How to Make Cookie Dough Truffles

Cookie dough truffles
Elizabeth LaBau
Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 36 servings
Yield: 36 truffles
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
151 Calories
8g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 36
Amount per serving
Calories 151
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 89mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The great taste of chocolate chip cookie dough is translated into a delicious truffle filling, then dunked in chocolate and topped with miniature chocolate chips. There are no eggs in this recipe, so these candies are a great choice for the cookie dough lover concerned about consuming raw eggs. If you like nuts, consider adding 1/2 cup of chopped nuts to the dough to add more flavor and crunch.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, heat treated (See note at bottom of recipe.)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips

  • 1 pound chocolate candy coating

Steps to Make It

  1. In the bowl of a large stand mixer, combine the softened butter and the brown sugar. Beat them together on medium speed using a paddle attachment until they're light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. With the mixer running on low, add the milk and vanilla and beat until they're incorporated.

  3. Stop the mixer and add the flour and salt, and mix everything on low until the flour streaks have almost disappeared. Add the miniature chocolate chips, and stir them in by hand, scraping down the bottom and sides of the bowl to make sure all of the flour is incorporated.

  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper. Use a candy scoop or teaspoon to form small balls of dough, a little less than an inch in diameter. Cookie dough truffles are pretty rich, so these work better as petite bites. Refrigerate the cookie dough balls until they are firm.

  5. When you are ready to dip the truffles, melt the chocolate coating. Place it in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 1-minute increments until melted, stirring after every minute to prevent overheating.

  6. Once the coating is melted, use a fork or dipping tools to dunk a truffle in the coating, submerging it completely. Bring it up out of the chocolate and drag the bottom across the lip of the bowl to remove the excess chocolate coating, then place it back on the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining cookie dough centers and chocolate.

  7. Store cookie dough truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

How to Heat Treat Raw Flour

Consuming raw flour creates a risk of foodborne illness. Quickly heat treat the flour before using in the recipe by either: toasting it in a 350 F oven, on a cookie sheet, for 10 minutes; or microwave the flour in a bowl on high power for 30 second intervals, stirring to distribute heat between intervals, until a thermometer reads 165 F.