Sometimes it’s better than actual cookies.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever snuck a bite (or two) of cookie dough when no one was looking.
If your hand isn’t raised, you’re either lying, or lying. Let’s face it, we all know how bad cookie dough is for us, but it’s just so freaking good, we can’t resist! I certainly can’t (it’s truly amazing how I survived to adulthood), and that’s why we’re lucky recipes like this exist. What a time to be alive!
This delicious treat can be thrown together in ten minutes (or less) and makes just enough for you to share with another cookie dough lover in your life. You could also keep it all for yourself. No one would blame you 😉
Some notes for making this:
The recipe requires the butter to be soft, but not necessarily melted. I, however, am guilty of nuking the butter a bit in the microwave- if you’re like me and keep butter in the freezer, you understand my problem! If you need to microwave your butter, I recommend nothing more than 20-second blasts until the butter is soft.
Also, you may be wondering why I threw in a pinch of baking soda. We’re not baking this, but it helps give the dough that extra oomph (a scientific baking term) that actual cookie dough has. I’ve tried a ton of edible cookie dough recipes (I’m addicted), and I’ve found that adding a just pinch of baking soda assists the flavor and, in my opinion, keeps the dough from tasting excessively sweet.
This dough actually tastes like the real deal! (As someone who received a tube of cookie dough for her birthday, I would know) If you want to go the extra step, cover your dough with plastic wrap and chill for around an hour. As with regular dough, this gives the ingredients a change to truly combine, and gives the dessert a more delicious, cohesive taste that makes it almost indiscernible from actual cookie dough for baking.
Enough of me waxing poetic, though. You have cookie dough to make, and I have to clean the smudges of dough off my keyboard. Oops!
Edible Cookie Dough for Two
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp butter, softened (not melted)
- 1/8 teaspoon of salt
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tbsp milk
- 5-6 tbsp flour
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 2+ tbsp mini chocolate chips
- In a small bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, salt and vanilla with a fork or a small spatula until well combined.
- Mix in the milk. Slowly, fold in flour by tablespoon until a firm dough has formed.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- OPTIONAL: Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour
I forget the original source of this recipe. If anyone recognizes it, please let me know so I can give proper credit!