Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

by | Nov 26, 2019 | All, Desserts

No more guilt about eating bites of cookie dough straight from the bowl! These no-bake, no-egg Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles are one of our most requested homemade treats for special occasions! 

Wooden bowl filled with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles.

Looking for some delicious homemade food gifts this holiday season? These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles are hugely popular with anyone who tries them because they taste just like bites of real cookie dough. Best of all, they are no-bake, egg-free and completely safe to eat!

Giving (and receiving) both sweet and savory goodies during the holidays is one of my favorite parts of the season. I love sampling cherished recipes from friends that I’ve never had before.

Likewise, I also love giving some of my favorite homemade treats to others and watching their delighted reactions. Hands down, no other recipe gets more ooohs and aahs than these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

White bowl filled with edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles. Some cookie dough bites have been dipped in dark chocolate.

But wait! Is it safe to eat the raw flour in these cookie dough balls?

The FDA advises against eating raw flour because of bacteria concerns. But there is a solution to getting that raw cookie dough flavor without using raw flour.

The secret?

BAKING your flour before adding it to the recipe.

How do you bake raw flour?

It’s super easy! Simple bake the amount of flour you need for your recipe at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes. Allow to cool completely before adding to the other cookie dough truffle ingredients.

The idea to bake your flour is similar to pasteurized eggs. A short spin in the oven and exposure to high heat kills any bacteria that might be lurking in your flour thus making eating spoonfuls of this cookie dough from the bowl safe.

Wooden bowl filled with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles. Can you bake this edible cookie dough like regular cookies?

Unfortunately, no. This dough doesn’t have any eggs or leavening agents in it, so they won’t bake up like regular cookies. Stick to your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe if you’re in the mood for baked cookies.

Can you freeze these chocolate covered cookie dough balls?

I don’t recommend freezing the dough bites after they are dipped in chocolate, but you can easily freeze the edible dough after you’ve made it.

If you are short on time and can’t make the truffles in one sitting, roll the dough into balls and freeze on cookie sheets.

Once they are frozen solid, throw them into a Ziploc bag and keep them in the freezer for up to one month. Simply defrost them in the refrigerator prior to dipping.

Edible Cookie Dough Bites in a white bowl. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles on a sheet pan have been dipped in chocolate. Any tips for rolling the egg-free cookie dough into balls?

Make sure your dough is well chilled before you attempt forming the dough into balls. You can make them any size you like, but since they are so rich, I prefer them on the small, easily pop in your mouth size. That’s about 1-inch for all of you detail loving readers.

Tip: this cookie scoop makes creating evenly sized truffles a breeze! 

Do you have any other tips for dipping these cookie dough truffles in chocolate?

I’ll be honest; the dipping is a little putzy, but the finished product is totally worth it. Once you get a rhythm going, it’s pretty slick. A couple suggestions to make the dipping process easier:

  • Melt your chocolate in batches to keep it from hardening before you get all the dough balls coated. Don’t omit the coconut oil. That little bit of oil mixed in with the chocolate helps keep it smooth longer, too.
  • I find the dough balls retain their shape better when well-chilled, so only remove a few at a time when dipping. You can use two forks for this, but I like using these candy dipping tools. They make handling the truffles and shaking off the excess melted chocolate easier.
  • Place the dipped truffles on parchment or wax paper immediately after dipping so they can be easily removed after the chocolate coating has set. 
  • Decorate them with sprinkles or mini-chips while the chocolate coating is still wet or drizzle melted white chocolate on top after they have set.

Note: Don’t feel like you HAVE to dip these dough bites in chocolate. They are also tasty without their chocolate robe so feel free to leave them unadorned if you’re short on time or don’t really care to dip them.

White bowl filled with edible Cookie Dough Bites. Some Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles have been dipped in dark chocolate.

How long do these cookie dough bites last?

These cookie dough truffles need to be refrigerated and will last about a week once dipped. (But they never last more than a few days at my house.)

But like I mentioned earlier, you can get a jump start on the process by making the dough in advance, rolling it into balls and freezing them until you’re ready to dip. Straight on shot of chocolate chip cookie dough truffles on a slate backdrop with chocolate chips for garnish.

Truffles are great make-ahead desserts for parties! Here are some more great truffle recipes to try!

Gingerbread Oreo Truffle Bark – Inside Bru Crew Life

Dark Chocolate Irish Cream Balls – Garnish with Lemon

Mint Chocolate Chip Truffles – Shugary Sweets

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Who does not love eating cookie dough straight from the bowl? These easy, egg-free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles make the best homemade food gifts!

Yield: 24 truffles

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Our edible, egg fee, no bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles taste just like bites of cookie dough straight from the bowl. A perfect make-ahead dessert for the holidays or a delicious homemade food gift!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

Cookie dough:

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Chocolate coating:

  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Instructions

To make the cookie dough:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Evenly spread flour on a sheet pan and bake for 5 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in milk and vanilla. Add flour and salt and mix on low until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap and chill dough in refrigerator for about 30 minutes until firm enough to roll into 1-inch balls.
  4. Place rolled balls on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes so they can firm up.

To dip the truffles:

  1. Place half of chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and melt for 60 seconds at 50% power. Stir. Repeat for 30 seconds intervals or until chocolate is completely melted. Allow to cool slightly if very hot.
  2. Remove a handful of balls from the freezer at a time and dip in chocolate. Tap off any excess coating and place back on wax paper to set. (Add mini chips while the coating is still wet if desired.) Repeat with remaining chocolate and dough balls, melting the other half of the chocolate and coconut oil when needed.
  3. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to a week.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g

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38 Comments

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    These were just what I was looking for to round out my Christmas cookie baking extravaganza! Can’t wait to make them. Thanks!

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    Can’t wait to make these

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      They are sooooo good, Isabella. I hope you enjoy them!

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    Where did you find the recipe? I clicked on ” recipe here” and it only took me to the photo…

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    Hi.. I’m confused. You don’t have to bake the cookie balls? Won’t they taste raw without baking?

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      Hi, no you don’t have to bake the truffles. There is no egg in the mix, so they are safe to consume in their raw form. Some people think “raw” cookie dough is even better than baked cookies!

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        Actually it’s not the raw eggs you have to worry about. Raw flour is not safe to consume. There have been quite a few flour recalls.

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    question when you make the chocolate to dip the balls in are you using the same bitter sweet chocolate in the chips?

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      Hi Jessica, I usually use semi-sweet mini chips for the truffles and bittersweet chocolate (in bar form) for the chocolate coating.

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    Thanks for sharing! Any tips on the dipping?

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      Hi Christine, I suggest dipping only a few at a time and holding the rest in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to dip. They will retain their shape better if you keep them cold. Enjoy!

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    Ive made edible cookie dough before and found that the sugar often leaves a gritty texture. How does this recipe measure up in that department?

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      Hi Jennifer, I haven’t found they are gritty at all, but if you’re concerned about it, swap in superfine sugar for the granulated sugar. Hope that helps!

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        can we at least try to stir fry the flour before using it in the recipe?

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          I’ve never done that, Alice, but one of the commenters above you suggested baking the flour in the oven if that concerns you. See her comment for details.

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      It’s very important that you beat the sugar until it heats enough to dissolve. Otherwise it will be gritty. Just like when you make buttercream, you want the sugar to heat up and dissolve through whisking it.

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    I think I need to get a job in your husbands team if these are the treats that get handed out! I much prefer “raw” cookie dough!

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    Browsing this blog is making it difficult to keep eating healthy!

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    Do they keep longer then a week n why do they have to be refrigerated

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      Hi Paula, I’ve never had them last at our house longer than a few days, so I’ll leave others to chime in if they have had success with longer storage. Also, they keep their shape better if refrigerated. Enjoy!

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    Where is the recipe?

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      Keep scrolling on your device, Lauryn. It’s near the bottom of the page.

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    Baking the 2 cups of flour in the oven at 350 for 5 min will take care of the raw flour problem.
    ww.cookinglight.com/eating-smart/smart-choices/safe-to-eat-cookie-dough

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    I have always been a huge fan of raw cookie dough. In my family the dough hardly was ever made into cookies. I made these truffles and they are so delicious! I make them at least once a month just so I have a little something in the fridge whenever I want it. I prefer homemade treats rather than store bought and these are so easy I have to make them all the time! Thanks for posting this! Definitely my favorite ever!

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      Wow, what an endorsement! We’re thrilled they have become a “regular” treat in your home, Liz. Thanks for stopping back to let us know how much you enjoy them. (We’re big fans, too!)

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    I made these and froze them to dip later but am wondering – can I dip them frozen? I forgot to put them in the fridge to defrost during work but would like to bring them into work tomorrow… thanks!

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      Hi Mira, I’ve never dipped them frozen so I can’t say for sure how it will work but my gut says it should be OK. Would love to hear back about how it turns out for you. Good luck!

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        They turned out great!!

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          So glad you loved them, Mira! Thanks for stopping back to let us know!

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    Holy cow!! Made these with my daughter over Winter Break and they are AMAZING!!! So so good. All thought of a diet are out the window but these are so worth it! Thank you!!

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      So glad you enjoyed them, Amy! They are a favorite of ours, too!

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    Just wondering how you dip a few at a time – do you have to keep melting the chocolate?

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      Hi Sabby, great question! Yes, I only dip a few at a time. I find that the batch of chocolate will harden before I get all the balls dipped if I melt the whole thing at once. Enjoy!

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    Can you make with canola oil or olive oil instead of coconut oil?

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      I’ve always made them with coconut oil, so I can’t say for sure. If you give it a go, please stop back and share your experience with us!

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    If I only have dark chocolate chips, is there any way I can lighten the bitterness a little while I’m making the chocolate dip…?

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      Hi Mary, I wouldn’t worry about them tasting bitter with dark chocolate. These truffles are quite rich, so I think using dark chocolate chips is a fantastic way to create the perfect balance of sweetness. Enjoy!

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