I gotta say, with the weird week we had last week, Friday seemed to take forever to get here this week. I’m not complaining though – although slow, it was still a great week
You guys know me (and if you’re new and don’t know me, welcome!!) I love to bake. I love to cook. I love finding new recipes and giving a whirl at my own. So when an opportunity comes for me to bring one of those drool-worthy recipes to a party, you think I’d be all over that idea, right?
Don’t get me wrong. I’m more than happy to help out, and love to help a hostess not be overwhelmed when it comes to parties and gatherings. However, somehow – even with limitless options thanks to blogs and pinterest – my mind draws a blank on what to bring every. single. time.
Take, for example, my bunco group. Every other month, I’m on the list to bring something. And every other month, I’m left with t-minus two hours until I have to be at the host’s house, scrambling trying to figure out what to bring at the last minute. I don’t see the logic either. It’s OK.
But not tonight. Oh no! Bunco’s tonight and my name is on the “to bring food list” and this month, I will not bring chips and salsa or packaged cookies! I’ve had this figured out for a good week.
Edible Monster Cookie Dough.
But there’s a story behind this dough.
For weeks I’ve been going to Fresh Market and eyeing The Cookie Dough Café’s jarred edible cookie dough. Weeks! However, the $7 price tag per pint always stops me from walking away with a jar in my cart. Then, finally they were doing a tasting the other day whilst I was shopping. I grabbed a spoon, got in line, and was blown away. This tastes like heaven on a little white plastic spoon! I think I said.
Then I meandered over to the jars again, about to cave and put one in my cart, when I flipped it around and looked at the ingredients.
Um. I can totally make this at home. For about $2.00. And I did. The only thing that’s missing is a label!
(Also, if you’ve deduced by now that this is NOT a healthy alternative to edible cookie, you’d be right. And if you hadn’t, warning: this is not a health-ified recipe. But it is tasty )
Edible Monster Cookie Dough
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 white sugar
1 stick of butter
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. oats
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. sea salt
1/4 c. almond milk
1/3 c. crushed peanut butter (or regular) mnm’s
Cream together the sugar, butter, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Gradually stir in the oats, flour, and sea salt. Add the almond milk, plus more if necessary. The consistency should be slightly less doughy than cookie dough, as the oats will soak up some of the excess moisture. Finally, add in the crushed mnm’s. Eat with pretzels, graham crackers, or the way I prefer – with a spoon
I think this one will be a hit! Fingers crossed.
But before Bunco tonight, I’ve got a buuuuuusy one, interspersed with clients, desk work, and a spin class (yay!) Have a happy Friday, my friends!
What do you usually bring as an appetizer or finger food to parties?
I’m also bringing a bottle of wine