“It’s just a cookie, sweetheart.”
― J. Lynn, Wait for You
Tell me, does anybody ever manage to grow out of their 5-year old urge to consume the entire bowl of raw cookie dough before the cookies have even been baked…? Surely anyone who says that they have must be lying…
When it comes to actually baking cookies, I often have to talk myself out of reserving all of the beautifully thick cookie dough as a snack/dip. Cookie dough = temptation heaven. Raw eggs are pretty much the only deal breaker; and so the cooked cookies end up getting their way…and they all lived happily ever after.
But what if the ending was different? What if the cookie dough was never baked…? What happens in a world where cookie dough is the final product…?
Happiness, I assure you. Happiness…
The sweetened condensed milk here in this recipe for *real* cookie dough is perfect. An otherwise stiff and strongly buttery bowl of cookie-flavoured deliciousness becomes transformed into a dense and thick, addictive, creamy decadence…
These bars are so dense, thick, and creamy – They are dangerously addictive!
Makes 12-16 bars
- ½ C butter
- 1 C brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 C flour
- ¾ can sweetened condensed milk (add the whole can if you think the texture is too thick)
- 2 C chocolate chips.
- Cream the butter, sugar + vanilla as if you were making cookies. Add the flour and mix thoroughly.
- Next, add the condensed milk, followed by the chocolate chips.
- You can put the cookie dough into a baking dish and leave it to refrigerate before cutting into bars, or you can shape it into small balls to make cookie dough bites. Either is fine, just make sure they have a few hours to cool + harden sufficiently (else they will get messy – use the freezer if you’re desperate) There is no raw egg to stop you eating the bowl with the biggest spoon that you can find there and then though!
- This is real cookie dough. And it is addictive. Enjoy.
As much as I would like to, I still can’t handle those cookie dough recipes that which call for flaxseed, cashews, coconut oil and the latest nature syrup…I mean, these things are all GREAT etc, and I’m sure that the final products are totally delicious and (most certainly) more guilt free + good for you than these dangerously addictive little bars of crack…but they just aren’t cookie dough! Nothing can beat the real thing IMO. Maybe one day I will find myself in some kitchen somewhere, pureeing nuts and shaping seeds into bars, but until then…Cookie dough means business; cookie dough means butter. Anything else is merely granola.
Happy Sunday! xox