This one is for the guys who have a Valentine who loves cookie dough (or those of you who love cookie dough and your Valentine needs a hint). My wife, Sara, loves cookie dough. Hands down her favorite Mason Jar Vanilla Bean Cheesecake was the one with balls of cookie dough in it. This year for Valentine’s day, I wanted to give her cookie dough in a different form.
I decided to take Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and sandwich it between two layers of Fudge. This is an incredibly easy recipe to make, so if you are a guy who thinks they have zero baking ability, don’t worry. I’m going to walk you through the process.
For the fudge, I used this recipe from Eagle Brand. Below is the recipe that Sally created for the cookie dough. Make a batch of the fudge and a batch of the cookie dough.
Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
1 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup light brown sugar
6 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Put the flour, chocolate chips and salt into a small bowl. Stir to blend. Put the butter and sugars into a separate medium sized bowl. Using a wooden spoon, mix the butter into the sugars until they form a thick paste.
2. Add the flour and chocolate chip mixture to the butter and sugar mixture. Add the heavy cream and the vanilla. Mix the ingredients until they are all blended and a dough forms. Remove the dough from the bowl and wrap the dough in plastic wrap. Chill the dough for 30 minutes before using. Freeze the chocolate chip cookie dough in an airtight container if you are not using it with in 3 days.
Eagle Brand’s Chocolate Fudge is very easy to make. All you need to do is add the chocolate chips and can of sweetened to a large pot. Turn the heat to low and add the salt. Stir frequently until the contents have melted together creating a thick fudge. Stir in the vanilla and you are done! I know what you are thinking. If I turn the burner up in temperature I can make this faster! WRONG! Higher heat could burn your chocolate, so low and slow is the way to go.
Before you complete the Fudge, you will need to prepare a loaf pan by wrapping the inside with aluminum foil.
When the fudge is done, take half and spread it into the bottom of the pan. Make sure to push the fudge against the edges of the pan, creating an even layer. Next, take the cookie dough and place it in a similar sized layer on top of the fudge. You won’t need all of the cookie dough, so its fine if you eat some of if you want to wrap up the extra dough and save it for your valentine. On top of your even layer of cookie dough, add the remaining fudge. Again be sure to spread the fudge all the way out to the edges.
Cover the loaf pan and freeze for about an hour until the fudge and cookie dough have set. Then remove the foil and fudge from the pan.
Remove the foil and you will find that you have a beautiful layer of fudge and cookie dough!
Cut the fudge into bite size pieces and package or present to your Valentine however you like!
The fudge is easiest to cut when cold, so you may need to place it back in the freezer for a few minutes to firm up.
When your Valentine loves cookie dough, there is no wrong way to go. If she loves chocolate then combining cookie dough and chocolate makes for a treat she will love twice as much!
Ladies, if you are reading this and would like for your valentine to make you this, its okay to send them an email link to it! Tell them they can email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if they have any questions.
If your Valentine prefers savory to sweet make them a batch of these Spicy and Sweet Roasted Pecans
Cookie Dough Recipe © Sally James Mathis
Photography © Taylor Mathis