Yes, there are recipes for instant and edible cookie dough all over the internet. You could certainly make any of them and be perfectly happy.
So why did I make my own version? Well, I didn’t make cookie dough, exactly. I made a muesli form of cookie dough. What up?
Like I’ve explained before, muesli is a Swiss breakfast consisting of uncooked oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. It’s typically eaten with yogurt, milk, and/or fresh fruit (kind of like granola).
This recipe actually started a year ago when I made CCK’s flourless chocolate chip cookies. I really liked the result, but I realized that I liked the dough even more, and I frequently made it for dessert or a snack. As the months passed, my recipe simplified and progressed until I realized it was kind of like a muesli. Not exactly, but kind of. So that’s what I’m going to call it. 🙂
I used quick oats because they get softer faster, so after a minute in the almond milk, the mixture starts to resemble cookie dough. You could also blend all the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) together to make it more realistic.
Let’s be honest: if you’re used to full-on cookie dough, this will be an adjustment to you! It’s not as sweet or rich, and the consistency is different. But trust me, if you eat a lot of oatmeal and not a lot of sugar, you will most likely find this just as delicious as I do! Also, this won’t create “a heaping bowl of cookie dough.” This is a single serving, meant to be eaten as a light breakfast or snack. Play with the proportions if you want more!
What you'll need:
- 3 tbsp milk of choice
- 1/2 cup quick oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- scant 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp maple syrup or other liquid sweetener
- dash of cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
How to make it:
- In a small bowl, combine oats and milk of choice. Add more milk if necessary. There should be enough to make all the oats wet, but not enough that the mixture is "soupy."
- Add vanilla extract, baking soda, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt. Stir until mixture is combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips and any other ingredients you want in your "cookie dough" (e.g. chopped walnuts).
- EAT! 🙂
Just an FYI:
Variation: For oatmeal-raisin cookie dough, swap raisins for the chocolate chips (and increase cinnamon to 1/8 tsp).