I do. I prefer them to cake, for instance. There are few things more indulgently delectable than a chocolate chip cookie fresh from the oven, served with a tall glass of milk (or bowl of vanilla ice cream).
But do you know what I honestly sort of like more than cookies?
Yes. My cookie recipes never make quite as many cookies as advertised, because I eat several cookies' worth of dough.
I do not discriminate in my love of raw baked goods--my brownie pan is never quite as full as it should be by the time I'm done spooning tastes out of the batter, and cake batter is far, far superior in every way to finished cake.
I tend to pooh-pooh my way past raw egg warnings. Doughs and batters, fresh Caesar salad dressing and homemade mayonnaise--I enjoy them all with nary a thought to spare for food poisoning.
Now that I'm pregnant, however, I have resigned myself to a more cautious approach to food. Goodbye, alcohol; goodbye, sushi; goodbye, cookie dough.
Until the internet graced me with a recipe for egg-free dough, of course.
Adapted from this recipe at DisneyFamily.com; this recipe from Love & Olive Oil is similar, but requires more ingredients and I haven't actually bothered with it yet. Note that normal people use these recipes to form adorable little cookie dough balls that they drizzle/coat in chocolate and serve on fancy platters at parties. I just stick the bowl of dough in my fridge to eat as the mood strikes me.
Add to your butter 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar.
|Sugar and butter.|
|This is okay, but another two minutes would make it better.|
|This is a bit less than a cup of chips.|
|No need for baking.|
You can of course form this dough into balls, drizzle and coat with chocolate, and take them to a fancy party.
But I won't tell if you just eat it all with a spoon straight from the bowl. ;-)