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Leftover Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles: Hard to Resist

Crumbled leftover chocolate chip cookies are the basis for these easy but hard-to-resist Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles. Dip them in chocolate or roll them in powdered sugar to make a perfect Valentine’s Day present.


Are you a candy maker?

Seems to me that some people are….and some people are not.

I am not a candy maker, although my mom was. In her heyday, she could make perfect fudge, peanut brittle, toffee, caramel, divinity–all of it.

Obviously, I did not get her candy gene. Hand me a pan and a thermometer and I want to make yogurt, not candy.

variations of chocolate chip truffles

If you’re like me, we can make these. They are so easy, even your kids can make them.

No thermometer or cooking required.

truffles in a gift box next to strawberries

They are a great way to recycle leftover chocolate chip cookies.


mixing cookie crumbs in a food processor
Use a food processor to mix cookies balls. A stand mixer will also work.
undecorated truffle balls
Form cookie dough mixture into round balls with your hands.


variations of truffles

Leave these delectable little balls plain OR:

  • Coat them with dipping chocolate
  • Roll balls in powdered sugar
  • Roll balls in cocoa powder

Unfortunately, I will not be giving any of these away since my husband and I have managed to eat every last one of them. I know. Shameful!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles


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Leftover Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles

Leftover Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles

Yield: 15 balls
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Truffles made from crumbled baked chocolate chip cookies then dipped in chocolate


  • 6 ounces baked chocolate chip cookies
  • 3 ounces cream cheese (light cream cheese works great)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening


  1. Crush cookies. You can put them in a zippered plastic bag and flatten with a rolling pin. It's easier to use a food processor and process until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add cream cheese and process or mix until mixture holds together. Expect the mixture to be dark in color.
  2. If you have them, put on plastic gloves and form cookie mixture into 1-inch balls. I like to use a small ice cream dipper to get uniformity. Place on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper or a silicone baking sheet. Refrigerate.
  3. Place chips and shortening into microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute, stirring to melt. Add time in very small increments to finish melting if necessary.
  4. Dip balls into melted chocolate with fork until completely covered. Return balls to wax paper or silicone baking sheet and chill until chocolate is hard.


If you don't want to mess with the dipping, try rolling the balls in powdered sugar or cocoa.

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Wednesday 27th of February 2013

I had a ton of left over chocolate chip cookies. No idea how to measure 1 pound, so I just threw a bunch of cookies in the processor, added cream cheese and shortening, cinnamon, and vanilla. Dipped in chocolate. Oh my! I think these are better than the original cookies!!


Wednesday 27th of June 2012

"Leftover" chocolate chip cookies??? Would I find that on the store shelf next to the "leftover" wine? Such things don't exist in my house! Tee hee!

Seriously - I'll have to try these. They look delish and easy.

Samantha Wells

Monday 19th of September 2011

Thank you so much for this awesome idea- no waste and looks amazing!!


Wednesday 17th of February 2010

Ooh, yum! I was thinking they were going to be raw cookie dough, the crushed cookies is an awesome idea!


Saturday 13th of February 2010

I've seen Oreo truffles, but I really like the idea of using homemade chocolate chip cookies. I think these would really impress people and they'd have no idea how easy they are to make!