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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Eggless Cookie Dough ;-)

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I've mentioned before that I usually ignore the warnings about raw eggs. I've made custard using a raw egg base and I eat cookie dough by the spoonful whenever I bake. In my opinion, raw eggs aren't something to be that concerned about unless you are in a high-risk group: those with suppressed immune systems, the elderly, children, and pregnant women. So, I've never had a reason to worry, until now . . . Yep, I'm pregnant! 16 weeks today, so I'm due in early December.

Bob and I are so excited! This is our first child, and we couldn't be more thrilled. I've felt very lucky to have had a relatively easy first trimester, although the fatigue has been pretty intense, hence the lack of blogging. I rarely cooked and when I did it was more heating up something frozen or making pasta with jarred sauce. My beloved chicken sounded absolutely unappealing for many weeks, and a lot of the new recipes I'd see just did not look good. I had a lot of posts that needed to be written, but the last thing I wanted to do was spend time on my computer when I got home from work when I could be napping. Thankfully my energy is slowly starting to pick up, as is my desire to try new recipes.

I'm not sure about any of you, but when I'm told I can't have something, I want it more. (I won't even go into how much I've been craving a cold sub sandwich from my favorite local deli!) One of the first things I thought when I found out I was pregnant was: Uh oh - no cookie dough! Luckily, I remembered seeing eggless cookie dough recipes specifically for pregnant women, so I relaxed a little.

I decided to make the dough and then scoop it out into small portions to freeze. Now I can have a little ball of cookie dough anytime I want! The dough is definitely not as tasty as real cookie dough, so I may play around with the recipe a bit, but it's a good starting point.

Eggless Cookie Dough

Ingredients:
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup milk
1 cup flour
Pinch salt
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:
1. In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar and butter until smooth.

2. Stir in vanilla and milk. Mix in the flour, salt, and chocolate chips until well blended.

3. Chill in the refrigerator, or scoop onto waxed paper covered baking sheet and freeze.

Source: Adapted from Fun Foods on a Budget



Have a great weekend!!!!!!!

13 comments:

  1. Yeah!! Congratulations! that is super exciting!! Love the way you announced it with the cookie dough!:)

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  2. Congratulations!!!!! =) I'm glad it's "blog official" now, too! I was wondering how you were going to announce it.

    As far as the cookie dough ... what about the cookie dough from your cookie dough truffles? While I haven't tried this recipe yet, I remember that tasting REAL close to regular cookie dough.

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  3. Congratulations! I don't usually fear raw eggs either, but it's definitely good to have a go-to eggless cookie dough recipe like this.

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  4. Congratulations again Meghan! So excited for you and Bob! Glad you found a cookie dough 'substitute' for now!

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  5. Congrats!!! What an exciting time!

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  6. Congratulations! I'm sure you guys are thrilled!
    This cookie dough looks great!, but wouldn't the lack of eggs limit some of the adhesiveness of the dough? Or is there a substitute in there that I've overlooked?
    ~Nancy Lewis~

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  7. I love this idea--eating raw cookie dough brings back nostalgic memories--except back then it wasn't eggless. Oops! :-)

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  8. Hi Nancy, The dough was definitely adhesive, probably because of all the butter and sugar, but I agree that the lack of egg affected the consistency of the dough. This was originally a cookie dough recipe to be used in ice cream. Mel Berd made a great point that I should try using the cookie dough from the Cookie Dough Truffles - I had forgotten about those! It uses sweetened condensed milk, which perhaps helps replace the egg.

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  9. Congrats!!!!! How exciting :) I love that you made the announcement with this recipe too, so cute :)

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  10. Congratulations on the baby!! What a blessing to be finished with the first trimester!

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  11. When I was in the hospital after my son was born, a girlfriend came to visit me and Nate and she brought this same treat! I'll let you in on a little secret though....she rolled the dough in her hands like a small meatball, and after they were good and frozen, she stuck a toothpick into them, one at a time, and dipped them into melted chocolate. She returned each one to the wax paper,(removed the toothpick, of course!) and put them back in the freezer. She delivered them to me still frozen in a cute little container that looked like a paper take-out Chinese food box, except it was clear and plastic with little red hearts on it. She said she found them at the dollar store. My son is almost 4 years old, and I still talk about that yummy treat! I've tried the recipe myself and it is totally decadent.
    Congrats on your pregnancy :)

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  12. Superb cookie dough.........yummy

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