Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Trick of a Treat

YOU MIGHT think the composition of a cookie is not complete unless eggs are present, but let me and everyone who has tried these attest to the deliciousness of eggless cookie dough. I repeat--EGGLESS. For all salmonella-fearing mothers and raw cookie dough lovers, this is a godsend. The recipe is uber easy and child proof:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 stick softened butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2-3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine the flour and salt in one bowl and set it aside. In a larger bowl, beat the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract, and gradually beat in the mixture from the first bowl. After it becomes smooth, fold in chocolate chips. These should make about 20 balls of cookie dough. Place a lolly pop stick in the center and chill until firm (15 minutes or so). Note: Make sure to squeeze the dough onto the stick so that it stays attached to the lolly pop stick; it comes loose very easily otherwise.

I made "Witch on a Stick" and "Pumpkin Pops" for Halloween this year. Unfortunately, mine came out less than perfect, but that's OK, because ugly pops taste just as good. I've included pictures from the ingenious Bakerella, who loves to do these pops with deliciously moist cake.

Which witch should I eat?...

Plump pumpkin pops!