Are there any ailments that cookie dough cannot fix? I think not.
Today, as I passed by the frozen section at Whole Foods Market, (which by the way, has been my regular spot the past 5 months of my pregnancy), I spotted a package of decadent frozen cookie dough. As I stood there admiring it in all It’s glory, I was quickly reminded of all the precautionary information I had previously read about foods to avoid during pregnancy. Sadly, raw cookie dough was on the list of forbidden foods for pregnant women. Why? how could something so good be so bad.
I passed right on by but decided I would simply make my own instead, I don’t like raw eggs anyway (barf). Now I want to warn that this recipe is NOT THE HEALTHIEST. I have previously made a healthy version of cookie dough using cashews and love it. This recipe is for those who actually want the taste of cookie dough but either don’t eat dairy, or do not want to consume any raw eggs.
All of the ingredients can be substituted. Admittedly, I was having a severe craving so I didn’t make the best choices…however, the hubby enjoyed them and I placed the rest in the freezer for when the next craving hits. Everything in moderation is fine my friends, do not stress it;).
If you are however really looking for a “cleaner” version, here are some possible substitutions:
- Coconut sugar in place of both the sugars I used
- Cut the amount of vegan butter in half and replace with more apple sauce
- Raw walnuts can be used instead of the chocolate chips (but don’t expect it to taste the same!)
However, if you want to indulge one of these days, scroll on down for the recipe!