I will never get bored with how excited my German friends get when I bake up an “American” baked goods concoction. Typical American style baked goods are very different from typical German ones. The Germans tend to have more drier, cake like goods. So when I made Cookie Dough Topped Brownies to bring for dessert to a dinner one evening, they were ecstatic. It does not get much more gooey or chocolatey than that. One friend liked the cookie dough topping so much that she requested only the topping part for next time. And that it is how these Cookie Dough Bites came about.
Sometimes when I am baking cookies, I honestly cannot decide if I like the dough or the finished baked cookie better. I know I know Mom, I shouldn’t eat so much raw dough. She always told us when we were kids that it wasn’t good to eat the dough because of the raw eggs and blah blah. But then proceeded herself to lick the beater clean like we like to do. We are all doing fine so far.
Speaking of raw dough, that triggers a question I have wondered about since moving to Germany – why are the eggs in the supermarket kept refrigerated in America, but not here in Germany?
After a quick Google, the answer seems to be that because the US egg distributors refrigerate the eggs, the supermarkets have to. But additionally bacteria growth is prevented by chilling the eggs. Want to read more here about why Americans refrigerate their eggs? Funnily enough, Germans always put the eggs in the fridge at home after purchasing.
These Cookie Dough Bites have no eggs, so you can eat as much dough as you want to your heart’s content without fear of getting sick.
Cookie dough we can eat in a perfect bite size form.
- Cream the butter and sugars together.
- Add in the milk, vanilla, and flour. Stir until combined.
- Then fold in the chocolate chips.
- Using you hands, form dough into 1 inch balls.
- If you would like, you can melt some chocolate and drizzle over the dough balls.
- Store the cookie dough bites in the refrigerator.