Cookie Dough Bites
You guys, you guys, you guys!!! It’s Christmas in July!!! Woot! For the rest of the week, I’ll be sharing Christmas in July themed recipes.
Ok, at least here on my blog and on the Hallmark Channel, it’s Christmas in July, which is basically just an excuse for me to make some of my favorite holiday treats in the summer time and make them more appropriate for summer time. Like these cookie dough bites which I finished up while watching a Hallmark Christmas movie.
Sidebar: can we talk about my deep seated love of these movies? It’s intense. They are just so stinking predictably happy. The way life should be. I have some super fond memories of watching these movies like the year Goose was born. She was about a month old when the Hallmark channel made its switch to full Christmas programming. I was super hormonal and super sleep deprived. So of course watching a movie about a little girl who stopped talking after her mom died while my newborn slept on my chest was a brilliant idea. Brilliant. The ugly crying into my baby’s head was epic. And very entertaining to my husband.
This year, so far, there hasn’t been any ugly crying. However, on Friday night, Goose woke up from a very long nap cranky and miserable. She sat on my lap and watched one of the movies with me, and actually liked it. In the movie we watched, a woman got into a car accident with a reindeer. Yes, I know. Really, I do. But this 30 second scene made a huge impression on my child, and she talked about it the rest of the night and has actually been requesting to watch the reindeer lady movie.
Anywho, back to the cookie dough bites. I am all about making cookies and cookie bars at Christmas time. And butter bars like these loaded salted caramel butter bars. While, yes, it’s true the finished cookies and bars are delish, my favorite part of cookie making is eating the raw dough.
Because raw cookie dough should be its own food group. Yum.
So I figured, why not bring the deliciously good experience of eating raw cookie dough to summer? The best part of cookie baking with no eggs.
These cookie dough bites have no eggs and the flour is zapped in the microwave prior to making the dough making them perfectly safe to eat. Not that raw egg or flour in cookie dough has ever stopped me before.
The cookie dough is basically the dough from my skillet chocolate chip cookie with a couple tablespoons of milk added in and no eggs. Then to top it all off, I dipped the dough balls in chocolate. Because chocolate. After all, it’s sort of the holidays, so calories don’t count. And then just for fun, bling these treats out with sprinkles. Because sprinkles!
Looking for last year’s Christmas in July ideas? Check them out below:
Serves 18-21 bites
Easy Eggless Cookie Dough Bites
15 minPrep Time
15 minTotal Time
- 1/2 cup of softened butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup of packed light brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tbs of milk
- 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/4 cup flour*
- 1/3 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups of mini chocolate chips
- 2 cups of chocolate chips
- Place the flour in a microwave safe bowl. Zap in microwave for 30 seconds. Let cool.
- In a stand mixer cream together the butter, sugars, vanilla, and milk. Beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.
- Add about a third of the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and mix until combined. Repeat two more times with the rest of the dry ingredients. Mix until combined.
- Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
- Form balls of dough and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm.
- After the balls have been refrigerated, melt 2 cups of chocolate chips in microwave by microwaving for 15 seconds at a time and stirring. Repeat until chocolate is smooth.
- Dip the balls into the melted chocolate and place on wax paper. Sprinkle with sprinkles if desired. Let cool in fridge. Chill until ready to serve.
*Use gluten free all purpose flour if desired