Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

By the end of this post you will learn two things: One, how to make dangerously easy chocolate chip cookie dough truffles. And two, a secret I’ve been trying to keep for a couple of years.

Let’s get to business first. Balls. Cookie Dough Balls. Or to make it sound fancy: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles.

These treats are not vegan, they are not gluten-free. These have a lot (seriously, a lot) of sugar and flour and butter and more sugar. When frozen, they remind me of my favorite things about Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. At room temperature, they remind me of why I run – so I can eat all the sugar and butter and chocolate I want. Even in raw form.

(Just kidding, you know that’s not the only reason I run!)

these cookie dough truffles are little and cute, but each ball is dense and heavy

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

(recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker)

2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
3 tablespoons skim milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt

First, combine the butter and sugars together in a big mixing bowl

Using an electric mixer, beat on medium speed until well combined. Add the milk and vanilla and mix again. Reduce the speed to low and mix in the flour.

Next, gently stir in the mini chocolate chips. Use a rubber spatula, not a wooden spoon like the one pictures above.

Now, about that secret that I mentioned earlier?

You see, the reason why I have a wooden spoon in that big mixing bowl is because… I don’t have a mixer.

I don’t have a Kitchen Aid mixer. I don’t even have a hand mixer. Everything you see on my blog is mixed manually. Sometimes (okay, most of the time), I wish I had a nice, pretty pink Kitchen Aid mixer, but I really don’t have any counter space. Friends who’ve been to my apartment marvel at my tiny counter and wonder how I can crank out everything in such a small space. So when I bake things that require an electric mixer, I just ignore it and mix everything manually. Mostly with my trusty wooden spoon. I mix and mix till my arms and wrists are sore, then I mix some more. I kinda like how it makes me feel hard core (and lets me develop my guns!) and I like how I work a bit harder with each baked good – there’s a little more love that goes into each project.

So now you know my secret :)

Anyway if you have a mixer, follow the instructions above. If you don’t, just use some arm power.

Either way, you’ll end up with this nice big ball of dough.

Put the whole bowl in the fridge for about 15 minutes, so the dough hardens a little bit – this will make it easier to shape it into balls since it won’t be so sticky.

Next, just shape them into 2 inch balls and they’re good to go!

These truffle are not real cookie dough (no eggs, no baking powder) so you can’t really bake them. But you can freeze them! And eat them cold. Or you can serve them to your friends just a little chilled, so that they’re easier to bite into. I’ve also served them room temperate and they were so soft and buttery and delightful.

These were a big hit with my friends, and I think it’s mostly because there’s something that feels a little sinful about eating cookie dough. It’s luxurious and a little naughty, like you can’t wait to bake the cookie and you’re already digging into the raw dough. But these cookie dough truffles are technically not real cookie dough, so there’s no need to feel guilty.

You can also make these truffles a little more elegant by dipping them in chocolate or rolling them in coconut or crushed nuts.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

I hope you get to try this easy, no bake treat. And I hope you still consider me a legit baker even if you now know that I don’t have a mixer.


38 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles”

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet posted August 20, 2011 at 8:29 am

    You definitely do not need a mixer to be a legit baker! These look delish, I love that you left them plain as pure chocolate chip cookie dough.

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    MelissaNibbles posted August 20, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I don’t have space for a mixer either. It just means we’re old school, hard core bakers. Right? RIGHT? These look delicious!

  3. #
    Elizabeth posted August 20, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I like mixing by hand :)

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    Clarkie @ Beloved Green posted August 20, 2011 at 11:03 am

    I bet these are awesome. My problem is I would take it one step further and dip them in melted chocolate again so they are covered. Darn me and my sweet tooth.

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    Alaina posted August 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

    You are totally a legit baker even if you don’t have a mixer! I think it’s great that you put so much energy into your baked goods. I just got a set of wooden spoons for Christmas and I love them! :-)

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    Sues posted August 20, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I’ve seen these on tons of blogs but have been trying to resist them because I know I’ll be popping them in my mouth every time I walk by the kitchen!! They look so, so delicious :)

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    Baking Serendipity posted August 20, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    These are definitely worth running for :) I made cupcakes at a bachelor pad once that had no mixer and gained a huge appreciation for people who bake without them all the time. I think it makes you even more of a legit baker :)

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    Chris @ TheKeenanCookbook posted August 20, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    I don’t run but that wont stop me from eating these bad boys up :)

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    Megan posted August 20, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    These were delicious! I would definitely dip them in chocolate… and you know, mix them into ice cream… cause that’s how I am! Ha ha.

  10. #
    Maris (In Good Taste) posted August 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Running to the kitchen to make these!

  11. #
    Sue/the view from great island posted August 20, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    These are pretty intense. I’ve always avoided cookie dough because I am paranoid of raw eggs. These little guys give me permission to indulge. Awesome!

  12. #
    Daisy posted August 20, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I don’t have a mixer either. (although I hardly bake). These were so good, thanks for sharing them with us at the party!!

  13. #
    courtney (pancakes and postcards) posted August 21, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Umm… SERIOUSLY?? Cookie dough is my favorite food. You are a genius!

  14. #
    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted August 21, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Ohhh these were good – and dangerous!! Thanks for bringing them over!!

  15. #
    Michelle posted August 22, 2011 at 9:02 am

    These look seriously addictive!

  16. #
    Mal @ The Chic Geek posted August 22, 2011 at 10:53 am

    What’s not to love? These look amazing

  17. #
    Michelle Collins posted August 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I don’t have a mixer either, girl – that’s on the top of my “must-by” list once we move into the house!

    P.S. These look incredible.

  18. #
    Erica @ In and Around Town posted August 22, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    I love a good summertime no bake treat – these look delicious!

  19. #
    Meghan@travelwinedine posted August 22, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I am a hand mixer as well!

  20. #
    newlywed posted August 22, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    These look like heaven!

  21. #
    Joanne posted August 23, 2011 at 6:54 am

    No mixer of any sort? that takes some serious dedication, girl. I’m impressed.

    These cookie dough truffles are exactly why I run also. Heaven!

  22. #
    Dana posted August 23, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I don’t have a stand mixer, but I do at least have an electric hand mixer. You must have some serious muscles to stir everything by hand!

    The truffles look delicious!!

  23. #
    Taryn posted August 23, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Yummy, I love stuff like this! I eat regular cookie dough out of the bowl all the time (probably shouldn’t admit that though…), so these would definitely be a good thing for me to make. Deeelish!

  24. #
    shannon posted August 23, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    these totally need to get into ice cream!!

  25. #
    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum posted August 23, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Frozen, mixed into some ice cream? I like. I like a lot. :)

  26. #
    Hannah posted August 23, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Swoon! All of the cookie dough truffles on my blog are raw vegan; I never thought of making a more “traditional” kind! I wonder if my family and friends will prefer these… probably yes :P

  27. #
    blackbookkitchendiaries posted August 23, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    oh wow! this look so yummy, im still trying to get our your previous post:) great job!

  28. #
    Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious posted August 23, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    These look divine! Thanks for sharing :)

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    AllieNic @ Frisky Lemon posted August 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Um..YUM! Mini chocolate chips are genius! They look so cute and delicious. I’m glad you didn’t dip them in chocolate, because now I can see how cute they are! ;)

    Freezing them is SUCH a good idea! I’m a sucker for B&J’s chocolate chip cookie dough…

  30. #
    Alix posted August 24, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    This is the most dangerous recipe I have ever made! I can’t stop snacking on them – for all lovers of cookie dough and cookie dough ice cream, beware. Thanks for the delish idea!

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      Bianca Garcia posted August 26, 2011 at 1:25 pm

      Thank you Alix! It’s great frozen if you haven’t tried it yet :)

  31. #
    Heather @ Sweet Sins posted August 24, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    These are awesome! Who doesn’t like raw cookie dough?? no one I know! I think it is awesome you use your guns! I know what you mean with no counter space my house was designed by someone in 1935 who did not like to cook aparently! Great post.

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      Bianca Garcia posted August 26, 2011 at 1:26 pm

      Thank you Heather! Yup counter space is definitely something I wish I had haha

  32. #
    Elina (Healthy and Sane) posted August 29, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I LOVE cookie dough. I buy the frozen cookie dough balls from Trader Joe’s and never bake them… I’m not too worried about salmonela apparently ;) Need to make these asap!
    Also, I used to not have a mixer and I whipped up plenty of delicious treats :)

  33. #
    Dawn K. posted December 21, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    I found your recipe the other day and decided to try using it in homemade ice cream! Well, I made this dough recipe tonight (and will freeze the balls overnight, adding them to the ice cream as I make it tomorrow), but I think you may have had a typo in the instructions….it says to use 2 TABLESPOONS vanilla extract. I only used 2 TEASPOONS, and that still seemed a bit much when I tasted it.
    Also, I omitted the confectioner’s sugar altogether and the dough still ended up tasting good. I’ve never make edible raw cookie dough with confectioner’s sugar before–just curious, is there a specific reason behind it?

    Overall, delicious recipe! I definitely took a few [large] bites before putting it in the fridge. =)

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      Bianca Garcia posted December 21, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      Hi Dawn, thank you so much for the comment and letting me know about the typo (I definitely only used 2 teaspoons) – I just corrected it. I used confectioners sugar because… I ran out of regular sugar hehehe. I also thought it would make the truffles a little more sticky and mimic the consistency of real cookie dough. I am so glad you like it though, and it sounds marvelous with homemade ice cream! Take care!

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    kathleen posted March 27, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    These sound dangerous, but I’m totally okay with that. I need to make these!


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