Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites remind me of weddings…
This has been an exciting week for my family, because my sister Katie got married! It was a beautiful wedding with the reception in my parent’s backyard. It was a fun reminder of my own reception, which was also held in my parent’s backyard. (And it was actually THIS week, three years ago…) Yup, my husband and I spent our 3rd-year anniversary sitting at my sister’s wedding dinner. But, no complaints, it was a fantastic dinner…mainly because it was held at an aquarium. 🙂 Cool.
So why do Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites remind me of weddings? I’ll tell you why. Three years ago when we were picking out the desserts we wanted to have at our wedding, my husband Patrick insisted that we have cookie dough. Not cookies. Cookie dough. Because let’s face it, everyone would rather eat a giant glob of cookie dough on a spoon than a boring old cookie. My mom was slightly concerned that all the guests would go home with salmonella poisoning if we let cookie dough sit out for hours at our reception, so she created a cookie dough recipe that doesn’t have eggs, and these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites were born.
They were such a hit that a year later, my brother had them at his wedding and then my sister continued the tradition. You just can’t go wrong! Everyone loves cookie dough. And the best part? These freeze beautifully, so you can make them in bulk and freeze them for your next big party (or so you can have endless happiness throughout the day when you need a little sweet treat 😉 )
What a cute couple my sis and her boy make.
And what a cute dessert these chocolate chip cookie dough bites make…
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp. half and half
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/3 cup flour
- 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 Tbsp. shortening
- Mix all of the ingredients together with a standing mixer.
- Roll into small balls and place on a cookie sheet.
- Make the chocolate drizzle and put in a piping bag or ziplock bag (with one corner snipped off).
- Drizzle the chocolate on top of the cookie dough bites and store in the fridge or freezer until ready to eat.
- Place the chocolate chips and shortening in a large microwaveable bowl.
- Melt in the microwave until the chocolate and shortening are smooth, stirring occasionally. *Don't overheat or it will become clumpy!
*These double or triple easily and freeze great!
How easy and great recipe. So many ways to serve these.
Thanks Candy! It’s true, they’re great for any occasion. 🙂
Such a easy recipe .. they looks really good!!
Thanks Soniya! Hope you like them!
Congrats to your little sis. These look yummy I’ve never had them.
Thanks Dia! I’m so happy for her. And you should give them a try and let us know what you think!
Pinning! I want to make these today. 🙂
Maggie, thanks for pinning! If you do end up making them, we’d love to hear how they turned out!
Luxury cookies, as always! Happiness and family well-being to your sister!
Thanks Klauss! My sister will appreciate your good wishes. Hope you like the cookie bites!
THANK YOU- our cookie dough hardly ever makes it into the oven so this is absolutely perfect! Would love to try smaller ones mixed in with ice cream:)
Right? Hahaha My husband always eats half the bowl before I even get a chance to roll them into balls. This way we’re all happy 🙂 And oh my goodness YES! We haven’t used these for cookie dough ice cream yet, but you better believe that’s happening soon.
Can’t wait to try these they look delicious
Let us know how you like them!
These look adorable! And so simple to make. I’m a little afraid to make them though…it’s the kind of thing you could eat a dozen of haha! (And congratulations to your sister and happy anniversary to you!)
Thanks Jolina! And you’re smart to be a little wary of these haha too addictive 😉
These are so cute and you can use them for an occasion or at an event since they are individually wrapped.
Thanks Sophia! And it’s true, they’re great for all sorts of occasions. Hope you enjoy them!
oh my gosh i could just snack on these forever! love!
Thanks Thalia! Hope you love them as much as we do!
Wow, these look yummy! Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Of course! Hope you like them!
What a fun tradition! These little cookie dough bites sound amazing (almost dangerously so… sounds like something I could knock back in the course of an evening if left unattended!). Congratulations to your sister and family! 😀
Haha Claire it’s so true…you have to be careful when you make these or they disappear way too fast 😉
These look so good. The pics are so cute.
Thanks Jenn! Hope you like them 🙂
Yes! I love a good bite-sized dessert! These look fab!
Thanks Calista! Bite-sized desserts are the best aren’t they? A little dangerous for the waistline though but so worth it 😉
yum! i love, love cookie dough
You and me both 😉 Hope you like the recipe!
these would be dangerous in my possession – i love, love, LOVE cookie dough…love the fact that they’re egg-less so i don’t have to worry about getting sick, too.
Allison, truly this is a great recipe to make when you want to practice your self control haha 😉