Drizzle colored chocolate, or even add sprinkles or nuts.
hand holding a cookie dough truffle with a bite taken out

Storage and Freezing

Storage: These delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles are best kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator, but good luck keeping them around for long. They are quite addictive.

Freezer: You can also store these in the freezer. They will last for up to six months in an airtight container.

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Cookie Dough Truffle Recipe

5 from 9 votes
With only a handful of pantry ingredients and less than 1 hour, you can have these decadent Cookie Dough Truffles ready for snacking!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Freeze Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 18

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla extract, milk, salt, and flour. Continue to mix together until combined and be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl. Fold in the chocolate chips and mix until thoroughly mixed together.
  • Using a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie dough scoop, form truffles into nicely shaped balls. Place the balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for 20 minutes to harden.
  • Melt the chocolate in 30-second increments until melted and smooth. Place the truffles into melted chocolate and coat all sides with a spoon. Allow the excess to drip off the side of the bowl. Place the coated truffles back on baking sheet and top with more chocolate chips, sprinkles, or drizzle with white chocolate (optional).
  • Place and store the truffles in the refrigerator to harden for at least an hour.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or star ratings!

Nutrition

Calories: 195 kcal, Carbohydrates: 32 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 5 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g, Trans Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 25 mg, Potassium: 78 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 22 g, Vitamin A: 15 IU, Vitamin C: 1 mg, Calcium: 20 mg, Iron: 1 mg
Author: Kathryn DonAngelo
Calories: 195
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie dough truffle recipe, cookie dough truffles
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    I made these no-bake truffles over the holidays and they were ah-mazing!!! Looking forward to making thrm again!

  2. 5 stars
    These were everything a gourmet dessert should be, and then some! Turned out easy, delicious and beautiful; exactly what I needed to cure my sweet tooth!