Monday, August 6, 2012

Safe (Eggless) Cookie Dough

My picture of the egg aisle in a Paris grocery.
My pregnancy diet and my non-pregnancy diet are not much different.  I don't regularly eat many of the things "they" tell pregnant women not to eat - with one exception - raw eggs in cookie dough.  I love cookie dough so much more than the actual cookies themselves, but the raw eggs scare me enough to make me not eat cookie dough while pregnant.  I know that people have differing view points on raw eggs.  When we were honeymooning in Paris, they kept the eggs in the regular food aisles - not refrigerated at all!  It's my understanding that it's because their eggs go onto the shelves fresher than in America.  Anyway, it's not a risk I'm taking just to eat some cookie dough, so I made the cookie dough egg free!  These are also good if you want some cookie taste without turning on the oven on a hot day!

Eggless Cookie Dough Recipe 
(Note:  these are not for baking - just for eating refrigerated)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • Heaping 1/3 cup sugar (I just don't level the measuring cup)
  • Heaping 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/8 cup flour (I just fill 1/2 of a 1/4c. with flour)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (slightly less if you use salted butter)
  • 1 c. chocolate chips
  • 2 TBSP milk

 Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla.  I cream them for a long time.

 Add the flour, salt, and baking powder.  The baking powder isn't really necessary because the cookie dough doesn't need any help rising, but for taste purposes, I add it in.  Blend it all together. 

Add the 2 tablespoons milk.  You might need to add slightly less or more, depending on your location.  Two usually works for me!
 When the dough is a good consistency, add the chocolate chips.
 Mix it all together!
 Place spoonfuls on a cookie sheet and refrigerate or freeze. 
Now, I might have to go make some more! 

1 comment:

  1. YUM! I am totally going to make this. I love eating cookie dough, but like you, I don't want to eat it while pregnant or nursing! Oh, the sacrifices we make :) Thanks for sharing!



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