If you’re like me, you believe that the best way to bake chocolate chip cookies is to eat some of the cookie dough first–just because it’s that good. You have to do it every time, even though your parents told you as you grew up that you would get sick from it. Although you get to have the best of both worlds with raw cookie dough and warm cookies this way, sometimes a hard cookie is the way to go.
All in all, the safest way to have raw cookie dough is to not have it at all. Now, I’m going to tell you my alternative–something I’ve been doing for years, although every time I do it, people give me a look of disgust. It looks just like cookie dough and tastes amazing, so I’ve never seen a problem.
All you need to have on hand is your favorite type of milk and store-bought chocolate chip cookies. I like to use 2% milk and Chips Ahoy! cookies, just because 2% is the only milk whose taste I can tolerate and I don’t know of many other chocolate chip cookie brands which have good, hard cookies. If you’re like me and shouldn’t really be drinking milk (but you do, anyway), this is a great way to enjoy milk and cookies, because you’re really not having a whole lot of milk. In addition to the milk and cookies, you will need to have a spoon and a cup or bowl.
The amount of milk you use depends on how many cookies you wish to consume. If you are one who watches their calorie intake, you can first place the cookies in the bowl. If you don’t care how much you will be consuming, you can pour the milk in the bowl first. I usually pour the milk in the bowl first. This time, I measured it to show how much I needed for this. As you can see in the picture to the left, I used about one quarter of a cup of milk. That’s all you need! Really! That is, of course, unless you want more cookie dough than I, myself, am able to consume.
Now, you can start adding cookies. Depending on how wide your cup/bowl is, I wouldn’t recommend putting in too many at a time. In the bowl displayed in the picture, I started with four cookies. Now, you use the spoon to crush them up in the milk. After the first four were crushed, I added four more cookies to the mix, one-by-one. It shouldn’t take very long at all to do this, since they will pretty much dissolve after sticking the spoon in them a few times. If you’re more concerned about your intake, start crushing the cookies up one-by-one and gradually add the milk.
Once you have finished crushing the cookies in the milk, I’d mix it up a bit to make sure there aren’t any crumbs sticking around the rim of the bowl or cup. It may seem like a lot, but really, this did not need a tutorial. All you really have to do is put cookies and milk in a bowl and mix it up until it’s like oatmeal. It may take more work than buying pre-made cookie dough, but if you’re not looking for warm cookies after the cookie dough meal, this is definitely worth a try.