Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

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Y’all remember being like 14 and the biggest part of your week was looking forward to going to see a bleak movie with about 18 of your closest friends on a Friday?

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It didn’t matter what movie you were seeing, it was all about being SEEN. Who were you with, who would you be meeting up with? Questions that could define your eighth grade social status!!!!!!

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Some of the first events I ever coordinated, truly. Whose mom is taking? Whose dad is picking up? Do we want to go to the Chili’s first? Can someone borrow one of their parent’s cell phones so we can call when the movie is over?

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The greatest delight, without fail, came from the concessions area. For the whole of my adolescent movie-going career, I waltzed up to the candy counter of the theatre and ordered a box of chocolate chip cookie dough bites. PLEASEEEE tell me you know what I am talking about. They came in a red box and were bite-sized lil nuggets of love that breathed life into my awkward, middle school body. When the movie theatre stopped selling them, I would have to stop at the Walgreens around the corner to stock up and sneak in to the theatre. I committed crimes for this love! I think theatre officials caught on to this and now my beloveds simply cannot be found.

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Except I just searched Amazon and apparently you can get a 30-pack for $31. That is a BARGAIN.

 

(Actually, just make mine)

 

Time: 2 hours (prep + fridge time) | Serves: Almost 2 Dozen

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick of melted butter (veganize if you want!)
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of pure cane sugar
  • 2 tsps. of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 bag of dark chocolate chips
  • Pinch of salt

How to:

  • In a bowl, combine melted butter + brown sugar + cane sugar, beat for 2-3 minutes or until well combined
  • Add vanilla extract + flour + 1/2 cup of chocolate chips + salt, combine well
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop a lil dough + pack into tight balls using your hands
  • Arrange on lined baking sheet, repeat until all done
  • Refrigerate for 25-30 minutes
  • Once cookie dough balls are firm, melt the remaining chocolate chips
  • Dip dough balls into melted chocolate + coat evenly
  • Arrange back on sheet, repeat until all done
  • Refrigerate another 25-30 minutes
  • Serve chilled/cold
  • Pls try not to eat all of these in one sitting, you will puke, but it won’t be my fault because these are the most addictive bites of my entire life

 

Started with this recipe!

http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/988715/no-bake-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-bites-recipe

Double Chocolate Cakies

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Wait, where did 2015 go?

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I’m not kidding. It was April like two days ago.

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I cannot physically handle how quickly my life is passing by. I have so much to do, so much to say. Like sleep & sing karaoke at the top of my lungs. I just need time to slooooow down a bit. I feel like adult weekends go by so much quicker than my adolescent weekends did. Why??? Perhaps it’s all of the cider I choose to consume on Saturdays. Idk.

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If I were a superhero, my power would be the ability to bend time. Like, speed it up when things are totally miz & slow it down when life is grand. How handy would this be? Your boss is yelling at you & you just *zoom* to the next life event. Then you’re having a picnic with your sweetie & butterflies & hummingbirds are flying around & you just *halt* time & live in that moment for as long as you like. (I’d probably not stay at a picnic for too long, though, because the outdoors)

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I suppose some challenges might arise, though, like when I *halt* time & live in bed for 3 years.

 

 

Time: 30 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 12

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1/4 cup of butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of nonfat greek yogurt (I’ve played around with flavored kind & it definitely does not hurt!)
  • 1/2 cup of skim milk
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. of peanut butter
  • 1 bag of chocolate chips (yes, the whole bag)

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • In a large bowl, combine flour + cocoa powder + brown sugar + baking soda + salt
  • In another bowl, whisk butter + eggs
  • Whisk eggs into flour mixture
  • Stir in greek yogurt + milk + vanilla + peanut butter (This is a pretty moist batter! Yes, I said moist)
  • Fold in chocolate chips
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop out batter onto a lined baking sheet
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes
  • Serve warm with a glass of milk
  • After you’ve eaten 3, rub the chocolate that got all over your fingers onto your body