Best ever, easy peasy, edible chocolate chip cookie dough

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.

Excuse me while I drool. ;)

Excuse me while I drool. ūüėČ

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. ūüėČ 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
White milk
Flour
Chocolate chips

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! ūüôā

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