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Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe

I love edible cookie dough, so why not turn it into snickerdoodle truffles? Try this recipe, and let me know what you think. Some links are affiliate links, which means if you click and shop, I earn a commission.

Simple snickerdoodles truffles recipe

I’m not stranger to cookie dough truffles. I grew up eating cookie dough.

Yes, my mom was the one who made the dough but rarely made cookies. Instead, we’d whip up a batch and stick it in the freezer to snack on. (See the note on food safety below.)

As an adult in this day and age, we all hear about how we shouldn’t eat raw eggs and now raw flour. I don’t make and freeze raw cookie dough anymore, but I miss the general concept.

That’s why I first started making cookie dough truffles.

The first ones I made were – of course – chocolate chip cookie dough truffles. They were good, but the brownie batter truffles I made a year or two later? They were off the hook.

I continued the tradition last year with brown sugar cookie dough truffles for my annual cookie swap. I decided the new addition had to be snickerdoodles truffles this year.

Snickerdoodle truffles recipe

Oh am I glad I did!

Thankfully this recipe makes 50 snickerdoodle truffles. Why thankfully?

The second my family walked in the door the day I made these, the started “taste testing” as they called it. I had to hide the remaining truffles quickly to ensure I had enough for my cookie swap.

Delicious bowl of edible snickerdoodle cookie dough truffles

This was the first time I used my new chocolate dipping tools, and I have to say they made the process go much faster and more smoothly. That was the best kitchen purchase I’ve made in a long time!

In fact, I now want to keep making things I have to dip in chocolate. What should I make next?

Is it safe to use raw flour?

You can make it safe if you are concerned. A major grocery chain just had a recall of flour for possible E coli contamination.

You have three easy options, although you know growing up we never even considered this. Times change so much!

The goal is to heat flour to 160 degrees to kill E coli and other potential bacteria. Be careful, as you can burn flour if you heat it too much. And any flour you heat like this doesn’t work well for baking, so only use it for nonbaked items like edible cookie dough.

Microwave it: Place your flour into a microwave safe bowl. Heat it for 50 seconds and check the temperature. If it isn’t 160 degrees, heat again in 20 second intervals until a candy thermometer shows 160 degrees.

Bake it: Place your flour onto a cookie sheet and bake it in your oven at 250 degrees for 7 minutes. Again, make sure the temperature of the flour reaches at least 160 degrees.

Buy heat treated flour: Yes, this is totally a thing! You may not own a candy thermometer or you may not want to chance burning the flour or not getting it to 160 degrees.

You can buy flour now that has already been treated to kill E coli and any other bacteria, making it safe for use in no bake recipes. Just remember to not use it in your baking recipes, as it doesn’t work right!

How to Make Snickerdoodle Truffles

Just like any cookie dough recipe, make sure you have ingredients at room temperature. That includes both the butter and the cream cheese. Add the sugars and cream until light and fluffy.

Add the milk and vanilla and mix until combined. Next up, add cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and cream of tartar. Stir until incorporated. Add flour and mix well.

Use your smallest cookie scoop to create balls of edible snickerdoodle cookie dough. Place on a silpat lined cookie sheet.

Once you form all 50 balls, gently roll each one between your palms like making clay balls in kindergarten. Return the smoothed truffle balls to your cookie sheet.

Roll edible snickerdoodle cookie dough smooth

In a small bowl, mix together remaining sugar and cinnamon.

Roll snickerdoodle tuffles in cinnamon sugar

Place balls in the bowl one at a time and roll to coat in the cinnamon sugar then return to cookie sheet.

Roll edible snickerdoodle cookie dough in cinnamon sugar

Place cookie sheet in the fridge to cool for at least twenty minutes.

When you’re ready to dip the truffles, chop your chocolate and heat on low in a heavy saucepan. Stir regularly and remove from the heat once you have just a few pieces left to melt.

Use your chocolate dipping tool to dip snickerdoodle truffles into the melted chocolate one at a time. Return to the cookie sheet, making sure to place close to dipped truffles to ensure you have enough space on the sheet while not touching any other truffle.

Dip snickerdoodle truffles in chocolate

Let chocolate harden completely. Once cooled, reheat your remaining chocolate. Use a fork to drizzle chocolate over your snickerdoodle truffles to give them a professional look. Let chocolate harden again, then remove from the cookie sheet.

Store in a tightly sealed container in your fridge or freezer for up to a month. These are good straight from the fridge or at room temperature.

Try a snickerdoodle truffle

Have you ever had snickerdoodle truffles? What’s your favorite holiday cookie?

Perfect Christmas cookies snickerdoodle truffles

Edible Cookie Dough Snickerdoodle Truffles

Yield: 50 truffles
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Chill Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This delicious snickerdoodle truffles recipe takes an amazing edible cookie dough and encases it in chocolate for a delicious and simple dessert. Perfect for a holiday cookie swap or your next party.

Ingredients

  • 8 T butter, room temperature
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 2 t milk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 t nutmeg
  • 1/2 t cream of tartar
  • 2 c flour
  • 1/8 c sugar
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 8 oz dark chocolate, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cream room temperature butter and cream cheese with sugars until light and fluffy.
  2. Add milk and vanilla and mix until combined. Then add cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cream of tartar. Stir until incorporated. Add flour and mix well.
  3. Use small cookie scoop and place on silpat lined cookie sheet. Roll each ball to smooth and return to cookie sheet.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together remaining sugar and cinnamon. Place balls in the bowl one at a time and roll to coat in the cinnamon sugar then return to cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet in the fridge to cool for at least 20 minutes.
  5. Chop your chocolate and heat on low in a heavy saucepan. Stir regularly and remove from the heat once you have just a few pieces left to melt.
  6. Dip snickerdoodle truffles into melted chocolate one at a time. Return to the cookie sheet, and let chocolate harden completely. Once cooled, reheat remaining chocolate. Use a fork to drizzle chocolate over snickerdoodle truffles. Let chocolate harden again, then remove from the cookie sheet.
  7. Store in a tightly sealed container in fridge or freezer for up to a month. These are good straight from the fridge or at room temperature.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 50 Serving Size: 1 truffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

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  3. Priscilla says:

    Hi!
    What role does the cream of tartar play in these since there are no eggs?
    Thanks!

    • Michelle says:

      Honestly, it’s a taste thing. I have made it with and without the cream of tartar, and there’s a little zing that I feel is missing in these without it, but I’m guessing most people won’t *really* be able to tell the difference. You can definitely make it without that ingredient 🙂

  4. Edible cookie dough is something you do not grow out of, and can still enjoy it as much as you did when you were younger. These are perfect little bites for a treat this Christmas. Lovely as a gift idea.

  5. I love cookie dough! I know I shouldn’t be eating the regular stuff raw so this would be great for me. Little bites that you can just pop in your mouth are great!! I could say that my grandsons would go absolutely bananas over these — which they would — I think their grandmother would be even more bananas over them.

  6. Jolina says:

    I could eat a dozen of these they look so scrumptious! I like how easy they are to do too. Mine won’t come out perfectly round though as I’m not very good at that LOL.

  7. This is going to be totally dangerous for me. I love cookie dough and now I want to try your brownie one too. That was nice you showed how to make these. When i made them a few years ago they looked terrible but now I know your secrets! I need to get one of those cookie tools! Yummy recipe.

  8. Ok…edible cookie dough is so good. I remember making some chocolate chip cookie dough bars once….OMG. These would not last long that is for sure. What a great take along food to all the parties too.

  9. These would be so addictive. I know I would have a hard time to just eat one at a time. Homemade treats are the best, especially during the holidays. These would make a great gift too.

  10. I love snikerdooles and I love truffles so you got my attention. This looks so yum. Love how easy and simple these are.

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