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These eggless cookie dough cake pops are a marriage of childhood nostalgia and chocolatey fun. They take us back to childhood days spent sneaking spoonfuls from the mixing bowl. The only way to make cookie dough even better is to smother it in chocolate and deliver it to your mouth on a stick!
A fun twist on a classic treat
We hear you: the whole cake pop trend feels a little 2014 but trust us on this one. This eggless, no-bake edible cookie dough recipe changes the cake pop game. Your guests will love the surprise of not-quite-cake-pops when they sink their teeth into these. They're a tasty treat that combines nostalgia, innovation, and sheer fun. Also: food on sticks is just more fun to eat. It's science.
Butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla – These typical cookie ingredients form the wet ingredients.
All-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt – These bring the dough together. Even though we're not baking the cookies, we add baking soda as it provides an authentic cookie dough flavor.
Chocolate chips – Mini chocolate chips work best here, but you can use regular sized ones if that's what you have on hand.
Chocolate melting waffers + coconut oil – Melting waffers melt easily into liquid chocolate that is perfect for dipping.
Sprinkles – these are optional but highly recommended. Use your favorites!
Crafting these is simpler than traditional cake pops, and we adore the ease of a no-bake recipe!
- Start by beating the butter and sugars – just like in a regular cookie recipe.
- Then, add the flour, baking soda, salt, and mini chocolate chips to form your cookie dough.
- Form the dough into little balls and then let them rest in the fridge for 15 minutes.
- While the dough is resting, make a cake pop stand. We like to use a colander!
- Now melt some chocolate wafers in the microwave.
- Dip the end of a cake pop stick in the melted chocolate before inserting it into a cookie dough ball – this helps the cookie dough attach to the stick.
- This is the fun part: dipping time! Dip each ball into the chocolate, one at a time, coating it completely and letting excess chocolate drip off.
- Place the cake pops into a holder to dry and decorate with sprinkles. Once the chocolate hardens, they're ready to enjoy!
Cookie dough cake pops are super easy to customize for different occasions! Mix up the color of the sprinkles for different festivities:
- Red and green for Christmas
- Orange, white, green, and purple for Halloween
- Pinks, reds, and whites for Valentine's Day
- Or get a shimmer of silver or gold for New Year's Eve!
Who said you have to stick to sprinkles? You can add whatever toppings you have on hand or personalize it with your family's favorites. You can add crushed nuts, sea salt, edible glitter, brown sugar, candied fruit, or a drizzle of caramel. Be sure to leave a comment telling us what you've tried!
Keep it simple: Ditch the fuss and lay those cake pops out on a tray or plate. Play around with it and do whatever floats your cake-y boat: you can lay them laying down or stick side up! If you decide to present them with the stick ups, just remember to make them with a flat bottom so they don't roll away on you.
In a jar: Bust out those mason jars you've been hoarding and put a handful of cake pops in each one, bouquet ! Any small jar or vase will do the job. If you're feeling fancy, tie a ribbon around the jar.
On cake pop stands: Put your cookie dough cake pops in the spotlight with a cake pop stand. These holders have small holes perfectly spaced and sized for the pop's stick and are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes or tiers.
Individually wrapped: This one is handy if you're giving them out in party favors for a kid's party. Wrap them in eco-friendly cellophane, and tie them off with a little ribbon!
How do I heat treat the flour?
If you'd prefer to heat treat the flour, you can simply heat it up in the microwave or in the oven.
Heat treat flour in the microwave: Put the flour into a bowl and microwave it in 30-second intervals until it reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit – usually 2 minutes.
Heat treat flour in the oven: Spread the flour out on a baking sheet and bake it for 5 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Make sure to let the flour cool completely and break up any lumps that form in the cooking process before using it to make these cookie dough cake pops.
Where do I buy cake pop sticks?
Check your local supermarket or Walmart: they may be labeled as “treat sticks.” You want some that are around four inches in length. Otherwise, you can find cake pop sticks online.
How do I make them vegan?
All ingredients in the recipe are vegan, except for the unsalted butter and chocolate chips and wafers. Simply sub these out for your favorite vegan butter and vegan chocolate! Both vegan butter and chocolate are readily available in most grocery stores.
- 1 cup butter (at room temperature – can be dairy-free)
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (see notes)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda (see notes)
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- 12 ounces chocolate melting wafers
- 1 ½ teaspoons coconut oil (optional)
- Sprinkles (to decorate)
- Add the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla to a large mixing bowl. Using electric beaters, beat until creamy, about 3 minutes.1 cup butter, ½ cup granulated sugar, ½ cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Add the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until combined. Stir in the mini chocolate chips.2 cups all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon sea salt, ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a medium-sized cookie scoop (1 ½ tablespoons) to divide the dough into 24 portions. Roll into balls and place them on the lined baking sheet. Put the baking sheet into your fridge for 15 minutes.
- Make the holder for the cake pops: An upside down colander works great if your cake pop sticks fit through the holes. Or, punch small holes into the top of a box.
- Melt the chocolate wafers in a small bowl for 30 seconds. Stir and then continue to microwave in 30-second intervals until they're completely melted. If the chocolate looks a bit thick, mix in the optional coconut oil.12 ounces chocolate melting wafers, 1 ½ teaspoons coconut oil
- Dip the end of a cake pop stick ¼ inch into the melted chocolate and then stick it into a cookie dough ball. Repeat with the remaining cookie dough balls.
- Working with one ball at a time, dip it into the chocolate, making sure that it is completely covered and letting any excess chocolate drip back into the bowl.
- Place the cookie dough cake pop into the holder you made and then immediately add sprinkles. Repeat with the remaining balls. Once the chocolate hardens, the cake pops are ready to eat!Sprinkles
- Heat treat flour in the microwave: Put the flour into a bowl and microwave it in 30-second intervals until it reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit – usually 2 minutes.
- Heat treat flour in the oven: Spread the flour out on a baking sheet and bake it for 5 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
We have thoroughly tested this recipe for accuracy. However, individual results may vary. See our full recipe disclosure here.