At some point in your life you have enjoyed a “taste test” bite of some sort of cookie dough batter. I will fess up and admit that I am one of those people who has absolutely finished off half a “roll” of the pre-made cookie dough. Yes, I know I could have gotten sick. ”The raw eggs and all that sugar!” I can guarantee you that was the very last thing on my mind at the time. What I was thinking was how ridiculously delicious it was and how I wished I could eat the whole thing and not feel (or look) like a hippo. The worst part (and you all know this) is how guilty you feel right after… which is why we mostly do it in secret. You, the cookie dough, a dark room, maybe a sad movie or soundtrack (come on people, it’s not like we take on a pound of cookie dough when we are feeling our best.)
Enough of that. I am here with fabulous news! I have made and devoured two ridiculously yummy recipes where eating the cookie dough is encouraged in one and part of the end result in the other! Now you can eat it without worrying about getting sick…. or hippo-ish (unless you don’t share or make these everyday, then we may have a problem.)
The first recipe is from Chloe Coscarelli, who is one of my favorite vegan chefs. Her recipes are not only easy to follow, but I have yet to make something I wasn’t a huge fan of.
Her Vegan Cookie Dough Truffles are out of this world. Everyone will love them and you definitely don’t miss the eggs or butter. (The photo below is from Chloe’s website. I may or may not have eaten the batch I made before I got the chance to snap away.)
Next up, is Chocolate Covered Katie’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mini-Muffins. Bite sized amazingness. The best part? They are made with garbanzo beans (don’t be scared) and other friendly ingredients like applesauce and quick oats. One change I would suggest is to use something other than vegetable oil. Try canola or coconut oil instead. Either way you need to make these now.