YOU GUYS! Is there anything better than cookie dough? Crunchy chocolate chips, raw, chewy delicious cookie dough? I think not. This recipe is egg-free so you can eat them straight from the beater without any worry. BETTER yet- If you are gluten-free I have gluten free instructions and ingredient for you. (can I get a hallelujah!)
WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE COOKIE DOUGH BITES?
- mini chocolate chips
- brown sugar
- sweetened condensed milk
- Chocolate melts if doing candy coating
HOW DO I MAKE GLUTEN-FREE COOKIE DOUGH BITES?
Not all 1-to-1 flours are created equal. While they all might bake pretty good in your recipes using them on a recipe like this- (with no baking) or in a recipe with very little cook time you might have problems with too much grittiness. One of the smoothest gluten-free 1-to-1 flours I have tested out is Cup-4-cup. Raw cookie dough is kind of gritty naturally with regular flour so it will still be gritty. I made these side by side with regular flour and one batch cup-4-cup and they tasted identical! My kids didn’t know the difference.
HOW DO I MIX THESE COOKIE DOUGH BITES
While you can use a hand mixer I feel a stand mixer or a bosch incorporates and blends these ingredients best they they are iced evenly and turn out nice and creamy.
HOW TO MAKE COOKIE DOUGH BITES?
In your stand mixer bowl
- cream your brown sugar and butter together,
- add all ingredients and
- stir until well combined and creamy!
If you are doing it by hand you can just add all ingredients and mix well!
HOW BIG OF BITES DO I MAKE?
I like to make small bites- to they are either a 1 or two bite ball. You can use a melon baller to make them all the exact same size.
Once they are all rolled place them in the fridge or freezer for about 30 minutes and prepare the chocolate.
WHAT KIND OF CHOCOLATE DO I USE?
I use chocolate specifically made for dipping and coating candy. These kinds of chocolates are made so after melting they will dry to a beautiful light crisp shell. You can find you dipping chocolate in your baking isle or a candy making isle.
HOW DO I MELT THE CHOCOLATE?
In a microwave safe bowl heat on high for about 30 seconds. Stir. Cook again for about 30 seconds or less (maybe slightly more) until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
DO NOT OVERCOOK. You will know it is over cooked because the chocolate will start to stiffen. If it does this adding a tsp or two of shortening and mixing it in the warm chocolate will help thin it again.
HOW DO I COAT COOKIE DOUGH TRUFFLES IN CHOCLATE?
There are several FUN ways you can coat your cookie dough truffles or bites.
- You don’t have to coat them at all in chocolate if you dont want to!
- Completely coat
- dip half of it
- drizzle coating over it
- If you dip HALF your cookie dough bite into the chocolate use your fingers and gently shake off extra chocolate. Because your bites are cold the chocolate will harden quickly.
- If you dip the entire bite in the chocolate use two forks, roll around and shake off extra chocolate.
My favorite, and preferred way, is to drizzle the chocolate over the cold cookie dough bites.
- Line cookie dough bites on parchment paper.
- Use a spoon and lightly drizzle going in one direction, chocolate over the balls of cookie dough bites
HOW DO I STORE COOKIE DOUGH BITES? HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?
I FREEZE them! Place in a bag or an air tight container and place in freezer. These will last month there! You can also store them in your fridge for about 2 weeks.
WHEN SHOULD I MAKE COOKIE DOUGH BITES?
I mean, these are an awesome treat just because! haha but here are some other suggestion:
- Need a kid friendly recipe? These are super easy and safe to make with kids!
- Parties! These go a long ways with serving to many people. One batch makes about two dozen bites or more. It could easily be doubled and make about 50 bites. more if you make them smaller. HUGE Crown please.
- Holidays!! Valentines is perfect holiday for them- use a chocolate box, hand make a chocolate box (have the kids help!!) But really, serve these any time of year for any holiday and everyone will be happy.
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Something yummy you can snack on!
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour *sub cup-4-cup gluten free flour for a gluten free cookie dough bite
- 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 3/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate morsels
- 1 1/2 pounds chocolate bark candy coating melted or 2-3 Baker's Heat and Dip Dipping chocolate in microwavable bowl
In a large bowl cream butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy.
Gradually beat in flour and add milk
Add chocolate morsels, still mixing
Shape into 1-inch balls.
Place on waxed paper; freeze for about 30 min-2 hours.
Use a melon baller to make uniform balls and roll until smooth.
Melt chocolate bark candy coating in a double boiler, or melt in microwave the bowl of bark.
Using 2 forks, dip cookie balls into candy coating to cover, but if you are like me I like more cookie dough than chocolate to I just like to drizzle the bark over.
Place on parchment paper and chill to set.
Store in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or freeze.
Store in an air tight container in freezer.
For gluten-free cookie dough balls I have found that cup-4-cup flour has a great texture! You won't be able to tell a difference.