Instant Cookie Dough

When I was little, my mom would always save part of the cookie dough for me to eat raw while she was baking cookies.  In my opinion, the dough was often better tasting than the finished, baked cookie.  There’s just something about licking the bowl, spoon, or beaters for unbaked desserts that seems special and makes baking a little more fun (and not just for kids!).

I found a recipe in Lindsay Nixon’s cookbook Happy Herbivore for instant cookie dough.  Lindsay’s recipe calls for cocoa powder and maple syrup in place of the date honey and chocolate chips I use below.  Personally, I like my version better!

For a single serving, combine the following ingredients in a cereal bowl:

1 heaping tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1/2 tablespoon date honey (see recipe below)
1 tablespoon oats
1 tablespoon chocolate chips

Mix everything together and!

Date Honey
This recipe is from

Put 1 cup of dates and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan and simmer on the stove for 1 hour until the dates are really soft.  Cool for 15 minutes and then puree everything in a food processor.  You’ll actually wind up with a paste instead of  a honey texture but this is great for sweetening baked goods and smoothies or spreading on toast or waffles.


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