cookie dough truffles, and a giveaway!

One of my favorite bloggers, Lindsay Landis of Love and Olive Oil, has come out with a gorgeous cookbook.

It’s entirely about cookie dough! No more sneaking naughty tastes of raw egg dough straight from the bowl: Lindsay’s recipes are egg-free, so there’s no guilt.

You can make dreamy concoctions like cookie dough cheesecake…

Mexican chocolate cookie dough tartlets…

Cookie dough ice cream sandwiches…

And cookie dough layer cake, for a special someone’s birthday.

I was most intrigued by her recipe for chocolate chip cookie dough truffles, so I gave them a go. All you do is mix up a quick, egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough…

Form into balls and dip in chocolate (I decided to make them into pops–it made them easier to dip and fun to eat)…

And swoon. Cookie dough wrapped in chocolate? Dude. This lady is genius.

The best part about her new cookbook? You can win it. Right here, right now.

To enter, just leave me a confession in the comments: do you eat raw cookie dough? Me: yes. Always. With a spoon. Or a finger. Or a spoon and a finger. And the winner is: MeganM . Congrats, Megan! I’ll be emailing you for your address soon.

The fine print: U.S. Addresses only. One entry per person. I’ll announce the winner a week from today (monday, June 11). Good luck! 


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles from The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook by Lindsay Landis

Makes: 30 to 40 truffles  Active Time: 1 hour   Total Time: 2 hours

For Cookie Dough:

  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons milk or cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

For Chocolate Coating:

  • 8 ounces dark-chocolate candy coating

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Mix in milk and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt and mix on low speed (or by hand) until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and chill dough for 30 minutes or until firm enough to handle.

Form dough into 1-inch balls and arrange them on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Place sheets in freezer for at least 15 minutes. Meanwhile, melt chocolate candy coating in a double boiler or microwave according to package directions, being careful not to overheat it. Using a fork or dipping tool, dip truffles one at a time in candy coating to cover. Tap fork on the edge of the bowl to shake off excess coating, and return truffles to baking sheets to set. If you have any leftover coating, transfer it to a piping bag or squeeze bottle fitted with a small round tip and pipe decorative lines over top of truffles—or simply drizzle coating with a fork for an abstract finish.

Refrigerated in airtight container, truffles will keep for up to 1 week, though I dare you to make them last that long.


  1. oh my yes I do… I cook up cookies for the family and take mine raw instead!

  2. I swear I only bake cookies so I can hide out in the kitchen and eat the dough while the hubby’s cookies bake 🙂

  3. Libby in WI says:

    ALWAYS! Why else do you make cookies? The only dough I don’t is my oatmeal raisin because I use lard. They taste great when they are done, but not raw.

  4. I know I can’t win the book, but I have a habit of hollowing out tubs of ben and jerrys cookie dough. My boyfriend loves the stuff too, but I sneakily steal most of the cookie dough and blame it on a mistake at the factory..

  5. I almost never actually BAKE the cookie dough…it’s so good in its raw form.

    My best friend and I have a tradition of making cookie dough, scooping it out into a small (or large) bowl and cheers-ing with a spoonful each. Cookie dough is more than delicious. It’s a ritual.

  6. Yes! Sometimes my friends and I have to lock hands around the bowl to keep ourselves from eating more dough than we make into cookies!

  7. Chelsea says:

    Yes!!! As much as I can without anyone seeing me. 🙂

  8. Yes! I love to eat it off a spoon or my finger!

  9. Definitely yes. In fact, I have made cookie dough purely for the dough, not the cookies!

  10. Arielle says:

    Yes- I just can’t help it! Baking’s not as fun if you don’t sneak a sample or three first.

  11. Like, big entire-cookie-sized gobs of it? Not really. I’m certainly not opposed to helping myself to the little bits I can’t get scraped off of the beater, though. 🙂

    And just when I was sitting here thinking about brownies. That thought has now turned to Jenny’s brown butter blondies. With some chocolate chips mixed into the batter, this time. Oh my. That’s a dangerous idea.

  12. Oh, hell yes. But Suzy doesn’t. Something about the texture of the raw sugar.

  13. Blondies with chocolate chips mixed in are in the oven. Damn you, Ms. Jenny. Damn. You. 🙂

  14. Of course. With the big wooden spoon. Then after I freeze it into little cookie dough balls, I always eat a frozen one as the rest of them are baking. Yummmmm…….

  15. Is it bad that my favorite stage of cookie dough development is the part where all I’ve done is mix the butter and sugar? Because I could eat a truly disturbing amount of creamed-together butter and sugar. o_0

    In other words: yes, I eat raw cookie dough, and at several different points in the process!

  16. I’m impatient so yes, I do eat raw cookie dough. I am rather selective about how I will eat it. I prefer a smooth texture, so I will either eat the dough before adding the chips or I will wait until the cookies are baked so the chips are melted. I hate chomping down on bits of hard semi-sweet chocolate.

  17. Nicole K says:

    Yup. I was raised in a cookie dough eating family. My dad always got the bowl, and my sisters and I would battle over the two beaters (though there was never really a loser, as the consolation prize was a spoonful).

  18. Katie O'Mart says:

    I love cookie dough with a spoon right out of the bowl. Usually when I say I’m going to bake cookies, everyone decided they want to help and we usually only end up with one or two batches that actually get baked…LOL

  19. I definitely eat cookie dough… I consider it one of the major food groups 🙂

  20. Allison Morton says:

    I’ve been craving cooking dough but fear the raw eggs while prego. I usually only make cookies for the dough. Duh. 🙂 This lady looks like a genius!

  21. Kelly D says:

    Cookie Dough is the best!!!!! Sometimes it’s even better then the waiting for the cookies to bake!

  22. I eat it with both my fingers & a spoon – however not usually at the same time.

  23. Yeah, I eat raw cookie dough. Are there (non-pregnant) people out there who don’t?

  24. When I was kid my mom used to make double batches of cookie dough and freeze half. I was notorious for sneaking in to the fridge and stealing bites of frozen cookie dough. With one batch in particular, I stole so much that the bowl was almost empty. I knew that my mother would have my hide if she found out what I did. So I rode my bike to the grocery store and I bought a tube of pre-made dough to replace what I had taken from the freezer. It all would have ended with no one the wiser, if I just could have kept my spoon out of the newly refilled container. When my mom discovered “her” cookiedough was half gone, I had to confess the whole ordeal. Lucky for me, my mother was able to see the humor in the situation, but I was warned to keep my paws out of her cookiedough from then on.

  25. Stefanie says:

    I LOVE to eat raw cookie dough – I’ve never thought twice!

  26. Raw cookie dough…..raw cake batter…..sometimes getting it in the oven is the biggest challenge!

    Being in Australia, I’m bummed I can’t enter but wanted to share in the guilty pleasures 🙂

  27. Elizabeth says:

    It was our breaking-up-with-your-boyfriend tradition in college. You got a tube of cookie dough, a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos, and a box of hair color. We would eat until sick and then dye our hair, while singing, “Gonna Wash that Man Right Out of my Hair” from South Pacific. Best times of my life.

  28. Do I eat cookie dough? Oh, my dear Lord…yes. One time–mid-diet–I actually bought an entire roll of cookie dough from the refrigerated section, and I had no intention of ever baking it. (I nomm’d that thing like it was my JOB.)

    My favorite creation when I was a munchkin was what I liked to call “The Cookie Sandwich.” The “bread” of the sandwich was two of my mother’s homemade chocolate chip cookies (hot off the sheet!) The “meat” of the sandwich was an ice cream scoop-full of raw cookie dough. Something purely magical happened when you schmushed that glorious dough between those hot, gooey cookies.

    It was like drinking unicorn tears.

  29. I made these yesterday afternoon…and they turned out so well I ran out to the store to get more chocolate so I could make two more batches! My roommates think they are amazing too 🙂

    When I was in high school, I babysat for the two daughters of my parents’ friends. We would make cookie dough without the eggs, and just eat it from the bowl while watching movies.

  30. I only eat cookie dough fresh from the mixer, when it’s room-temp and gooey. Like mozzarella cheese, I don’t like it when it’s refrigerated and hard. But I can’t very well waste all that dough clinging to the beater, can I? Also, fresh cookie dough is best without any chocolate chips. Just the dough, please.

  31. Yes!! Who can resist cookie dough?!

  32. Absolutely! And I have made these truffles before too. They are quite delicious!