Friday, May 14, 2010

Cookie Dough Treats

“MMMM.” bite. “This is.” bite. “The Best Thing.” bite. “Ever!” bite bite bite. “Seriously.”

Any food that elicits this type of reaction is worth a post in my book. Cookie dough usually gets a pretty positive response- I mean, it’s all the best ingredients, mixed up into a luscious, sinful dough. It’s rich and sugary, with little bits of chocolate sprinkled through. Best eaten raw (salmonella is just a myth, right?), but if you HAVE to cook them up, they can make a pretty delicious finished baked treat too.

This idea takes every girl’s favorite break-up foods, cookie dough and ice cream, and multiplies their deliciousness by a million and a half.  And the great thing is, it’s just so easy.  These little pots of hot, half-baked cookie dough topped with creamy vanilla ice cream and a generous drizzle of chocolate sauce are perfection. They are great for a dinner party too, since they take basically no prep work or cook time and are guaranteed to delight even your pickiest of eaters.

These little babies are not for those on a diet; even a whiff of the warm dough and half melted chocolate chips will send you to the treadmill for another 10 minutes. Indulge in a whole coffee cup full (like I obviously did), and you may have to hit the gym twice the next day!

The steps are simple. Get some cookie dough. When I actually want the finished baked cookie, I make it from scratch, but when all I want is to treat myself to some dough, I reach for the easy stuff- a roll of Nestle straight from the refrigerated section. Strange? Maybe, but I’m all for easy. Next, put the dough in a coffee cup or ramekin, bake in a 350º oven for 10-12 minutes until the tops are golden brown. Add some ice cream and chocolate syrup and indulge yourself while they are still warm. Try not to scrape the dish when you’re done, I dare you. 

Source: Our Best Bites

1 comment:

  1. Cookie dough is my favorite and every time I go to Coldstone I get it mixed into my ice cream and they drizzle chocolate and caramel on top. This looks like the perfect homemade substitute and I think I'll add caramel!