I may or may not have an infatuation with raw chocolate chip cookie dough. (Hint: I do.) In fact, the only reason I make chocolate chip cookies is so I can have a spoonful (or ten) of the gooey, delicious dough.
Every time I sneak some of the delectable dough, the voice of my home economics teacher comes into my head: “If you eat raw cookie dough, you will get salmonella!” In fact, there are an estimated 1.4 million reported cases of salmonella in the USA each year, of which 500-1,000 cases result in death. So I guess eating raw eggs might not be a fantastic idea after all.
In an effort to make a healthier example for my kids (and to avoid becoming a statistic), I decided to try edible chocolate chip cookie. A simple Google search brings up over 300,000 results. Pinterest is filled with oodles and oodles of recipes. My husband and I tried out a few different recipes and couldn’t help but feel like they had missed the mark somewhere. I wanted something quintessential; something that tasted “Nestle Tollhouse”, mouth-watering good.
And so, after trial and error, I have created what I feel is the very best, edible, easy peasy, raw chocolate chip cookie dough. My kids would agree. 😉 Now, keep in mind the fact that I am NOT a cook/chef/culinary expert. I’m just an avid fan of all things cookie dough, on a mission to spread the love. Here you go!
Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
1 stick (1/2 cup) softened butter
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
Combine butter, sugars and salt in a medium sized mixing bowl until well-blended. Add in vanilla. Slowly add in the flour (I started with approximately 3/4 cup). Add in a couple of tablespoons of milk. <<Keep adding a small amount of flour and/or milk until you reach the consistency you desire. I prefer my cookie dough to be a bit firmer so I added more flour and less milk (about 1 1/2 cups flour and 1/4-1/2 cup milk). If you want your dough to be “gooier”, add more milk and less flour. You can’t really mess it up.>> Mix until smooth. Add in as many chocolate chips as you’d like! You can enjoy the dough right away or let it chill in the fridge to firm up a bit.
Let me know what you think! 🙂