There’s not much better than chocolate chip cookie dough straight from the bowl — especially when it is eggless and the threat of possible food poisoning is far from reality. These bites are so delicious — perfectly salty and sweet with the delightful crunch of chocolate chips in every bite. I based my recipe off of this one from Disney Family.com, tweaking a few things here and there to my liking. These bites make great gifts, and you can even send them off to work with your sweetheart for a yummy office treat. I think these would make a really sweet hostess gift, as well. And they are perfect for the cookie dough-lover in your life! :-)
1 cup salted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
2 cups flour
1 cup chocolate chips
melting chocolate (for drizzle)
sprinkles, if you wish
First, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.
Next, add remaining ingredients with the exception of the chocolate chips. Hold onto those until the very end.
Fold in the chocolate chips. If you’re using a stand mixer, just set it at its lowest mix option. That’ll keep the paddle from being too rough with the chocolate chips — you’ll just get a nice stir.
Roll into balls — I used a 1 tablespoon ice cream scoop in order to get them to be a uniform size.
Put the balls in the refrigerator for about a half an hour so that they can chill.
When you’re ready, pull out your melting chocolate and sprinkles. I chose silver glitter sprinkles that I received as a gift — I think they are from Sur la Table?
Our apartment doesn’t have a microwave, so I have to melt things the “old fashioned way.” ;-) On our stovetop. I kind of love it, though. My recipes sometimes need extra steps, but I find that I enjoy melting butter or chocolate on my stove. There’s something relaxing about it.
After the chocolate is melted, you know what to do! Pull your cookie dough bites out of the refrigerator and drizzle some chocolate over each one with a fork. Sprinkle a smattering of glitter on top.
Now get them out of your house! ;-) These are addicting.