Monday, 5 September 2016

Cookie Dough

I remember making chocolate chip cookies with the kids, and how much they liked to eat the dough.

But, it was considered a No-No to eat the dough, because of the raw eggs. That's another of those rules that change over time. My Dad used to make an energy drink of eggs, banana, and milk with a sprinkle of wheat germ, and though he didn't live a long life, it was an active one, and the raw eggs he'd eaten years before had no part in his demise.

I found a recipe for a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Square, and had to try it, for the kids, both of mine now grown, and their offspring. It was quite simple, and tastes just like the dough for my baked cookies.

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup mini M&M's
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Mix butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla.
Add flour and sweetened condensed milk alternately until combined.
Add the 1 cup of chips and mini M&Ms.
Press into a lined 8x8 pan. Refrigerate for 3 hours.


Combine peanut butter and milk chocolate chips. In microwave, heat for 30 seconds, stir, repeat at 10 second intervals until melted and smooth. Pour over dough and chill.

I changed the recipe a bit, omitted the M&Ms, and used only milk chocolate chips. If I made them again I would use mini chips, whether it was semi sweet, milk chocolate, M&Ms or the Reeses' mini chips, as it would be easier to bit into. 

They were tasty, and a good no bake recipe for hot summer days.

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