Salted Caramel Cookie Dough Truffles

 Salted Caramel Cookie Dough Truffles via The Baker Chick

If you know my sweets-style at all by now, you know I have a flair for the sweet/salty combo. In fact, it is probably my all-time favorite blend of flavors and I do whatever I can to add that pinch of sea salt whenever a dessert warrants it (which is almost always.) So, when asked to create a recipe using the raw egg-free cookie dough featured in “The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook,” you can guess where my mind went first.  Yes, that’s right, I knew right away that my creation had to include some salted caramel.

If the little pocket of caramel that I carefully “injected” into each truffle isn’t enough salt for you,  I also used peanut butter cookie dough and finished the truffles off with some sea salt. The result? A truly decadent sweet and salty bite from beginning to end. And the best part- these are no bake, and they are much easier to assemble than they seem. (People always seem very impressed by homemade truffles, which is great for me because I find they pretty simple!)

 Salted Caramel Cookie Dough Truffles via The Baker Chick

This recipe is part of a fun promotion for Lindsay Landis’s new cookbook completely devoted to cookie dough! Yes, the talented blogger behind Love & Olive Oil has created, (and photographed beautifully,)  dozens of recipes all using her safe-to-eat cookie dough creation. A few bloggers were asked by Quark Books to create something utilizing the cookie dough as part of the “Cookie Dough-lympics,” (Cute right?) I was excited to participate because A- I love Lindsay’s blog B- I have never tried making raw cookie dough!

 Salted Caramel Cookie Dough Truffles via The Baker Chick

Salted Caramel Cookie Dough Truffles

Yield: about 3 dozen


  • For the Cookie Dough:
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk or cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz semi sweet chocolate chips*
  • 1/2 cup salted caramel (homemade or store bought)
  • sea salt and chocolate curls for garnish


    First make the dough:
  1. In a large bowl beat the butter, peanut butter, and sugars with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Mix in 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla. Sift in flour and salt and mix on low speed (or by hand) until incorporated. (My dough was a little too dry so I added another tablespoon of milk, you may not need it though.)
  2. Cover and chill dough for 30 minute or until firm enough to handle.
  3. Meanwhile, fit a pastry bag with an injector tip** and fill bag with the salted caramel.
  4. When chilled, form dough into 1 inch balls and arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Carefully push the angled part of the injector tip into each dough-ball and fill it with caramel. You will see the dough swell up a bit as it you fill it.
  6. As you're removing the pastry bag, turn it to an angle so the caramel doesn't spill out too much. Repeat with all the truffles.
  7. Pop tray of caramel-filled truffles into the freezer for at least an hour so the caramel firms up. (If you need to smooth/clean up the tops from caramel drips, now is the time.)
  8. Place the chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl and melt according to instructions on the bag. (One minute on high followed by a stir and 15 second additional intervals works best for me.)
  9. Using a spoon or fork, dip truffles into the melted chocolate one and a time, coating evenly. Tap the spoon on the edge of the bowl to shake of excess chocolate. Place truffles back on the baking sheets and sprinkle with sea salt and chocolate curls before the shell hardens.
  10. In an airtight container, the truffles will last in the fridge for up to a week.


*You can also use candy melts if you have them, I prefer the chocolate chips, but the candy melts lend a harder/smoother finish.

**An injector tip is a long pastry tip that allows you to easily fill baked goods and pastries. I got mine in this decorating set, but I'm sure most baking stores sell them. Any other tip with a small, round tip would also probably do the trick!

Recipe adapted from: The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook by Lindsay Landis

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  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says

    I would love to win this book!! Everything I’ve heard about it so far is awesome!

  2. says

    If I could shower in cookie dough, I would.
    If you gave me a bucket of it to eat, I could.
    For the chance to win a cookie book I’ll… flood
    you in a million ‘likes’ on Facebook so my… buds
    can… see how awesome the Baker Chick is!!!! End.

  3. Corisa says

    I’m in love with the idea of these truffles ! They sound and look so good ! Salty and sweet is by far my favorite combination too!

  4. Sarah Schwoerer says

    My fiance will LOVE these! Perhaps I’ll surprise him one day this week:) And he also loves cookie dough, so the book would be a great addition!

  5. Susan says

    These look yummy! My kids are going to make them for Father’s Day as my husband loves the combination of peanut butter and chocolate! Adding the caramel makes it that much better.

  6. Dawn Kang says

    First, your truffles look A-mazing. Second, I love the idea of this cookbook. I used to take raw cookie dough to school so this brings back good memories for me:)

  7. Kate says

    Wow! What a great idea for a book! I can’t wait to make this recipe and would love to see what else is in the book!

  8. OceanLady says

    I’ve never been a huge fan of raw cookie dough, but so many people I know are. I wonder if I can come up with a gluten-free version for one of my friends… before having to go gluten free, she’d buy those rolls of frozen cookie dough that you’re supposed to slice and bake and just eat it straight out of the package.

  9. Becky says

    Yum! Those look like something I would love! Cookie dough, caramel & chocolate! I would love to see what other recipes are in the book!

  10. Sarah says

    my sister is the world’s biggest cookie dough fan– she’s done such a good job recently of heating healthfully and has lost more than 20 lbs! Her birthday is coming soon and I promised her a treat– seems like I could find something to make in that cookbook. :)

  11. Carly says

    oh, no way! I have to make 100 of some baked good for a dessert table at my brother’s apparel design show tomorrow. I was leaning toward truffles, but couldn’t find a ‘fancy but easy’ recipe I liked (I have to make 100 of these suckers after all!). this’ll be SO perfect, thank you! :)

  12. says

    I love just about anything with peanut butter and chocolate! And I definitely can’t keep from tasting the batter before baking, I would love this book so the boyfriend and I could cookie batter eat in a more healthful way.

  13. says

    I love just about anything with peanut butter and chocolate! And I definitely can’t keep from tasting the batter before baking, I would love this book so the boyfriend and I could cookie batter eat in a more healthful way.

  14. Kathy Perry Ks says

    Oh YUM! I would SO love to have this cookbook. LOVE trying new recipes and this one looks amazing!!!

  15. says

    ohmygoodnessYUM! These look amazing, especially with the carmael injection. I recently made safe-to-eat cookie dough and I’m in love with the idea. Can’t wait to try this recipe! :)

  16. says

    Wow, these truffles are to die for! I’m looking at this on my work computer and it is right around my lunch time so you could just imagine me salivating at these photos. Great job! And thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  17. AW says

    wow these look fantastic! (especially since they have all of my favourite flavour combos!) I will have to try them!

  18. Zgzuly says

    hello baker chick :) i really love this recipe thanks for sharing.
    Please make videos soon i would appreciate it :)

  19. Kyra says

    Just stumbled on your blog looking for a recipe for fathers day, and I’m totally in love! Definitely making these!

  20. Kim says

    Ok, the salted caramel does it for me. I am going to be making these very soon for my niece’s baby shower. Fairly easy to make and who doesn’t love cookie dough and chocolate. The cookbook sounds amazing and I have added it to my wish list. Thanks for the great post!!

  21. Zotter82 says

    Wonderful news, finally someone came up with cookie dough we don’t have to worry about like when we were kids. We never worried about things like that and eggnog, with a raw egg in a glass…can’t wait to try the above recipe :0)

  22. says

    Audra – I haven’t found one recipe you’ve posted that I haven’t drooled over. This one is sure to be equally drool worthy. I’m not a big fan of peanut butter, so I’m going to try using Biscoff spread instead. Wish me luck!

  23. Madeline says

    I didn’t think there could be anything better than cookie dough, but I was wrong…salted caramel infused cookie dough truffles definitely seem to take things to the next level!

  24. A. says

    Wow, do these look amazing! I just started baking more and collecting new recipes, so these are a must do! A new cookbook wouldn’t hurt either! :)

  25. Sarah says

    pb+salted caramel+CHOCOLATE??? Hip Hip HOORAY! Must make. And must buy (preferably win) The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook.

  26. Kcohen says

    New to your site and addicted already. Since I can eat peanut butter on or in absolutely anything, this receipe is a must try. Thanks for sharing and for entertaining!

  27. Julie says

    Oh em gee! These look dangerous. And SO delicious! Feel like I wanna put ‘em on a stick and make ‘em cake pops. Thanks for the recipe! Crossing my fingers…

  28. Boi1251 says

    I LOVE…LOVE…LOVE cookie dough..hubby thinks there should always be more cookies made…have to tell him, you eat them your way, I’ll eat them mine (uncooked). These look amazing and pictures are great…can’t wait to try.

  29. says

    Hey, just saw these tempting looking truffles on Foodgawker and loved it, nice presentation and easy to understand! Surely m going to try this out for my kids :)

  30. Happy Universe says

    You can also use a plastic syringe (used to give small children medicine etc) to inject liquids into cakes/dough. You can get them at chemists/pharmacies and they’re very cheap.

  31. susie says

    Omg, I think i am inlove. Thanks for the recipe. When I am feeling better, I will make it!!! Forever drooling, Susie

  32. Brittany says

    I want to make these for a friend’s birthday next week, but I’ve never made salted caramel before. You didn’t link to or include your salted caramel recipe, but do you have one you can share? I saw the salted caramel sauce from your post on caramel sticky buns. Would that be good to use for this recipe?

  33. Annie says

    My son is allergic to nuts. Do you think I can sub the peanut butter for the same amount of butter? As far as consistency goes, I think it would be the same.


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