Please let the record show I am a cookie dough addict. Luckily, there are others who share my cravings for cookie dough! For example, there is a little ice cream parlor called Cookie Dough Creations in downtown Naperville (a suburb of Chicago) for people just like me!
At Cookie Dough Creations, you can order your ice cream and get a scoop of cookie dough on top! If you are feeling rebellious, you can order cookie dough with no ice cream! You can get a cookie dough sandwich, too! The raw dough is made without eggs and comes in 8 flavors: chocolate chip, peanut butter, oreo, fudge brownie, brown sugar, turtle, M&M and cake batter. My favorite flavors are chocolate chip & turtle.
I took my little cousin to Cookie Dough Creations a few weeks ago as part of our sleepover weekend and I went back again recently only to find the line out the door despite the AC unit being broken inside!
Using The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook as my guide, I found a great egg-less recipe for cookie dough. I used the recipe, rolled the perfectly edible though not bake-able cookie dough into little marble-sized bites and froze them for a few hours. Wait. Let me back up a step. I would roll one piece of cookie dough, place it on the parchment lined pan and then eat a little bit. Next my husband would try eating some cookie dough. I would yell at him afraid we were going to run out and then the process would repeat. Hypocrite rolls, hypocrite eats, hypocrite scolds…
I tried making frozen yogurt and stirring the cookie dough in at the end, which worked great. The only issue was that I ate (no self control) the cookie dough bites I saved to “serve on top” before the frozen yogurt was ready. These are good drizzled with chocolate or even sandwiched between two regular chocolate chip cookies! I have also taken this cookie dough and sandwiched it between rice krispie treats, which my little brothers love ( I actually found this application a bit too sweet).
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
Original Recipe found in The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook
1/3 c. unsalted butter, softened
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 c. milk
1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 c. mini chocolate chips
In a medium mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy 2-3 minutes. (This can be done by hand or with an electric mixer). Stir in vanilla and milk. Mix in flour and salt on low speed until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Cover bowl with cookie dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate 15-30 minutes. Remove from refrigerator. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Use a small spoon or melon baller to scoop out cookie dough little by little. Roll into little marble-sized “bites.” Place on parchment lined baking sheet. Freeze, covered, several hours until firm. Use immediately or place in airtight plastic container in freezer.
Yield (after some nibbling): about 2 cups cookie dough bites.
Note: This recipe omits baking soda and eggs, so this cookie dough will not ‘work’ if you try to bake and make real cookies with it.