Often I find myself asking many existential questions. Why do humans style only the hair on their head? Why is kissing a thing? Why is my coffee mug so far away? Why can’t I just buy a tub of raw cookie dough when I want one??
Are you, like myself, one of those people who prefers the raw cookie dough to the actual baked cookie? Or the runny vanilla cake batter to the fluffy end product?
I swear I’ll stop asking so many questions soon. Out loud at least.
I’ve seen a few recipes for safely edible cookie dough (as in no raw egg) throughout my internet travels, but I’ve found that many still involve too many steps or that they have weird stuff like chickpeas in them. Nope. Nothing against the old legume, I just don’t want them in my cookies.
So as always, the only solution to such an issue is to find a couple of recipes I like, do a little tweaking and altering and create my own spin on it! I took most of my inspiration from this little recipe from fellow UK blogger, Livia’s Kitchen.
Say hello to these (accidentally) gluten free, dairy free cookie dough bites that are so damn delicious you’ll refuse to believe they’re actually good for you too!
Yes, that’s right. Bite size balls of soft, thick cookie dough crammed with dark chocolate chips and other nutritious ingredients. I made such a big batch of these that I’ve put some in the freezer for snacks whenever I require them! Ooh, imagine making these bites into homemade cookie dough ice cream?? *swoons*
To make these beautiful little cookie dough bites, start by placing regular rolled/porridge oats into a blender or food processor and blitzing into as fine a powder as you can. You will need a food processor for this I’m afraid, unless you can find some powdered oats from a site like Bulk Powders, then these will be tough to make by hand!
Add in some ground almonds, powdered peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil/softened butter and a pinch of salt and blitz again until combined into a mildly sticky dough.
Stir a big pile of dark chocolate chips or chunks through the dough.
Use your hands to roll the dough into 15-20 little balls, placing the cookie dough bites on a cold plate or piece of greaseproof paper so they don’t stick too anything too much.
Once all rolled, pop the bites into the fridge to firm up for at least 30 minutes, the texture is best when they’re kept in the fridge, though they’ll keep outside of it for a few days too if you like!
Now go forth and spread the word that you can eat raw cookie dough without fear of Salmonella poisoning, and that you must make these cookies dough bites now!
Delicious little healthy cookie dough bites that you can eat raw, packed with chocolate chips and no gluten or dairy!
- 120g oats
- 100g ground almonds
- 60g powdered peanut butter (such as PPB or PB2, you can find it in Holland & Barrett or online!)
- 9 tablespoons maple syrup, golden syrup or honey (not vegan!)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil
- Pinch of salt
- 100g dark chocolate chips or chunks (make sure dairy free if vegan!)
- Place oats into a blender or food processor and blitz into as fine a powder as you can.
- Add in the remaining ingredients, except for the chocolate chips and blitz again until combined into a mildly sticky dough.
- Stir the chocolate chips through the dough.
- Use your hands to roll the dough into 15-20 little balls, placing them on a cold plate or piece of greaseproof paper so they don't stick too anything too much.
- Once all rolled, pop the bites into the fridge to firm up for at least 30 minutes, the texture is best when they're kept in the fridge, though they'll keep outside of it for a few days too if you like!
*If you can't find or don't like powdered peanut butter, simply use ground almonds instead, and add a little peanut butter for flavour if you like!