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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

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!  :-)

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INGREDIENTS

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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

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First, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.

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Next, add remaining ingredients with the exception of the chocolate chips.  Hold onto those until the very end.

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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.

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Roll into balls — I used a 1 tablespoon ice cream scoop in order to get them to be a uniform size.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Now get them out of your house!  ;-)  These are addicting.

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Reindeer Mix

I had a little bit of time on my hands the other day while my husband was at work, so I thought I would make a fun treat to bring him and his workies!  :-)  Enter…Reindeer Mix.  Like Puppy Chow — but peppermint.  Thus, Reindeer Mix.  You dig?  Some of you are yelling at me through the computer — too EARLY for the Christmas “stuff.”  To you, I say — I know.  BUT, it was an especially cool and overcast day, I was playing Christmas music in our apartment, and I thought — why not?  

Reindeer Mix
Serves: Lots of hungry men (or just a lot of peeps in general)

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Ingredients

1 regular-sized box Rice Chex cereal
1 cup Peppermint Hershey’s Kisses
1/3 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Method

1. Melt the Hershey’s Kisses and butter in a *large* microwave-safe bowl.  Do this in 30-second increments, and stir in between each session.  When melted, stir in the vanilla.

2. Pour the Rice Chex cereal into the very melty chocolate-butter mixture, a little bit at a time — and stir gently, coating.

3. In a Zip-Lock bag, add half of the powdered sugar, and half of the Chex mixture.  Zip up the bag and shake what yo momma gave ya!  Empty the bag into an airtight container, and repeat the process with the remaining powdered sugar and Chex mixture.

4. Enjoy!  But not too much, otherwise you will get heartburn.  I’m not kidding.

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What is your favorite Christmas-y treat?

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