Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

There are some advantages of being vegan. When you make chocolate chip cookies you can eat all the dough you want without the fear of getting sick. I mean, how great is that? Of course, we still have to worry about ensuing tummy aches if we eat too much of the stuff. [Sigh] Even silver linings have their dark spots. The good news is these Vegan Cookie Dough Bites are easy to make and even tastier to eat! Just make sure you’ve got some friends around to share them with so you don’t eat too many.

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The other day we made some delicious Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies. Is there anything better than freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies? Well, actually there can be a lot of things better than cookies, especially when said cookies turn out to be a complete flop. I don’t know what caused the epic cookie failure but I didn’t have time to evaluate and correct. My daughter had friends over and I was left standing in the kitchen dumbfounded over a batch of ruined cookies. What would I do?

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. That’s what. The dough tasted great (of course) so I rolled it up into bite-sized balls and rolled these balls in sprinkles and served them on a tray. They were a huge hit and that’s when I realized I was onto something.

I like it when I walk into a room and people ooh and ahh. Of course, it helps to have a tray of Cookie Dough Bites in your hand.

This little cookie mishap of mine inspired me to tweak and create my own vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites recipe. I also began perusing the blogosphere and was inspired by the lovely Heather of Sprinkle Bites and her cookie dough balls. She dipped hers in melted chocolate. Holy mother of chocolate! As tempted as I was to do that, I went for the quicker route of rolling them in sprinkles. How fun!

Roll this vegan chocolate chip cookie dough into some sprinkles or chopped nuts and you've got a party! | NamelyMarly.com

And for a more elegant look, I rolled some of them in finely chopped nuts, cocoa, and even ground flax seeds (a good source of those healthy Omega-3s!).

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One of my favorite Oprah quotes is, “Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” I’m not certain she had Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites in mind when she said this, but it certainly illustrates the point quite well.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 24

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 ¾ cups unbleached flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 - 4 tablespoon soy milk
  • 2 cups chocolate chips, chopped
  • Toppings:: Sprinkles, finely chopped pecans, coconut flakes, or cocoa

Instructions

  1. Combine peanut butter and sugars and mix until well combined. Push this mixture to the side and pour the flour in the empty side of the bowl. Add the salt to the flour and stir to combine it with the flour. Stir the flour and peanut butter mixture together.
  2. Take a test of your dough by forming a ball with your hand. If the dough seems moist enough that the ball stays together nicely, then you're ready to add the chocolate chips. You want the dough to stay together when you create the ball, but not too gooey. If the dough seems a little dry, go ahead and add soy milk, one tablespoon at a time until you get the desired consistency. If it's too sticky you can add more flour.
  3. I haven't yet found dairy-free mini chocolate chips, so I took 2 cups of chocolate chips, poured them on a chopping board (1 cup at a time) and chopped them up a little bit. Pour chopped chocolate chips in the batter (there will be chocolate shavings too and that's just fine - it will add nice flavor to each bite). Stir until well combined.
  4. Create balls from the dough. Next, get one small plate and add 1 - 2 tablespoons of soy milk. On a separate plate, add sprinkles (or your preferred topping). Briefly roll your cookie dough bite in the soy milk and then roll it in the sprinkles. It's ok to press the sprinkles into the dough a little bit. That will help the sprinkles stay in place.

While preparing this post I found several other sites with their own wonderful versions of this recipe. Here are a few tasty recipes for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls:

Check out these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites I made over the holidays!

Easy to prepare and delicious to eat holiday party treats

And one of my favorite recipes is this Butterfinger Cookie Dough Cake recipe. Can you see how incredible this is! One of my favorite birthday cakes so far!

My new favorite birthday cake - Butterfinger Cookie Dough Chocolate Layer Cake

I’m still in love with these Energy Orbs (aka Date Balls) that are not only a delicious treat, but uber healthy too!

A naturally sweet date ball is covered in sesames

Posted 4 years ago by Marly on Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 · Permalink

20 Responses to Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

  1. Absolutely brilliant Marly, they look like truffles! I love how you rolled them in nuts and flax seeds for extra omega 3!

  2. So you’re telling me they’re healthy. That’s it, I’m sold.

  3. These look great!

  4. love these Marly – sweet AND vegan!

  5. Marly, Marly, Marly…you are definitely the best when it comes to making “lemonade”!

  6. Marly! What a great way to turn a flop into a huge success. These look and sound delicious. How can you go wrong with peanut butter? Thanks for sharing, sweet woman. I hope you have a great Wednesday. Happy Hump Day!

    • Well, since they’re not being baked it’s easy to add more peanut butter to the mix. I think that constitutes as healthy. That’s my story at least…

  7. My very first job when I was 16 was working at Dairy Queen. I ate my share of Blizzards, sundaes and cakes…and cookie dough! Mmmmm frozen cookie dough! Thanks for the memories Marly:)

    • Hey, that’s a great idea. These could easily be frozen! Ok. My next post? Frozen cookie dough bites. Just kidding!

  8. My child loves raw cookie dough but i was always concerned about the raw eggs. Gotta try this one.

  9. We love raw cookies too. Have made quite a few versions over here. So simple & healthy. The perfect cookie :)

    • Oh, I’m going to have to check yours out. One can never have too many versions of chocolate chip cookie dough!

  10. I can picture you in your kitchen coming up with this very creative idea for a cookie rescue plan. The cookie dough bites are sweet and lucky me I have these ingredients on hand;-)

  11. Whoa-these are genius! I love it when mistakes are almost better than what you had in mind. Love them!

  12. You are so smart! My kids love cookie dough. At first glance I thought they were truffles as well. I love quick and easy and of course delicious.

  13. These look so good! I love anything “cookie dough”. I think I’ll try these for my sister-in-law’s wedding!

  14. What pretty photos! I love that you can nibble on the raw dough.

  15. These look like they would be perfect for any party or holiday!