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These Brown Butter Cookie Dough Truffles are a much more elegant option than just eating cookie dough from the bowl with a spoon! Give them a shot!

Cookie Dough Truffles

Cookie dough. It’s definitely my nemesis. I’m sure I wouldn’t need to huff and puff on the treadmill each day if I could muster some self-control when mixing up a bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough! The hubby always gives me the look when he catches me nibbling raw dough straight from the bowl.

Salmonella, scramonella. With these egg free cookie dough truffles, there is all the yumminess of cookie dough without any danger of icky bacteria! And thanks to these new Ghirardelli Melting Wafers, coating them is a breeze. Both the white and dark versions are scrumptious. I was a truffle making maven this week and I’ll have another irresistible treat for you coming soon.

Brown Butter Cookie Dough Truffles on a square white plate

An Exquisite Cookie Dough Confection

These are no ordinary cookie dough truffles. They are made with brown butter, giving them an extra depth of flavor, plus a bit of nuttiness making them totally irresistible. You can top yours with more mini-chocolate chips or even a few Heath bar toffee bits (the hubby eyed them like they were poison or somethings…sheesh). They are incredible unadorned as well. And the melting wafers give a nice smooth coating which won’t “bloom” or develop a whitish coating after cooling.

The advantage of using Melting Wafers over pure chocolate is that you won’t have to temper the  wafers. Tempering is a tedious process that keeps the chocolate from blooming or getting getting a grayish cast as it cools. The truffles will still taste great, but they won’t have a glossy finish.

These Ghirardelli melting wafers are available in two great flavors:

  • White Melting Wafers – Sweet and creamy; great for creating dipped pretzels, fruit, nuts or candy.
  • Dark Melting Wafers – Delicious and rich; ideal for dipping nuts, strawberries, pretzels and molded candies.

More information and recipes can be found on the Ghirardelli website.

Tips for Dipping Truffles

It’s really a challenge to make truffles look like they came from the Godiva truffle case! I’ve never had one that even came close, but there are a few tips to making the process less stressful.

  • I like melting my chocolate in the microwave. Just use the instructions on the package, usually melting slowly and gently, stopping and stirring, until the melts have melted.
  • Make sure you keep your melted chocolate on the warm side, especially if you’re new to candy dipping. You can use a double boiler or if you have a warming tray, that works well, too.
  • Use a fork to hold a truffle over the chocolate. This will allow the excess to drip down and through the tines.
  • Using a spoon or rubber spatula, heavily coat the truffle with chocolate on all sides. The excess will drip off.
  • Once all the exposed truffle is covered, gently tap the fork with a knife, over and over. This will encourage even more of the excess chocolate to slide off the truffle. Another option is to tap your hand that’s holding the fork. The latter method is less jarring. Use the knife to scrape the drippings from the bottom of the fork.
  • When you’re satisfied with your results, use a toothpick or a clean knife to gently push the truffle off the fork onto a parchment or wax paper lined sheet pan.
  • Let cool and then dive in!!
Brown Butter Cookie Dough Truffles

Brown Butter Cookie Dough Truffles

A decadent, irresistible homemade truffle filled with egg-free cookie dough. Inspired by Cooking Classy.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2-3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 12 ounces Ghirardelli Dark Melting Wafers
  • Crushed Heath bars or sprinkles to garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Brown butter in a saucepan till color changes and a "nutty" smell develops. Scrape into a heatproof bowl and chill till solidifies.
  2. Remove butter from the fridge. Add brown sugar, cream, vanilla and salt and mix till well blended. Stir in flour, then mix in chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop our tablespoonfuls of dough and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Chill until firm. Then roll into balls between your palms.
  4. Melt Ghirardelli Melting Wafers in a microwave-safe bowl according to package directions.Dip in melted chocolate and sprinkle with crushed Heath bars or sprinkles if desired. Refrigerate before serving. Store covered in the refrigerator.

 

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52 comments on “Brown Butter Cookie Dough Truffles”

  1. Heh, it’s funny because my trainer is telling to basically eat everything and anything I can just so I can gain weight to convert into muscle.

    I’d eat the whole bowl of batter if you’d let me.

  2. Your truffles sound great Liz, the pic of the cut one made me whimper (it is Halloween after all:@) and that nice thin chocolate coating looks perfect! I’ll be looking for the wafers, so nice to see Ghirardelli making them now.

  3. I’m so bad about eating cookie dough and cake batter. These truffles look great. I can’t wait to try them 🙂

  4. These little chocolate balls are utterly delicious Liz! Did i tell you how much I love chocolate?

  5. that would be my favourite.

  6. Ooh, cookie dough! Such a treat!

  7. I’m excited about the dark melting wafers! I hope they are in my stores because I can’t wait to buy them. Your truffles look great – my family would devour them!

  8. So happy to hear about the wafers, I’m sure the quality is great. My kids would gobble these yummy truffles up in a heartbeat!

  9. Going to try these! Perfect addition to my Holiday tray thanks Liz!

  10. Sorry it went before I wished you a Happy Birthday have a great day and the best year ahead to come ever!

  11. I’m not a big cookie dough person, but Hubby is. He’s eaten a whole tube of the store-bought stuff before and made himself mighty sick to the stomach. I’m guessing that means he’d LOVE these. I think they look amazing too. Just begging to be nibbled.

    Happy birthday, my friend!

  12. These are awesome! Happy birthday Liz!

  13. Oh yummy!

    Happy birthday, Lizzy!!!

    • Lizzy, these little cookie dough chocolate gems sure to be my favorites as well! My granddaughter and I, are the ‘cookie-dough monsters’…he, he, love how yours turned out so professional, so addictive and yummy:) you can actually wrap these pretty little treats and give them for Christmas gifts…just a thought! xoxo

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR FRIEND!

      btw: don’t know why on some of the word-press blogs they don’t let me comment…the only way I was able to comment was to click the last commenter’s reply, and it finally allowed me. (tried yesterday, and the day before; guess I will just have to comment on the last ‘reply’ section to sign in:(

  14. Goodness, I would eat so many of these I think it would be illegal!

  15. Oh my goodness, these truffle bites look awesome! Brown butter just makes everything better and I can just imagine how wonderful these Ghirardellii melting wafers are, thanks for sharing Liz 🙂

  16. I am a physician, and an infectious diseases specialist, so your comment about the bacteria had me puzzled – these things are going to be LOADED with other bacteria (as is all our food) that can cause illness (like Staphylococcus)…so I wouldn’t say that these are without any ‘icky bacteria.’ They’ll have lots of bacteria – and could even have Salmonella. Eggs aren’t the only source of Salmonella in the kitchen.

  17. I picked up a package of these the other day; love seeing an endorsement from a blogging friend before I try to use them.

    I have decided that some things will get browned almost every time I use them for cookies. Butter and nuts. Both benefit nicely from that extra step!

  18. Is it even legal not to sample raw cookie dough? Often? 😉 We’ve taken to using pasteurized eggs in things like cookie dough just because we love it so. Anyway, this is a superb looking recipe! Haven’t heard of these melting wafers, but I’ll sure be looking for them – great idea.

  19. These sound AMAZING! I would eat every single one.

  20. YES. YESYES. YESSITY YES YES YESSINGTON!

  21. I am the same with cookie dough. Love this non food poisoning version a lot and so much the better in a truffle.

  22. OMG!!!!

  23. What a fun little truffle for holiday parties! These would be gone in an instant in my house… they’d never make it to the party I’d want to bring them to! 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Liz.

  24. Happy birthday Lizzy! these look amazing!!!

  25. Cookie dough AND brown butter? Basically, you’ve just put two of my favorite things ever together, yum. My mouth is watering, these look amazing!

  26. With brown butter and cookie dough, I know these truffles are delicious!

  27. What a delightful treat…I am so sharing these truffles!

  28. Good to know about the Ghirardelli melting wafers, Liz. I tend to love anything Ghirardelli AND anything baked at That Skinny Chick Can Bake =)

  29. Yeah, I have eaten cookie dough before. I’ll probably do it again. 🙂

    I love Ghiradelli chocolate and wish it was available in Australia. Who hasn’t been to Ghiradelli in San Francisco and come away with way too much chocolate?

    Your truffles sound so good that if I make them, I’ll never get the 5 kilos off. Worth it? Probably!

  30. Cookie dough makes me happy. These truffles are perfect!

  31. You don’t have to sell me on these. I can’t wait to make them! And i’m going to be on the look out for the wafers. Thanks for the few extra pounds!

  32. oh my gosh these sound like little bites of heaven! I love everything about these!

  33. I will be adding this recipe to my Christmas baking list – they sound heavenly and will look awesome on the Christmas Cookie tray. I love anything with browned butter!!!!

  34. Lizzy,
    I don’t usually worry about the salmonella and I’ve been eating cookie dough all my life. I’m definitely trying these.
    Annamaria

  35. I love your presentation of these and would love to see how you covered them in chocolate so perfectly. When I do things like this I end up with chocolate EVERYWHERE. xx

  36. GASP!! These look so amazing!! Anything with browned butter has such a rich flavor. YUM

  37. Oh Ghirardelli is my favorite chocolate! When we used to live outside San Francisco we’d go to their chocolate store and eat a sundae for dinner! Those were the days!

  38. Okay, I give, I surrender, I will have 20 of these please. You got me at brown butter!!!

  39. Yessssssss.
    Yesssss.
    Yes.
    I can’t wait to make these, Liz!!! WOW. xx

  40. Would you believe I have avoided all things cookie dough for exactly the reason you say. I really don’t think I could control myself and I haven’t yet gotten around to a treadmill!!! However, the time must come for me to dive right in to cookie dough madness and quite frankly, Liz I can’t think of a better way than to drown myself in Brown Butter Cookie Dough heaven!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Liz…

    P.S. Happy Halloween! Cookie dough must be better than candy, right??????

  41. Sitting here trying to ignore my sweet, chocolate cravings, then I eyeball these…can just taste these melting in my mouth…you’re not helping me here Lizzy! 🙂

  42. You had me at brown butter!! These will be dangerous in my life.

  43. I gotta pick up some of these Ghirardelli Dark Melting Wafers because these truffles look amazing.

  44. Special treat thanks for the recipes

  45. These looks like little bites of joy. 🙂 I hope you had a marvelous birthday Liz!!

  46. you added brown butter… OH YUM. I need to try these, and I have just the occasion for them!

  47. Truffles with cookie dough? No matter how hard I try I couldn’t come up with a better combination. I’ve always liked my cookies uncooked and haven’t found a truffle I would eat, so I’d probably eat the whole batch of these in one sitting.

  48. Haha, I know what you mean! I could eat the whole bowl of cookie dough…i always eat too much and make myself sick. These look SOOOO good!!!

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