Because who doesn’t want to eat cookie dough?
Sorry I’ve been a bit absent the past month! But to make up for it, I bring you a post full of different ways to eat cookie dough (yum). I’ve been going through a cookie dough phase recently. I’ve been eating it on its own, in truffles and stuffed in French toast (see picture above). I decided to experiment a bit and discover the six best way to eat cookie dough (you’re welcome). Oh, what I endure in the name of food. ;) After much careful scientific exploration of the topic (read: trying to determine the best sugar/flour/margarine ratio. Hey, that’s chemistry!) I think I have perfected the art of cookie dough making and eating. First off, the cookie dough recipe.
1/2 cup vegan margarine
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp + 2 tsp soya milk
1 1/4 cup flour
1/3 cup chocolate chips
- Mix the margarine, dark brown sugar, white sugar, salt, vanilla and soya milk together well.
- Add the flour and mix until well incorporated.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
Best Ways to Eat Cookie Dough
Now that you’ve got the recipe, here are the best ways to eat it, in my experience:
- Classic: straight out of the bowl. Just the way you did it when you were five. Yum! If you want to make things a bit more interesting/try not to eat your body weight in cookie dough in one go, you can roll the cookie dough into a log and put it in the freezer (in a plastic bag of wrapped in parchment paper). Then you can eat chunks of frozen cookie dough whenever you want, and hopefully exercise a bit more portion control (portion control, what’s that?!).
- Frappuccino: Buy a soya mocha frappuccino/blended coffee (or make your own!) and blend in cookie dough. Wow. This is a million times better than that mocha cookie crumble crap.
- Ice cream: Buy (or make) vegan vanilla ice cream. Let it sit on the counter for a few minutes to soften, then mix it with the cookie dough.
- Cupcake: Make chocolate cupcakes and frost with cookie dough.
- Toast: Who doesn’t want cookie dough for breakfast? Option 1: Eat cookie dough straight out of the bowl/freezer for breakfast, and fully embrace the cookie dough craving. Option 2: Fool yourself (and potentially others) into believing you’re eating some sort of balanced breakfast by making toast, then spreading cookie dough on it. Option 3: Make cookie dough-stuffed French toast by cutting an extra large slice of bread off a loaf, then cutting an incision into the bread and stuffing it (similar to the way you’d stuff pitta bread) with cookie dough. Repeat as needed to make as many slices as you’ll require. Then, make vegan French toast, subbing the cookie dough stuffed slice(s) for regular slices of bread.
- Truffles: Resist eating the cookie dough long enough to form it into small, 1-inch balls and place them on plate or a baking sheet in the freezer for an hour. Melt chocolate on a double boiler or in the microwave (or if you don’t have a double boiler, partially submerge a Pyrex bowl or measuring cup in boiling water and melt the chocolate in the bowl/cup, being careful not to splash any boiling water into the chocolate). Dip the cookie dough in the melted chocolate. Place on a greased cookie tray (or one covered with parchment paper) and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours, or until the chocolate exterior hardens. Keep refrigerated until you’re ready to eat (or else the chocolate will melt).