Cookie dough that is made to be eaten! Adapted from my classic monster cookie recipe, this dough is egg-free and is made to be eaten right out of the bowl, or rolled into balls for the perfect cookie dough treat. No sneaking necessary!
This has been a very busy week! On top of all of our regular family activities, I’ve been baking up a storm for a fundraising event for my son’s school. I’ve been making my Fall Favorite Pumpkin Bread, Funfetti Sugar Cookie Bars, and a big pan of my Monster Cookie Bars. I’ve made this recipe many times, and is a simple bar version of my Monster Cookie recipe. These delicious bars are loaded with chocolate chips, M&M candies, peanut butter chips, and lots of peanut butter and oatmeal. Suffice it to say, it makes for a really incredible cookie dough, which a few spoonfuls tend to make their way out of the bowl before it even gets to the pan.
Because its not usually a good idea to eat raw eggs (my Monster Cookie Bar recipe has 3 eggs!), and because this cookie dough is INCREDIBLE, I decided that I needed to make an egg-free, edible cookie dough version of this recipe! It was really simple to adapt – I eliminated the eggs and substituted with applesauce, which makes for a nice binding. I also eliminated the baking powder, as its no longer needed. I also halved the bar recipe, as it makes quite a bit.
Once this edible cookie dough is mixed together, I then refrigerated for a couple hours. (Or you can just dive right in, and eat it straight out of the bowl!) Refrigerating helps if you want to roll the dough into balls, as it helps the dough stiffen up a bit.
I used a Tablespoon sized scoop to roll out these snack-sized balls, which make for the perfect sweet treat! I placed a big sheet of waxed paper on the counter, and ended up with about 3 dozen balls. Once I rolled out these balls, which didn’t take long at all, I then placed in snack-sized bags and put in my freezer. They’re great to take out for a decadent little snack when you’re in the mood! It’s also helpful to have a smaller portion handy, versus eating the entire bowl of dough – which is a dangerous possibility when I’m around. 🙂
Here’s the easy, delicious recipe for this egg-free, edible cookie dough:
If you love sneaking a bit of cookie dough whenever you’re making cookies or bars, make a big batch of this instead. You won’t have to worry about getting sick from raw eggs, and you can also enjoy the delicious combination of chocolate, peanut butter and oatmeal in one glorious cookie dough bite! No sneaking necessary! Enjoy ~Erin