Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Give the gift of edible cookie dough

This is a sponsored post by Challenge Butter, but the text and opinions are all mine. Thank you for supporting brands that make Kylee's Kitchen possible!

‘Tis the season of giving. And depending on your situation, all of the giving can really add up. It gets pricey once you start to buy gifts for teachers, co-workers, friends, etc. That's why making edible gifts is a great option.

I saw edible cookie dough (cookie dough without eggs) sold in cute little jars at the store for the first time recently, and I was inspired to add that to my list of edible gifts.

Sometimes I come up with recipes for my blog, and I honestly don’t know how well they will be received. For example, I really think this edible cookie dough is a good idea to give as a gift.

People love cookie dough, and it’s very different than giving out regular cookies. I really strive to be unique when giving out gifts.

But as I was developing the recipe, there's always the fear that everyone else will think it's silly, and the comments will be so rude, I won't be able to sift through them order to answer people's legitimate questions (yes, this does happen).

That being said, I have gotten more emails about people interested in making this cooking dough than anything else I’ve ever made! So here are a few answers to the questions I’ve been getting!

First of all, I’m calling it "edible" cookie dough because it doesn’t contain eggs and the flour is toasted to kill bacteria. No one wants to give the gift of salmonella or E. coli!

Secondly, you do need to keep it refrigerated just like regular cookie dough. I recommend sticking a label on top that says "Refrigerate" to remind the recipient. Sure, it can stay out of the refrigerator for a few hours to allow enough time to give it as a gift, but stick it back in the refrigerator when possible.

Thirdly, as you can see this recipe contains milk. I initially tried making it without milk, however, I thought it was a little too grainy. You can absolutely use any type of milk your heart desires, whether that be almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, etc. Because of the milk, this will keep up to two weeks in the refrigerator.

I used 8-ounce mason jars to package the cookie dough, but you can use any jar available.

Like I said, I realize this gift is pretty unique and a little unexpected, but everyone loves cookie dough. No one would turn this down!

Edible Christmas Cookie Dough
Yield: Makes enough for about 3, 8-ounce jars
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Challenge butter, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons milk 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup M&Ms
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and evenly spread flour on parchment paper.
  2. Toast in oven for about 10 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Add flour, brown sugar, melted butter, milk, vanilla, and salt to large bowl and mix until combined.
  4. Add M&Ms and mix until evenly dispersed.
  5. Spoon cookie dough into jars and add labels.

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