Let's be real: the best part about baking cookies is eating the raw cookie dough. (Eating warm, fresh-from-the-oven cookies is a close second.) That said, there's a small, but real, risk to eating traditional egg-based cookie dough.
Instead, try this delicious recipe which skips the eggs — and risk — altogether. (A small, undetectable amount of applesauce is used instead.) We mixed in a ridiculous amount of Mini M&M's, but you do you. Small or chopped up candies, toasted nuts, or mini chocolate chips would all be great additions.
I used 2 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt; if you don't love salty-sweet desserts, reduce the measure to 2 teaspoons.
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3/4 cup (5 1/4 ounces) granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup (6 ounces) dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 cups (10 ounces) all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups mini M&M's
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, salt, and sugars, until a frosting-like consistency is reached. Add applesauce, vanilla, and nutmeg, and mix until combined. Mix in flour until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Pack into small mason jars, if desired.
- Desserts, Cookies
- 10-12 servings
- Cook Time
- 10 minutes