Any other cookie dough lovers out there?? Sometimes, I swear I have a bigger craving for cookie dough than an actual cookie. Maybe it's because cookie dough is faster to make? I can be lazy sometimes, so that might just be it. I have made this cookie dough recipe so. many. times. this summer! It comes together in just a few minutes and is so rich and delicious!
Here are all the ingredients you'll need:
• All-purpose flour
• Cocoa powder
• Espresso powder
• Brown sugar
• Softened unsalted butter
• Vanilla extract
• Dark chocolate chunks or chips (I like to use both)
OKAY- Let's make this cookie dough. ARE YOU READY?! Here we go!
First, you're going to want to do is toast your flour to make it safe to consume. Preheat your oven to 350°. Measure out and spread flour on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 5 minutes, remove, and allow to cool.
For this cookie dough, you can use a stand mixer or a hand mixer. Cream together the softened butter and brown sugar for about 2 minutes. Add in the vanilla and give it another quick whirl. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as you go!
Next, add in the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and salt. Mix until all of the ingredients are combined, and there are no more powdery bits in the bowl. (The mixture will be crumbly at this point). Add in the milk one tablespoon at a time, until it has reached the consistency you like for your cookie dough.
Lastly, add in the dark chocolate chunks/chips (I like to use both) and give it another quick whirl just to mix them into the dough.
And THAT'S IT. How easy was that?!
Ideas for enjoying:
1. You can eat it as is. Just roll it into balls, flatten and cut into squares, or however else you want to eat it!
2. Roll into balls and dip in melted chocolate to make cookie dough truffles. Because there's no such thing as too much chocolate, right?
3. Break some cookie dough up and use it to top ice cream!