You're probably thinking, "What? Aren't all cookie doughs edible?"
Yes! Technically. ;)
But this is a cookie dough made for eating, not baking! It's made without eggs and can be turned into truffles for easy freezing and longer term storage. That way you'll always have some cookie dough on hand when you've got a craving. And for all of those folks out there who are squeamish about eggs, this is a nice edible cookie dough for you!
This raw edible cookie dough tastes just like the Joy of Cooking chocolate chip cookie recipe, which is my favorite. This recipe makes 25-30 cookie dough truffles - so it will feed lots of folks! :D
P.S. Yeah, I know raw flour is now also considered risky, though it is a very low risk. If the raw flour freaks you out, pop it in the microwave, stir it often and heat it until it reaches at least 160 F.
Step 1: Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar (light or dark - whatever you prefer)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 cup chocolate chips of choice
Boom. Easy peasy!
This amount of ingredients will make 25-30 cookie dough truffles.
Recipe adapted from CenterCutCook.com.
Step 2: Creaming + First Mixing
Cream the butter and sugar together until nice and fluffy.
Then add in the vanilla and salt and mix until well combined.
Step 3: Add the Flour
Mix the flour in until you can't see any dry spots and it's well incoporated.
The dough will be very crumbly at this point and that's okay - we'll fix it on the next step.
Step 4: Mix in the Milk
Now add the two tablespoons of milk and mix again.
The dough will get nice and creamy and look just like a typical cookie dough at this point. :)
Step 5: Fold in the Chocolate Chips + Additional Mix in Ideas
Once the dough is completed, you can add chocolate chips or whatever else you desire!
This dough can accept 1 to 1 1/2 cups mix-ins - it all just depends on what it is. Quick cook oats, chopped nuts, shredded coconut or dried fruit would all be lovely. :D
Step 6: Make Them Bite Size to Store + Truffles
I recommend rolling them into about 1.5 inch balls - you can freeze them on a cookie sheet and then transfer them to a freezer bag. That way you'll have bite size cookie dough whenever you want. They'll keep in the freezer about 3 months.
You can also roll them in cocoa powder, coconut, or whatever other topping you like. Yay quick truffles! :D