There’s nothing I love more than discovering a hack for some of my favorite indulgences.
One of those little treats happens to be cookie dough.
I love the delicious taste but am not enthused with the way my body feels after eating nearly half of the bowl.
All the raw eggs and sugar upset my stomach.
So I decided I needed to find a solution to enjoy and indulge in without feeling sluggish and guilty.
My edible cookie dough recipe is not only delicious but nutritionally friendly. It provides you with the same cookie dough taste without all of the unhealthy ingredients found in the typical cookie dough.
First, let’s gather our ingredients.
You will need the following:
- 1 cup of old-fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons of any nut butter of your choice
- 2 tablespoons of natural maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 6 tablespoons of vanilla almond milk (can use other milk types if preferred)
- sprinkles, chocolate chips, or other toppings
Here is what I have gathered. I decided to use cashew butter because I like a runnier consistency to my nut butter.
After gathering all your ingredients, we’re going to need a food processor.
Place your one cup of old-fashioned oats into the food processor. Pulse until the oats become a fine powder.
Once your oats have been thoroughly ground, it’s time to add the rest of our ingredients.
In a large mixing bowl, let’s combine our ground oats, cashew butter, syrup, vanilla, and almond milk.
Next, thoroughly mix the ingredients until a dough-like consistency has formed.
Your cookie dough should look like the picture above.
If your dough is too dry, simply add more milk. If it is too moist then add more oats.
Now for the fun part.
Feel free to add whatever toppings your heart desires. Sprinkles, chocolate chips, and cranberries are a few of my favorites.
For this batch, I decided to mix in rainbow sprinkles. My cookies look a little like unicorn poop :).
After mixing in your toppings of choice, it’s time to scoop the dough into bite-sized balls.
I used a small scooper. Place the bites on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
After forming our cookie dough balls, it’s time to pop those babies into the fridge for one to two hours.
While our dough is hardening, let’s lick the bowl!
Just for your convenience, I’ve included a printable copy of my recipe below.
Did you test out my recipe? Tag me on Instagram @biting_back_ or let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
I hope this recipe satisfies not only your sweet tooth but your tummy as well.