For this recipe, once again I’m participating with Land O’Lakes on their Kitchen Conversations panel along with Ree, Brenda, Maria and Sommer! It's our fourth and final Kitchen Conversation for this year. I have enjoyed working on this so much, it's been so fun. I made Lemongrass Beef Banh Mi with Fried Egg on Top, Beef Short Rib & Mushroom Mac & Cheese, Lemon & Thyme Chicken and now these wonderful Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles.
I'm so excited to share these with you. They are a take on my best friend, Lindsay's famous chocolate chip cookie dough truffles which led to a wonderful cookbook. all. based. on cookie dough! Anyway, I wanted to add a holiday spin to these and since it's no secret that I'm obsessed with red velvet…I thought why not make a chocolate cookie dough truffle that's red…it's perfect for the season and your guests won't be able to say no to these truffles!
First cream the Land O Lakes® butter and sugars together using an electric hand mixer. Then mix in the milk and vanilla extract. This recipe is eggless and absolutely wonderful.
Next, add the flour, cocoa powder and salt. This is when I switch to a rubber spatula.
Mix in the red food coloring. Pretty, isn't it?
And then my favorite part, the white chocolate chips.
I used a small cookie scoop, this one to scoop uniform cookie balls and then roll them in my hands to form a ball. Freeze the cookie dough balls while you're prepping your chocolate.
It's super easy to make these cookie dough balls into truffles. I put one cookie dough ball on a long tined fork. (This can get a little messy but all worth it.)
Using a spoon, pour chocolate on top. Glob it on, it's okay.
Tap the fork against the top of the bowl and then scrape any excess chocolate onto the bowl…see the top left of the bowl? 🙂
Then, transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Use another fork or butter knife to move the truffle off of your fork.
Now, add sprinkles or decorations before dipping the next cookie dough ball. The chocolate sets pretty quickly so don't wait too long before adding the sprinkles.
And there you go, I really can't say much except these little cookie dough truffles are just so perfect. They are rich and chocolatey, plus they add a little extra color to your dessert trays. I will be making these for our annual holiday bunko party this year. I think my friends will enjoy these!
I hope you'll try them because they are sooo easy to make – and even easier to eat! I thought my cookie dough balls were so misshapen but they don't look so bad, do they? You can make these. I'm cheering you on!
Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe
- 1/2 cup 1 stick Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter, softened
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons milk, I used 2%
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 Tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons water-based red food coloring
- 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 12 ounces light cocoa candy coating
- 12 ounces white candy coating, or whatever color you want to do
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- Sprinkles for decorating
- Line a small baking sheet (that will fit in your freezer) with parchment paper.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add butter and sugars. Cream together using an electric hand mixer. Add milk and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly. Add flour, cocoa powder and salt and mix to combine with a rubber spatula. Add 1 teaspoon of red food coloring and mix until the color is incorporated. Add another 1/2 teaspoon if needed and mix to incorporate. Stir in white chocolate chips and stir to combine.
- Using a small cookie scoop (2 teaspoons), scoop rounded balls and place into your hands to form rounded balls, about 1 inch in diameter. Place them on the baking sheet you prepped earlier. Freeze for at least 15 minutes. If you freeze them overnight, place the baking sheet on the counter for at least 15 to minutes (so they don't crack).
- Prepare another baking sheet with parchment paper, this time a large one. Place cocoa candy coating into a glass microwave safe bowl and heat on 50% power in 30 second increments until melted. Stir with a spoon in between heating. Add 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil and stir. Place one red velvet cookie dough ball on the end of a fork and use a spoon to pour the melted chocolate over it. Tap the fork against the top of the bowl. Transfer to the baking sheet by using another fork or butter knife. Add sprinkles or decorations. Repeat with white candy coating if you're doing a mix of colors.
- Refrigerate the truffles and they keep up to a week. Put them into mini cupcake liners and put them into a box for a gift or put them on a platter at your holiday party and watch them go! These truffles also freeze well too! Freeze them after dipping them in the chocolate candy coating in a plastic zippered bag. Be sure to let them sit on the counter for at least 15 to 20 minutes before serving.
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Disclosure: The Little Kitchen has partnered with Land O’Lakes for an exclusive endorsement of Land O Lakes® Butter for their Kitchen Conversation blogger program. This blog post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes. There are affiliated links in this post.
they look yummy and festive!
These look delicious and so pretty too!
Tasha @ thatssoyummy says
These are so festive, kids would go nuts over them!!!!
These look “sinfully delicious,” Julie! Great idea for holiday parties, something a little different than the standard cookie variety. …Land O Lakes should be proud, this is a great feature!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Such festive truffles, perfect for holiday gifting!
Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says
These look so cute!! My goal is to make some sort of homemade, edible gift this holiday season. You make everything look so doable!
Could you use melted chocolate chips in place of the candy coating?
Michelle L. says
Looks yummy and easy to make, I especially love white chocolate so I’m going to have to give this recipe a whirl!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
These are so festive! They would be a huge hit at any holiday party!
Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) says
These are so much fun Julie! I honestly couldn’t think of a cuter holiday baked good gift if I tried. Plus, there’s cookie dough involved. So that just totally takes them over the top.
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
Wowza! These are some beautiful cookie truffles here!
Love red velvet! The chips inside are a bonus!
Christine (CookTheStory) says
Your truffles are so pretty Julie. They would be lovely on any dessert tray and a hostess gift as well.
So festive! I agree with Brenda, there can never be too many truffles! These look so good!
Great holiday treat!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
These sound soooo lovely!!
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says
There can never be too many truffles in this world, and I am in love with your red velvet version! These are just the perfect truffle for the holidays!!
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
I love red velvet truffles. Great idea adding white chocolate chips.