Why yes, that is a scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough on a plastic fork! J the B style. Cause that's how we roll at my house.
Allow me to reassure you that this dough contains no.raw.eggs! Believe me, I'd be the first one screaming poison and disease. I have a very strict adversion to raw batter. Absolutely no licking of the spoon, beater, bowl, fingers,etc. of anything containing raw eggs. Period. But an eggless cookie dough is something I can get on board with. Want to know what takes the place of the eggs? It's applesauce. See, that's not scary at all.
For those of you who know me well, it comes as no surprise that the most random of things stick like glue in my brain. These dough balls were on Joy the Baker's blog back in the summer. I distinctly remember the plastic forks sticking out of them. So, some six months later, I was thinking of a dessert to make for some friends who were coming over when I had a vision of the plastic forks and went searching the archives for this recipe. They have to be pretty good friends for me to have the confidence to pull off serving frozen dough balls on a fork! But really, who among us doesn't secretly (or not so secretly as the case may be) love some raw cookie dough?
Oh wait, I didn't get a chance to tell y'all! I got a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer for Christmas! Perfect excuse for whipping up some cookie dough, right? And it worked beautifully! I'm a happy girl.
These dough balls are calling your name. And it'd be rude not to respond. Joy said so.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
Recipe from Joy the Baker
1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup applesauce
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips, melted for dipping
In the bowl of a stand mixer fit with a paddle attachment (or with a large bowl and a wooden spoon) cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about three minutes in the machine. Beat in yogurt or applesauce or peanut butter along with the vanilla extract and stir to combine.
Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add all at once to the butter and sugar mixture and stir until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips and wanuts.
Scoop large spoonfuls or ice cream scoops onto a waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Spear each dough ball with a cute plastic fork or a popsicle stick. Place in the freezer overnight or until frozen, at least three hours.
When ready to dip the balls, melt chocolate chips in a small saucepan over a low flame or in the microwave. Remove balls from the freezer and dip into warm chocolate. Return to the lined cookie sheet and return to the freezer to harden. Serve cold from the freezer.