Cookie dough is that guilty pleasure we all share; it’s so good that you somewhat feel like cheating. Cookie dough is definitely tastier than cookies!
Just like there are many types of cookies, there are cookie dough variations, so today, we’re making the most delicious coffee cookie dough bites. We’re not using eggs, so this is cookie dough to enjoy carefree!
The problem with cookie dough is that it can be too sticky, so it’s hard to eat without making a mess. For this recipe, we’re freezing the cookie dough in manageable bite-sized bits, and we’re also dipping them in hardening chocolate. You’ll get these fantastic chocolatey bites that are a thousand times more exciting than any cookie!
Making cookie dough is as easy as making cookies, obviously, so you need butter, sugar, milk, flour and vanilla extract. Because chocolate chip cookies are my favorite, we’re adding some chips to this dough, too.
Then there’s the coffee. Why not, right? Everything is better with a bit of coffee. We’re adding instant coffee to prevent the dough from getting too runny.
Last but not least, get yourself some hardening chocolate, the one you use to top ice cream. Once we coat the frozen cookie dough bites in the chocolate, they’ll become something else entirely, and they’re awesome!
I like chocolate chip cookies, but if you like other types of cookies, then adjust the recipe a bit. A fistful of oats gives these bites a lovely texture, and you can also add crushed pecans of dried cranberries for entirely new treats.
For a vegan version, use margarine and plant-based milk, and make sure the chocolate doesn’t contain dairy.
For a gluten-free version, use almond flour instead of the all-purpose flour, and you’re done. That’s an easy fix, right? Anyone can enjoy these cookie dough bites, and that’s what makes them so much fun!
In a mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to mix the butter and the sugar until frothy.
Add in the milk, coffee and vanilla, followed by the flour and salt. Mix until a dough forms.
Pour the mixture into a container and freeze solid.
With a small ice cream spoon or a melon scoop, scrape bite-sized balls.
Dip the dough balls in hardening chocolate and store them in the fridge until ready to serve.