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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

    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.

Notes

*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!

http://www.the-baker-chick.com/2012/06/salted-caramel-cookie-dough-truffles/

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

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Comments

  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

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

  2. I love the sweet & salty combo too! Thanks for the great recipes!

  3. I love Lindsay a ton – and these truffles look AMAZING. They will be made in my apt as soon as I go grocery shopping and restock the flour!

  4. Leheap22 says:

    What a great recipe! I am always on the lookout for new ways to eat salted caramel!

  5. Caramel and chocolate -you can’t go wrong……..

  6. Those truffles look incredible! Pinning to share with everyone – wow! Thanks for the opportunity to win the cookbook too :)

  7. Those truffles look AMAZING! And I would LOVE to win a copy of this book!

  8. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says:

    I will die of happiness if I have that book!

  9. Kim Bee says:

    Okay this just cinches the fact that I think you might be an evil genius!

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. I’ve wondered how truffles would taste with a hit of caramel, thanks for solving the mystery for me.

  15. 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:)

  16. Blyss88 says:

    Dear goodness, those look amazing and I don’t even like peanut butter!

  17. Rachel F. says:

    Those look like everything I love about the world.

  18. 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!

  19. I love raw cookie dough! this recipe looks AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!!!

  20. LaurenVillanueva says:

    these would make an excellent party treat!

  21. I cannot wait to try this Audra Challenge! Thank you for your inspiration!

  22. wow, these look so delicious!

  23. 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.

  24. Crytzer says:

    These are getting made TODAY!

  25. Crytzer says:

    We are gluten free and we use Jules Gluten free flour.

  26. Lovely and beautiful truffles!

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

  28. 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. :)

  29. This is incredibly awesome Audra. I’m on your page with salted caramel. I am drooling!

  30. 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! :)

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. Wow, these look so pretty and delicious.

  34. Kathy Perry Ks says:

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

  35. These look delicious! And I would love a copy of Lindsay’s book!

  36. Abull2011 says:

    Oh my! Now I really want to make these :p They look so delicious.

  37. cindyskitchen says:

    WOW! Your truffles look delicious!!
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  38. I would love to try one of those.

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  39. These look wonderful! I agree, salt always makes a dessert better.

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  40. I have a sweet tooth for some truffles!!!

  41. amy beth marantino says:

    i would love to win this book. these look really yummy.

  42. OMG Those look amazing!!!

  43. I love making truffles, and this recipe sounds delicious! I will be making these!!!

  44. RavieNomNoms says:

    YES PLEASE!!! Holy moly those look outstanding!

  45. I’ve always wanted to try cookie dough truffles, but these sound even better!

  46. Kathleenbushjoseph says:

    this is my favorite take on her cookie dough inspiration yet!

  47. 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! :)

  48. Edible Cookie Dough. Life can’t get any better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. My three favorite sweets: cookie dough, caramel, and chocolate! Yum :)

  50. 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!

  51. Elizabeth says:

    Peanut butter+chocolate+sea salt+caramel. I am dying rather more than slightly.

  52. Edithstamant says:

    Looks delicious!

  53. Jtcavataio says:

    Glorious

  54. I know what I’m doing tonight!

  55. Michelletaichou says:

    looking forward to trying this!

  56. Oooh, I see a last minute dessert menu change for the shower I’m hosting this week :-)

  57. Maureen says:

    WOW these look fabulous. It looks like they would be gone in no time.YUM

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

  59. I will have to try this and I have added this cookbook to my wish list!

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

  61. yum! these look like a great addition to a party.

  62. Michael J. McCoy says:

    Definitely got to try these. Look deliciousQQQQQQQ

  63. These look so yummy! They would make great gifts too!

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

  65. looks so delicious.. the caramel is such a unique touch

  66. 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!!

  67. Salted caramel & cookie dough I must be in heaven. I so want this cookbook as it was made for me.

  68. Oh, wow those look good! Can’t wait to get my hands on this cookbook!

  69. Yum! What a fun variation of the cookie dough truffle.

  70. This looks yummy!

  71. oh my! those look heaven sent:)
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  72. These look amazing!!

  73. 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)

  74. Sweet and salt, chocolate and peanut butter. I’m in heaven!

  75. Meg Sweet Twist says:

    Seriously those just might be one of the greatest things on earth!!

  76. Mairann says:

    Those look amazing!

  77. Gotta try these!!

  78. 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!

  79. April Johnson says:

    yum! I love the idea of injecting a flavor in. This recipe sounds amazing!!

  80. Stefani says:

    Those look amazing! Thanks so much for posting this!!

  81. So good!!

  82. Yum! Can’t wait to make these! Recently discovered your website and loving everything I see! :)

  83. Beth @ Itsgoodtobethecook says:

    This looks… fabulous. I cannot wait to try. Dying for this cookbook!

  84. Erin Anne says:

    I reaaallly want the cookbook…cookie dough is my favorite!!

  85. Awesome giveaway. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  86. 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!

  87. 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! :)

  88. Whitney says:

    Great recipe!

  89. Looks yummy yummy!

  90. i am a cookie dough fanatic. a cookie dough cookbook would send me over the edge!

  91. kskitchen says:

    We love cookie dough anything at my house.

  92. Curtinfamily07 says:

    This would be a fun book to win!

  93. Amanda Thompson says:

    Wow, those truffles look amazing!!

  94. These are magic, nothing better than salty peanut butter and sweet chocolate!

  95. Hollyberryblue says:

    Love, love, love cookie dough!

  96. These look so yummy. So glad I stumbled upon your site! :)

  97. Carley Leavitt says:

    I am literally obsessed with cookie dough, this book would definitely solve my cravings!!

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

  99. Yummy! I am a cookie dough fiend!

  100. Cookie dough is one of the AWESOMEST foods on earth! It takes front place in my food group chart!

  101. 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!

  102. wendyof says:

    These look amazing!

  103. This looks awesome!

  104. Looks absolutely amazing!

  105. Carolyn says:

    I’m in love with the recipes I’ve previewed in this book…

  106. These truffles look delicious! I would really love this cookbook! keshakeke@aol.com

  107. Carolsue says:

    Cookie dough is awesome — almost better than the finished product! I’d love to win this book.

  108. schmidty says:

    Yum! Looks and sounds delicious!

  109. Kristin says:

    Ohmigosh! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this cookbook!!!

  110. 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…

  111. Wow, those look amazing! Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to explore the delicious world of cookie dough delights.
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  112. Gokchecoskun says:

    yay! love this!
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  113. 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.

  114. Gildedwrath says:

    Oh lord that looks delicious!

  115. Mrskellyg says:

    LOOKS amazing!!

  116. Losthysteria says:

    Looks amazing!

  117. Jodi Calhoun says:

    Oh Yeah. I offer cookie dough bites as bribes for getting something done.

  118. 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 :)

  119. 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.

  120. These look completely ridiculous but utterly delicious. WANT!

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

  122. 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?

  123. 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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