Do your kids like to eat raw cookie dough? This is a recipe for you then, only it’s safe because it’s egg-free! No baking involved!
My neighbor Cindy introduced us to these. I may have to kill her for it. (Just kidding, love ya Cindy!) But these are seriously addicting in a not-low-calorie kind of way and it’s using every ounce of restraint while I type this blog post to not go into the fridge to try more of this.
So my kids had this at my neighbor’s over the summer and NO JOKE, I have been hearing about them EVERY DAY SINCE. They have been begging me to make them. Cindy sent me the pin she made these from; the original recipe comes from the Recipe Critic. But Cindy had made them without the chocolate topping and my kids were all about wanting the cookie dough only so I went ahead and made them without the topping.
This is literally a cookie dough bar – no bells and whistles, super easy to make and safe to eat because they are egg-free. They are DIVINE.
- ½ c. unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ c. packed light brown sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 c. all purpose flour
- 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 c. mini chocolate chips
- Line an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper. (Make is easier to pull them out when you are done if the paper is there!)
- In a large bowl, mix together butter and brown sugar. Add vanilla.
- Using a mixer, add the flour and the sweetened condensed milk until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Note: the original recipe called for 2 cups of the mini chocolate chips. It seemed totally extreme. We love chocolate but one cup was plenty for us!
- Press the cookie dough into the bottom of the 8×8 pan. I used some flour per the original recipe to coat my hands because the dough was really sticky!
- Cover the bars with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight until it hardens enough to cut.That’s it! I’d say overall time was only about 15 minutes and then we just had to wait. My kids were DYING. But these were delicious and totally derailed me from my diet!
Note – you could totally cut these up into little cubes so they are fudge sized-small for a party, or even shape them into balls when you are doing it, put them on a baking sheet with parchment paper and they could be little No Bake Cookie Dough Balls too? Endless possibilities of yumminess with this recipe.