This is actually just a post rewind of sorts… bear with me.
…the other day, my husband said I should make chocolate chip cookies. Cookies are basically his favorite thing ever. (And I don’t mean my decorated sugar cookies. He likes regular ol’ cookies.) Me being the hormonal, whiney, cranky-pants that I am lately, protested because A) I would have to make cookies, and B) I couldn’t eat any dough.
See, people always say you shouldn’t eat raw cookie dough or cake/brownie batter because the raw eggs and salmonella blah blah blah… and no one actually listens to that.
BUT. When you’re prego, salmonella is a really big deal. Like it can cause miscarriage big deal. So I wasn’t even trying to tempt myself.
Thankfully, I had these Cookie Dough Truffles up my sleeve. Raw cookie dough sans eggs. I will now refer to it as Pregnant Lady Cookie Dough.
(**Quick note: While this satisfied my cookie dough need, it didn’t quite satisfy my husband’s cookie need. You can’t bake dough without eggs, it just won’t work! I think I owe him…)
When I posted the original recipe, I coated them in chocolate. I’ve made this dough a few times now, and most of the time it doesn’t make it to the dipping stage. Usually I bake it into something. This time, no way.
I scooped the dough into small balls, lined them up on a wax lined baking sheet, and left them in the freezer overnight. The next morning, I packed them all in a quart-sized zip top bag and gifted them to my brother-in-law for this birthday. He’s a cookie dough fiend.
…not all the dough made it into cute little balls. The rest resided in my fridge until we polished it off last night.
To make things easy, here is the recipe again, appropriately renamed:
Pregnant Lady Cookie Dough - adapted from eat.drink.smile.
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
scant 1/3 cup milk (little less than 1/3 cup)
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used reg size but mini would work!)
1. Beat together butter and sugars until combined.
2. Add vanilla and milk and beat, scraping and cleaning beaters/paddle a couple times.
3. Mix together flour, salt, and baking soda, then slowly add to wet mixture until completely combined.
4. With a wooden spoon or spatula, stir in the chocolate chips.
5. Scoop into small balls and freeze on a baking sheet. Once solid, store in a zip top bag for anytime snacking.
Pregnant ladies everywhere, you’re welcome.