Who doesn’t love to eat cookie dough? Well if you don’t, you’re missing out ;-).
Cookie dough is a favorite for many but there’s always that worry about the raw eggs eventually making us sick. We cookie dough lovers still take the risk but now there is a way to eat it without the worry of getting salmonella from eating raw eggs.
I ran into this recipe on Joy The Baker’s blog and boy am I glad I did! These little gems are a definite hit with my kids and with adults who still can’t resist a spoonful of raw cookie dough.
I decided to make them into smaller balls and got about 42. I’m thinking next time that I might add a little more flour so they hold their shape longer after being out of the freezer. This will allow for easy chocolate dipping. You can make them into balls or add a lollipop stick. Something about adding a lollipop stick makes it taste better ;-).
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pops
adapted from Joy The Baker
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup greek yogurt
- 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour (I'm thinking of using 1 1/4 cups or even 1 1/3 cups to make them a bit firmer)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 1/3 cups melting chocolate or chips to dip balls into
- Difficulty: easy
In bowl of mixer cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add yogurt and vanilla extract and mix to combine. Whisk together the flour and salt. Add to the butter and sugar mixture and stir until incorporated. Fold in mini chocolate chips. Place bowl in freezer for 10 minutes to make it easier to scoop cookie dough into balls. I used my smallest scoop to make mini size balls. You can use any size scoop you prefer. Place balls onto parchment paper and freeze for 3+ hours. Take out the cookie dough balls from freezer and prepare chocolate by melting it in the microwave. Next insert lollipop stick into cookie dough ball and then dip into melted chocolate. Place back onto parchment paper. Once dipping is complete place pops back into freezer. Enjoy your cookie dough pop anytime straight from the freezer.