What a mess of a weekend. While I was blowing my nose repeatedly and hacking unattractively on Saturday night, I noticed that Byrd was lethargic. After a little investigating (read: walking around the apartment), I found that she had eaten about a metric ton of kleenex from the trash can. Her tissue escapades must have been her attempt at staying occupied while I tried to sleep off my cold; alas, it was a bad life decision. She was one unhappy puppy.

She curled up next to me and tried to look as pitiful as possible while I massaged her sick little body. Every now and then she’d look up at me as if to say, “Why aren’t you fixing it, Mommy?” Then I’d cry a little and she’d lick my face a little and we’d continue spooning.

Finally the tissues worked their way out of her system, but not until the entire weekend had been spent fretting and giving her sips of olive oil. I’m ready for everyone in the apartment to be healthy now! At least my turtle hasn’t contracted any plagues as of yet.

Needless to say, the safe-to-eat cookie dough I posted on Sunday has been a welcome ray of sunshine in an otherwise germy, sickly sort of week. In fact, I found two recipes in which to use said cookie dough that almost made everything feel downright cheery. And here’s one of them now: cookie dough truffles.

I usually use the eggless chocolate chip cookie dough in my Coffee Cookie Dough Fudge Cheesecake — a noble purpose, for sure. But if you’re not feeling making an entire cheesecake, you can whip up a batch of these simple truffles. I made them with each type of cookie dough and unsurprisingly, the cake batter cookie dough truffles were my absolute favorite. The cake batter cookie dough was the perfect buttery and festive filling inside of the rich chocolate shell. I’m just sorry poor Byrd couldn’t join in for a bite!

Cake Batter Cookie Dough Truffles

Recipe by: Willow Bird Baking
Yields:about 12 truffles, depending on size

one recipe cake batter cookie dough (or other flavor)
chocolate candy melts (I use Candiquik)

Directions: Roll your cookie dough into 1 inch balls and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.

Melt candy melts according to package instructions. I place the bowl of melted candy melts into a bigger bowl with hot water in it. This keeps the candy melts warm and viscous as you work. Just be careful not to get any water in the chocolate, which will cause it to seize and be unusable. Prepare a sheet of wax paper to let your truffles dry on.

Take only a few dough balls out of the fridge at a time. Spear one with a toothpick and dip it, using a spoon to help you coat the outside and wiggling it a little over the bowl to let the excess drip off. Now wiggle it off onto your wax paper and top with sprinkles, chocolate chips, crushed oreos, or other cute toppings. Let them harden. Serve immediately or keep in an airtight container in the fridge.

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62 Comments on Cake Batter Cookie Dough Truffles

  1. Lauren at Keep It Sweet
    March 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm (13 years ago)

    Your blog is starting to become very dangerous- everything you make I want to make! I want to entertain so that I have an excuse to make those cookie doughs without eating it all myself!

    • Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
      March 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm (13 years ago)

      The cookie dough itself takes literally 8 or so minutes to make! Then after chilling, dipping only takes about 10-15 minutes longer.

  2. Nicole@HeatOvenTo350
    March 23, 2011 at 3:05 pm (13 years ago)

    Hope you are all feeling better soon! The truffles look delicious.

  3. Amy
    March 23, 2011 at 4:26 pm (13 years ago)

    Have you ever tried baking the cake batter cookie dough? I have a child who is allergic to eggs and have yet to find a decent egg-free yellow cake. Chocolates work out well but yellow/vanilla? Not so much….

    • Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
      March 23, 2011 at 4:38 pm (13 years ago)

      I’m afraid it won’t work — there’s no binder to hold it together πŸ™ I’m sorry!

    • Toria
      April 29, 2011 at 3:33 pm (12 years ago)

      Have you ever tried looking up vegan recipes? Sometimes things such as applesauce work as great egg substitutes, but depending on the recipe they can alter the taste a bit too much. Some food stores carry egg substitutes in containers, usually next to the egg whites. You most likely already know all of this, but just thought I’d suggest it just in case!

      • Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
        April 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm (12 years ago)

        I have! I love vegan recipes — they’re great for when you run out of eggs or dairy (or, of course, if you’re vegan!) But these doughs were made just for eating and not for baking, so they don’t need egg replacers.

    • Jessica
      January 21, 2013 at 10:48 pm (11 years ago)

      You could try taking any recipe, subbing higher protein flour (like bread flour) for AP, omitting the eggs, and upping the moisture. Eggs are basically just protein and water, so the higher protein content in bread flour and more milk/water might make up for the moisture loss. Warning: I have no idea if this actually works!!!! I just know that in theory, it SHOULD work, bu I’ve never tested it!!!! Hope this helps/works!! πŸ™‚

  4. Kaitlin
    March 23, 2011 at 6:06 pm (13 years ago)

    Oh no – what a stressful weekend!! I hope everyone gets (and stays) healthy really fast!

    These truffles sound so amazing… Just like everything you post πŸ™‚

    • Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
      March 23, 2011 at 8:29 pm (13 years ago)

      Just took Byrd to the vet — she’s on meds now and hopefully she’ll be back to normal soon πŸ™ Poor little thing!

      Thanks, Kaitlin!

  5. muppy
    March 23, 2011 at 6:07 pm (13 years ago)

    So cute, fab idea πŸ™‚

  6. Joanne
    March 23, 2011 at 7:52 pm (13 years ago)

    Oh no! Poor baby! My dog has eaten whole loaves of bread before but never tissues. I’m glad she got it out of her system okay!

    Oh these truffles look wonderful! Cake batter is far and above my favorite ice cream flavor…and I have a feeling it’ll be my favorite truffle flavor!

  7. ovenhaven
    March 23, 2011 at 8:00 pm (13 years ago)

    Oh dear, sorry to hear about your lil puppy! Glad that everyone’s feeling better around the house now. These truffles look amaaazing! I’m not one to eat cookie batter on its own (I know, strange), but I’ve always loved it in the center of cupcakes. Now I really must try your cake batter dough!

  8. Megan
    March 23, 2011 at 9:04 pm (13 years ago)

    Can you send some of these my way? This is just the thing I’m craving at this very moment!

    • Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
      March 23, 2011 at 9:15 pm (13 years ago)

      If I hadn’t greedily devoured every last one, you bet I would. Guess I was feeling piggish! πŸ˜‰

  9. Lucy@The Sweet Touch
    March 24, 2011 at 9:36 am (13 years ago)

    oh.my.heavens! I can totally see making these as a birthday gift for someone!

    Sounds like your poor pup is feeling better but that is still scary, I have two cats and you would think they are actually my children the way I talk about them!

    • Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
      March 24, 2011 at 10:26 am (13 years ago)

      I know just what you mean, Lucy — Byrd is my baby! We went to the vet and got some medicine, since he thinks her tummy might still be acting up. Hopefully everything is back to normal soon. Thank you!

  10. Connie
    March 24, 2011 at 10:22 am (13 years ago)

    I’m a fairly recent visitor to your blog. Love, love, love it! (Remember that I found your blog while search for how Spanish Bar Cake got it’s name?) Thank you SO much for sharing with all of us wanna-be great dessert bakers. Your reference to your Cookie Dough Fudge Cheesecake tweaked my interest, so I clicked on the link. Julie, I had to fight back the tears when I read your list of why you love Mike. I can’t believe the two of you broke up!!! It makes me so sad for both of you, and I don’t even know either of you … although I’m starting to feel like I know you personally. You sound like such an incredibly nice person! Love your recipes, love your photography, love your writing. If the nature of this is too sensitve to post on your blog, a reply from you via email is fine. I’m so concerned about you and Mike. ;-( Are you doing OK?

    • Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
      March 24, 2011 at 10:56 am (13 years ago)

      Aw, thank you so much for this sweet, thoughtful comment, Connie. It’s been a really rocky time. Some days have been great, other days hard — I guess just what you’d expect. I’ve had wonderful support, thankfully, and so I’m doing okay. I guess it gets easier as you go!

      Thanks for caring! This is why I love blogging — it creates a community of friends who can support one another πŸ™‚

  11. Maris (In Good Taste)
    March 24, 2011 at 12:07 pm (13 years ago)

    Those look gorgeous. I am glad you and puppy are feeling better.

  12. Tess @ Pro-tography 101
    March 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm (13 years ago)

    Your poor baby! Glad it wasn’t toxic. I love making truffles-great photos. πŸ™‚

    • Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
      March 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm (13 years ago)

      Thanks, Tess! Yeah, a pup who had eaten a toxic plant actually came in the vet right after me — she looked better than Byrd at that moment, but it was sad to know she was probably about to get sick πŸ™

  13. Baking Serendipity
    March 25, 2011 at 12:00 am (13 years ago)

    Wow! This is cookie dough on a whole new level…I love it!

  14. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
    March 25, 2011 at 12:48 pm (13 years ago)

    Julie, these truffles are so beautiful! Great job on them. I bet they taste just amazing! Your photos are so bright and colorful, too. There’s no better lighting than daylight!

  15. jessncanfield
    March 26, 2011 at 10:28 am (13 years ago)

    Yummy! Those look amazing! I made some last week being inspired by Bakerella’s book. So delicious and easy!

  16. Maranda
    March 26, 2011 at 4:33 pm (12 years ago)

    These look delicious! I hope everyone is feeling better by now!

  17. Clarkie @ Beloved Green
    March 27, 2011 at 1:41 pm (12 years ago)

    I usually make my truffles with the cake, but I have not tried the cookie dough. These look gorgeous, and I love the glass jar you used too, so cute!

    • Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
      March 27, 2011 at 5:45 pm (12 years ago)

      Thank you, Clarkie! My Sunday school teacher let me use that cute little jar! I love it too!

  18. Tracey
    March 27, 2011 at 3:42 pm (12 years ago)

    Oh these would be SO dangerous at my house – I’d probably eat the whole batch by myself! Love the sprinkles πŸ™‚

    • Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
      March 27, 2011 at 5:46 pm (12 years ago)

      Thanks, Tracey! I’m a big sprinkles fan — mostly just for cuteness’s sake!

  19. Monica H
    March 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm (12 years ago)

    I hope you two are feeling better. There’s nothing better than spooning with your dog and having them lick your tears. Love that.

  20. Katie @ This Chick Cooks
    March 29, 2011 at 9:31 am (12 years ago)

    These truffles look fantastic and your photos are so nice. I hope you are feeling better by now. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe.

  21. Katie @ This Chick Cooks
    March 30, 2011 at 8:51 am (12 years ago)

    I am featuring your delicious truffles today. Thanks so much for sharing. I know that all my readers are going to love your yummy recipe!

  22. misscandiquik
    March 30, 2011 at 12:32 pm (12 years ago)

    Um hell-o! I have made Chocolate dipped cookie dough bites, however, never tried any with cake batter cookie dough – a must try! It’s like cake balls, minus 2 hours baking/prep time! Love it.

    Sarah at http://blog.candiquik.com

  23. Maggie @ Vittles and Bits
    April 3, 2011 at 10:56 am (12 years ago)

    Aww poor puppy… and you! These truffles look amazing though, it’s nice to have a recipe for safely-edible cookie dough! Cake batter sounds WONDERFUL!

  24. EmilyRose
    April 30, 2011 at 3:39 pm (12 years ago)

    These look amazing! Dough is chilling as we speak!

    no bake, quick, amazing!

    I think next time I might add rum???

  25. littlegirlbigtaste
    July 29, 2011 at 10:21 am (12 years ago)

    These look and sound absolutely amazing! They are definitely going on my to-bake list πŸ™‚ Hope you get the chance to stop by my blog! πŸ™‚

  26. Eftychia
    July 1, 2012 at 8:15 pm (11 years ago)

    Delicious dessert and so easy to make!

  27. Rebecca
    December 13, 2012 at 3:41 am (11 years ago)

    I know I’m late to the party, but I was wondering if you have an estimate as to how long the truffles would take to harden post-chocolate dipping? I’m hoping to make them for a party and want them to be as fresh as possible.

    Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

    • Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
      December 13, 2012 at 3:44 am (11 years ago)

      Really just a few minutes! Use candy melts for dipping if you want them to stay hardened even sitting out of the fridge — regular chocolate will get melty sitting out. I hope everyone loves them!


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