Monday, February 21, 2011

Frozen Cookie Dough Balls

The best part about baking cookies, as we all well know, is "sampling" the batter before it goes into the oven. This is one of our fondest memories as kids, But nowadays we worry about our families eating raw eggs - our kids have actually never tasted raw dough! That seems almost criminal! But, thankfully, we found this great recipe for making Frozen Cookie Dough Balls - all the fun of eating raw cookie dough without the eggs! We made a few adjustments to the original recipe and thought we'd share it with you. It is so easy and SO DELICIOUS!

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a large bowl, first cream your sugars and butter. The mix in your other ingredients, stirring in the chocolate chips last. If your dough is looking a little dry and crumbly, add more water, a few drops at a time, until you get a nice, workable dough.

Roll your dough into small balls and put them on a cookie sheet. We were able to make 56 balls, though we probably could have had more but there was quite a bit of sampling going on... Pop them in the freezer until you can't wait any more, then pop them in your mouth!

You can leave them plain, if you like, but we think a little more chocolate makes everything better. We decided to dip our frozen balls of doughy goodness into meted chocolate. Heavenly!

These keep great in either the fridge or freezer, depending on how firm you like your dough balls. A word of caution: These are ADDICTIVE! We can't go into the kitchen without sneaking one...or three...
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15 comments:

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  2. Fabulous idea! Maybe these will save my real cookie dough for the oven.

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  3. I am going to have to make some of these very soon *smiles*

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  4. I made cake balls this weekend for the first time and had so much trouble with the dipping part. How did you get yours to look so nice and neat? - Karen

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  5. @ Karen, We're glad you think ours look nice. In reality dipping them was a messy job! Messy...but delicious!

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  6. I'm pregnant and my husband has been teasing me with cookie dough. (one of my guilty pleasures) Knowing I couldn't have any has almost brought me to tears a time or two, but you have just made me one happy woman! I think this post was meant just for me! :)

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  7. Yummy! My friends and I already have plans to try this recipe out!

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  8. YUM!! I love cookie dough-definitely have to try this!

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  9. I just made up a batch of cookie dough for my brother while he was visiting. I will definitely have to try this one! Thanks for linking to Fantabulous Friday!

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  10. I could seriously make myself sick on these. I wouldn't know from experience or anything!

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  11. Oh my. I think I am in heaven. Will definitely be making these!! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. good idea-something different than flat cookies.

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  13. Oooooh, these look absolutely yummy. I never thought of freezing them and then dipping them in chocolate. This is on my to do list in the immediate future!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Tracy http://allthumbscrafts.blogspot.com

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  14. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I am going to make these tomorrow.My hubby will be so excited!

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  15. You can also replace eggs with ground flaxseed or egg replacement called "EnerG". Both have directions on them as to how to substitute them into a baking recipe and are amazing! They can both be found in the organic/natural food section at a grocery store.

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