I have a friend, let’s call her Cheri* (*not her real name), who has a serious cookie dough problem. The kind of problem where she buys cookie dough from the freezer section in the grocery store just to munch on. Raw. I understand the appeal, I mean, who doesn’t like to lick the beaters clean while baking? But they always warn you about that raw egg thing… and no one wants to risk salmonella. So when I found a recipe on one of my favorite blogs for cookie dough that is made without eggs and is meant to be eaten raw I knew just who to make it for.
The original recipe went one step further than I have here and dipped the cookie dough balls in melted chocolate for a Buckeye effect but my cookie-dough-eating-friend is a bit of a purist and prefers them sans melted chocolate. It’s very good that way but if you’re more into the salty-sweet thing than overly sweet stuff, this is the way forward. Trust me on this.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls (adapted from recipe from www.joythebaker.com)
- 1 stick (1/2 cup or 4 ounces) unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
In the bowl of a stand mixer fit with a paddle attachment cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about three minutes in the machine. Beat in yogurt along with the vanilla extract and stir to combine.
Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add all at once to the butter and sugar mixture and stir until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.
Scoop large spoonfuls or ice cream scoops onto a waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Place in the freezer overnight or until frozen, at least three hours. Serve cold from the freezer.