Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Butterscotch Cookie Dough Balls

I was looking around the interwebs last week, searching for a tasty treat to make. I had two criteria: first, it had to use ingredients I already had on hand (so no eggs or milk), and second, it had to be fancy enough to be given as a birthday gift. I remembered seeing a recipe for unbaked chocolate chip "cookie dough balls" on Oh She Glows and thought it sounded perfect - and easy to make, too, with a food processor on hand.

I whizzed up cashews, oats, whole wheat pastry flour and salt, then added chopped medjool dates and honey. It took only a couple of minutes to go from raw ingredients to delicious cookie dough - no baking required!

(I added a little more honey after that last picture, to help the dough come together into a ball.)

And instead of chocolate chips, I used butterscotch chips, a few handfuls of which were sitting in the cupboard after being requested specifically by Sweetie to be used in the latest batch of granola bars (which was a great idea, btw).

I mixed a handful of butterscotch chips in with the dough, and melted the rest to use as a topping. Or rather, I tried to melt them, but for some reason they just turned into a paste instead of a liquid... but I made the best of it and kind of "molded" the butterscotch paste onto the cookie dough balls. It worked well enough.

The birthday girl enjoyed them quite a bit! And so did I :) I would definitely recommend Angela's recipe if you're looking for a different kind of cookie-like treat. After all, who doesn't love raw cookie dough?


  1. Last night I had the urge to make cookie dough JUST to eat it. I refrained, luckily, since I'm still trying to eat less sugar and there's no WAY I would have controlled myself on this one - but I think I probably NEED to make these!

  2. I am impressed with your willpower! These are pretty good for portion control - you can keep them in the freezer, and they're quite rich and dense so it's easy to stick to one or two.

  3. yummy ... i have always had this from store.. love the recipe.

    new to ur blog and happy to follow u for more wonderful recipes..

    do visit me when u get time

  4. Thanks for stopping by, Jabeen!


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