These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles are SO Easy to Make!

One of the easiest treats I can ever think to make and that have the most bang for your buck are Oreo truffles.

They are so decadent and rich and taste so gourmet, it’s almost insulting to all the other fussy baked goods (looking at you, French macarons!), don’t you think?

Are you one of those people like me who love having a pinch (or 5) of cookie dough when making chocolate chip cookies? I have to admit I am one of those people who does it quite often and I swear that most of the time I like the cookie dough even more than the cookies! Preposterous, I know! So the recipe I am sharing today is for people like me who just love cookie dough.

The recipe for today is really easy chocolate chip cookie dough truffles--the centers are cookie dough balls (that are safe to eat raw) covered in melted chocolate. Just a fair warning--everyone loves cookie dough so as you can imagine these disappear faster than you can say, “Oh my gosh, how brilliant are these chocolate chip cookie dough truffles?!” 

There is no egg in this cookie dough and it also suggests that you “heat treat” the flour so it is safe to eat raw.

How to heat treat flour:

Recent studies have found that unbaked flour can also cause salmonella and is not safe to eat without baking. Eggs are not the only reason to not eat raw dough anymore. ‘The good news is that heat treating it is really fast and easy and after you do this and let it cool, feel free to eat that raw cookie dough (that doesn’t have raw egg in it) to your heart’s content! To heat the flour enough to kill the harmful bacteria you can either cook in the microwave or the oven. 

To heat treat in the microwave: add flour to a microwave-safe bowl and  and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir and cook again at 15 second intervals until it reads 160 degrees F on an instant read thermometer. Allow to cool before using.

To heat treat in the oven: bake the flour in the oven for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F. Check to make sure the temperature has come to at least 160 degrees F on an instant read thermometer and allow to cool before using. 

Have you jumped on the easy truffle wagon yet when you need your chocolate fix and want something decadent and easy? If you want to make something different than the standard Oreo ones, I’m sure these will fit the bill!

Cookie Dough Truffles

Cookie Dough Truffles made with safe-to-eat, edible cookie dough, dipped in melted chocolate. You'll love this easy bite-size treat! Author: Lauren Allen Recipe Type: American Total Time: 45 mins

Prep time:
Serving size: 20
Calories per serving: 39

1/3 cup butter softened
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour , heat treated*
1-2 teaspoons milk (as needed)
1 cup mini chocolate chips
2 cups high quality chocolate chips or chopped chocolate (for melting. I recommend Ghirardelli brand).

In a mixing bowl beat together the butter, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in the heat treated* flour, just until combined.

If the dough is too dry, add 1-2 tsp of milk. Stir in mini chocolate chips.

Grease your hands with cooking spray and roll the dough into 20, small balls (about 1 inch). Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or freeze for 15 minutes.

When the dough is firm, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Drop the cookie dough into the melted chocolate and turn it gently with a fork. Lift it up onto the fork and allow excess chocolate to drip off.

Place it on parchment paper. Repeat with remaining dough balls. Refrigerate until chocolate is set.


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