I know you, cookie-dough-sneaker. Don’t be shy now. Here’s a recipe that skips that cumbersome baking step and just gets you the goods, stat. Plus: brown butter. God’s gift to mankind.
You know how when you move, all of your possessions seem totally frivolous? You just look around at all the billion things you have to pack and think, really, why do I need all this? I always end up throwing stuff away with reckless abandon.
And that, my friends, is how a dumpster diving expedition is begun.
On moving day, my mom held up 4 little pieces of metal that I didn’t recognize. She said, what are these? And I said, I don’t know, throw them away. GREAT IDEA KAREN.
A few days later we realized that they were the pegs that hold up the shelves on our bookshelf. And we also realized that trash day at my old house hadn’t come yet. Those 4 little pieces of metal that we needed to hold up our shelves were exactly where we had put them…and there was no reason we couldn’t get them.
It was actually kind of fun. Not the going-through-trash part, but seeing my old house torn up was kind of cool/weird. An investor bought our house, he’s going to flip it. The crew let me in to wash my hands after I found the pegs. (I found them!) The entire kitchen was gone already, just an empty room. So strange. (The carpet was still there. Maybe it will never die.)
That night I told Eric my exciting dumpster diving story. “We found the pegs Eric! Now we can put our bookshelf together!”
“I have like 30 more of those exact pegs in my tool bag.”
I’m never moving again.
This recipe is inspired by Center Cut Cook‘s awesome Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. The first time I stumbled upon this post I spent way too much time scanning a few pages of the 556 comments, because they were literally making me laugh out loud.
You would not believe all the comments from people who were so glad to have finally found an egg-free cookie recipe but were totally disappointed when their cookies baked flat. Or people asking, “Can you make it without the flour?” “This recipe still isn’t safe because eating raw flour is dangerous.” (wha??) Or my favorite, “It just tasted like raw dough.” Who ARE these people??
I could seriously eat this whole batch with a spoon. I don’t really have any huge salmonella fears, but if all I want is dough anyway, why waste the egg. Plus it comes together in like 10 minutes, you can’t beat that! You could literally adjust the amounts on almost every ingredient, but don’t skip browning the butter!! It makes it.
I’m obsessed with brown butter desserts. This is not an apology:
Browned Butter Blondies: I think this was the first recipe I ever browned butter for. A day in history guys.
Nutella Stuffed Brown Butter Blondies: << one of the top recipes on The Food Charlatan!
Viva la brown butter!