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Cake pops are so yesterday. What’s today?

Cookie Ball Pops!

People keep telling me I need to make those trendy cake pops. But as fun as it is to follow a trend, you know what’s even more fun? Starting your own trend! And so today… Let’s start a new trend. I’m predicting it’s going to be huge.

After all, it’s cookie dough.

cookie dough pop

Joking aside, these things are awesome-delicious, super-fun, and mega-adorable. You should all run out right now to make them!

What are you still doing here?

Really, go!

Oh right, you need a recipe first.


Cookie Ball Pops

(Can be gluten-free!)

  • 1/3 c + 1/4 c flour (I adore these with oat flour! You can use white, or even spelt flour.)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda (not baking powder)
  • up to 1/3 c chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar (do not omit or sub with white) (20g)
  • 1 tbsp plus 2 tsp white sugar (I omit, but I have no sweet tooth) (21g)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • optional: 1 tbsp vegan butter (12g) (You can omit, for fat-free balls)
  • 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp milk of choice, or more if needed (40g)

Mix your dry ingredients, then add in wet. Roll into balls, insert lollipop sticks (or any long object, really), and freeze. Or, feel free to not add sticks, and simply eat these as cookie balls.

(Each ball, without butter, will have 23 calories.)


Kinda reminds me of a flag.

Repeat after me: I pledge allegiance to the cookie dough


The cookie-dough exclamation point !!! !!! !!! !!!

Other Cookie Ball Pop ideas:

Those Single-Lady Funfetti Cookie-Dough Balls

Or, for raw cookie ball pops: Raw Cookie Dough Bites

Join me in welcoming this trend with open arms… or open mouths!

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Lisa says:

    Oh my gosh, YES! I am so going to spread this trend. How? By eating extreme amounts of cookie ball pops, of course ;).
    You’re so creative. I love it!

  2. Ahh these look great. They can definitely help put a cookie dough craving at ease!

  3. Emily K says:

    Count me in! Goodbye cake pops, hello cookie dough. I’ve always liked cookie dough more than cake anyway!

  4. KATIE YOU ARE A GENIUS!!! Ohmygosh I’d SO take cookie dough pops over cake ones ANYDAY!! As soon as I am better I am MAKING THESE!! 😀

  5. Jenny says:

    What a fun recipe! I’ve actually never been a fan of cake balls… Chocolate chip cookie though? Count me in!

    (PS Your photography skills have improved so much… It’s amazing! Pro food photographer much, Katie? ;))

    1. You made my day, miss Jenny! But I have a looooooot to learn!

  6. Jessica says:

    No kidding, I am making these today!

  7. VeggieGirl says:

    Those are WAY better than cake pops!

  8. Valerie says:

    They are so cute! And I’m so excited to hear you’re being true to your name and covering them in chocolate! 🙂

  9. I LOVE THIS NEW POP TREND!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. VEGirl says:

    It’s a new POP culture! Get it? hehe

  11. Kailey @GardenGirl says:

    I pledge allegiance to the cookie dough…
    Oh yes I do. Every single day! 🙂 I think I’ll have to pledge allegiance to these too. Where do you buy the sticks?

    1. I found them at Michaels in the cake-decorating section. But really, ANY stick would work… even a popsicle stick or a straw!

  12. Who doesn’t love fun ways to eat cookie dough?! These are too cute for words!

  13. jenna says:

    Stellar photos, Katie.

  14. Nothing says Happy Monday like Cookie Ball Pops! I am soooooo over cake pops. I will join you in starting this trend – great thinking!

  15. karla says:

    these would be totally cute dipped in a bit of melted dark chocolate. also, i definitely laughed at fat free balls. I guess I’m immature :-p

    1. I must be too… I cringed when I wrote it! 😉

  16. A.Cook says:

    The cookie dough exclamation point! Haha I love it!

  17. Leslie says:

    Sooooooooo cute!!! I’m going to put ribbons on them and make cookie ball pop bouquets. Such a cute rpesent idea!

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  19. Gen says:

    Awww gotta love cute, delicious food!!!!! 😀

  20. Anonymous says:

    Sorry to let you down, but there are already plenty of recipes for cookie dough pops around the blogsphere!

    Not to say they don’t look great though, can’t go wrong with cookie dough!

    1. Really? Can you give me a link? I made sure to do a google search before writing this post, and I came up with only one entry–for Kraft s’more cookie pops.
      I’ll agree that there are a lot of cookie balls around the blogworld (as well as plain cookie pops), but I have not seen cookie ball pops yet.

      1. Veggie Cate says:

        I haven’t seen cookie ball pops before. I think you’re the first!
        I agree with you, though, that cookie balls are all over the blogworld! Crazy!

      2. Katelyn says:

        Allie at made them a week ago…

        1. Wow, ok I feel embarrassed… Not that I could’ve known I was copying, because it’s STILL not showing up when I google search. This is all I get:,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=9c17e529bf934417

          Well, I guess I did the first health-i-fied and vegan version, anyway! And hey, the more cookie pops the better! I said “WE should start a new trend” not ME. So it looks like we are ;).

          1. Katelyn says:

            Don’t be embarrassed, just give her blog a little love tomorrow 😉

          2. Kate says:

            Just my two cents, but if you didn’t use a particular blogger’s post as inspiration, I don’t know why you should be expected to give it a shout out. That would be like me feeling like I have to give a shout out to Angela every time I have a spinach smoothie. I love Angela, but she isn’t the reason I started drinking spinach smoothies, and so it’d be false advertising if I told people in the blogworld that she was.

            You came up with this idea of cookie ball pops all on your own, and this other girl isn’t even calling her pops “cookie ball pops” and they are also, from what I can see, not anything like yours in terms of the recipe. So it would be really silly if you feel like you need to give some stranger a shout out just because she coincidentally happened to have the same idea as you to put a cookie dough ball on a stick. As I said before, this is obviously your own idea and it’s the idea, not the actual recipe, that makes it yours (just like Angela’s green monsters, which is a much cuter way to market it than my calling it “green smoothies”). I for one am going to be making them and helping you with this “new trend” that is so much more exciting than cake pops.

            On a totally unrelated note, I made your fudge babies last night for the millionth time, and even my junk food hating friend had to admit that they were delicious.

            Is it just me, or do my comments on your blog keep getting longer and longer?

          3. LOL Kate, I love long comments! Don’t ever stop :).
            And now that you mentioned other flavors, I am thinking that a snickerdoodle cookie ball pop MUST be made!

      3. Amanda says:

        I love them! And I just saw them on Allie’s blog – last week. I even made a few this weekend to settle my cookie dough craving. I added some rice cereal to mine for a little crunch. Here’s Allie’s direct link:

        1. Wow, ok I feel embarrassed… Not that I could’ve known I was copying, because it’s STILL not showing up when I google search. This is all I get:,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=9c17e529bf934417

          Well, I guess I did the first health-i-fied and vegan version, anyway! And hey, the more cookie pops the better! I said “WE should start a new trend” not ME. So it looks like we are!

          1. Kate says:

            Woah girl, there’s no need to feel embarrassed! We don’t expect you to keep up with every single blog post that every single person has every written! And actually, the people who usually make something trendy aren’t even the ones who first thought up the idea!

            Angela certainly wasn’t the first person to blog about green smoothies. And Gena DEFINITELY wasn’t the first one to put bananas in the food processor and call it ice cream. They just found a new and fun way to show it off.

            So I say, you keep showing off those CUTE cookie ball pops. Make them a trend! Because I for one, want to follow this trend no matter who starts it ;).

          2. Kate says:

            After reading the link I wanted to add one more thing. Sorry to keep rambling! So the other blogger calls hers Cookie Dough Pops, not Cookie Ball Pops.

            So I think you are safe to claim the Cookie Ball Pop trend for your own! 🙂

            And then you can take it to new levels. Don’t just stop with chocolate chip cookies. You can make up pb cookies, etc. I’m excited to see what you do with this trend. You always amaze me with your creative spins on things. I still have to make the cookie dough pancakes!

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