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Cookie Dough Truffles

If you’re like me, and you’ve always wanted to lick the cookie dough batter, I’ve got the bite-size dessert recipe of your dreams. Now, you can finally indulge with these delectable Homemade Cookie Dough Truffles.

Safely enjoy the best part of cookies! These truffles have the cookie dough batter taste you love with miniature chocolate chips throughout, then they’re dipped in a thick chocolate coating. The truffles have a soft texture and melt in your mouth. The only problem? You can’t stop at one!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe

A lot of people ask me about eating cookie dough. How can you eat cookie dough safely? Here’s how! First off, there’s no eggs in this cookie dough. Sweetened condensed milk acts in the way the eggs would to keep everything together.

Secondly, you will cook the flour before using it. It’s dangerous to consume raw flour and you won’t. By cooking the flour, in the microwave, prior to using it, you’ll kill off any bad bacteria that could be in the flour. I’ll show you exactly what you need to do – which is super easy since you can do it in the microwave.

I love these Cookie Dough Truffles and everyone in our home enjoys them. They’re the only way to enjoy eating cookie dough and aren’t difficult to make. Every holiday season, I make a big batch of Cookie Dough Truffles and we enjoy them for several weeks!

Looking for more great candy recipes? I’ve got some great candy recipes that I make every Christmas:

How To Make Cookie Dough Truffles

I love that you don’t need any specialty kitchen tools to make these truffles. They come together with a hand mixer or stand mixer. Dipping is going to be the most time-consuming portion of creating your truffles. Just have a little patience, or some extra help, and you can easily dip the truffles in the chocolate.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles are such a great holiday treat!

When To Make Cookie Dough Truffles

I always make these during the holiday season to break up my cookie trays. They’re a nice addition to cookies and I’ll add several types of candy to accompany my cookies.

Make them any time of the year, but I love to make a big batch for the holiday season. Unlike cookies, they they last longer. So you can make them ahead of time and keep them in the refrigerator.

How To Cook Flour To Be Safe For Consumption

The trick is to microwave the flour until it reaches 160°F, effectively killing off problematic bacteria. If you don’t have a thermometer, a good rule of thumb is to microwave for 1 minute and 15 seconds on high, stirring after 15 second intervals. Then go on with the recipe without worry!

That’s how you can make these Cookie Dough Truffles without worry and eat them safely. I microwave my flour and set it aside. That’s it! It’s super easy and effective.

How To Keep Your Cookie Dough Truffles Fresh

After your candy has set, you want to keep the Cookie Dough Truffles in the refrigerator. They need to stay away from direct heat. The chocolate coating can easily melt. Store your candy in an airtight food storage container and put them in the refrigerator.

The Cookie Dough Truffles will stay fresh for up to a month in the fridge. Pull them out and enjoy whenever the occasion arises.

Inside view of cookie dough truffle

Can You Freeze These?

Yes! You can easily freeze these Cookie Dough Truffles, but I recommend tossing them after three months. Transfer them to the refrigerator so they aren’t frozen when biting into them. After they’ve thawed in the refrigerator for several hours, you can enjoy them.

Tips For Dipping Your Candy

Don’t be afraid to dip candy. There’s definitely a learning curve if you’ve never done it before. Melt your chocolate slowly over the stovetop. I don’t recommend using the microwave to melt your chocolate. You have to work fast!

Chocolate coating for candy can be used by itself, but I like to throw a package of semi-sweet morsels into the mix. It gives it a more genuine chocolate flavor.

I keep my Cookie Dough Truffles in the freezer and only pull out a few at a time to dip. I’ll enlist little kitchen helps to transfer them from the freezer, as I work to dip them quickly. If you don’t work fast, they won’t hold their shape as they warm.

Check out this great YouTube video tutorial for dipping your candy if you’ve never done it before:

Recipe Variations

I like to make these with chopped pecans or chopped walnuts too. When you add the miniature chocolate chips, just stir in a 1/2 cup of your preferred nut. It’s a great way to add some crunch to your Cookie Dough Truffles!

What You’ll Need From The Grocery Store:

  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Miniature Chocolate Chips
  • Chocolate Coating For Candies
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Directions To Make Homemade Cookie Dough Truffles

Add flour to a microwave-safe bowl and cookie it on high for 1 1/2 minutes. Set aside.

In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream the butter and light brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour, alternating with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in the chocolate chips (and nuts, if preferred).

Pouring sweetened condensed milk into batter

Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Loosely cover and freeze for 1 hour until firm.

Cookie dough truffles ready to dip

Over the stovetop, melt the semi-sweet chips and chocolate coating for candies. Stir until smooth. Dip the balls into the coating, allowing excess to drip off.

Place back onto waxed paper. Refrigerate until firm for 15-minutes. Keep in the refrigerator to prevent melting.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
Yield: 4 Dozen

Cookie Dough Truffles

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe

These Cookie Dough Truffles are made without egg and cooked flour - so they're safe to eat! They've got a soft texture and miniature chocolate chips in the center.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 3/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Can (14oz) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Miniature Chocolate Chips
  • 1 1/2 lbs. Chocolate Candy Coating
  • 12 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Optional: 1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans or Walnuts

Instructions

1. Add flour to a microwave-safe bowl and cookie it on high for 1 1/2 minutes. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream the butter and light brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour, alternating with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in the chocolate chips (and nuts, if preferred).

3. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Loosely cover and freeze for 1 hour until firm.

4. Over the stovetop, melt the semi-sweet chips and chocolate coating for candies. Stir until smooth. Dip the balls into the coating, allowing excess to drip off.

5. Place back onto waxed paper. Refrigerate until firm for 15-minutes. Keep in the refrigerator to prevent melting.

Notes

Store leftover truffles in the refrigerator. Keep away from direct heat to prevent melting.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.

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