chocolate chip cookie dough truffles

by Amy on 10 February 2012

remember when i posted a recipe for cake batter truffles last month? well, i learned from that post that many of you, my dear readers, adore cake batter + cookie dough just as much as yours truly. it made me feel good to know that, when i’m baking, i’m not the only one who makes sure that no one is watching, then frantically devours any remaining batter or dough from the bowl/spoon/spatula. it would be silly to let that deliciousness go to waste, wouldn’t it?

after the success of the cake batter truffles, i decided to try my hand at making chocolate chip cookie dough truffles. luckily, i had a recipe bookmarked from awesome food blogger + friend lindsay, + decided to give it a try. + how did they turn out, you ask? unbelievably, amazingly delicious. i’m talking go-in-for-just-one-and-wind-up-eating-five-of-them good.

the cookie dough has all the wonderful flavor of traditional cookie dough, without that pesky raw egg that concerns so many people. the chocolate coating provides a tasty little enclosure for each awesome cookie dough bite. if you decide to get a little fancy + add a chocolate drizzle to the top of each truffle, they wind up looking surprisingly gorgeous, too — no one will ever guess how easy they were to make. so, next time you’re looking for an absolutely delicious little sweet (valentine’s day is coming up, after all), i highly recommend giving these a try!

also, is it just me, or does anyone else see little chocolate chip faces in all of the cut-in-half truffles?!

chocolate chip cookie dough truffles

makes about 4 dozen truffles, adapted from love and olive oil


2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup milk
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
14 oz dark chocolate candy coating


beat butter + sugars in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light + fluffy. add milk + vanilla. add in flour, baking soda + salt + mix on low speed (or by hand) until incorporated. fold in chocolate chips.

cover + chill dough in the refrigerator for about 1 hour, or until firm enough to handle.

when dough has firmed up, form dough into 1″ balls + arrange on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. place baking sheet(s) in freezer + chill for 30 minutes.

melt chocolate candy coating in a double boiler or in microwave according to package directions. using forks, a toothpick or a dipping tool, dip cookie dough balls into candy coating to cover. tap fork on side of pan to remove any excess coating, + return to waxed paper-lined baking sheets. chill until set.  if desired, once set, drizzle an additional chocolate design on top of each truffle, as pictured above.

store, chilled, in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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1 Caroline @ chocolate & carrots February 10, 2012 at 8:38 am

So cute! I love a good truffle…but cookie dough, yes please! 😀

2 amy February 10, 2012 at 9:16 am

i know, right? you just can’t go wrong with cookie dough, especially if you wrap it in a little chocolate shell! so glad you’re back liking chocolate these days. the rest of us chocolate lovers missed you!

3 Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl February 10, 2012 at 9:20 am

Ha! I totally see the faces! =) These look absolutely amazing, and I have no doubt I could (would) eat five or more in one fell swoop! Have a great weekend!

4 amy February 10, 2012 at 9:24 am

phew, glad i’m not the only one who saw the little cookie dough faces looking back at me! =) have a great weekend, ashley!

5 Cassie February 10, 2012 at 9:37 am

I can totally see the face! These are awesome. I’m a fool for raw cookie dough (and raw cake batter!)

6 amy February 10, 2012 at 9:46 am

ha, glad you see the faces, too! when i was looking through my photos, trying to choose which ones to use, i started seeing little cookie dough faces everywhere – silly little truffles!

7 easyfoodsmith February 10, 2012 at 9:47 am

Perfect beauties and so yumsome!

8 amy February 10, 2012 at 9:52 am

thanks so much for your kind words – i so appreciate it!

9 Steph@TheChickpeaChickadee February 10, 2012 at 9:53 am

oh my! these look tasty. You had me at chocolate:) they look perfect. Have a great weekend.

10 amy February 10, 2012 at 9:59 am

thank you so much, steph! hope you have a fabulous weekend, too.

11 elizabeth @ chronic venture February 10, 2012 at 10:37 am

already planning to make these for valentine’s day treats!!

12 amy February 10, 2012 at 10:50 am

awesome, elizabeth! hope they turn out great for you – let me know if you have any questions while you’re making ’em! =)

13 kristen @ notsodomesticated February 10, 2012 at 10:52 am

Loveee this! I especially love that I already have all of the ingredients, minus the chocolate coating. Hmm … I think I need to get to the store! 😉

14 amy February 10, 2012 at 11:37 am

i, awesomely, had all of the ingredients in the house when i went to make this – i love it when that happens. =) hopefully you get your hands on some chocolate coating soon so you can make these!

15 natalie (the sweets life) February 10, 2012 at 11:51 am

i’ve had these bookmarked for awhile too—MUST make soon if they anywhere near as delish as the cake batter ones :)

16 amy February 10, 2012 at 11:58 am

they are! i definitely liked these as much as the cake batter truffles – maybe even a bit more since i tend to prefer dark + milk chocolate to white chocolate. you’ll have to try ’em + report back on how you like them!

17 claire @ the realistic nutritionist February 10, 2012 at 11:59 am

Amy! These are JUST perfect :)

18 amy February 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm

you’re too sweet, claire! they did turn out way prettier than i expected, which is always a nice surprise. =)

19 EA-The Spicy RD February 10, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Oh, I’m so glad you made these-they look and sound amazing!! This would be a fun project to do with my kids. I mean seriously fun (with gluten-free dough for me of course :-) Thanks for sharing these Amy!

20 amy February 10, 2012 at 12:13 pm

i hope you + the kiddos have a wonderful time making them. =) i’d love to hear how the gluten-free version turns out – i’m always looking for g.f. recipes + adaptations to share with my readers!

21 Choc Chip Uru February 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm

These look so delicious – I love the perfect cross sections and bet could eat quite a few 😉
Awesome recipe!

Choc Chip Uru
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22 amy February 10, 2012 at 12:19 pm

thank you so much! i did eat quite a few in one sitting the other day – it definitely was the highlight of that afternoon!

23 Krissy's Creations February 10, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I’m one of those readers that LOVES cookie dough anything. These are one of my favorite treats out there. Yours are beautiful!

24 amy February 10, 2012 at 12:27 pm

thank you so much, krissy! i’m glad to know that there are tons of people out there who love cookie dough just as much as i do! =)

25 Renee February 10, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Oh. my. goodness. These would call out to me until I devoured every single one.

26 amy February 10, 2012 at 12:31 pm

i admit, it was reeeeally hard to try to contain myself with these. i just froze a whole bunch of them to try to gradually spread out my consumption of them!

27 BreAna {Sugar & Spice & All Things Iced} February 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm

YUM! I almost made some egg-free cookie dough to throw in some ice cream this week, but I resisted knowing I would eat it all. Now I wish I had some to dip in chocolate. I’m going to have to keep myself busy this afternoon or else I might just find myself eating a few of these. Or maybe I should make them and package them up for some great Valentine’s treats for friends.

28 amy February 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm

the cookie dough base would be perfect for adding into some ice cream. yum! if you do make these, they would be a perfect little valentine’s day sweet to give to for your friends. i guarantee that they’ll love ’em.

29 Kathryn February 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Chocolate chip faces are the best! I love cookie dough in any form and these truffles just sound too good to be true!

30 amy February 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm

aren’t the chocolate chip faces funny? these turned out so delicious – hope you give ’em a try + love ’em soon!

31 Ally Garner February 10, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Oh these look dangerous & sinful… just my kind of treat! I can’t get enough of the cake batter & cookie dough batter recipes floating around, but I must say I love that you used dark chocolate. And I love the decorative drizzle on top. These look like truffles I’d pay a small fortune for at my local French Bakery. Love this Amy – well done! Happy Valentine’s weekend to you & your sweet husband!

32 amy February 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm

you are too sweet, ally! these definitely turned out delicious … and dangerously addictive. =) i do agree that the little drizzle on top added a nice touch – it always surprises me that little things like that can make such a nice difference. happy valentine’s day to you + j!

33 JulieD February 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Oh man…I have been wanting to try these ever since I saw them on Lindsay’s site. You’re killing me! Yours are so cute! Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

34 amy February 10, 2012 at 3:09 pm

thanks so much, julie! you’ll definitely have to give ’em a try – they’re so easy + they come out so beautifully. happy valentine’s day to you + yours, too. =)

35 Lesley February 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I wrote something on Erin’s blog earlier–these look amazing. Not that they look like they taste good (which is true, actually), but they’re perfect-looking! How do you make them look like they were made by a well-made machine?

(Oh, I think I just answered my own question. 😀 )

36 amy February 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm

ha! many of my kitchen skills still need tons of improvement, but strangely, anything candy-related is pretty easy for me. i’m not sure why, but candy coating, dipping, shaping + decorating come way more naturally to me than i ever expected. sadly, i can’t say the same for frosting a cake, or baking a souffle, or making certain sauces non-lumpy. oh, and the list goes on… =)

37 wendy (the weekend gourmet) February 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm

I’m a cookie dough FIEND…these are right up my alley! Thanks for sharing…not eating any sweet goodies until AFTER my tv appearance in two weeks. Which makes V-day a bit challenging. But…I’ll manage! pinning…

38 amy February 10, 2012 at 9:09 pm

i’m so excited for your tv appearance — i know you’re going to look + be great, regardless of how many sweets you eat between now + then. =) you should make these for yourself as a reward once it’s over!

39 michael February 12, 2012 at 9:17 am

Great post!

40 Mommyof2Girlz/StephD February 12, 2012 at 10:53 am

Total heaven! I so need one of these right about

41 amy February 12, 2012 at 11:01 am

if you lived closer, i’d hand-deliver some right now! =)

42 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel February 12, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I want to try one so bad. I have high hopes for them tasting as delicious as straight up cookie dough. I bought all of the ingredients to make these easily over a year ago when I saw them elsewhere but never made them. Add another on the to-do list! :)

43 amy February 12, 2012 at 2:57 pm

i think they are just as delicious as straight-up cookie dough – you’ll have to finally try ’em + report back on what you think! i know that i definitely wasn’t disappointed!

44 Katia February 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Amy, they cause addiction don’t they?! They’re just amazing with those lovely chocolate coating, can I have one? I need it… now : )

45 amy February 12, 2012 at 3:06 pm

oh yes – they are super addictive! i’ll gladly share some with you any day of the week. first, we gotta get you back on this side of the pond! =)

46 Sara @ Saucy Dipper February 12, 2012 at 3:23 pm

OMG. That’s all I have to say about that.

47 amy February 12, 2012 at 7:45 pm

i know, right? they taste even better than they look!

48 BertiesBakery February 13, 2012 at 3:42 am

How cute are these!!! Great job, and thanks so much for the idea!

49 amy February 13, 2012 at 7:45 am

thanks so much! awesomely, they taste just as good, if not better, than they look. even my husband, who generally isn’t a cookie dough/cake batter fan, loves ’em – that’s always the sign of a great sweet!

50 Jess February 13, 2012 at 8:10 am

YUM! Why have I never thought of these before? They are pure genius!

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