Cookie Dough Truffles are the most delicious way to indulge in small portions. Homemade cookie dough is dipped in melted chocolate chips and left to harden into a chocolate shell. You’ll keep coming back for more of this single-bite dessert!
Cookie dough…mmmm…what’s not to love? Has anyone else made cookie dough with the full intent to bake into cookies, only to discover the cookie dough disappears before getting around to baking? It begins innocent enough with just licking the beaters, but let’s be honest, once the kids know there’s cookie dough in the house it quickly dissolves into spoonfuls stolen from the mixing bowl and…well, we digress. Point being, we’re a bit obsessed with cookie dough over here at The Stay At Home Chef.
We decided to just embrace our love for cookie dough and turn it into a delicious truffle! Just dip it in chocolate and get one luxurious truffle bite. Cooke dough truffles are definitely up there on our list of favorites. Pure, unadulterated cookie dough, with the “chocolate chips” on the outside. You can easily rationalize eating a dozen of them. It’s not like you’re eating a dozen cookies, it’s only 12 bites! For that reason, you may want to double this recipe. We won’t judge.
How to Make a Double Boiler:
Don’t have a double broiler? You can easily DIY one! Bring a few inches of water to a simmer in a saucepan. Place a metal or glass bowl on top of the saucepan. Find the bowl that fits just right, you want it to be snug. Make sure the water in the saucepan is not so high that it touches the bottom of the bowl. You want some space between the water and bowl. The steam from the simmering water will heat the bowl and melt the chocolate chips inside the bowl.
Chocolate Options for Cookie Dough Truffles:
You have a lot of options when it comes to chocolate. Not only do you have milk, semi-sweet, and dark chocolate, but you can also choose between chips, wafers, and bars of chocolate. Feeling really adventurous? How about white chocolate, butterscotch, or peanut butter chips?
Cookie Dough Safety:
We did not include eggs in this recipe, so it is safe to eat without cooking. If you are worried about the raw flour, you can always toast flour before using. Spread your flour out on a sheet pan and bake it in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, or toast it in a large skillet on the stovetop over medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
Dipping Tips and Tricks:
1. Put toothpicks into the filling balls. This makes it much easier to dip them in since they have a handle. Remove the toothpicks after you’re done dipping all of them and then just put a dab of melted chocolate where the toothpick was so the whole ball looks dipped.
2. Freeze the filling. With this particular recipe, we pop the dough balls into the fridge for about 20 minutes before dipping them. This keeps the filling from falling apart with the weight of the chocolate.
3. Use a rubber spatula to assist in dipping. This will allow you to easily spread the chocolate to cover the whole ball as well as remove any excess chocolate so there are no big drips.
If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other delicious dessert recipes:
- Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Ultimate Guide to Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 5 Ingredient Homemade Chocolate Pudding
Cookie Dough Truffles
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips or chocolate melting wafers for melting
- Use a hand or stand mixer to beat together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar runtil creamy. Add in baking soda salt and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
- Slowly add in the flour until the dough gets stiff. Fold in mini chocolate chips. Scoop off spoonfuls of dough and form into small bite-sized balls and put on a baking sheet.
- Melt chocolate over a double broiler, or use melting wafers and melt in the microwave according to the package directions.
- Dip cookie dough balls into the melted chocolate and let cool on wax paper. Once the truffles have set, refrigerate until ready to serve.