Calling all cookie dough lovers, you’re going to love my easy Cookie Dough Truffles recipe. Chocolate chip cookie dough truffles give you that raw dough flavor, wrapped in a luxurious chocolate coating. This recipe is a delicious idea for a special holiday dessert, or just a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth any time of the year!

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Our easy peasy Cookie Dough Truffles recipe is a hit because we use heat-treated flour, removing any worries about raw flour, and it’s egg-free so there’s no risk of salmonella poisoning. It’s a safe and delicious way to enjoy raw cookie dough.

Cookie dough bites in a bowl

The combination of brown sugar and mini chocolate chips creates an edible cookie dough centre that’s reminiscent of your favorite chocolate chip cookies but in a fun little truffle package. Side note, isn’t it funny that we never worried about raw eggs when we ate cookie dough as kids? 

Making my Cookie Dough Truffles recipe is easy. You’ll need some common kitchen tools like a medium bowl, an electric mixer for blending, a double boiler or a heatproof bowl for melting chocolate, and a couple of baking sheets lined with wax paper or parchment paper.



Gather these simple ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heat-treated flour
  • 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 ounces chocolate candy coating, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
How to make truffles

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. This prevents the truffles from sticking.

Step 2: Heat treat the flour. Just place the flour in a shallow bowl and microwave for 1 minute, stirring once or twice during the cook time. Set aside.

Step 3: In a medium bowl, use your electric mixer to blend butter, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add the heat-treated flour and mix until combined. Fold in the mini chocolate chips. Form dough into 1-inch balls and place them on your prepared cookie sheet.

Mixing cookie dough truffle dough in bowls

Step 4: Freeze the cookie dough balls for about 30 minutes. This firmness is crucial for the next step.

cookie dough balls on a pan

Step 5: In a double boiler or a heatproof bowl over medium heat, melt the dark chocolate, chocolate candy coating, and shortening, stirring until smooth.

Step 6: Dip the chilled cookie dough balls into the melted chocolate using a fork, letting any excess chocolate drip off. Place the chocolate-coated balls back on the lined baking sheet.

chocolate dipping

Step 7: Let the truffles stand or chill until the chocolate coating is firm.

Step 8: Make it fancy by drizzling melted chocolate over the truffles in zig-zags.

Regular cookie dough is not safe to eat due to the raw eggs and flour. However, the edible cookie dough in our Cookie Dough Truffles is safe to eat because we’re using heat-treated flour to kill any bacteria.

Reminder, there are no raw eggs in this recipe so there’s nothing to worry about there. To stay on the safe side, don’t skip the heat-treating step in the recipe instructions.

cookie dough truffles

Substitutions and Variations

  • Chocolate Types: Feel free to use milk chocolate, white chocolate chips, or semisweet chocolate chips for different flavors.
  • Add Flavors: A sprinkle of sea salt can add a delightful contrast to the sweet chocolate.
  • No Candy Coating?Regular chocolate works too, though the coating might be less firm.
chocolate chip cookie dough truffles

Best Tips

  • Cold Dough is Key: Chilled dough is easier to work with and holds its shape better when dipped in hot, melted chocolate.
  • Avoid Water in Chocolate: Water can cause the chocolate to seize, so be careful.
  • Smooth Finish: Gently tapping the fork on the edge of the bowl helps remove excess chocolate for an even coating.
Cookie dough truffles recipe
  • Refrigerator: In an airtight container, these cookie dough truffles can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Freezer: For longer storage, freeze cookie dough truffles in a single layer in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
truffles in a bowl

Holiday Gift Ideas

Cookie Dough Truffles make a lovely homemade gift. Place them in a pretty box or a tin with with a ribbon for a special touch. They’re perfect for holidays, special occasions, or as a random surprise for your friends and family. Add value by including a printed version of this recipe when you give the gift.

My easy Cookie Dough Truffles are a joy to make with the kids and even more fun to eat. They’re the perfect solution when you crave something sweet but don’t want to bake. This edible cookie dough recipe is sure to become one of your favorite things in life!

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Cookie Dough Truffles

These decadent chocolate chip cookie dough truffles will satisfy any sweet tooth.
4.41 from 5 ratings


  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 ounces chocolate candy coating, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon shortening


  • Line a baking pan with waxed paper and set aside.
  • Heat treat your flour. Just place the flour in a shallow bowl and microwave for 1 minute, stirring once or twice during the cook time. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, beat your butter, brown sugar and vanilla at medium speed until combined. Beat in the flour just until combined, do not over mix. Stir in chocolate chips and shape into 1-inch balls, placing them on your pan. Cover the balls and freeze for about 30 minutes.
  • Heat chopped chocolate, candy coating and shortening over low heat in a saucepan. Stir chocolate until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
  • Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Using a fork, dip the balls into the chocolate and allow excess to drip back into your pan. Place the chocolate coated balls on the lined baking sheet and let stand or chill about 30 minutes or until set. Now, drizzle with remaining chocolate to make the tops of the truffles pretty.


  • The dough will be crumbly after the flour is added. Don’t worry, it will hold together when shaped into balls. 
  • I used Hershey's special dark chocolate bar for the dark chocolate.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 202kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 9mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 16g
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