I've never been scared off by the risk of salmonella in raw cookie dough. I will undoubtedly be the incredibly rare case of someone who becomes violently ill from cookie dough because of this. Death by cookie dough. I used to buy rolls of Pillsbury sugar cookie dough at the grocery store and snack on it with friends. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Who needs cookies when you can just eat the dough and call it a day?

Along with the many perks of living at home before I move in a few weeks (more space, bigger TV, my dog...my parents, obviously) I've also found that I can't get away with quite as much. For example, the other day when my mom walked in and saw me making these she looked at me, only half surprised, and said, "Again?!" I acted like it was completely normal to have made these twice in three days and said, "Yes?" Only about five percent of the things I do on a daily basis are remotely normal. Sometimes it just takes being called out to realize it. Alas, I made them again anyways.

These are going to be my new go-to party dessert. They're easy, delicious, cute and egg-free for anyone worried about salmonella. I like the chocolate drizzle on them, but if you want to make it simpler just roll them in some mini morsels and voila! Bite-sized, amazing cookie dough bites.

Bring these to a party. Share with strangers. Make friends. It's that easy!

Also, I've noticed the dough is much easier to form if you pop it in the fridge for 10 minutes or so after making it.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
Recipe from Cooking Classy

Yields about 30

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3 Tbsp heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup milk chocolate chips, chopped (the idea is to get them to be about 1/2 - 1/3 their original size)
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped

Optional Topping:
1/3 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips

Directions:

In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip together butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and salt until pale and fluffy about 3 - 4 minutes. Stir in cream and vanilla extract. Add in flour and mix just until combine (dough will seem dry at first but it will come together). Mix in chopped chocolate chips. Scoop dough out 1 equal tablespoon at a time and roll into balls. Place on parchment or wax paper.

If drizzling with chocolate, place 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwave safe container and microwave on 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Pour melted chocolate into a small ziploc bag, seal bag and cut a very small tip off the corner of the bag. Drizzle chocolate over tops of truffles. Place truffles in freezer for several minutes until chocolate sets and hardens (mine only took about 3 minutes), then enjoy! For more firm cookie dough bites, chill 1 hour in refrigerator. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.




8 comments

Ellen B Cookery said... @ June 7, 2012 at 9:39 AM

They sound delicious. Glad there's no egg in them. Beautifully decorated!

boo radley said... @ June 7, 2012 at 10:59 AM

could you just use the mini chips in the dough, so you don't have to chop the regular sized ones? or are they still too big? (i like my fingers and this looks dangerous :)
These look FABULOUS.
I need!!!

Victoria said... @ June 8, 2012 at 9:30 PM

I just found your blog...are we related?? Can you be cousins because you both love food?
Gotta run..I hear a piece of chocloate calling my name.
But I'll be back...I found recipes I want to try. Yum!

Sarah said... @ June 10, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Absolutely! I don't see much of a need to chop regular chocolate chips, I'm sure they'd be fine normal sized as well. I simplified the chopping by throwing them in my Magic Bullet for a few pulses. I agree that chopping chocolate chips seems quite dangerous for the fingers...especially considering my lack of knife skills. I also think they'd be great using mini chocolate chips on the outside and something like M&Ms inside. You can't go wrong!

Sarah said... @ June 10, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Hah! Probably so. Long lost cousins brought together by a common food obsession. It seems likely to me. Glad to have you following!

boo radley said... @ June 18, 2012 at 1:09 PM

i made them with my 14 year old. and we did end up chopping, because that's what we had. (fingers are all still attached, but next time we will buy the mini ones) ALSO, we rolled the balls in cocoa powder first, and then in chopped semi-sweet chips. They are awesome! Dangerous to have around,... cuz you just want to keep eating them!
Also, we cut a few balls into, i dunno... 8 pieces or so, and put them in a bowl with ice cream. Instant chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. YUM!
Thanks for sharing! I'm glad I found this recipe!
(I think coconut, and macadamia nuts would be welcome additions as well!)

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said... @ June 20, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Ok I'm coming over, I need these in my life asap! Amazing! :)

Peggy G. said... @ June 29, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Egg free or not, I can't resist cookie dough anything! These bites look amazing =)

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