Christmas Cookie Dough Truffles

If you’re looking for a fancy Christmas cookie or Christmas candy recipe, you have to make these cookie dough truffles–they are the best of both worlds! 

Cookie Dough Truffles
Homemade Christmas candy is a yummy and thoughtful gift! Place some truffles into a holiday mug, or tin!

Cookie Dough Truffles

Making homemade candy is a Christmas tradition and a great way to make memories with loved ones, while making a DIY gift, or a platter for a Christmas party.

This is also a great recipe for kids! There are so many ways for little helpers to assist.

Set up all of your cookie dough truffle ingredients before you get started!

Cookie Dough Truffle Ingredients:
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour ** see notes
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
½ cup mini chocolate chips

Coating:
Chocolate Almond Bark
Garnish
Sprinkles
Chocolate Almond Bark
White Chocolate
Chocolate shavings

Cookie Dough Truffles
Cream the butter and sugar together until it is a fluffy consistency.

How to Make Cookie Dough Truffles

Makes 40-45
Prep Time: 20 min
Chill Time: 2 hours

This no-bake cookie dough recipe is a great treat to make while waiting for other holiday goodies to bake!

1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy.

Cookie Dough Truffles
Using a hand mixer works best for more control!

2. Beat in vanilla extract.

Cookie Dough Truffles
Add the flour in, a little at a time.

3. Gradually add flour, alternating with the milk.

Cookie Dough Truffles
Opt for mini chocolate chips for the perfect chocolate to cookie ratio!

4. Stir in chocolate chips.

Cookie Dough Truffles
Stir the chocolate chips in before your little helpers eat them up!

5. Transfer mixture to small bowl and place in freezer about 1 hour.

6. Remove from freezer.

7. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cookie Dough Truffles
A cookie dough scoop makes this part so much easier, but you can also use two spoons instead.

8. Form balls with cookie dough scoop and place on prepared baking sheets.

Cookie Dough Truffles
Space your cookie dough balls out evenly on a lined baking sheet.

9. Place in freezer 30-60 minutes, longer is fine.

Cookie Dough Truffles
Kids love to help with the dipping step! Just be careful because the chocolate is very hot.

10. Add almond bark to microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute.

11. Stir and continue heating for 30 seconds at a time until chocolate is almost melted.

Cookie Dough Truffles
Be careful not to lose your dough balls in the bowl of chocolate!

12. Remove and stir until chocolate is completely smooth.

13. Line another baking sheet with parchment paper.

14. Remove 5-6 balls from freezer at a time.

Cookie Dough Truffles
Repeat the dipping step if you missed any spots on your first dip!

15. Using a fork and knife, dip balls in melted chocolate, allowing the chocolate to drip off into the bowl.

Cookie Dough Truffles

16. Place on prepared baking sheet.

Cookie Dough Truffles
Add the sprinkles quickly, before the chocolate hardens.

17. If using garnish, like sprinkles, add immediately before chocolate hardens.

18. Repeat with remaining balls.

19. Let set 15-30 minutes to set.

20. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Cookie Dough Truffles
This easy truffles recipes makes the sweetest holiday treat! You can switch up the sprinkle colors so that they will go with any holiday!

Notes:

  • If you would like, you can heat treat the flour.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Evenly spread flour onto large baking sheet.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes or until an instant read thermometer registers 160 degrees F.
  • Cool completely before using.

How to Make Gluten Free Cookie Dough Truffles 

Swap out the regular all-purpose flour for gluten free all-purpose flour. 

Yield: 40-45

Cookie Dough Truffles

Christmas Cookie Dough Truffles

If you are torn between cookies or candy, these Christmas cookie dough truffles are the perfect choice!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour ** see notes
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • Coating:
  • Chocolate Almond Bark
  • Garnish:
  • Sprinkles
  • Chocolate Almond Bark
  • White Chocolate
  • Chocolate shavings

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
    2. Beat in vanilla extract.
    3. Gradually add flour, alternating with the milk.
    4. Stir in chocolate chips.
    5. Transfer mixture to small bowl and place in freezer about 1 hour.
    6. Remove from freezer.
    7. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
    8. Form balls with cookie dough scoop and place on prepared baking sheets.
    9. Place in freezer 30-60 minutes, longer is fine.
    10. Add almond bark to microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute.
    11. Stir and continue heating for 30 seconds at a time until chocolate is almost melted.
    12. Remove and stir until chocolate is completely smooth.
    13. Line another baking sheet with parchment paper.
    14. Remove 5-6 balls from freezer at a time.
    15. Using a fork and knife, dip balls in melted chocolate, allowing the chocolate to drip off
      into the bowl.
    16. Place on prepared baking sheet.
    17. If using garnish, like sprinkles, add immediately before chocolate hardens.
    18. Repeat with remaining balls.
    19. Let set 15-30 minutes to set.
    20. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Notes

If you would like, you can heat treat the flour. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Evenly spread flour onto large baking sheet. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until an instant read thermometer registers 160 degrees F. Cool completely before using.

Christmas Cookie Dough Truffles
The best Christmas memories are made baking and crafting with loved ones.

More Christmas Recipes 

Christmas is all about the baking! Here are some more recipes for you to enjoy with your family: 

What is your favorite Christmas dessert? Comment below! 

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