Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Balls

These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Balls are no joke! With eggless cookie dough in the center surrounded by vanilla cheesecake, these suckers are rich and to die for! I had to give them away as fast as possible before I ate every last one!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Balls - eggless cookie dough surrounded by vanilla cheesecake! All dipped in chocolate! So good!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Balls - eggless cookie dough surrounded by vanilla cheesecake! All dipped in chocolate! So good!

So these cookie dough cheesecake balls just kind of popped into my head a couple weeks ago and I knew I had to make them! I was reminiscing over this old post for red velvet cheesecake pops when it happened. It’s crazy but that old post is literally one of the first few to ever appear on this blog. Nutty!

And these balls are made in a very similar way, except they aren’t on sticks. I decided to forgo that this time and I’m glad I did. These balls ended up being a fair amount bigger than those cheesecake pops and they never would’ve held up on sticks.

To make these balls, you first want to bake a vanilla cheesecake. No need to mess around with a crust though, which is nice. A few less steps to worry about.

Once the cheesecake is made, cooled and firm, it’s time to make the cookie dough. It’s eggless, so it’s totally fine to eat. I would suggest mini chocolate chips, so they are small enough for the little balls of dough.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Balls - eggless cookie dough surrounded by vanilla cheesecake! All dipped in chocolate! So good!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Balls - eggless cookie dough surrounded by vanilla cheesecake! All dipped in chocolate! So good!

Make balls of about 1/2 a tablespoon of cookie dough. I went ahead and did them all at once. Next, spoon out 2 tablespoons of cheesecake at a time. Mash it together just a bit in your hands to get it to come together, then flatten it out in your palm. Place the cookie dough in the center and wrap the cheesecake around it, forming a ball. That old blog post for the red velvet cheesecake pops actually shows some photos of the process that might be helpful.

Place the balls in the fridge to stay firm until all of them are done.

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The next step is to dip them in chocolate. The balls are fairly large, so I found it easiest to drop the ball in a bowl of chocolate, use a spoon to spread the chocolate over it, then lift it out with a fork and set it on parchment paper to dry. Once the chocolate is dry, cover up any imperfections with the drizzle of white chocolate. 😉 I had quite a few to cover. To be honest, my balls looked pretty terrible without the white chocolate. Not my best dipping job. You may not be able to tell in the photos, but I have the white chocolate to thank. If your balls don’t look great at first, don’t lose hope! The drizzle hides all. Kind of like spanx. 🙂

Store them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them. They really are delicious! My mom and I went crazy over them. Fortunately I left them with her so I didn’t eat them all in one sitting.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Balls - eggless cookie dough surrounded by vanilla cheesecake! All dipped in chocolate! So good!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Balls

Yield: 28-30 balls

Ingredients:

Cheesecake

  • 24 oz (678g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (207g) sugar
  • 3 tbsp (24g) all purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup (240ml) sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Cookie Dough

  • 6 tbsp (84g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (36g) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (52g) sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (130g) all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (3 oz/85g) mini chocolate chips

Chocolate Coating

  • 6 cups (36 oz/1020g) chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (95g) shortening
  • 1 cup (6 oz/170g) white chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan with parchment paper and grease the sides.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, sugar and flour until combined (Use low speed to keep less air from getting into the batter, which can cause cracks). Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating slowly and scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  4. Add the sour cream and vanilla extract. Beat on low speed until well combined.
  5. Pour cheesecake batter into springform pan.
  6. Place springform pan (covered with aluminum foil) inside another pan. Fill outside pan with enough warm water to go about halfway up the sides of the springform pan. The water should not go above the top edge of the aluminum foil on the springform pan.
  7. Bake for 1 hour.
  8. Turn off heat and leave cheesecake in oven with door closed for 30 minutes.
  9. Crack oven door and leave the cheesecake in the oven for about 30 minutes.
  10. Remove cheesecake from oven and chill until completely cool and firm.
  11. Once cheesecake is ready, make the cookie dough. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  12. Mix in vanilla extract.
  13. With the mixer on low speed, add flour and salt and mix until combined.
  14. Add milk and mix until combined.
  15. Stir in mini chocolate chips. Dough will be thick.
  16. Make balls of about 1/2 tbsp of cookie dough until you’ve use up all of the cookie dough. Refrigerate to keep firm.
  17. Spoon out 2 tablespoons of cheesecake at a time. Mash it together just a bit in your hands to get it to come together, then flatten it out in your palm. Place the cookie dough ball in the center and wrap the cheesecake around it, forming a ball.
  18. Repeat until all the cheesecake is gone. You make have a few balls of cookie dough left over, but most of it should be used. Refrigerate cookie dough cheesecake balls to keep firm.
  19. Once all the balls are made, microwave chocolate chips and shortening together. I did about half of the chocolate and shortening at a time. Some pieces will end up being left behind in the chocolate, so a fresh batch half way through is nice. To melt the chocolate and shortening, microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring well between each, until melted.
  20. The next step is to dip the balls in chocolate. The balls are fairly large, so I found it easiest to drop the ball in the bowl of chocolate, use a spoon to spread the chocolate over it, then lift it out with a fork and set it on parchment paper to dry. 21. Once you’re done dipping all the balls in chocolate, microwave the white chocolate chips in a small bowl in 20 second intervals, stirring well between each, until melted. Drizzle the white chocolate over the balls. This will help cover any imperfections in your chocolate. Allow balls to dry completely and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

*NOTE:* The balls do end up quite big. They are about 2 inches in size. You could cut the amount of cookie dough and cheesecake you use in each ball in half if you wanted, which would give you more balls and make them easier to dip in the chocolate.

Enjoy!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Balls - eggless cookie dough surrounded by vanilla cheesecake! All dipped in chocolate! So good!

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