Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

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I have a number of recipes that use cookie dough that I need to add to the blog, so I thought I better start with the basics.

I love cookie dough! I make up a batch long ahead of time and keep it in my freezer so I can pull it out and add it to a bunch of different things. Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, brownies, and cookie bars are all high on my list.

But why do you have to make a different recipe than your usual to be baked kind?

We all love to eat cookie dough straight from the bowl, but we all also know that some of the ingredients eaten raw may not be good for us. This cookie dough recipe substitutes applesauce as the combining agent for eggs, and heats the flour in case of any contaminants. I have also taken out all the rising agents, as no bake goods have no need to rise!

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Recipe

Ingredients

¾ cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup applesauce
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
2 cups flour
1 cup chocolate chips

-          Put your flour in a microwave safe bowl and zap it for about one minute.  There are some claims that raw flour contains some contaminates, and since we aren’t cooking the dough we will zap it to get rid of anything that could be there.

-          Cream together the butter and sugars.  Add the applesauce and vanilla extract until blended. 

-          Mix in the salt and flour until well combined.

-          Fold in the chocolate chips.

It is now ready to eat, no baking required!

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Hannah Howey