I have this obsession with the cake balls. Of course, I love the oreo balls. And the pumpkin spice balls are not too bad either.

But these below are quite possibly my most favorite Christmas ‘cookie’ ever.



It is pretty simple – the base is just butter and brown sugar.




Check out the dough. There are no eggs in this, so feel free to eat the entire bowl like I may have done.



Just make sure to leave enough time (and ingredients) to whip up another batch.



I actually liked this dough more than regular cookie dough.



The chocolate chips go into the dough while the mixer is on, so it chops them into tiny chunks. I love that.



I rolled them into balls. The dough was extremely sticky, so it makes it easier if your hands are covered in flour. I also found that putting it in the fridge to ‘set’ for a few minutes made it a bit easier, too.





Doesn’t it look exactly like cookie dough? Notice how creamy it is.





I dipped these in milk chocolate. I’m sure they would be great dipped in any kind of chocolate. But dipped in milk chocolate? They really taste like a cookie.







Incredible. I don’t really have any more exciting words to say.



Besides, my mouth is still full of cookie dough.

The only way this will make you sick is if you eat too much. Since there are no raw eggs, it is very easy to do. Eat up!



Cookie Dough Truffles

adapted from FoodNetwork

1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

14 oz can sweetened, condensed milk

3/4 cup milk chocolate chips


To coat: 1 1/2 lbs chocolate disks or chocolate chips

n a large bowl cream butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add vanilla. Gradually beat in flour and add milk. Add chocolate morsels, mixing well. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on waxed paper; chill 2 hours.

Since the dough is sticky, roll your fingers into flour. This will make it easier to roll.

Melt chocolate chips or disks in a double boiler. Using 2 forks, dip cookie balls into candy coating to cover. Place on waxed paper and chill to set. Store in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.






If you add these to your holiday cookie list, you will have a lot of happy campers.



Enjoy! :)




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101 Responses to “Cookie Dough Truffles.”

  1. #
    Lauren — December 8, 2009 @ 11:19 am

    I made these for a friend’s Halloween party and they were a huge hit! I had a bunch of eggless cookie dough leftover, so I recently used some of it to make cookie dough ice cream. SO GOOD.

    The pumpkin and oreo versions look equally as delicious!


  2. #
    The Ordinary Vegetarian — December 8, 2009 @ 2:51 pm

    Oh goodness, what are you trying to do to me here? Cookie dough addicts beware.

    This seems like it would be a great food gift in a little box. Hmmm, ideas!


  3. #
    Sarah — December 8, 2009 @ 10:18 pm

    Oooo, that looks WAY too good!


  4. #
    homecookedem — December 10, 2009 @ 6:51 pm

    OMG. These look so heavenly! :)


  5. #
    Sam — December 16, 2009 @ 11:51 am

    These were awesome! I have trouble with things coming out as they should and these came out perfect. I used peanut butter chips and milk chocolate frosting…yummm


  6. #
    Barbie — November 29, 2010 @ 2:57 pm

    ok girl I have a total cookie crush on you!! This is a fantactic idea!! I like you have made a variety of cake balls and I just recently had oreo balls(using the word balls alot makes me laugh like I’m in 6th grade)!

    but chocolate covered chocolate chip cookie balls is like the first time you cover a spoonful of creamy peanut butter with magic shell and put it in the freezer for 5 mins and discover you created a master piece!! I’m totally serious ahahaha!

    I am making these ASAP and blogging them so everyone can share in the magic of cookie balls!!

    Keep On Making Stuff!


  7. #
    Arielmac — December 20, 2010 @ 7:03 pm

    I made the same but used honey graham.cinnamon cookies…. YUM!


  8. #
    Mareena R. — February 4, 2011 @ 4:20 am

    Just made these tonight in the snack room of my dorm! Easy to make and SO AMAZING. It’s a good thing we made a double batch so there was more to share :) Thanks for the great recipe!


  9. #
    Melanie — April 16, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

    Just wanted you to know that I have told my husband that you are responsible for the mass quantities of chocolate chips, butter, flour, sugar and eggs that we now purchase at the grocery store. However, my sugar loving self thanks you :)


  10. #
    sweettooth — May 29, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

    How long will these last if refrigerated?


  11. #
    Caitlin — September 28, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    My best friend and I send each other weekly goodies in the mail ever since she moved to LA. I was wondering what the shelf life on these might be and if they need to be refridgerated?


  12. #
    Curious in Oregon — October 6, 2011 @ 2:26 am

    Hey there, just Stumbled onto your site and wow… Awesome! Just wanted to know if you’ve tried to batter dip and fry these sweet little things. And if not, would it work?


  13. #
    Andrea — November 25, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    I love these. I’m making them again for a pot luck “Friendsgiving” party I’m attending tomorrow. I probably going to make some of them white chocolate covered. Thanks for the great recipe!


  14. #
    rose — November 28, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

    These look delish and adorable! I made your pink or strawberry (don’t remember) cake balls for vday and they were such a hit! Anyways, do you think I could sub almond milk or a thick greek vanilla yogurt for the sweetened condensed milk? I never bake or cook with it..so I wouldn’t know what to sub or if it’s possible.. I’m sensitive to some dairy, so I don’t know if I could handle it lol ..thanks!


    • Jessica — November 28th, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

      hmmm i’m really not sure. i think the sweetened condensed milk is what makes them taste like cookie dough AND gives them the consistency? you definitely couldn’t just do milk because it’s so thin and not syrupy, and i would be afraid that yogurt is too watery and may even spoil? same with the milk because sweetened condensed milk is non-perishable. i just did a quick search for a replacement and came up empty handed, so if the sweetened condensed milk is not an option, maybe try these vegan ones? http://ohsheglows.com/2010/12/02/chocolate-dipped-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-balls/

      i am sure they are delicious, i am just not a fan of dates and cashews. they taste wonderful, but to me, they taste nothing like cookie dough!


      • rose — December 9th, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

        thanks a bunch for your tips! i didn’t realize the condensed milk was non perishable.. i did want something cookie-like so i went with your original recipe. i’m bringing them to my sis’s bday dinner :) they are currently chilling in the fridge and they’ve gotten rave reviews from taste testers so far!

  15. #
    Jimmi M. — November 30, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    made these last night…I sort of needed to be alone to eat these…yeah, they are that good!


  16. #
    Miranda — December 11, 2011 @ 2:52 am

    I’d like to make these for a cookie exchange at work, but I can’t make refrigeration-needed cookies. Do these need to be kept cold? Or are they good at room temp after initially setting the chocolate?


  17. #
    Maria — December 28, 2011 @ 11:08 am

    I just made these and they came out great! Thanks for the awesome idea :)


  18. #
    angela — February 12, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

    Is there a way to make these so that they do not need to be refrigerated? I want to make these as wedding favors for our wedding… want to make them a week in advance…. and store them at room temperature in their favor boxes… not in a refrigerator…. ideas?


  19. #
    хостинг — July 5, 2013 @ 6:58 am

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly helpful & it helped me out much. I’m hoping to give one thing
    again and help others such as you aided me.


  20. #
    Clare — February 26, 2014 @ 7:05 am

    Hi Jessica :) I found these yesterday and just HAD to try them right away (I have absolutely NO sense of self-control when it comes to cookie dough, chocolate or anything bakeable) and oh my gosh they are beyond words……..already planning my next batch and trying to fight off housemates so I can have more than 5. Also thought you’d be interested to know I had to dip half of them in melted Toblerone (my chips ran out) and that combo is to die for as well xxx



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