How to Have a Successful Cookie Dough Party
We all love cookie dough. Children adore it and every one I know at one time or another has had thier finger in the cookie dough bowl. There is just something magical about cookie dough. It is a make you feel good food that brings a smile anytime to anyone.
Cookie dough is easy to make. It can be made a head of time and brought out later. It can be absolutely anything we desire. From chocolate to coconut, peanut butter, and even bacon. Cookie dough has no limits especially when you are planning a cookie dough party. It doesn’t have to be cooked or baked, so it changes the rules a lot when you are planning a cookie dough party.
Recently I taught a class for kids on a cookie dough party. I think it’s a great way for children to socialize and have a great time creating memories that will last forever.
For a cookie dough party I always use chia eggs. You don’t want eggs sitting out on the counter mixed in cookie dough for long periods of time. It’s a set up for a disaster. Cookie dough made with chia eggs is fantastic. And really you don’t know the chia is in the recipes. It hides well. I use the chia egg to help keep the dough togehter. It is a great binder that works well and has the added benefit of all the good chia offers.
Not having to bake the cookie dough really adds to the ease of using different flours and making it gluten free. There are some great gluten free flours out there that you can use. I recommend that if you are doing a cookie dough party make all the doughs gluten free so anyone you invite can partake. If sugars and dairy is an issue you can substitute the butter out for coconut oil and the sugar can be easily replaced with agave, or coconut sugar. ‘
Cookie dough can be so flexible especially whey there is no baking involved. And usually there is not much dough left over to bake anyway.
No Double Dipping
One of the rules of a cookie dough party is abosoluty no double dipping. I buy a huge box of plastic spoons and make sure they are everywhere and I put a bowl labeled dirty spoons close so no one is tempted to double dip. I will call out anyone who even looks like they are going to do that. A double dipper at a cookie dough party can ruin the entire event for everyone. Especially in todays world of sanitizing and face masks, we have to be careful not to offend. Even making a big sign and framing it works well for the party.
I love to have sauces to dip the cookie dough into. Sauces are so much fun. You can have sprinkles and so many different kinds of cookie dough. With the cookie recipe below you can change the flour and add any ingredeint you want. From coconut to peanut butter, from bacon to basil, have fun with your cookie dough party. For the bacon, and you have to have it, just cut up a pound of bacon and pan fry it until it’s crispy. Drain the fat and let it cool and mix it into the cookie dough. Bacon is amazing in cookies.
Cookie dough parties are a great way to bring people together for fun and connection. It’s easy to prepare and everyone is thrilled.
Chef Brad~America’s Grian Guy
Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cubes butter room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs (2 tablespoons chia seeds with 6 tablespoons water for chia eggs if doing a cookie dough party )
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups clean white flour
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cups chopped nuts, optional
Whip butter and sugars until creamy, add eggs and vanilla, whip until creamy, add dry ingredients and mix well.
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2 cups milk or half and half
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix together sugar, flour, and cocoa powder. In sauce pan melt butter and add vanilla and half and half. Add sugar mixture whisking constantly and bring mixture to a boil. Let cool completely.
1 large bag marshmallows
1/2 cup half and half or heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
Heat marshmallows and half and half over medium heat in sauce pan. Add vanilla. Stir until all is melted and blended together. Serve hot. Sauce will thicken as it cools.
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
6 tablespoons flour
1 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix flour, sugar, salt, and water in sauce pan. stir while cooking for a few minutes. If to thick add more water. Remove from heat and add butter, cream, and vanilla. Whisk well.