Wondering how to make Cookie Dough Bites? Look no further. This oatmeal cookie dough bites recipe is easy for kids to make and it's safe to eat raw.
Raw cookie dough seems to be all the rage right now, but did you know that it's not safe to eat raw flour?
Flour can harbor bacteria such as e. Coli. It's typically not a problem because flour is typically used in baking- which kills the bacteria. But in raw cookie dough that could be a problem.
In recent years there have been 2 outbreaks of recalled flour after people have gotten sick. Check out what the CDC has to say on the topic here.
Due to these safety issues, to make edible cookie dough that's safe to eat raw, you'd simply need to bake the flour to ensure any bacteria is killed (5 minutes at 350°F).
For this recipe, we are going in a different direction.
Instead, we are going to use quick-cooking oats and make our own oat flour - which is safe to eat raw.
To make oat flour, all you need to do in add your quick cook oats to a blender and blend the oats into a flour consistency.
After the flour is ready, add the butter, brown sugar, and vanilla into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat until blended.
Add in the sweetened condensed milk. Don't worry about getting it all out of the can, that can get to be a sticky job!
Blend the ingredients together again. Then slowly add in the oat flour and continue mixing until the flour is blended in.
Add the chocolate chips.
You can use mini chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or even toffee bits to create different flavors.
Store the blended cookie dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes for it to harden enough to roll into balls.
Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough into your hands then roll into balls. Place on a cookie sheet and continue until all the dough is used. Cover and refrigerate the dough balls until they are firm then store in a covered container or ziplock bag in the fridge for up to a week.
If you're in a hurry and don't feel like rolling out the cookie dough into balls you can place the dough into a 9x9 inch pan. Spread it out then place it in the fridge to harden (about 30 minutes) before cutting and serving.
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- 5 cups quick-cook oats
- 1 stick butter room temperature
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1. Make the oat flour. Add quick cooking oats to your blender. Blend until the oats look like the texture of flour. Set aside.
- 2. Mix the ingredients. In a large mixing bowl cream butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt with a hand blender. It will look like sand before combining together.
- 3. Mix in the sweetened condensed milk. Add sweetened condensed milk to butter mixture. Blend well.
- 4. Add the oats. Add oat flour to the liquids blending until combined.
- 5. Stir in the chocolate chips. Add chocolate chips, blending until mixed.
- 6. Chill. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour then use a cookie scooper, scoop dough into small balls the roll the dough in your hands into a ball. Continue until all dough is rolled. Store in the refrigerator.