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.