Edible Cookie Dough Cake Pops – Easy Recipe You Can Make at Home

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Edible cookie dough cake pops are easy to make at home with the right tools. Granted, this recipe will be a bit different from my other recipes that focus mostly on making cookie dough taste great on its own. Instead, this recipe will show you the ropes on how to mount your cookie dough onto a lollipop stick before rolling it into delicious melted goodness, all before devouring every single bite. Sounds good? Stick around for the deets on how to make this dream a reality right from the comfort of your own kitchen. 

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Edible Cookie Dough Cake Pops – Easy Recipe You Can Make At Home

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Edible Cookie Dough Cake Pops – Easy Recipe You Can Make at Home

  • Author: Anna

Ingredients

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  • 1 3/4 cup heat treated all-purpose flour
  • 2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons pink candy melting wafers
  • Sprinkles for the outside, optional

Instructions

  1. Begin by heat treating your flour.
  2. To do so, preheat your oven to 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Spread your flour evenly over a prepared baking sheet and heat for 7-10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  5. Set aside.
  1. Beat together your brown and granulated sugar with the butter until light, pale, and fluffy.
  2. Add your salt and vanilla extract, and mix until well combined.
  3. Add your rainbow sprinkles to the mixture. Stir.
  4. Portion your cookie dough into balls of about 1 1/2 tablespoons each.
  5. Assemble each ball on a lined baking sheet, and pop it into the refrigerator for no longer than 25 minutes.

Melting wafers

  1. As the dough chills, melt your wafers according to the package directions.
  2. Prepare a box, Styrofoam, or other resting station that can allow you to station your cake pops once they are complete so that they can solidify whilst standing up upright.
  3. Remove your cookie dough balls from the refrigerator.
  4. Dip one end of your lollipop stick into the wafer mixture (about a half an inch in) before sticking it into a cookie dough ball.
  5. Take your cookie dough ball on a stick and gently dip it into the wafer mixture so that it is fully coated.
  6. Drain off the excess and dust with optional sprinkles on the outside.
  7. Place the readied cake pop stick into your Styrofoam or box resting station to allow it to harden.
  8. Eat or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Freeze any leftovers for up to 2-3 months.

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What Are Cake Pops?

Cake pops are quite literally pieces of cake smashed together to form a round ball that is then typically rolled in some kind of candy coating all atop a lollipop stick. Cake pops were originally invented by Angie Dudley of Bakerella but were later popped on a stick and launched by Starbucks.

Cake pops are sold in a variety of different formats, and the toppings, flavors, and candy coating vary. Still, most cake pops that you eat will actually feature cake filling in the middle. However, I’ve set out to change all that.

Though cake pops are indeed delish, I think we can all agree that edible cookie dough deserves its spot in the limelight as well. Because of the thick and creamy nature of cookie dough, it only makes sense that it, too, could serve as the filling in a cake pop.

Am I right?

Therefore, I’ve set out to show you how you can make our own version of a cake pop stick using a cookie dough ball instead of mashed-up cake. The dough balls will contain all the cookie dough flavor you love, but they will also be easier to eat, given that they’re plopped on a stick.

Eager to learn how to make these easy cookie dough cake pops? Thought so!

Below are the details to get you started on your way. Enjoy!

  • 1 3/4 cup heat treated all-purpose flour
  • 2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons pink candy melting wafers
  • Sprinkles for the outside, optional
  1. Begin by heat treating your flour.
  2. To do so, preheat your oven to 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Spread your flour evenly over a prepared baking sheet and heat for 7-10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  5. Set aside.
  1. Beat together your brown and granulated sugar with the butter until light, pale, and fluffy.
  2. Add your salt and vanilla extract, and mix until well combined.
  3. Add your rainbow sprinkles to the mixture. Stir.
  4. Portion your cookie dough into balls of about 1 1/2 tablespoons each.
  5. Assemble each ball on a lined baking sheet, and pop it into the refrigerator for no longer than 25 minutes.
Melting wafers
  1. As the dough chills, melt your wafers according to the package directions.
  2. Prepare a box, Styrofoam, or other resting station that can allow you to station your cake pops once they are complete so that they can solidify whilst standing up upright.
  3. Remove your cookie dough balls from the refrigerator.
  4. Dip one end of your lollipop stick into the wafer mixture (about a half an inch in) before sticking it into a cookie dough ball.
  5. Take your cookie dough ball on a stick and gently dip it into the wafer mixture so that it is fully coated.
  6. Drain off the excess and dust with optional sprinkles on the outside.
  7. Place the readied cake pop stick into your styrofoam or box resting station to allow it to harden.
  8. Eat or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Freeze any leftovers for up to 2-3 months.
Edible Cookie Dough Cake Pops – Easy Recipe You Can Make At Home

If you’d rather make your cookie dough cake pops with cake mix, that ‘s totally understandable. Just buy a box of cake mix (or make it fresh) and bake it up the way you normally would.

Once the cake has cooled, mash it up with a fork and add a dollop of frosting to it. Take small portions of the mixture and roll into a ball between your hands. Freeze until solid.

Once the balls are formed, proceed with the cake pops as described above. So simple!

Rather have chocolate chip cookie dough cake pops? I feel you!

Try adding a 1/4-1/2 cup of chocolate chips to your cookie dough batter before forming it into balls. You can also swap out the pink candy coating for chocolate coating using chocolate melting wafers.

Whatever suits your fancy!

Cake pops can have the taste of raw cookie dough, especially when the filling is, well, cookie dough!

To be honest, normal cake pops like the ones you’d find at Starbucks, don’t often have a very cake-like texture. Instead, the texture does indeed mimic that of raw batter of cookie dough, most likely because of the way in which the cake is mashed and then blended with frosting.

Remember that though cake pops made of mashed cake and cookie dough may taste like raw cookie dough, they most certainly are not. While it may be fun to eat raw cookie dough straight off a spoon, know that doing so could spell trouble for your health.

Eating raw cookie dough that contains raw egg and even raw flour could introduce E.coli or Salmonella into your diet. Thus, it is important that you only consume cookie dough that is edible, which is typically eggless and contains heat treated flour.

Cookie dough cake pops are insanely simple to make and incredibly fun to eat. Using melting wafers, edible cookie dough, and lollipop sticks, you can easily whip up delicious cake pops that could rival Starbuck’s any day, right from home.

I hope this has inspired you to whip up something delicious today. Until next time!

FAQs

How to make Starbucks Cookie dough cake pops?

Starbucks cake pops are generally made with cake, however, their rendition of a cookie dough cake pop is similar to how I’ve shown you how to make it here in this post. Check the blog post for details on how to do this at home. Enjoy!

Can you freeze cake pops?

Yes, you can! Just be sure to allow the candy coating to harden before placing them in a freezer bag or airtight container to ensure your cake pops keep their shape.

Is the cookie dough cake pop discontinued?

Starbucks cookie dough cake pop does seem to be discontinued for now. However, Starbucks sometimes limits options to certain locations and for certain seasons, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled in case this delicious cake pop flavor is offered at a location near you.

Is there a cookie dough cake pop at Starbucks?

There is, or, there was. Check your local Starbucks for the most up to date and accurate details.

Are cake pops raw dough?

In most cases, no. Most cake pops are made with cake and frosting filling. However, those that are made with cookie dough aren’t made with raw cookie dough, but rather, cookie dough that contains heat treated flour to make it safe for eating. 

By Anna

Anna Brooks, the voice behind CooksDream.com, is a seasoned writer and editor with an insatiable love for food. While not a professional chef, her culinary adventures and unique insights have captivated readers for years. Anna believes in the transformative power of food, stating it "feeds the soul." Dive into her writings for a mix of inspiration, entertainment, and culinary wisdom. Author Pinterest Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Tumblr Reddit Quora

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