Rudolph Nose Dough Balls No Bake Christmas Cookies

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These chocolate covered Rudolph Nose Dough Balls will be the hit of your Christmas get together! They’re amazing edible cookie dough truffles covered in a red chocolate shell for a one of a kind no bake Christmas cookie.

rudolph nose dough balls in a bowl with lights behind

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 Dough Balls!

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

no bake rudolph nose christmas cookie by lights

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!

I’m back with the #ChristmasCookieSquad to share some new and inspiring Christmas Cookie Recipes with you. 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.

girl holding up a rudolph nose with antlers on

No bake cookie dough is the next best thing to sliced bread. It’s eggless, delicious and so easy to make! If you’ve always enjoyed the dough more than the baked cookie – or struggled to get cookies in the oven, this recipe is for you!

I’m guilty of enjoying the dough just as much or more as the actual cookie. This eggless no bake cookie dough is perfect – it’s delightfully sweet and has amazing texture.

no bake cookie dough scoop in bowl

Now you can eat raw cookie dough without fear! It tastes just like regular cookie dough, but there are a few notable differences in this edible cookie dough recipe –

  • no baking soda – no bake, no need to have a rising agent that adds a tart flavor
  • no eggs – raw eggs can become contaminated with salmonella and therefore shouldn’t be used in no bake recipes
  • applesauce – keeps the cookie dough truffles fresh and moist longer
bowl of red chocolate covered no bake cookie dough

Rudolph Nose Dough Ball Ingredients

  • Butter – Unsalted butter (not margarine).
  • 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.
  • 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.

How to Make Chocolate Covered Dough Balls

  1. Whisk dry ingredients. Flour and salt, set aside. Whisking ensures it’s thoroughly combined. dry ingredients in mixing bbowl
  2. Beat butter, sugars, applesauce and vanilla. combining ingredients in mixer
  3. Make dough – In a large bowl or stand mixer, incorporate dry ingredients into wet. cookie dough truffle mixture
  4. Stir in chocolate chips using a spatula. cookie dough batter with chocolate chips
  5. Roll into balls – easiest to start with a cookie scoop then place between the palm of your hands to roll into a to make cookie dough balls
  6. Place dough balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  7. Dip cookie dough balls into melted chocolate using a toothpick inserted into the center. Swirl to remove excess chocolate covered cookie dough truffle on parchment lined cookie sheet
  8. Refrigerate to set. 
  9. Enjoy!


  • Since this is an eggless cookie dough, you can enjoy up to a week! Simply store refrigerated in an airtight container to maintain freshness.
  • For the creamiest chocolate chip cookie dough truffle flavor, serve at room temperature.
inside of a cookie dough truffle

Don’t forget to save some chocolate covered cookie dough bites for Santa Claus!

girl eating cookie dough ball covered in red chocolate

More No Bake Recipes

Looking for more no bake ideas? These are a few of my favorites!

bowl of red rudolph nose no bake cookie dough truffles

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A white bowl full of red coated cookie dough balls for Christmas.

Rudolph Nose Cookie Dough Balls

Author: Julie Blanner
These adorable rudolph nose cookie dough balls are amazing cookie dough truffles dipped in red chocolate. They're perfectly poppable and irresistible!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 151 kcal


  • cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 11 tablespoons butter softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • white chocolate white chocolate and red food coloring or red candy melts


  • 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.
  • 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.


Store refrigerated in an airtight container up to 1 week.


Calories:151kcalCarbohydrates:21gProtein:1gFat:7gSaturated Fat:4gCholesterol:15mgSodium:100mgPotassium:16mgFiber:1gSugar:13gVitamin A:177IUVitamin C:1mgCalcium:14mgIron:1mg
5 from 2 votes
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