Cookie Dough Balls are sweet treats with chocolate chip cookie dough coated in melted semi-sweet chocolate. I have given a semi-homemade version below, but be sure to try my Edible Cookie Dough should you want it to be extra delicious and totally homemade!
Cookie Dough Balls
Isn’t it wonderful that we can safely eat chocolate chip cookie dough? Whether it is storebought or homemade, it’s a treat by itself. But, when the cookie dough is coated in melted chocolate, it is even better! These candies are the perfect size to bite into and satisfy that sweet tooth.
Cookie Dough Balls Ingredients
It starts with the edible cookie dough in this recipe. You can buy edible chocolate cookie dough at the store, or you can safely make your own. Either way, make sure the cookie dough has chilled in the refrigerator before you start.
Chocolate: Look for baking chocolate to use as the coating on these candies. I prefer semi-sweet chocolate for just enough sweetness. Stay away from chocolate chips; they don’t melt and coat as well.
How to Make Cookie Dough Balls
To make these treats, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and take the cookie dough out of the refrigerator. Scoop the dough with a one tablespoon scoop and roll it into a ball. Place it on the lined baking sheet and continue with the remaining dough. I was able to get 30 balls of dough. You may get more or less, depending on the size.
Place the cookie dough balls in the freezer while you melt the chocolate. There are a couple of ways you can melt chocolate. You can melt it in the microwave or use the double boiler method.
Melting Chocolate in the Microwave
To melt the chocolate in the microwave, add the chopped chocolate and oil into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the chocolate in 20-second increments, stirring after every 20 seconds, until melted. Once melted and smooth, let the chocolate sit for about 5 minutes before dipping the cookie dough balls.
Double Boiler Method for Melting Chocolate
Using the double boiler method helps ensure that the chocolate is not burned and the gently melted chocolate will be smooth and shiny. And, you don’t need any fancy kitchen gadgets to use this method.
To melt the chocolate, fill a pot about halfway full of water. Bring it to a simmer over low heat. Find a heat-safe bowl (glass or stainless steel) that can be set into the pot. Make sure the bottom of the pot is not touching the water. The steam is what will melt the chocolate.
Add the chocolate and oil to the heat-safe bowl. With the heat on low, use a rubber spatula to stir the chocolate until it is melted and smooth. Again, once melted, let the chocolate cool for a few minutes before dipping the cookie dough balls into it.
Coating in Chocolate
The final step in making these candies is to get the dough coated in the melted chocolate. To do this, coat each ball of dough with chocolate one at a time. Gently drop the ball into the melted chocolate. Make sure the dough ball is completely coated in chocolate.
With a fork, carefully lift the coated dough balls out of the chocolate. Use a toothpick or another fork to slide the candy back onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Once they are all coated, drizzle any extra chocolate over the dough balls. Place the cookie dough balls in the refrigerator for about half an hour, or until the chocolate has set. Store the candies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Cookie Dough Hearts
Should you want to whip these up for a fun Valentine’s Day treat, here is what you do.
Instead of rolling the dough into balls, press it into a sheet pan. Be mindful of the thickness of your cookie cutter. Using a heart cookie cutter, press out heart shapes. Place the hearts onto a clean, parchment-lined sheet and freeze until ready to coat in chocolate. Follow the directions below to complete. You can write fun sayings on each heart with buttercream!
Looking for More Sweet Treats?
- 1 tub (15 ounces) edible chocolate chip cookie dough, chilled (SEE NOTES FOR HOMEMADE VERSION)
- 4 bars (4 ounces each) semi-sweet baking chocolate bars, chopped
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and remove the chilled cookie dough from the refrigerator.
Scoop out the cookie dough with a one tablespoon scoop and roll it into a ball. Place it on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining cookie dough.
Place the balls of cookie dough in the freezer to chill while you prepare the chocolate coating.
While the balls of cookie dough are in the freezer, melt the chocolate. Add the chocolate pieces and oil to a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 20-second increments, stirring after every 20 seconds, until the chocolate is melted and creamy. Let it sit for about 5 minutes to cool before dipping the cookie dough balls.
Remove the cookie dough balls from the freezer. Working one at a time, gently drop the cookie dough into the melted chocolate, making sure they are completely covered in chocolate.
Using a fork, lift out the chocolate-covered cookie dough. Use a toothpick or another fork to slide the cookie dough candy onto the parchment-lined baking sheet.
Drizzle the remaining chocolate over the candies. Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, or until the chocolate has set.
Store candies in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.