Ever swiped some brownie batter out of the pan? Edible brownie batter cookie dough is rich, fudgey, filled with chocolate chips, AND safe to eat!
Has anyone else been sucked into the dark, twisted dystopian world of Handmaid’s Tale???
Funnily enough, I picked the book up off a friend’s shelf a year or so ago. At the time, I hadn’t heard of it and had no idea that it was being made into a mini series. It’s a very quick read–a glimpse into a world of what could-be with no conclusion, no ending, and no hope that change may be at hand. When I heard they were making it into a mini-series, I wasn’t sure what to expect since there isn’t much to the book. And how do you satisfy viewers when there LITERALLY is no ending… the book just trails off right after a cliffhanger. As I watched the first few episodes, I realized Hulu is doing something even better… the mini-series is INSPIRED by the book. They’ve added characters, additional plot lines, back stories, and fingers-crossed… hoping there’s a true ending.
The scariest thing about Handmaid’s Tale is I honestly don’t think it’s that far off base. The book’s description of how a radical theocratic government and archaic judicial regime displaced our modern world does not seem to be some huge stretch of the imagination. Dystopian novels are usually not very frightening, because they mostly appear so impossible from our developed and modern vantage point. They talk about a DIFFERENT world, rather than describe how our world became what exists in the book. Handmaid’s Tale gives you ideas on exactly that in a series of flash-backs by the main character. Yeesh.
Brownie batter cookie dough was my lifeline during episode 3, which made me want to cry in horror. I could look down at any moment and remind myself that I could have edible brownie batter cookie dough any time I want. And with colorful sprinkles. Lots of sprinkles. And sprinkles are happy, damn it.
Edible Brownie Batter Cookie Dough
I always thought that the best part of making brownies from scratch was the clean-up. I may have even done a less-than-stellar job at scraping all the batter into the pan, because . . . oh darn! Guess there is some brownie batter left in the pan that I’ll just have to take care of . . .
Please tell me I’m not the only one that swept my finger across the bottom of the pan just so I could have every last bit of cocoa-y sugar-y goodness??? Thus . . . the need for edible brownie batter cookie dough was born! This cookie dough tastes just like you’re scraping some edible brownie batter out of the pan. But it’s thick enough to eat with a spoon and plop in a crunchy waffle cone! And don’t mind if I top it with some hot fudge and sprinkles…
I am so not over the cookie dough trend. (David is so over the edible cookie dough trend, since it doesn’t result in cookies . . . but I’ll just buy him a box of lemon heads and call it good.) I added mini chocolate chips and some chopped ghirardelli chocolate to my edible brownie batter cookie dough. But feel free to use whatever mix-ins you like best! Let me know if you come up with any crazy delightful combos!
IS IT SAFE TO EAT THIS BROWNIE BATTER COOKIE DOUGH?
Past health concerns with eating raw cookie dough stemmed from two ingredients: raw eggs and raw flour. This recipe omits eggs and uses heat-treated flour in order to avoid the risks associated with these ingredients.
WHERE DO I BUY HEAT-TREATED FLOUR?
I personally prefer to purchase my heat-treated flour from Page House, because (a) they have a well-tested process for killing 99.9% of the possible bacteria, and (b) it allows for last minute cookie dough cravings without having to heat treat the flour myself.
CAN I HEAT-TREAT FLOUR AT HOME?
Do so at your own risk. Honeyville has recommended heat-treating your raw flour by toasting it. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spread your flour out on the baking sheet. Bake the flour for five minutes, remove from the oven, and allow to cool completely before using in your recipe. (Using hot flour will change the texture of the cookie dough.)
CAN I BAKE THIS COOKIE DOUGH EVEN IF IT DOESN’T HAVE EGGS?
If you get halfway through the cookie dough and decide you’d rather have cookies, these can be baked up! They will be crispier and chewier, instead of thick and soft, because of the missing eggs and smaller amount of flour. But the resulting cookies are especially good when they are fresh out of the oven and warm! Instructions are below!
HOW DO I STORE LEFTOVER COOKIE DOUGH?
Store leftover brownie batter cookie dough in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks in the refrigerator or in the freezer for up to three months.
OTHER EDIBLE COOKIE DOUGH RECIPES:
- Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- Edible Lemon Sugar Cookie Dough
- Edible Red Velvet Cookie Dough
- Edible Funfetti Cookie Dough
- Edible Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough
- Vegan Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
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