Growing up, my Dad would take me to Baskin-Robbins for ice cream after weekend soccer games. We always ordered the same thing: He would get the Jamoca Almond Fudge in a waffle cone and I would get a small cup of the chocolate chip cookie dough with gummy bears on top. All these years later, I still have an adoration for all things cookie dough and all things gummy, just no longer together.
The cookie dough was always the star of the show. I remember picking out the little round chunks and letting the actual ice cream melt into a little puddle at the bottom of my cup, my tiny plastic pink spoon scraping around in hopes of finding another piece of cookie dough.
As my younger years morphed into my pre-teen and teenage years, my soccer weekends were replaced by weekends with friends and boys. I satisfied my cookie dough craving by baking chocolate chip cookies–er, baking the little dough that was left to bake with. I remember getting horrible stomach aches, whether from the raw egg, or the shot of sugar intake to my tender system, I don’t know.
And now, current day, my baking passion has led me to the most incredible cookie dough recipes, that are free of raw egg and stomach aches. If cookie dough remains a star of the show in your life too, make these chocolate chip cookie dough truffles.