These chocolate covered Rudolph Noses are no bake Christmas treats will be the hit of your holiday get-togethers! These cookie dough truffles are covered in a red chocolate to look like Rudolph’s nose.

Round out your Christmas cookie platters with these fabulous little treats! The kids will adore them, and they add such a vibrant pop of fun color to every holiday party.

A little girl in reindeer antlers holding a red no bake Rudolph nose Christmas treat up to her nose.
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I’ve been having so much fun this holiday season making creative Christmas recipes to share with friends, family and of course, you! Today I’m sharing perfectly poppable Rudolph Nose no bake Christmas treats!

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is always a Christmas favorite, and these cute little noses look so adorable in a bowl. It’s a simple nod to the holiday and childhood favorites.

I love sharing some new and inspiring Christmas Cookie Recipes with you each year. It’s always nice to bring something new and different if you’re hosting or attending a cookie exchange!

If you like to host an annual Christmas cookie day, it’s nice to mix in a no bake option or two that doesn’t utilize oven space to help you maximize your efforts. Don’t forget to pin and save these for later!

A white bowl full of red no bake Rudolph noses on a marble countertop.

Rudolph Noses

They’re so good, it’s hard to stop at just one. Miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips paired creamy no bake cookie dough texture and a candy crunch makes them irresistible!

Why You’ll Love It

  • No Bake – No Oven Required
  • Easy to Make – With Staple Ingredients
  • Vibrant Color – Made with Edible Cooke Dough!
A little girl in reindeer antlers holding a red no bake Rudolph nose Christmas treat up to her nose.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Butter – Unsalted butter (not margarine) at room temperature. Learn how to soften butter quickly.
  • Sugar – White granulated sugar.
  • Brown Sugar – Dark or light, firmly packed into the measuring cup.
  • Applesauce – You read that right! Trust me, you’ll love it! If you prefer, you can substitute oil, but this offers the best, most traditional cookie dough flavor and consistency.
  • Vanilla – I use Homemade Vanilla Extract but store bought works as well!
  • Flour – All purpose flour, heat treated flour if you prefer – read more below in the tips section or simply go to How to Heat Treat Flour.
  • Salt – A hint of salt brings out all the other flavors. If you’re using salted butter, simply eliminate the salt.
  • White Chocolate + Red Food Coloring or Red Chocolate Melts – Don’t want to make them Christmas themed? You can use milk or dark chocolate if you prefer.
  • Miniature Chocolate Chips – I use semi-sweet, but you can use milk or dark chocolate if you prefer or eliminate them altogether.

Variations

  • Use store bought edible cookie dough.
  • Change the colors of the exterior shell for a festive display in any shade!
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Tools to Use

How to Make

An overview, visit the printable recipe card for complete ingredients and instructions.

  1. Combine Dry IngredientsWhisk dry ingredients and set aside. dry ingredients in mixing bbowl
  2. Beat Wet Ingredients – butter, sugars, applesauce and vanilla. combining ingredients in mixer
  3. Make dough – In a large bowl or stand mixer, incorporate dry ingredients into wet. Stir in chocolate chips. cookie dough truffle mixture cookie dough batter with chocolate chips
  4. Roll into balls – easiest to start with a cookie scoop then place between the palm of your hands to roll into a ball.how to make cookie dough balls
  5. Place dough balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet and refrigerate as directed.
  6. Dip cookie dough balls into melted chocolate.red chocolate covered cookie dough truffle on parchment lined cookie sheet
  7. Refrigerate to set. Enjoy!
A white bowl full of red no bake Rudolph noses on a marble countertop.
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Tips

  • If you’re having trouble getting your Rudolph noses to set up, throw them in the fridge for a little while longer.
  • For the creamiest chocolate chip cookie dough truffle flavor, serve these no bake treats at room temperature.
  • Because this recipe is made from edible cookie dough, there are notable differences from a traditional chocolate chip cookie dough. First, there’s no baking soda, and no eggs.
  • Read here to learn how to heat treat flour. This is a personal decision that you can make if you’re concerned about the safety of eating flour that hasn’t been baked through.
A red no bake Christmas rudolph nose on a marble surface.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does flour need to be heat treated for edible cookie dough?

That depends on who you ask! Some experts believe that all purpose flour should be heat treated prior to consumption. Others disagree, stating that heating the flour has never been proven to increase safety.
Do your own research and make the best decision for your family!

What’s the difference between raw cookie dough and edible cookie dough?

The main difference is that there is no egg in edible cookie dough. Raw cookie dough will have egg and baking powder or soda. Furthermore, most edible cookie dough recipes request that you heat treat the flour for safe consumption.

A single red Rudolph nose on a marble surface, bitten half through to see the edible cookie dough inside.

Dietary Considerations

  • Vegetarian
  • Nut Free
  • To Make Gluten Free: Replace the all purpose flour with a gluten free flour.

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – Serve at room temperature. These no bake Christmas treats can sit out for up to two hours.
  • Refrigerator – Since this is an eggless cookie dough, you can enjoy up to a week! Simply store refrigerated in an airtight container to maintain freshness.
  • Freezer – You can freeze these treats for up to 1-2 months in the freezer in an airtight container. Ideally, freeze the cookie dough balls before you add the red exterior layer to prevent bleeding color as they defrost.
A little girl in reindeer antlers biting into a red no bake Rudolph nose Christmas treat.

Don’t forget to save some chocolate covered Rudolph noses for Santa Claus!

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Rudolph Nose Cookie Dough Balls

These adorable rudolph nose cookie dough balls are amazing cookie dough truffles dipped in red chocolate. They're perfectly poppable and irresistible!
Prep: 20 minutes
refrigerate to set: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 24
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Ingredients  

Coating

  • 12 ounces chocolate or candy melts (use white chocolate with a little red food coloring or use red candy melts)

Instructions 

  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk dry ingredients. Flour and salt, set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat butter, sugars, applesauce and vanilla.
  • Gradually incorporate dry ingredients into wet mixture.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Using a cookie scoop, form balls and roll in the palm of your hands.
  • Refrigerate 30 minutes on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

For Coating

  • Melt chocolate in microwave on low heat until smooth. Add food coloring if red is desired.
  • Using a toothpick, insert into the center of your dough ball, dip into melted chocolate, swirl and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes.

Tips

Tips

  • If you’re having trouble getting your Rudolph noses to set up, throw them in the fridge for a little while longer.
  • For the creamiest chocolate chip cookie dough truffle flavor, serve these no bake treats at room temperature.
  • Because this recipe is made from edible cookie dough, there are notable differences from a traditional chocolate chip cookie dough. First, there’s no baking soda, and no eggs.
  • Read here to learn how to heat treat flour. This is a personal decision that you can make if you’re concerned about the safety of eating flour that hasn’t been baked through.

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – Serve at room temperature. These no bake Christmas treats can sit out for up to two hours.
  • Refrigerator – Since this is an eggless cookie dough, you can enjoy up to a week! Simply store refrigerated in an airtight container to maintain freshness.
  • Freezer – You can freeze these treats for up to 1-2 months in the freezer in an airtight container. Ideally, freeze the cookie dough balls before you add the red exterior layer to prevent bleeding color as they defrost.

Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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9 Comments

  1. Approximately how many cookies does one recipe make? Also, is your nutrition information per dough ball? Thanks!!

    1. Hi Linda! You can always find all those details in the printable recipe card. It makes 24 balls and yes, nutrition is for 1 dough ball.