chocolate chip cookie dough

We are celebrating another April birthday around here today. Ben is 10. Yep, double digits for my oldest boy, I can hardly believe it.

Ben loves, loves anything in the form of a chocolate chip cookie. When he asked if he could take treats to his classmates for his birthday I wanted to find something fun.

I came across this recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls over on ‘Joy the Baker‘ and knew Ben would love them. When I told him about my find his eyes got big and a grin spread across his freckled face.

Do I know my boy or what?

The original recipe made 9 large dough balls. Since I was making this for a classroom of 25 kids I used a 1 TBS size scoop. They turned out to be about the size of a tootsie pop.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

adapted from ‘Joy the Baker’

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup applesauce or peanut butter

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

1 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips, melted for dipping (optional)

chocolate chip cookie dough

In the bowl of a stand mixer cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in applesauce or peanut butter along with vanilla and mix to combine.

In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Add all at once to butter/sugar mixture and mix until well incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts (if using).

Scoop small spoonfuls of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Spear each dough ball with a lollipop stick. Place in freezer overnight or until frozen, at least 3 hours.

chocolate chip cookie dough

When ready to dip the dough balls, melt chocolate chips in a small saucepan on low heat or in the microwave. Remove the dough balls from the freezer and dip them into the warm chocolate. Return to lined cookie sheet and return to the freezer to harden. Serve cold from the freezer.

chocolate chip cookie dough

chocolate chip cookie dough

Don’t these look like a fun birthday treat? I sure think so.


17 Responses to Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

  1. Shellina says:

    Wow, these look so yummy and fun! I especially like the fact that they’re on sticks- it makes them a nice, single serving size. Love. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Lauren says:

    These look so yummy. My son too enjoys cookie dough….cookies not so much but the dough all the way. Thanks for sharing

  3. Kristie says:

    You just made Will’s day! He LOVES anything with cookie dough. We’ve been talking about what to do for his birthday instead of a cake. He doesn’t want one. So, I showed him these and he got very very excited! He said, “Mom, those would be soooooo cool!” I’m curious about those cookie dough cupcakes too! Thanks for sharing!

    • Alison says:

      Oh Kristie, I’m so glad I could help. My kids aren’t huge cake fans so we do all kinds of fun things for their birthdays. I’ll be posting the Cookie Dough Cupcakes tomorrow. The boys loved them!

  4. Kathryn says:

    Last time I stopped by, I was checking out your chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes- now chocolate chip cookie dough balls?! This is quickly going to become my new favorite blog if you keep making things like this! :)

  5. wuping says:

    It looks yummy!but did you put the dough into oven?

  6. Wow! These look amazing and I cannot wait to make them for my daughter’s party this summer. Yummy…

  7. Brogan says:

    i made these and they are amazing, i didnt have peanut butter so i used apple sauce like the recipe says and they are AMAZING do just blow off the apple sauce because it sounds bad it is VERY good!

  8. M I J says:

    Looks yummy!

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    John 3:16

  9. Aarielle says:

    Could I also use all-purpose flour?

  10. Hannah says:

    How did you bring these to the kids in his class but kept them frozen? I’m thinking about selling them at school and was wondering what you’d recommend.

  11. Jam says:

    Why add baking soda?

  12. Heather says:

    Is there a way I can get the cookie dough cupcakes recipe please??

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