Updated: Oct 23, 2018
Today is the day. The day of my first cookie dough ball recipe that I've ever created. What a big moment. And, guess what this post is about? Yes, COOKIE DOUGH. You heard right. Keep on reading.
These cookie dough balls are just indulging. You will love them if you like cookie dough for sure. And you don't have to make balls out of them, you can shape them into squares, hearts, potatoes, trees, a sun, a car, you get what I mean.
These beauties are probably healthier than what you would purchase in a supermarket. Here at least you know how much sweetener you add to them. It's scary how much sugar there is in store-bought cookies.
The cookie dough balls will hopefully also reduce your plastic waste. Make these instead of purchasing cookies or other snacks. Are you taking part in #plasticfreejuly? Try it out, challenge yourself. It doesn't mean that you cannot purchase anything with plastic, it just means becoming aware of the plastic use and then acting to reduce your own plastic use. It can be tricky at the beginning since it's quite shocking how much plastic is being used for all sorts of packaging but you will get there eventually. Read my Zero Waste Guide to get some useful tips and add your own tips and tricks that you think people could benefit from. I'm curious to see how you are getting on and how we can support each other.
Now back to the cookie dough. I put coffee in it just to try it out and see whether the coffee taste is prominent. It isn't though. So please don't feel like you need to add coffee, it is absolutely optional. If you happen to have some coffee that you don't want to drink, just use it in the recipe. If not, then use water or milk.
So that's it for now. I hope you enjoy creating and eating my cookie dough balls and have a beautiful rest of your day.
Cookie Dough Balls
Perfect to add in your porridge, as eat a dessert or snack.
9 Ingredients , less than half an hour.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Servings: 6-10 Balls, depending on the size
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Does it keep? 2 days, Airtight Container.
Prep Time: 15-20 min Total Time: 45 min - 1 hour
1/2 Cup Oats
1 Cup Almonds
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
2 Tbsp Coffee / Water / Plant-based Milk
Pinch of Himalayan Salt
1 tsp Maca Powder
1 Tbsp Desiccated Coconut
1 Tbsp Peanut Butter
A Handful Chocolate Chips
1. Melt your coconut oil.
2. Add it into a bowl with the maple syrup, coffee and salt and stir until combined.
3. Blend almonds until they become flour. Put the almond flour in a separate bowl. Then, do the same with the oats and add the oat flour to the almond flour. Add the maca powder and desiccated coconut and stir until all is combined.
4. Then, put the dry ingredients in the bowl with the maple syrup, coffee and salt. Combine it all. Then, add the peanut butter and mix it all again. You want to have a moist, not runny, not too hard kind of dough. Add the chocolate chips and mix.
5. Now you can form balls with your dough and put it on a parchment sheet in the fridge. The dough balls will harden up within 30 minutes but you can leave them in for longer. Or eat them straight away if you're too keen.
6. They can be kept in the fridge for 2 days but they'll probably be gone after an hour, let's be honest. ;-)
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