After posting two chili recipes almost simultaneously, I couldn’t resist the urge to follow-up my last cookie dough post with another winner in the cookie dough department.

Cookie Dough Truffles. Oh my.

These were tasty. Really tasty. So tasty that half the batch didn’t end up at the intended destination of my neighbor’s house for a football party. Oops.

I happen to love truffles especially the cheater kind and these fit that department. Simple, delicious and a great crowd pleaser! (P.S. there are no raw eggs in the cookie dough so you can relieve your mind on that account!)

Cookie Dough Truffles

Yield: Makes 5 ½ dozen

Cookie Dough Truffles

Here's a quick video tip on tempering/melting chocolate and another on dipping things in chocolate like a pro.

FYI: My preferred brand of chocolate is Ghirardelli.


  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional, I did not add them)
  • 1 ½ pounds semisweet chocolate candy coating, chopped


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the flour, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla; mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts, if using. Shape into 1-inch balls; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Loosely cover and freeze for 1-2 hours or until firm. (The dough softens quickly at room temperature so it works best if they are frozen, not just chilled in the refrigerator.)
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt candy coating, stirring often until smooth. Dip balls in coating; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes. If desired, melt remaining candy coating and drizzle over candies. Store in refrigerator.

Recipe Source: adapted from Taste of Home

58 Responses to Cookie Dough Truffles

  1. […] Annie’s Eats, as adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, originally from Taste of […]

  2. Becky says:

    Mel!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!!! And so does my whole family! I wish I could eat these everyday of my life. Amazing, and so much fun! Thanks for another relish recipe!

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  4. Rose says:

    Just found your site, and everything looks so yummy. Can’t wait to try some of your recipes. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Ashlee says:

    I made these yesterday, and they were everything I hoped for! Delicious! Thanks Mel!

  6. Cathy B says:

    I made these in October for our in Canada…and they were a huge hit. Everyone loved them. So I’m making them again for Christmas. Thank you for the recipe.
    I’ve also made a few of your other recipes and they have all been enjoyed very much by my family. They are now part of my family menu.

    Thank you Mel

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  8. Amy says:

    Melanie- Your recipe calls for semi-sweet chocolate to dip them in, but I was wondering if you think they would still be good with regular chocolate, or would that make them too sweet????

    • Mel says:

      Amy – I’m a semisweet/dark chocolate lover so I use it all the time instead of milk. If you prefer milk chocolate, though, by all means, yes, you could coat the truffles in that instead. It will make the finished truffle a little sweeter, though.

  9. So trying these! But 5 and a half dozen? That could get me in trouble! Hope the neighbors feel up to some goodies!

  10. Melanie says:

    Jen – your comment was like a big “duh!” moment for me…why didn’t I think to make these into heart shapes? Brilliant!

  11. Jen says:

    I just made them and they turned out great! I shaped them in hearts for Valentine’s in stead of the balls. I’m a little concerned there won’t be any left by the time the big day rolls around tomorrow!

  12. Jill says:

    Hi Melanie, I just discovered your blog and found lots of recipes that I want to try. I’ve had these cookie dough balls before and liked them, but I like my friend’s version a little better. She follows the choc chip cookie recipe on the back of the Nestle chip bag substituting egg beaters for the eggs and using mini-choc chips instead of the regular ones. SO GOOD!!

  13. Lori says:

    Thanks, Melanie…so excited to make these!

  14. Melanie says:

    Lori – yes, I believe candy coating (like almond bark) is the same as candy melts (like the kind you can buy at Hobby Lobby or Michaels). I usually use chocolate flavored coating to cover these cookie dough truffles and the oreo truffles, mostly because it is cheaper than real chocolate. But yes, you could definitely use baking chocolate, melted, if you can’t find candy melts or coating.

  15. Lori says:

    Hi Melanie, I’m back with another quick candy coating the same as candy melts? Is it chocolate flavor and if so, can I just use bakers choc if I can’t find the candy coating?


  16. Melanie says:

    Anonymous – I chilled the dough after shaping it into balls but if the dough is too soft, then by all means chill it for 20-30 minutes before forming it into balls. Good luck!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Did you chill the dough altogether or you chilled after you formed the balls?


  18. Melanie says:

    Anonymous – I didn’t have the problem of the dough being very sticky but I did chill them for several hours. That may help – sticking them back in the fridge or freezer to firm up. Good luck!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Did you find that the dough was very sticky and difficult to form the balls?

  20. Melanie says:

    Hey Lori – I’ve never made these and stored them in the fridge for longer than a day but my guess is that you could definitely freeze the truffle part and take them out to dip when you need them and once dipped, they will probably stay fresh in the fridge for up to 4 or so days (I know a traditional truffle is good in the fridge for up to 3 weeks). Good luck!

  21. Lori says:

    Melanie, how many days can I keep these refrigerated? or could I even make them a week in advance and keep them frozen?


  22. Brilynn says:

    Quite frankly I like cookie dough more than I like cookies a lot of the time so these sound like they’re right up my alley!

  23. Erin says:

    Your truffles always look beautiful. You have some great dipping and swirling-top skills. 🙂

  24. Marisa says:

    I can’t wait to try these! Your oreo truffles are already a favorite around here. I was drooling at the picture on the screen. I LOVE cookie dough and so I know these will be amazing! Thanks!

  25. Marisa says:

    I think this might be two awards in one day (I think we were both given one by Stephanie)…but I just had to give you another one. Yours was the blog that got me back into wanting to blog about food again. You have such awesome recipes! So check out my blog for another award…

  26. Melanie Anne says:

    Wow–Melanie–Your truffles look professional!! I am very impressed! I will have to come up with a special occasion to make these babies for!! Thanks!

  27. Darrin and Britta says:

    These were so delicious! I made them for work, and made half of them dipped in chocolate, and the other half just had chocolate on part of them. They were gobbled right up!

  28. Maris says:

    Oh wow, these look unbelievable. Chocolate chip cookie dough might be one of my favorite things EVER.

  29. Shari says:

    yum!!! I will have to make these real soon! I make homemade candies for the holidays, so I can just add these!!!

  30. kamailesfood says:

    I saw the title for this post in my reader and said, “oh my,” before I even read it. Then I saw the pictures. Speechless.

  31. Jingle says:

    I think I just fell in love with a truffle! LOL! These look amazing! Wow!

  32. Tasty Trends says:

    yum! these look terrific! i am definitely book marking this recipe!

  33. Katie says:

    Oh my gosh!! What a GREAT idea! They looks so good!

  34. Melanie says:

    The Brewers – glad you liked them! My diet has been ruined for ages, if it makes you feel any better. 🙂

  35. RecipeGirl says:

    Oh dear. These would be a truffle that I would have a tough time staying away from. What a fun recipe!

  36. grace says:

    at first glance, these seem like a lot of work. then, after thinking about it for a hot second, i decided they’d totally be worth it. great recipe! 🙂

  37. Deborah says:

    Yay! No raw eggs so us pregnant girls can have some!!

  38. Steph says:

    These are just my kind of treat. I really believe that I would eat every last one of them all by my lonesome self. Wow is all I can say.

  39. Michelle says:

    I’m sooo trying these… They definitely look worth being fat for!! 😉

  40. Melanie says:

    Anonymous – I’m sorry to hear that because they have been such a hit when I’ve made them. I wonder if something went wrong with the recipe?? Or maybe cookie dough inside of a truffle just isn’t your cookie-dough lovers’ thing! Maybe you can pawn the extras off on your neighbors!

  41. Melanie says:

    Allie – I checked out your blog – thanks for letting me know you liked these! I’ll try to ignore the calorie calculations so I don’t feel guilty when I eat them. 🙂

  42. Allie says:

    Yum! I made these for a bachelorette party and they were a hit! I added them to my blog Thank you!

  43. Leslie says:

    These look so wonderfully delish!

  44. Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    Watch out See’s with this killer culinary creation!! wow

  45. The Brewers says:

    Thanks for ruining my diet…I think this will be my contribution to our fondue party!

  46. Emily says:

    Oh Yum! I need to make these for my hubby! He LOVES cookie dough! How cute they are too!

  47. Melanie says:

    Darrin and Britta – I’m making these again this week so I’m glad to get some positive affirmation that they are good. I’m glad you liked them!

  48. Colleen says:

    Oh YUM! These look easy enough for me to try!

  49. Mrs. in May says:

    Oh my gosh, this seems way to easy! I am getting excited and am definitely going to try. I am a sucker for a no-bake dessert!!!

  50. Brandy says:

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  51. Satisfying my Sweet Tooth says:

    Yum! I love cookie dough! This is such a good treat. You made them look so beautiful too!

  52. Melanie says:

    Anonymous – I’ve always found the candy coating (almond bark) in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips.

  53. Annie O. says:

    Yummy! I have tried tons of your recipes and they have all been wonderful! I’m sure this one will not dissapoint!!

  54. Anonymous says:

    I made these today as a run-through before the holidays. To my surprise, NO ONE in the family liked them! I was absolutely shocked. Stunned. I mean, I have a family of cookie-dough lovers.

  55. Hilary says:

    Oh my. These are really almost TOO good, I think. If that’s possible.

  56. Anonymous says:

    Where do you find semisweet chocolate candy coating? Is it in the baking aisle near chocolate chips and such?

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