Chocolate Cookie Dough Truffles

by simplylife on February 24, 2012

I know, I know.  I’m a week + 3 days late for this post.  I’m sorry.

But! It’s NEVER the wrong time to make, eat or give truffles.

So! I’m right on time.

You’re welcome.

Yes, it’s true.  I made these chocolate cookie dough truffles on Valentine’s Day for my Valentine.  I thought about making them in advance so I could post it on the right day.  But no matter if I made them 1 week or 1 day ahead of time, I knew there would be zero left on the actual day.  These things are dangerous (in the most wonderful way).

And I needed to make my husband one of his favorite desserts on the day of love.  So love (and chocolate) won.

But you should still make these because it’s been a week + 3 days since you’ve stuffed yourself with chocolate.  And that means it’s a perfect day for chocolate cookie dough truffles.

Mmmm, k?

Chocolate Cookie Dough Truffles

by Simply Life

Adapted from What Megan’s Making

Keywords: dessert chocolate Christmas Easter

Ingredients (5 dozen)

  • 8 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 10-12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
  • Mini chocolate chips, optional (for garnish)


1. Blend the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the flour, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips.

2. Cover mixture with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the mixture is firm enough to form balls. Shape the chilled cookie dough mixture into 1 inch balls then place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and freeze for 1-2 hours.

3. When ready to dip the truffles, melt the chopped chocolate in a double boiler, stirring constantly. Dip each chilled truffle, one at a time, coating in chocolate and letting the excess drip off (I found using a toothpick to dip them helped to avoid making too much of a mess). If the cookie dough balls become too soft, return them to the freezer to chill for 30 minutes.

4. Transfer the dipped truffles to a wax-paper lined surface. If using mini chocolate chips for garnish, sprinkle them on top before the chocolate sets (you’ll have to do this quickly). If you’re going for the “chocolate strips,” simply take a spatula or spoon with melted chocolate and motion back-and-forth over cookie dough balls that are placed over wax paper. One the chocolate is dry, turn them over and repeat on the other side.

5. Store truffles in the refrigerator and serve cold. These can also be frozen for longer storage.

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  • Kari

    You are definitely forgiven 🙂 And anyway, as you say – nothing to forgive! Right on time. These look gorgeous 🙂

  • Belinda

    Never apologize for such amazing treats!!

  • Colleen

    You are out of control with these delicious looking sweet treats you’ve posted this week. 🙂 Hello YUM!!!!!!!

    • Simply Life

      I know- I’ve been eating too many sweets! 🙂

  • Gina (Candid RD)

    Yum. These look heavenly! And the chocolate chips are an optional garnish that I would definitely use! What a great Valentine’s treat (or….any day treat!).

  • Heather

    Anything with sweetened condensed milk is magical. Pure magic that stuff is.

  • Lauren

    looks amazing!!

  • Tessa@AmazingAsset

    These look rather perfect… not too late at all, perfect for anytime 🙂

  • Jamie

    Beautiful!! I love the contrast of the white chocolate and dark chocolate dipped truffles!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    Oohh, these look great! I made truffles for Valentines Day too, but they weren’t nearly as fancy as these!

  • Amy B @ Second City Randomness

    I think I have this recipe (or something similar) pinned on pinterest. It really would be great for me because I have an issue with eating raw cookie dough. I just can’t stop…

  • Yummychunklet

    Never too late to make these tasty bites!

  • Junia Kim

    i am so weak for chocolate. whole foods sell dark chocolate truffles that are vegan! i’ve been dying to try them. they are called chocopologie! these truffles look fabulous, gina!

    • Simply Life

      Thanks! Good to know about the ones at WF -they sound fabulous!

  • Melanie Flinn

    Love chocolate. Giving myself a couple week break but I’ll put these on the “to make” list!

  • Karriann Graf

    Sinfully delicious!

    “Happy Cooking”

  • Anonymous

    Gorgeous! Your valentine was VERY lucky! gah…drool! This weekend? Beer fest tomorrow and celebrating my mom’s birthday

  • Anna @ Food Fitness Frolicking

    This post could never be too early, too late, or too..anything. It’s perfect, because it’s the recipe for cookie dough truffles which are both simple to make (based on the ingredients) and I only have to stare at the freezer for 30 minutes waiting for them to be ready! YUM

    This weekend I’m probably going to check out the Musee d’Orsay! Hooray!

  • Lauren at Keep it Sweet

    I don’t think it is ever too late for cookie dough truffles!

  • Sweetcarolinescooking

    It’s times like these when I really wished I liked chocolate. These look fantastic! x

  • Jolene (

    Cookie dough is a weakness for me. I like it better than the cookies for sure! I have come to realize that the best cookies that I have ever had are half raw.

  • Hillary

    Um, yeah. I have all of the ingredients on hand to make these. Talk about dangerous.

    • Simply Life

      Oh you SHOULD!!! 🙂

  • Michelle

    Ah, I can’t say no to anything involving cookie dough! These look so cute and delicious 🙂

  • Kristabel@RaceReady

    I will be having some daddy and me time because my mom is on a mini vacation. It should be nice.

  • Joanne

    I like the way you think! It HAS been a week since I’ve stuffed myself silly with chocolate. Have to make up for lost time. 😛 I actually made these for a new year’s party last year and they were so good. Utterly addictive.

  • Hemalata Chilla

    Yummy chocolate cookies with wonderful presentation.

  • Asmita

    OMG, I love truffles! These look amazing. It would be dangerous to have them around in my house. I think I can eat all of them in one sitting. Lovely pictures too!

  • JoJo

    I love condensed milk.. I can tell this tastes amazing just by looking at the ingredients!!

  • Sanscurryhouse

    Oh my gosh delectable truffles, i could not take my eyes off it. Brilliant recipe to indulge.


    WOW! these are beyond incredible. And I love using condensed milk purely because it reminds me of the wonderful movie ‘Mary and Max’

    • Simply Life

      I’ve never seen that movie- should I?

  • Kiran @

    So unfair!! Send some my way 😀

  • kalpana

    oops they look so cute n yumm

  • Emily @ A Cambridge Story

    It’s never too late for truffles. I bet your husband loved these!

  • Mom

    OH MY GOSH!!! NOW I’M REALLY EXCITED !!! At first and second and third glance I thought there was no way that you made these in your kitchen…THEY ARE DEVINE!!! AMAZING!!!

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