chocolate chip cookie dough cookie sandwiches!

Sometimes, when I bake, I have the hardest time keeping my hands out of my mouth. Doughs and batters taste so good raw, and what better (yet totally gross) way to clean up my hands?! Being pregnant, I’ve had to be extra careful about consuming raw eggs, so my finger licking habit has disappeared, but my cravings for raw cookie dough absolutely have not. I wanted to make some chocolate chip cookies the other day and as I was mixing the dough, I was looking at it, longingly. “If only I could eat this dough” I thought. And the cookie dough filled cookie sandwiches were born. I simply modified my cookie recipe to make more of a cookie dough frosting, rather than a dough – more butter, no eggs. I made a small batch of the frosting because I knew these cookies were trouble and only used about 3/4 of my cookie dough. I saved the rest in my fridge to make fresh baked cookies individually, because nothing beats a warm cookie. I ended up with 7 cookie sandwiches and  If wanting more, double the recipe for the frosting and use all of your cookie dough!

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What you need:

COOKIES

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

FILLING

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 and 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a mixing bowl and set aside. In a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars until creamy. Add egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to wet, mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon out cookies onto baking sheet using spoonfulls no larger than a tablespoon (smaller could be more fun).

Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

While cookies are baking, put butter for frosting in a stand mixer and beat until fluffy. Add sugar and beat until combined. Turn mixer speed down to low and add salt, flour and vanilla. Beat until everything is combined, then add your milk and beat for an additional 2 mins on high speed. Stir in chocolate chips. Set aside.

Once cookies are cool, match cookies up in pairs. Scoop rounded teaspoons of frosting onto one side of each pair, and sandwich closed. Repeat until no more frosting is left.

ENJOY!

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