Cookie Dough Pops are like cake pops, only much easier to make (and in this blogger’s opinion, much tastier, too!). I’ll show you how to make this safe-to-eat edible cookie dough with no eggs and with the option to heat treat your flour (recommended if you intend to serve these to others) for a fun and unique snack!
Today is Sugar Spun Run’s 3rd (un)Birthday*!
It’s hard to believe how far this website has come in the past three years, and I have every single one of you who is reading this today to thank for it.
So, sincerely, from the very bottom of my heart, THANK YOU. Thanks to you baking, photographing, writing, and videoing for Sugar Spun Run has become my full time job (!!!), and I am so, so grateful.
Today I’m sharing these cookie dough pops as a token of my gratitude, and I think they’re a great choice for celebrating three years of cookie dough and sprinkles.
Cookie Dough Pops are similar to cake pops in their appearance, but they’re quite simple to make. The first thing you’ll want to do is prepare your cookie dough, roll it into balls, and then chill it.
Chilling the dough is important so that the dough doesn’t melt when you dip it into your chocolate, but you don’t want the cookie dough to be too cold, or it can cause the chocolate to crack as it sets (I discovered this issue when I made my Oreo balls!).
You’ll need some cake pop sticks (affiliate) for dipping, and to help the cookie dough adhere to it you should dip each stick just about half an inch into your melted chocolate before spearing your cookie dough.
Finally, dip your cookie dough into your melted chocolate and immediately add sprinkles (if using).
I recommend using melting wafers (you can use regular chocolate or white chocolate!) for this recipe because the chocolate coats smoothly and solidifies quickly, but you still will need a place to set your cookie dough pops while the chocolate hardens.
Ideally you shouldn’t lay them down on wax paper or a cooling rack because they’ll end up with uneven sides or unattractive marks in the chocolate, so I recommend using a small box or piece of styrofoam and using a knife to make small holes over the surface and then standing your cake pops up in the prepared holes while the chocolate sets.
Do make sure that whatever you are using will actually support the cookie dough pops once you’ve added the heavy cookie dough to the end of the sticks!
The first time I did this, my shoebox refused to hold the pops and they all fell on top of each other, which was so frustrating, to say the least!!
Once more very important thing to note: while these cookie dough pops are made egg free, there have been E. coli outbreaks linked to consuming raw flour. Because of this, I recommend you heat treat your flour, and instructions for doing so can be found in my edible cookie dough post and more information can be found here.
*You can check out last year’s UnBirthday post to read more about why today is not quite a birthday
Cookie Dough Pops
I used these cake pop sticks (affiliate) from Amazon for dipping my cookie dough pops
- 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour** (215g)
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature (226g)
- 1 ½ cup brown sugar tightly packed (250g)
- ¼ cup sugar (50g)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips (85g)
- 10 oz dark chocolate melting wafers (285g)
- Sprinkles optional
- In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat together softened butter and sugars. Beat well until creamy.
- Add vanilla extract and salt, stir well.
- Gradually add cooled, sifted flour mixture, stirring until completely combined.
- Stir in mini chocolate chips.
- Scoop cookie dough into 1 ½ Tablespoon-sized balls and roll between your palms until smooth.
- Place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes (I don't advise chilling longer than this as they will not take the cake pop sticks as well if they are chilled much longer).
- While the dough chills, prepare a box or piece of styrafoam by making a tiny hole in your surface, check to be sure that a cake pop stick fits and will be supported once you add your cookie dough.
- Once cookie dough balls have chilled, prepare melting wafers in a small bowl according to package instructions.
- Dip one end of your cake pop stick about ½" into the melted dark chocolate, and then gently insert about halfway into a cookie dough ball.
- Hold the stick and dip cookie dough into your bowl of melted dark chocolate. Drain off excess chocolate and then immediately add sprinkles. Place the stick into your prepared box or styrofoam to allow the chocolate to harden before storing or serving.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered an estimate only. Actual nutritional content will vary based upon brands used, measuring methods, cooking method, portion sizes, and more.
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It’s so hard to source melting wafers where I’m from 🙁 especially because we’re all in in our home. Is there a good alternative you can suggest? Can i melt semi sweet chocolate chips instead?
You can use chocolate chips. Sometimes the chocolate chips can end up being pretty thick so I would add a little bit of shortening if it is. Start with 1/2 teaspoon and add more as needed. 🙂
My son asked for cake pops for his 16th Birthday. Great, he’s celebrating his 16th bday in quarantine and he’s asked me to bake a cake… knowing I hate to bake and I suck at it (or visa versa). So I searched the internet for something I could hopefully succeed at and came upon this recipe. I took the leap and made these. So the reason I suck at baking is because I’m a “wing it” cookist… and bakists don’t generally deviate from exact measurements, so I added 1/4 c more brown sugar to the recipe (I felt that they tasted too floury), and they were AMAZEBALLS!!! My son was shocked, lol – don’t tell him I didn’t have to bake them (wink,wink).
I need to confess that I chunky chopped some whoppers up and added them to half of the recipe, and it was life changing.
This recipe is so good, you don’t even need to waste time dipping them in chocolate or putting them on a stick because they won’t last that long.
Great recipe for the non-bakist, cookist!!
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Happy 16th Birthday to your son! I am so glad that he enjoyed his birthday treat and I hope that he had a fantastic day too. I am glad that you enjoyed the recipe and appreciate your feedback. Thank you for commenting, Lori! 🙂
So good! But highly suggest omitting the white sugar.
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I am glad that you enjoyed it, Brianna! I appreciate your feedback.
these we so great thank you so much! Quick Question though what kind of wafers did you use to make that specific light chocolate coating ? thank you !!
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I am so glad that you enjoyed the cookie dough pop, Annamaria! To answer your question, I typically use Ghirardelli dark chocolate coating wafers. 🙂
Hello! My friend has asked me to bake all the treats for her wedding in April, and she specifically requested cookie dough cake pops. I’d love to make these well in advance and wonder how they’d freeze. I have a batch of cake mix cake pops I put in the freezer a week ago, and they seem to be holding up fine so far. Any suggestions or tips for freezing? I’ll be making 100 cake pops, in addition to a bunch of cookies and cupcakes. 😊
Hi Becky! I have not frozen these before but I honestly think that they should freeze just fine. I would just store them in an airtight container, then thaw in the refrigerator overnight when you are ready to use. I think they should be fine to freeze for at least a month or two. I hope that helps! You’re a good friend to do all that work for your friend’s wedding!!
Hi! Ours tasted great but for some reason were too dry and fell apart when putting the stick in. I admit I am NOT a baker, so I’m sure I did something wrong. Any tips to make the dough more moist?
Sugar Spun Run
Oh no! I am so sorry that this happened to you, Kayla! If the dough is falling apart when putting the stick in, my best guess would be the flour. If you scoop flour into a measuring cup it packs it in, essentially giving you more flour than needed. Next time, I would recommend spooning the flour into the measuring cup and then leveling it off with a back of a knife. I hope that you give this recipe another shot. 🙂
I don’t need all the dough today. Can I freeze it for another time, tool the balls after thawing it?
Hi Kathy! I think they will freeze just fine. It may be better to dip them after thawing. 🙂
Hi! I just made these and they are quite tasty!! Thanks for posting your recipe. I beat my butter and brown sugar, (I didn’t add the granulated), four minutes but my finished pop is gritty. What’s up with that?? TIA
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Hello, Carol! Raw cookie dough tends to be slightly gritty. The sugars don’t cook down so they will have that slight texture, unlike a cake pop. I am glad that you found them tasty. 🙂
I apologize if I’ve messaged you before, but it’s hard to keep up. @slaythejar on Instagram has stolen your cookie dough cake pops photo and is scamming people into thinking she made them to generate sales. I suggest reporting the photo, since she’s turned off commenting. If you message her, she will block you and then you will have no way to report the photo.
Ugh, so frustrating 🙁
Thank you for the heads-up, Melissa. I will report her to Instagram, I really appreciate you letting me know about this <3
They are amazing!! Question, should I leave them in fridge when done…its Saturday eve, need to bring on monday morning..thank u!
Hi Adrienne! I probably would, I’d recommend keeping them in an airtight container in the fridge, then let them come to room temp before serving on Monday. I hope that helps, and I”m glad you like them! 🙂
Amazing! Thank you so much. You are so very talented. Thank you for your gift
Thank you so much, Valentina! 😊
Could you let me know how many pops this recipe makes?
Just seen it! Sorry didn’t read the top bit properly
Happy Birthday, and thanks for your great recipes!
Thank you, Joanne!! 🙂
Thank you for all the amazing recipes 🙂
Thank YOU for following along! I really do appreciate it 🙂
Happy Birthday, and thank YOU for sharing your passion with the world! Keep this awesome work up and I’ll be tuning in to your baking show soon! 🌺
Thank you so much, Dana!! You are so sweet, I appreciate your comment! <3
Happy Birthday Sugar Spun Run! ….and many, many, many more! 🙂
Thank you!! 🙂 <3