Cookie Dough, Love It Raw?  How To Make Edible Cookie Dough

Image by hannah.rosen on FlickrIf you are a fanatic for cookies, you no doubt have wanted to eat an entire bowl of raw batter at one time or another. It may have been when you were a kid, or it may have been last week. Everyone loves the flavor of raw cookie dough. But no one wants to risk getting sick by eating raw eggs.

There are recipes that allow you to make batches of cookie dough without any eggs. And they don’t require any odd or hard to find egg substitute products. After all, if Ben and Jerry could make a cookie dough ice cream with real cookie batter in it, it must be possible for home bakers to make as well.

And speaking of ice cream, raw cookie dough without egg products is ideal for mixing into batches of home made ice cream. If you have an ice cream machine, break it out and start using it again. You can use an eggless recipe for cookie dough in any ice cream recipe in your home ice cream machine.

Here’s a recipe for eggless cookie dough from Food.com. It uses no egg substitute and still turns out rich and chunky. The recipe calls for use in ice cream, but cookie dough lovers know that it’s really for spoon eating right away. Either way, give this recipe a try.

Eggless Cookie Dough for Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter (very soft but not melted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk or 2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips (or use M&M's mini candies)

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl mix together both sugars and butter until smooth.
  2. Stir in vanilla and milk.
  3. Mix in the flour until well blended.
  4. Add in chocolate chips.
  5. Shape into a log and freeze for about 1-2 hours or until firm.
  6. Cut or break into small chunks.
  7. Mix into softened ice cream.
  8. Return the ice cream to freezer. When ready, eat.

Image by Vix Walker on FlickrYou’ll find that most edible cookie dough recipes are an offshoot of this type of recipe. Most will use flour, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, and milk. You get to decide what you’d like to add as far as chips. Go with chocolate chips, mini morsels, mint chocolate chips, gourmet nuts, chopped almonds, dried cranberries, dried cherries, peanut butter chips, or coconut. As long as you’re adding an ingredient that you can eat raw, there’s no danger or harm from bacteria.

Without the threat of salmonella that is sometimes found in raw eggs, you can go ahead and let the kids lick the bowl on this one. You’ll find you can’t stop eating it either. If you don’t plan on finishing the whole batch at one sitting, scoop the mixture with a small ice cream scoop onto a tray. Freeze the whole tray and then take the individual balls off when frozen and store in freezer tight bags. You can then defrost for a little treat.

Kids and adults alike love raw cookie dough. Now it’s perfectly safe to eat since you’re not using any type of egg product. And the results are simply scrumptious. Try it today.

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