Friday, January 14, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls!

THESE ARE AMAZING. I just had to get it out as fast as I could. They are seriously the best things ever! Joy the Baker was NOT lying. :) I'm warning you though, once you make these, you will never be able to get them out of your head. They'll be invading your thoughts from the freezer....

I made these a while ago. I needed something sweet like 5 minutes before I even found this recipe.  I did not have time to wait for anything to bake, and I did not have time to make them into perfect shapes. That also meant I did not have any time to waste taking photos- sorry. The cookie dough was whipped up in like 5 minutes, and um, maybe I did not even freeze all of it...  Although, I have to say it is MUCH better frozen, now that I'm enjoying the fruits of my labor a couple weeks later. I did not dip mine in melted chocolate like Joy did, but I'm sure that would be extra amazing. I'm just happy with the dough balls though.

Now don't you worry, this cookie dough is A-OK to eat. No raw eggs here! I used unsweetened applesauce (healthy, right?) as a binder, but you could also use plain Greek yogurt or peanut butter. The applesauce makes the "raw" dough a bit sweeter, but once its frozen, it tastes just like regular cookie dough! They do not even freeze all the way- I can't explain it. Just do yourself a favor and make these for yourself. Like now!

They keep well in the freezer- I just wrapped mine in wax paper and put in a Tupperware container.I take one out for a sweet treat whenever I just can't shake the craving and I'm tired of wiping drool off my chin. :)

Chocolate Chip Cooke Dough Balls
Makes about 10 large balls
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup & 2 TBSP AP flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda (for flavor!)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce (or Greek yogurt or peanut butter)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (Mini chips are best!)
Fit mixer with paddle attachment. Cream butter and sugars until fluffy (about 3 minutes). Beat in applesauce (or PB or yogurt) and vanilla. Stir to combine. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt and add to butter and sugar mixture all at once. Stir until incorporated and fold in chocolate chips. Scoop by large spoonfuls (or use an ice cream scoop) onto wax paper lined cookie sheet (or just layer wax paper straight into Tupperware container if you are not picky about the shape).  Place in the freezer overnight. Serve straight from the freezer.

Its really up to you if you want to share... :)

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  1. You can't go wrong with Joy! I totally believe you that they are addictive...I'll have to add this recipe to my list! She also has this amazing kettle corn recipe that I cut in half to make it easier to cook...We have it every weekend while watching movies.

  2. What a great idea! I will have to check that one out!

  3. hm...sounds very delicious. I'm afraid I'll eat the whole batch all by myself if I make them! LOL

  4. There is nothing better than cookie dough. Can't wait to try these! I'm glad Lisa hosted the link up on Sweet as Sugar Cookies!

  5. This looks awesome! It reminds me of college when I used to buy the pre-made dough and eat it straight from the freezer :D

  6. Yummy, I love the idea of being able to actually eat the cookie dough without worrying about the eggs in it. These sound like an addicting little treat. I bet you can't eat just one. Thanks for linking up this week and hope to see you again next Saturday.

  7. Amy- Its very hard not to eat the whole batch! Its nice because you can keep them in the freezer for a while and pop one out when you have a craving!

    Tyler- Thanks! Let me know how they turn out!

    Lisa- Yes! These are better though- they don't have that funny pre-made dough taste!

    Lisa- They are So addicting! Thanks for hosting the link-up! :)

  8. Oh darn, you're thwarting my plans to go on a diet - your recipes are awesome!
    I just came across your blog via the saturday sweets link list. I'll definitely try some of your (yay! No Raisins!) recipes and let you know how they turned out.
    Greetings from Germany :)

  9. These look great! I did something similar ... but dipped them in chocolate coating to make truffles!! Yum. Gotta love cookie dough.

  10. Anke- So glad you found my blog and that you are also a proponent of no raisins! haha :) Please keep me posted if you try any recipes.

    Tracy- I was too impatient to wait to dip them in chocolate, but I will try that next time for sure! :)


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