16 Ways to Eat Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

16 Ways to Eat Cookie Dough ~ Tipsaholic.Take your love of chocolate chip cookie dough to the next level with these 16 recipes for cookie dough desserts. 16 Ways to Eat Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ~ Tipsaholic.com #recipes #cookiedough

 

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Even when you know you shouldn’t, it’s hard to resist a sweet bite of chocolate chip cookie dough! Now you can leave all your cares behind because this collection of recipes for chocolate chip treats is full of eggless, ready-to-eat, and tasty cookie dough. Grab that bag of chocolate chips and start mixing!

 

Cookie Dough Stuffed Oreos

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Pairing two beloved cookies together just seems like the right thing to do. This recipe will take you there and add a whole lot of chocolate-dipped love to your day!

 

Cookie Dough Brownies

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This recipe is another lending of two classic dessert flavors. You’ll be 100% pleased with the 50/50 ratio of cookie dough and brownie in every bite.

 

 

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich Bites

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You’ve heard of cookie dough ice cream, but if you’re tired of the tiny bits of dough getting lost in the ice cream, you’ve got to try this. This recipe places the cookie dough front-and-center and is the perfect dessert for a hot day.

 

 

No-Bake Cookie Dough Bars

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No need to turn on the oven, these bars are no-bake! Besides that, they’re topped with a layer of more chocolate, and you won’t meet many people who will complain about that.

 

 

Cookie Dough Truffles

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These truffles are so simple and can be topped with whatever you love most – milk, dark, or white chocolate, nuts, sprinkles, even more chocolate chips! All you need is a simple dough and some sweetened condensed milk.

 

 

Cookie Dough Dip

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You may have heard of this cookie dough delight before. It has made many appearances at superbowl parties and birthdays and seems to have a lot of staying power with its creamy take on chocolate chip cookie dough.

 

 

Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bar

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Cheesecake, cookie dough. Cookie dough, cheesecake. You may say “Why?” We say, “Why not?” Mix up a batch of these bars and you won’t be disappointed.

 

 

Cookie Dough Ice Cream

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Sometimes ice cream is just the right partner for cookie dough, and this no-churn ice cream makes this a cool, easy treat.

 

 

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites

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What do you get when you combine sweet cookie dough with salty pretzels and dip it in chocolate? Heaven.

 

 

Cookie Dough Cannolis

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All you need is a few cannoli shells and this simple recipe to make a quick dessert that looks fancy. Drizzle your creations with hot fudge and top them with whipped cream!

 

 

Cookie Dough Rice Krispie Treats

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The best thing about these chocolate chip cookie dough Rice Krispie bars is that the flavor is mixed in and on top. The soft cookie dough layer is a perfect compliment to its crunchy, crispy base.

 

 

Cookie Dough Popsicles

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A hot day calls for a special treat, and these delicious, creamy popsicles will not disappoint. A little cream, a little sugar, and a little while in the freezer and you’ll be chillin’ in no time.

 

 

Cookie Dough Milkshake

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We’ve talked about cookie dough and ice cream, but this is the ultimate way to blend the two flavors! Toss your dough into a blender with some vanilla ice cream and a little milk and blend it into frothy, creamy treat.

 

 

Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies

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A fluffy cookie dough filling is sandwiched between two chocolate cookies in this recipe, but if you really want to double-down on the chocolate chip flavor, try sandwiching the filling between two chocolate chip cookies!

 

 

Cookie Dough Cake

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Having a hard time deciding whether you want cake or cookies for dessert? This cookie dough cake solves the problem. The recipe is for both the cake and the cookie dough frosting, but we won’t tell if you decide to simplify and use a vanilla cake mix!

 

 

Cookie Dough Eggrolls

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This is another recipe that really takes cookie dough to the next level. Roll chunks of the dough up in eggroll wrappers and give them a quick fry in hot oil, then plate them with ice cream and your favorite toppings for a decadent dough delight.

 

 

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Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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8 Healthy Baking Substitutions

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Let’s face it, when you’re trying to be healthy baked goods are a serious pitfall.  Who can deny a delicious, gooey brownie every now and then?!  If you love to bake, or more important, if you love to eat baked treats, you don’t have to suffer through denied cravings.  With a few easy tweaks here and there, your baking will be much healthier and better for you and your family.  Best of all, these healthy baking substitutions are delicious and will leave your sweet tooth satisfied!

 

1. Ingredient: Flour

Substitution: Black Beans

Why: It may seem odd, but black beans are a great swap for regular white flour.  They make your baked goods gluten-free and add some extra protein to your diet.

How to do it: Rinse and drain your black beans as per normal, then use a food processor or blender to make a black bean puree.  Use a one to one ratio – one cup of black bean puree for one cup of flour.  This is best in brownies.

 

2. Ingredient: Flour

Substitution: Wheat Flour

Why: This may seem like a no-brainer, but wheat flour contains grains which add fiber and helps to prevent heart disease and diabetes.

How to do it: For every cup of white flour, substitute 7/8 cup of whole wheat flour.  It’s a great substitute in nearly any baked good you can think of.

 

3. Ingredient: Flour

Substitution: Nut Flours (almond flour, etc.)

Why: It’s gluten-free, adds protein and minerals, and adds a slight nutty flavor.

How to do it: Almond flour is a lot heavier than regular flour.  A blend of almond flour and wheat flour is a good way to go, and it’s good to add it in 1/4 cup increments.  If you use only almond flour, increase your rising agent (like baking soda or powder) by 1/2 tsp for every cup of almond flour.  This works well in nearly everything, especially cookies, sweet breads and cakes.

 

4. Ingredient: Vegetable Oil or Butter

Substitution: Unsweetened Applesauce

Why: It’s just a touch sweet without any of the fat.  There’s a bunch of added vitamins and minerals, too.

How to do it: When making a recipe, swap out 1/2 the fats (oil and butter).  If you can’t tell the difference, you can increase the amount of fats you swap the next time.  This works really well in muffins and sweet breads, and can also be good in boxed cake mixes.

 

5. Ingredient: Butter

Substitute: Avocado

Why: Avocados are chock full of vitamins and minerals – with more potassium than bananas!  The subtle flavor blends in well without much added difference and they’ve got lots of healthy fats – unlike butter.  Plus, the consistency of both is relatively similar which makes them a good substitute.

How to do it: Peel and cut your avocado, then use a food processor or blender to puree it.  Use about 1 cup avocado puree for each cup of butter, though it may take a bit of trial and error to perfect.

 

6. Ingredient: Heavy Cream

Substitute: Evaporated Milk

Why: Evaporated milk has the same consistency as cream, but contains less than half the fat!  That’s reason enough to swap, but also consider the benefits of being able to keep it on-hand in your pantry instead of having to run to the store every time you need it.

How to do it: This is a simple one to one swap – so one cup evaporated milk for every one cup of cream.  This works well in creamed sauces, custards, etc, but doesn’t have the same consistency when whipped.  Not that it can’t be done, but it’s definitely not the same whipped!

 

7. Ingredient: Cookies, Oreos, Nilla Wafers, etc.

Substitution: Graham Crackers

Why: Graham crackers have the same consistency and texture as cookies, which makes them the perfect substitute.  Use reduced fat graham crackers and you’ll cut the fat in half!

How to do it: Use this substitute for pie, tart and bar crusts.  You can also use it instead of cookies crushed up as a garnish.

 

8. Ingredient: Milk chocolate, Chocolate candies (like M&M’s)

Substitutions: Cacao Nibs or Dark chocolate flakes

Why: Cacao nibs contain a healthy dose of antioxidants and are less processed than milk chocolate morsels.  They have less sugar and less calories.  They can be a bit difficult to find in some stores, though, so opting instead for dark chocolate morsels or flakes has the same effect (just not quite as un-processed).

How to do it: Just swap exact amounts.  They can be used in anything you use chocolate candies or milk chocolate in – melted for ganache or frosting, added to cookies, cakes and muffins, sprinkled on top of different baked goods, spread into bars, the possibilities are endless.

 

This infographic is a great quick reference while you’re elbow-deep in a recipe!

 

Take a look at these 10 healthy snacks that are sure to satisfy your cravings!  And you won’t want to miss these healthy food blogs for lots of great recipes and ideas!

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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9 Creative Cookie Recipes

Creative Cookie Recipes to Try

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with one of these creative cookie recipes, featuring tempting ingredients like coconut, lemon, raspberries, and Oreos.

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Chocolate chip.

It’s the staple cookie. Everyone’s got a favorite recipe, too, whether it’s a soft and buttery, a melt-in-your-mouth, or a crisp and milk-dunking variety. And they’re good. Sooooo good. But sometimes the old beloved deserves a break. Or an upgrade. Or to be thrown out all together because if your husband asks for chocolate chip cookies one more time, you are making him bake his own. No – for reals this time.

So if you’re ready to give the choco-chippy fave a rest, why not go crazy?

These nine creative cookie recipes may sound a little out-of-the-box, but don’t knock’em till you try’em – you might just find your new family favorite. With tempting ingredients like coconut, lemon, raspberries, and Oreos, you never know which cookie might hijack your bored-to-tears-taste buds and take them on a ride through FlavorTown.

That’s right. Time to get crazy.

Give one or two of these unique cookies a try — you might just be glad the next time you’re out of chocolate chips!

 

Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies by Maybe I Will (picture: slide 1)

Lime. Coconut. Coconut. Lime. A classic combination. So of course it should be put in a cookie. A cookie, perhaps, that you would eat on the beach in the Caribbean, with a coconut full of milk to dip it in whilst your Caribbean hottie holds your hand and you giggle as dolphins leap gracefully from the clear blue sea in the distance. Or alone, in your kitchen – because they’re really too good to share, and why wait for the Caribbean?

 

Strawberry Lemonade Cookies by Gimme Some Oven, via Tablespoon (picture: slide 2)

There are many good reasons to make a cookie. The fact that it is insanely simple and ridiculously cute are two of the best reasons, and this cookie is both.

 

Cookies and Cream Cookies by Notes from Nessa (picture: slide 3)

First of all, let’s point out the fact that this cookie has cookies in it. Is there anything left to say?

 

Blueberry Lemon Cookies by Baker Bettie (picture: slide 4)

Perhaps you’ve met the muffin counterpart to this cookie, but let’s face it – muffins are overrated. They’re crumbly. They’re not very portable. You don’t just make a batch of muffins for kicks and giggles. But a blueberry lemon cookie? Now that’s worth stuffing your face with.

 

Salted Caramel and Nutella Stuffed Double-Chocolate Chip Cookies by Topped with Cinnamon (picture: slide 5)

Okay, I know I said we were giving chocolate chip a rest, but seriously. Try saying this cookie’s name three times and fast with your mouth full.

 

Movie Theater Cookies by I Love My Disorganized Life (picture: slide 6)

If you’re like me, taking your kids to the movies and getting snacks (hoping to keep them quiet) is a joke. Popcorn and chocolate everywhere. So tonight: stay home, fire up the old DVD player, and corral the mess by whipping up a batch of these tasty bites.

 

Chewy Chocolate Orange Cookies by Serious Eats (picture: slide 7)

You don’t need to wait for Christmas to enjoy the delectable flavor combination of oranges and chocolate. Just put it in a cookie!

 

Oatmeal Caramel Apple Cookies by Beyond Frosting (picture: slide 8)

Caramel apples – they look so fantastic, sitting on a tray, peppered with nuts, toffee, and the like. But have you ever tried to eat one? Ha. Underneath all that sugar, it’s still an apple, and a messy one at that. This cookie is the perfect alternative.

 

Raspberry Cookies by I Heart Naptime (picture: slide 9)

Does putting fruit in a cookie make it healthier? Nod your head. Now – bake.

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Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at www.utterlyineperienced.blogspot.com, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

5 Steps to Perfect Pie Crust

Fall is one of the best times for making pies – apples, pumpkins and other favorite fillings for pies are plentiful at the grocery store or farmers markets. Don’t bother with buying a frozen, ready-made pie crust: making your own is easy and so much more delicious. Follow these simple tips for perfect pie crust, homemade from scratch.

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1) Assemble the ingredients

For a 9-inch pie crust you’ll need 1 1/4 cups flour, 6 tablespoons of cold butter cut into small pieces, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

2) Use your food processor

Put all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse sand. It doesn’t take very long at all.

3) Add cold vodka

Yes, vodka! Keep a little bottle or container of vodka in the freezer just for cooking. Vodka is better for pie crust than plain water because the alcohol will burn off during the cooking process, leaving behind less liquid which means a flakier crust.

Add about 3 tablespoons of the vodka to the mixture in the food processor and pulse again until it all comes together in a dough ball (add a tiny bit more vodka if it’s not coming together quickly). Turn the dough ball out onto a lightly floured work surface and shape it into a 1-inch thick round and wrap it in plastic wrap.

4) Chill

Not you – the dough! Put the wrapped dough round in the refrigerator and chill it for one hour.

After chilling, remove the dough from the plastic wrap and roll it out on a piece of parchment paper into a 12-inch circle. Transfer the dough to a 9-inch pie plate (I do this by inverting a pie plate on the dough, sliding a thin plastic cutting board underneath the parchment paper and then carefully flipping the whole contraption upside down). Lightly press the dough against the edges of the plate and trim off the excess dough, leaving about 1/2 inch overhang. Tuck the dough edge under itself and finish the edge (either flute with your fingers or crimp with a fork). Pop the pie plate back into the refrigerator and chill again for another 30 minutes.

5) Prebake the crust

(Note: If your recipe does NOT call for prebaking the pie crust before filling it, just skip this step and follow your recipe’s instructions.)

Loosely cover the crust, including the sides, with a piece of parchment paper and add pie weights or a cup of uncooked beans to hold it in place (they should just cover the bottom of the plate — don’t overdo it). Bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes, then lift the parchment paper and remove it together with the weights or beans. Pierce the bottom of the crust a few times with a fork and return it to the oven to bake for about another 10 minutes, or until golden. Now your ready to fill the pie shell according to your chosen recipe.

 

Julianne Puckett is the creator of Yankee Kitchen Ninja, a blog about what she calls “stealthy homemaking” — healthy recipes that are quick and easy to prepare, DIY gardening tips and the occasional craft project. A designer, writer and former suburban-dwelling IT professional, she lives in rural Vermont, where she struggles to balance the siren call of her inner farmer with her love of cute shoes and cocktails.

 

Top Ten Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini is one of those vegetables that always seems to be in rich supply. Either your garden is overflowing or a gracious neighbor brings you a zucchini the size of a small baby. You can only bake so many loaves of zucchini bread before your family begs you to stop. So what else can you make with all that zucchini? To help you out in the kitchen, here are our top 10 zucchini recipes that’ll make you see this summer squash in a whole new way.

Zucchini Ribbon Salad

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Zucchini Ribbon Salad | Proud Italian Chef

While we love zucchini bread, baked goods aren’t the only kind of recipes available. If you have a vegetable peeler, making this salad is as easy as 1-2-3.

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Still have zucchini? Try 5 more easy zucchini recipes.

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About the Author: Clarissa Fidler is a 20-something trying to find her place in this world. She grew up in Seattle, attended college in Utah, and now calls Chicago home. In her free time you’ll find her reading the New York Times, cuddling with her cat Harper, catching up on her favorite blogs, running along Lake Michigan, or checking out a new restaurant.  If you’d like to read more by Clarissa, check out her blog West Hawthorne Place.