Friday, January 6, 2012

Peanut Butter Fudge Cookie Dough Bites

I am not a chocolate lover.  There, I said it.  I’ll eat it, but don’t love it like some people do.  But when I want some chocolate, brownies are where I turn.  You might be asking yourself why I’m talking about brownies when the post is titled “…cookie dough bites.”  There is reason.  Read on.

I recently found these brownie cookies; just the look of them had me hooked.  I’m the person who wants to eat the chewy edges around the brownie pan and leave the inside for everyone else.  These cookies seemed like the perfect way to enjoy that chewy edge.  We’re getting there, hang with me.

I also have a weird affinity for raw cookie dough.  I know raw eggs are bad for you.  I know, I know.  But I’ve been eating cookie dough for years and I’ve never had any trouble.  (I’m knocking on wood as I type this!)  But I keep seeing posts and recipes and pins for cookie dough truffles and cookie dough dips.

And so was born and idea for brownie cookie dough bites.  So I played with the recipe, took the eggs out, and there we had it.  But Paul and our friends Richey and Stephanie all said that they tasted more like no bake cookies than like brownies.  EVEN BETTER, I thought.  Sorry that was the longest story ever; but since you endured, your reward is sweet, addicting and chocolatey cookie dough bites, and even if you don’t like chocolate, you’ll adore these little guys.

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Peanut Butter Fudge Cookie Dough Bites

Yield: 36 (1-inch) dough bites

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes


1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt


Combine butter and both kinds of chocolate in a heavy saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until butter and chocolate melt. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Mix until combined.

In a small bowl, whisk milk and sugar together. Add to chocolate/peanut butter mixture. Combine flour and salt in a small bowl and add to the liquid ingredients and mix until well-combined.

Scoop and roll dough into 1-inch bite-sized pieces and place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until set, about 60 minutes.

Store in the refrigerator or room temperature.

Cassie's Notes:
If you prefer extra peanut butter flavor, melt 1/2 cup peanut butter chips and drizzle over the tops of the dough bites.

Add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans for extra crunch.

Adapted from Southern Living

Disclaimer: I am not, in any way, telling you that it is a healthy practice to eat raw cookie dough.  Please use caution and common sense when it comes to food safety.  The USDA recommends that you avoid eating raw eggsRaw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk for food borne illness.


52 Responses to “Peanut Butter Fudge Cookie Dough Bites”

  1. #
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — January 6, 2012 @ 6:53 am

    It’s definitely not weird to love raw cookie dough, you’re not alone! And I loved those cookies, so anything inspired by them has to be amazing as well. Awesome bites!

  2. #
    Bev Weidner — January 6, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    Feed me?

  3. #
    Curt — January 6, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    Oh man, those look so good! Nice and soft.

  4. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — January 6, 2012 @ 7:19 am

    WOWZA!! These sound fantastic!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — January 6, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    YUM! throw some my way, Cass 😉 I have always loved raw cookie dough but my mom would be super careful to give us too much cause of the raw egg — she made me paranoid so I rarely eat it like that now, but I love the idea that you have no eggs in this! 🙂

  6. #
    leslie — January 6, 2012 @ 7:32 am

    Oh YES. I am a lifetime lover of cookie dough!!! These look fabulous

  7. #
    Kathryn — January 6, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    Perfection in chocolate form!

  8. #
    Sally — January 6, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    wow! these look incredible. i’m a huge fan of regular cookie dough balls but BROWNIE dough balls? Genius! Plus, I always like to lick the brownie batter bowl, so these are a bit more safe. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  9. #
    Deborah — January 6, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    I like chocolate, but I’ll always choose lemon over chocolate. But I’m pretty sure these babies are going to have me craving chocolate now!!

  10. #
    Peggy — January 6, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    Trust me, I think we all love eating cookie dough! These bites sounds really amazing – I don’t think I’d be able to have just one =)

  11. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — January 6, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    Amazing! I might go make these and eat them by the dozen:-)

  12. #
    Steve @ the black peppercorn — January 6, 2012 @ 9:50 am

    Oh My do those look good. My wife likes chocolate far more than I do and she would flip over these.

  13. #
    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — January 6, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    This is so, so glorious. I’m a total chocolate addict…and these look like the perfect meld of brownie-cookie-peanut butter explosion. Yum! And um…I may be guilty of having made bowls of cookie dough solely for snacking in college, never with the intention of baking them. 😉

  14. #
    Anna — January 6, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    Mmm, I do love chocolate, and peanut butter, and cookie dough…these sound heavenly. And I am totally on board with eating raw eggs, I never worry about it 🙂

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    RavieNomNoms — January 6, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    I love cookie dough too, it is delicious. I am almost 27 and still haven’t had an issue with it 🙂

    Your bites look really good, I will have to try them out

  16. #
    sarah — January 6, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    yes, please! these sound fantastic!!

  17. #
    Alexis @ There She Goes — January 6, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    oh lordy, these look too good to be true!

  18. #
    alex — January 6, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    can I eat the whole plate? I agree, sometimes I just want to make cookies so I can eat the dough!

  19. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — January 6, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    HOLY WOW!!! These look absolutely incredible! I’d eat all of them, omg.

  20. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — January 6, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    I love to eat raw cookie dough too, like my rebellious inner teenager is getting to do something bad! This look great 🙂

  21. #
    Maria — January 6, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    I can’t wait to try these!

  22. #
    Colleen — January 6, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    I think I eat more cookie dough than I do the actual cookies so…yeah. Don’t worry about it.
    And I think these little bites are all my hopes and dreams in one treat. I want some now!

  23. #
    Janet@FCTC — January 6, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    Oh, my boys would love these! And even though I’m not big on PB, I can see myself eating some too. Great job on these, Cassie!

  24. #
    The Elegant Eggplant — January 6, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

    MMMM I want these now!!! Anything with PB and chocolate has me at hello 🙂

  25. #
    Ramona — January 6, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    Well, I’m definitely a chocolate and peanut butter fan! That plate is enough for me… what is everyone else going to eat? 🙂 Have a great weekend! ~ Ramona

  26. #
    Krissy @ Krissy's Creations — January 6, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    I have that same affinity! I can’t resist raw cookie dough. These looks amazing Cassie, SO SO delicious. That first picture makes we want to take a bite 🙂

  27. #
    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — January 6, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

    These are fabulous! They are like little bites of pure perfection that have a wonderful combination of ingredients and flavors. I so am going to try these! 🙂

  28. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — January 6, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    Yum! These look out of this world!!! This looks like a good snack to make over the weekend! I just hope I can control myself around them!

  29. #
    gaby — January 6, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

    what I would give for about a dozen on these right now. omg. yum

  30. #
    Alyssa — January 6, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

    The story wasn’t too long 🙂 Those look so good! I think I would probably eat the whole batch, good of you to bring friends to share with!

  31. #
    Ann — January 6, 2012 @ 10:57 pm

    These look amazing! I LOVE brownies! I have to say – I can take or leave cookie dough…but cake batter? *sigh* I LOVE cake batter!

    • Cassie replied: — January 7th, 2012 @ 10:23 am

      I love cake batter too!

  32. #
    Nami | Just One Cookbook — January 7, 2012 @ 2:17 am

    Oh really, you aren’t into chocolate? How lucky! I can’t live without it and I wish I can control my chocoholic problem! I don’t think I’ve eaten cookie dough. It’s something I need to try one day!

  33. #
    Baker Street — January 7, 2012 @ 3:18 am

    Now the only question I have for you is what time do i come over?! I would LOVE these.

  34. #
    Liz — January 7, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    Oh, these sound amazing, Cassie! I’m hosting a bridal shower in a couple months…these would be perfect!

  35. #
    Charlie — January 7, 2012 @ 9:35 am

    Hello Cassie: Wonderful to find a food blog with a believer!
    God is the answer for everything!

    These cookies look fantastic.
    My Mama loves buckeyes, I hate dipping them,
    I”m hoping these will be a compromise.


    • Cassie replied: — January 7th, 2012 @ 10:22 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Charlie! I hope you like these!

  36. #
    Bobbie {the vegan crew} — January 7, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    These look awesome! Raw cookie dough (and raw batter) is the best–and one of the many perks of being vegan 🙂

  37. #
    Quay Po Cooks — January 7, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    I guess once I start eating one of these, I cannot stop:D

  38. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — January 7, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    Oh Cassie, why did you do this to me?? I am a total chocoholic and now I have one more recipe to ruin my “healthier eating” in 2012! Oh well, it was bound to happen and these look like a perfect reason to get off the wagon!

  39. #
    Jill | Dulce Dough — January 7, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    These look so yummy! And I can’t say I have ever had an issue with the cookie dough/raw eggs thing either. We take risks every day in life, right?

  40. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — January 7, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

    I love raw cookie dough too. I’ve also never had a problem, but I try to only take a little bit. These look so good!

  41. #
    Simply Life — January 8, 2012 @ 6:21 am

    wowow! hang on while I wipe the drool – these look so good!

  42. #
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — January 8, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    Awesome! I, too, am obsessed with raw dough of any kind – cake, cookie, and especially brownie. These candies are perfect!

  43. #
    Autumn@Good Eats Girl — January 8, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

    OMG! These look amazing. Wow!

  44. #
    Baking Serendipity — January 8, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

    My mother in law has a recipe similar to those brownie cookies and it’s hard not to eat all of the batter. I love an excuse to do so! These look seriously amazing!

  45. #
    Heather — January 10, 2012 @ 3:23 am

    OH MY! These look incredible!!

  46. #
    Kita — January 10, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

    Just catching up on my StumbleUpon inbox. I must say, daaaaamn these look good!

  47. #
    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — January 11, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    These look..SO GOOD!

    Right up my alley!

  48. #
    Charlie — February 29, 2012 @ 5:32 am

    Cassie: These look wonderful! I was reading on an other blog that it safe to eat the egg whites indefinitely at room temp. I think it was a vegan site I was on.

    Steve said in his write up that you share a love of God.

    Wonderful to meet another believer and follower! I too love my precious Lord.


    • Cassie replied: — February 29th, 2012 @ 8:34 am

      I’ll have to look up that information about egg whites…very interesting!

      And it is great to meet fellow believers. I hope you’ll stop back soon!


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