Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Cookie Dough for Preggies!

I was craving cookie dough today. Not really cookies, but just the cookie dough. Of course, I knew that I wasn't supposed to eat dough with raw eggs in it, so I lucked out when I found this recipe for cookie dough for ice cream. It didn't have all the extra ingredients that are important when you're going to cook the dough, stuff like baking soda. And it was eggless, and super simple to make. I made a few adjustments based on the reviews (and doubled it in the process), and am pretty pleased with the results. I'm excited that I have a bowl of this stuff in the fridge just waiting to be snacked on throughout the day. :-)


Eggless Cookie Dough
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup milk
1 cup flour
Pinch salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips

In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar and butter until smooth. Stir in vanilla and milk. Mix in the flour, salt, and chocolate chips until well blended. Chill in the refrigerator.


It's a bit wet right at first, chilling helps it to harden and get a better texture. If you like frozen cookie dough, shape the dough into balls and freeze on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. After a few hours, remove the dough and store it in the freezer in a ziploc bag. But I was too impatient for that. ;-)

84 comments:

Katy ~ said...

You crack me up! I'm not a fan of raw cookie dough, but I know many are. Glad you found a way to satisfy your craving :o}

Frogmama said...

Yummmmmm!!! So- does this mean its HEALTHIER? I think so!! lol - I'll have to try this one (tonight!) Thanks for sharing

Rebekah said...

yummy!! I will be sharing this with a couple of preggo friends who can't have the real thing! Thanks!!!!!

Bridget said...

THIS is my favorite food ever. Chocolate chip cookie dough. This post is making me crazy!!! ;)

The American Homemaker said...

Mmmmm I love cookie dough! I should make some right now! LOL

Rachel said...

This looks so good! I just happened to stumble across your blog and love it!

Heidi said...

I miss being pregnant when i could eat stuff like this and be ok with it!

Catherine said...

I've been following your blog for a while, but this is the first time I've commented. I love cookie dough, too, and your recipe is very similar to one that I have for cookie dough brownies. It's simple--just bake a pan brownies like normal (I like to undercook them a little), leave them in the pan, refrigerate, and then spread the cookie dough on top, store in the fridge and enjoy! Especially good with ice cream, it's like Ben & Jerry's Half Baked.

Stephanie said...

Ohhhhhhh, Catherine you don't know what you've just done...

Those brownies sound so incredible, and I will definitely give them a try sometime soon!!

Marisa said...

I tried this recipe last night and I'm so happy I did! It mixed up beautifully. I used a cookie scoop to make cookie dough balls and froze them for 1 hour. So now I can take them out one at a time to enjoy with my ice cream. Thanks Stephanie! :-)

Mandy said...

Yum! I can't wait to try this...maybe right now.

Caitlin said...

how long does this stay good?

Julie said...

This looks good! Going to have to try it soon. Just need to buy some chocolate chips to make it.

Mammatee said...

So excited!! I am making homemade ice cream and wanted to add the cookie dough but was worried @ the eggs!!

Thanks so much for this recipe!!

Miss Chelsea said...

So uh I just got up out of bed & made this after seeing it on pinterest. Holy yum. You're the devil for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

How long do you think this will stay good?

Stephanie said...

I'm not sure how long it will stay good, it's never lasted long enough to find out. If you're concerned that you can't eat it all within a few days, I'd suggest freezing it. Frozen dough is yummy!

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking of making it today for the weekend, we're going out of town. So you think it would be ok to eat for a couple days?

Stephanie said...

It should be okay if you keep it in a cooler, or some kind of insulated container (lunch bag, etc) with an ice pack or two. It's supposed to stay refrigerated.

Anonymous said...

Now that I'm pregnant, I've been dying to lick the spoon every time I make a dessert! This recipe is perfect for my cookie dough cravings! Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I just made this and what a treat! I didn't exactly go by the formula, but it ended up working out. I used 2tbsp of Smart Balance(olive oil spread) and 1.5 tbsp of real butter. Then I used a tad bit more brown sugar(an extra tbsp), light Soy milk(all I had), and only used about 75% of the flour... There was NO NEED to refrigerate, the consistency was super thick and perfect the minute I stopped stirring! I know it seems like that's a lot of change, but it only helped the consistency and cut out a good 600 calories or so, which makes me super happy. Thanks for sharing, what a great idea! Only wish I had it when I was pregnant, ha! I am rolling it into balls to freeze for future treats =) Thanks again, you rock!

Anonymous said...

I added more flour & some white sugar to get the "perfect" taste & texture for me. YUMMY

Alyssa said...

So, I tried this, and it did not turn out well at all. I dont know if it was the missing vanilla or the chunky brown sugar. I stirred it well too but just did not taste good. Anything I need to do?

Stephanie said...

I'm not sure. Did you use an electric mixer or just stir? The texture is better with the mixer. And you could try using white sugar in place of some of the brown.

If nothing else, you can freeze the dough, cut it into chunks, and stir it into ice cream. Automatic cookie dough ice cream, that'll fix anything! :)

Anonymous said...

I am 32 weeks and been craving cookie dough. This turned out great! I didnt have choc. Chips so i used walnuts. In the fridge hardening but it lose tasted great. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

heather d said...

this is great!! my mom loves to eat raw cookie dough. she's gonna love this.

Anonymous said...

Love this idea! Hate to be a bit of a debbie downer, but a lot of e. coli cases from raw cookie dough were actually traced back to the raw flour and not the eggs. Just be cautious while enjoying! :-)

Anonymous said...

It's my first time being pregnant and didn't know all the things you're not aupposed to eat. Thank you so much for this recipe!

Elle Emn said...

Uh I hate to burst everyone's bubble, but we should not be eating raw flour. E.coli is found in raw flour. If there is a way to heat up the flour to kill off the E.coli before making the mix might help. Just in case.

Caitlin said...

i was about to post the very same things Elle Em said. eggs are statistically less likely to give you e. coli than raw flour. try cooking the flour in the oven until it turns nice golden brown. doing that also destroys a lot of the gluten and imparts a nice nutty flavor to the flour.

Stephany said...

I just tried this, and it didn't turn out at all. It tasted like pure flour and smelled like play dough. I don't know what I did wrong. I followed the directions and used the correct measurements. So, I don't know. but, I'm bummed!

Michele said...

I added 1/4 tsp of baking soda to give it more of a real cookie dough taste after i first tested it. really good. thanks!

Anonymous said...

I was going to say the same thing as stephany. I followed the directions exactly and put it in the fridge for over an hour and I really only taste flour. I wish it was good but, I cant say that I will make it again :(

Anonymous said...

Taste like cake batter! I mean I like cake batter but I wanted cookie dough. I put everything in I was supposed to but instead I regular brown sugar I used light brown sugar. Would that make a difference.? Also I forgot the salt. I don't know... I also put it on the refrigerator. I don't know.. Did anyone else make it and it tasted like cake batter.

Anonymous said...

I used light brown sugar too. I put mine in the fridge for a while and it tastes amazing and yes alittle like cake batter but a lot like the cookie dough in the cookie dough ice cream

Anonymous said...

I found out that I put to much butter!! This is why it tasted like cake batter! O well..... I will Rey it agin!

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine rolled the dough into balls and then dipped them in dipping chocolate. She then let them chill and, OH MY GOODNESS, they were DELECTABLE!!!!

Julie Rodgers said...

Oh my gosh!!! Since when cant you eat raw cookie dough??? I have had six kids and ate raw cookie dough with all six! I also ate sushi and feta cheese which I hear now that the Drs are telling you not to eat!!! I feel sorry for all you young mothers!!! Way to much to worry about! I now have 10 grand kids and everyone seem to be normal!! I still eat raw cookie dough!! I think you are all under to much stress and worrying makes you sicker than raw cookie dough !!

Anonymous said...

I did it a little different. I started out with your recipe and half way through I realized I didn't have milk. So I took my 1/4 measuring cup and put some greek yogurt (strawberry honey) in it and filled it the rest way with water. Gross, I know, I thought so too. Then when it was all mixed together it was a little dark and liquidy so I added a tiny bit more flour and some white sugar and it came out great. Perfect texture/color and flavor, also, it has strawberry honey undertones. Yum.

Sabrina said...

I added peanut butter :P Very good!

Rayell said...

I made it twice. The first time I followed the recipe exactly and it tasted kind of flowery. After I put it in the freezer it tasted a lot better though! The second time I made it, I didn't have enough regular butter so I put margarine instead. Tasted like cake batter :( dang, I was hoping it wouldn't make a difference because I wanted it so bad but couldn't go to the store.

Anonymous said...

I had recently been introduced to this receipe and finally had a perfect reason to talk myself into making it. Made a double batch... most of which went to my neighbor who just found out that she is pregnant. Kept a smidge for myself. (teehee!) It's awesome!! Totally satisfied my cookie dough craving. Thank you for sharing! :)

Anonymous said...

I literally ran to the kitchen after finding this page but I was really sad when I was done making it.. I thought it would taste more like the real thing :(

Brittaney said...

I just made this and it turned out great! Nothing I ever find on pinterest works, but this did! I even used the Splenda version of brown sugar and it still tasted great! Thanks!!!

RambleSAHM said...

LOVE IT! I am always afraid on salmonella in raw eggs and now I don't have to be! You just made life awesome! lol

Victoria Bruick said...

Thank you so much for this recipe! I saw this on Pinterest and I HAD to follow the link and make them. The dough is in this fridge... I don't know how long I can wait...

Lorraine said...

Mmmm! I just follow my regular cookie recipe but add about a tablespoon or two of olive oil in place of the eggs. It doesn't even need to be refrigerated.

Anonymous said...

I just made this and was really disappointed, it tasted awful. Very flowery and I tried to fix it but sadly made it worse.

Kim Brown said...

I was excited to try this until I read the reviews, they sound pretty hit and miss and I think it's because we really do have different taste buds and we taste things differently.

I've found a cookie dough at the grocery store that is really, really good to eat and it says on the label that it's safe to eat raw. How they do that is they use pasteurized eggs and most likely pasteurized flour as well. It tastes great and comes in a plastic container with a lid so I can grab a spoonful whenever I want.

You can buy pasteurized eggs at the grocery store that are safe to eat raw. I haven't looked, but I bet you could even find pasteurized flour. I'm going to look because I would prefer it if I can find it.

Anonymous said...

I don't know who you are, but I love you! I'm a young mom and I have snacked on cookie dough with eggs and brownie batte, while pregnant. My kids are fine. We are getting uptight these days!

Sarah said...

So delicious! Had as a dip with graham cracker! YUMMY~

Anonymous said...

This is awesome! I used real milk chocolate chips and whole milk (baby is drinking whole) and it turned out to be one of the best treats ever! Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

I loved this! It is great to have cookie dough that I'm actually allowed to eat! I made it a little healthier. I made it with agave nectar instead of brown sugar, used dark chocolate chips and raw milk. It was really good!

Anonymous said...

I posted the last comment and forgot to mention that I also added Adam's peanut butter to it and it was absolutely delicious!

Anonymous said...

I mixed it slow and easy. Turned out great!

Anonymous said...

I added oats... delicious!

Anonymous said...

This stuff was great! My friend and I tried it and we say it was spot on! I'm definitely going to make it again!

Anonymous said...

I almost freaked out because I thought I couldnt view this without being a member! I have been looking for a simple recipe for this stuff, even experimented a couple times. SO GLAD I found this from you! ♥♥♥

Anonymous said...

Instead of eggs u can use mayo with your regular cookie dough recipe.

Anonymous said...

It's honestly not very good -- too brown sugary. Next time I will do at least 1/2 white sugar. Oh well, live and learn, right!?

Anonymous said...

I've made this twice now and everyone loves it! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

Anonymous said...

Made it tonight... The hubby and I loved it! A little too wet/creamy, but I think we are goin to freeze the rest! Perfect for a sweet treat! ( we are on a low can diet, so too much sugar makes tummys very upset!)

Thanks you!!

Chelsea said...

I love this, I am obsessed with cookie dough and literally make this allll the time!
I also like to skip the c.chips and sub. almond extract for the vanilla to get more of a sugar cookie taste.

Anonymous said...

OmG! this is delish!!! Thanks for sharing! I just made yhis and its too good to let it chill. Lol

Anonymous said...

That sounds very gross, are you sure you put mayo in it??

Anonymous said...

I just made this and i'm sorry to say this, but it was not good at all. I dont know what i did wrong!!!! Any suggestions!?!?!?!?!?

Anonymous said...

This is sooooo delicious! Just made it for the 3rd time with my 2 1/2 year-old! Thanks for posting

Allyson said...

Too sweet... doesn't taste like cookie dough at all :( Followed the recipe exactly and then ended up adding WAY more salt than a "pinch" just to cut some of the sweetness... tastes slightly better but I'm pretty sure this is headed for the trash can...

Betsy said...

Is this your adjusted recipe or the original?

Stephanie said...

This is my adjusted recipe. The link to the original recipe is at the top of the post. The original recipe is actually cookie dough to use in ice cream.

Anonymous said...

i tried making this last night... something doesn't taste right, not much taste at all, tastes mostly like butter, any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

I found a cookie dough cupcake on pinterest, but the reviews changed the recipe and they said it was better. Thank you for changing the recipe based on the reviews for me.
One question:
Since I am really impatient, how long does it take to chill? Is there any way to do the recipe not so wet so I don't have to chill it? I am going to bake this tonight. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I'm with Julie and anonymous...these young mothers worry waaaay too much! I'm not sure why drs have them so scared?!? I've had 5 kids eaten raw cookie dough, cold cuts and all those other things they say now we shouldn't eat and we are all just fine! If anything, it's the stress of worrying about all the new "rules" that's going to cause issues! Relax:)

Anonymous said...

I added some peanut butter and it's even bettter! Yum :)

Anonymous said...

Made this last night, it was a little too floury even though we followed the directions perfectly. So we added a little more brown sugar and milk and it made the cd soooo much better. YUMM thanks for sharing this.

Anonymous said...

Made this last night, it was a little too floury even though we followed the directions perfectly. So we added a little more brown sugar and milk and it made the cd soooo much better. YUMM thanks for sharing this.

Anonymous said...

Instead of milk, I used cream, which made the dough very smooth and very tasty.

Anonymous said...

I've made this several times and I love it! Most recently, I've added a scoop of vanilla protein powder and it's great!

Anonymous said...

This looks amazing! And to all you "older" moms who are chastising young moms for avoiding foods that are KNOWN to carry dangerous bacteria, shame on you! You and your kids may have "turned out fine" but some may not have been so lucky. E. coli, salmonella, and listeria are not to be messed with.

Anonymous said...

We used white chocolate chips, and it was delicious!

Anonymous said...

This recipe had waaaay too much milk!

Bunny said...

You just made this pregnant lady VERY happy!

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Anonymous said...

Mayo is made with raw eggs and shouldnt be eaten when pregnant either