It’s Dough Delicious, It’s Vegan!
How is it that every time I make cookies, I end up with half the amount of dough I started with? The sticky fingers in my apartment always manage to consume the raw cookie dough before it
makes it to the oven. What’s that saying? “Can’t beat the players, so change the game.” Sounds about right to me. The game changer this time around: never baking the cookies.
Most cookie dough has raw egg in it. For those of you who don’t know the dangers of consuming raw egg, I’ll lay down the basic information that you should know.
Raw eggs carry bacteria- one of which may be salmonella. Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, fever, chills, and abdominal pain. Although only about 1 in 20,000 carry the salmonella bacteria, it is always better to be safe than sorry! After all, no one wants to be chained to their toilet for hours on end, wondering if you’ll ever see the light of day again (okay, that’s a bit dramatic, but you get the picture).
To avoid potentially giving all of my friends and family salmonella, I simply don’t use eggs in the recipe. An added bonus for the vegan community is that they can enjoy this vegan recipe as well! The recipe calls for:
- 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons of flour
- Pinch of salt
- Chocolate chips
The recipe given makes a single serving (or half a serving depending on how much you love it), so I typically quadruple the measurements and obviously add way more vanilla than needed per usual. Once everything is mixed together, you’re done! It probably takes about five minutes to finish making this since there is no baking necessary, and it’s almost always spooned out of the mixing bowl.
I suppose you can roll them up into little balls and refrigerate them to make a sort of cookie dough truffle, but I don’t think the cookie dough will ever make it past the mixing bowl with all of the aforementioned sticky fingers I have in my apartment.
I’m sure the cookie dough type is limitless. Peanut butter chips, heath bits, coconut, pecans, you name it. I’m more of a classic chocolate chip girl, but don’t be afraid to test out some other options!