Cookie Dough In The Middle

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So you’ve probably heard of Annie The Baker.   If you love cookie dough more than you love the cookie I am sure you have.

Annie created a cookie that is truly for the cookie dough lover.  And I am one of those cookie dough lovers!  I totally have to taste test the dough before I cook the cookies.  I could eat all the cookie dough and never even care to have the baked cookies.  How about you?

You can buy Annie The Baker’s creations here.

I searched the internet for a recipe like her cookie dough balls and came across this one from The Chic Life blog.  The chocolate chip cookie dough balls turned out perfectly like a soft cookie on the outside and on the inside cookie dough!!!  So DELICIOUS!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Inspired by Annie the Baker


  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 stick butter, softened/room-temp
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix sugars and butter till creamy. (I used a handheld mixer, but you could probably just use a whisk). Add egg and vanilla and mix till combined.
  4. Mix wet into the dry. Note: it will appear there is not enough liquid for the amount of dry ingredients, but continue mixing. It will form into a dough, it will just be a firm dough. See tips above for combining. Careful to not overmix.
  5. Gently fold chocolate chips into the dough, without overmixing.
  6. Refrigerate dough for at least 20 minutes before using a small sorbet scoop to scoop out dough into small mounds. Roll each mound into a ball and spread evenly on a baking sheet, leaving roughly 2-3 inches between each ball.
  7. Bake balls for 9-11 minutes, depending on how set you want your centers. If you use egg, and you’re paranoid like me, you can use a meat thermometer to ensure the centers of the balls are at least 160 degrees F, which many web sites say is the safe temp to eat eggs.
  8. Let your dough balls rest on the baking sheet to cool at least 5-10 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

Thank you Chic Life for the recipe!

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If I have to eat my cookie dough baked, this is the way I want it!  I couldn’t ask for anything better 🙂  Now I just wish some of Annie The Bakers creations would show up on my front door.  Or maybe someday I will order them for myself!



I am making up a batch of these cookies tonight to take to a NYE party!

Happy New Years Eve!!!!!!!


Are you a soft cookie, cookie dough or crispy cookie type of person?


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27 Responses to Cookie Dough In The Middle

  1. I like cookie dough the most and soft cookies second. I don’t like crispy cookies!

  2. Meri says:

    ummmm…. any kind of cookie? is that a multiple choice answer? 🙂
    I also like the dough better than the cookie. I say to heck with salmonella, I’ll just make cookies without eggs so I can eat as much dough as I want!

  3. Cookie dough and then soft cookie! I do not like crunchy cookies! These babies look awesome though! Thanks for sharing!! Happy New Year!

  4. yum.yum.yum. Those look so great! I am an all sorts of cookie type person…I’d have to say my favorite way to eat them is hot out of the oven with a little ice cream on top!

    • Well that does sound yummy! I went to a place in Florida once called The Hot Cookie. And they served their ice cream over a big bowl with a hot cookie on the bottom. Delicious! And the Paradise Bakery chain serves their hot oatmeal breakfast bowl with an oatmeal raisin cookie in the bottom of the bowl!

  5. simplyshaka says:

    Drooling over this pictures! I would eat cookie dough as is uncooked preferably but supposedly, that’s not too healthy. Other than that, I like gooey, soft cookies!

  6. Yum Yucky says:

    So, uh. I’m not trying to be weird for freaky, especially since it’s my first time here, but I LOVE YOUR FOR POSTING THIS!!! holey moley! I’m gonna force my teenage kid to make these for me.

  7. soft cookie for sureeeeeee 🙂

    mmm these look so good!!!!

  8. Sandra says:

    OMG..those sound so good, and the photos are just amazing!!!

    Best Wishes for 2011!!! Happy New Year!!

  9. WAHOO! I’m soo putting these on my to make lists for 2011! I as well am one of those girls who like the cookie dough way better than the cookie! haha

  10. Mrs Fish says:

    These are darling! 🙂 I just may have to make these today!

  11. Those desserts are making me drool! I am a soft cookie kind of person, I love them right out of the oven! I’m so glad you left a comment on my blog so I found yours! 🙂

  12. Cristina says:

    Wow! My mouth is watering!!! I can’t wait to try these. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
    Cristina from

  13. Gina says:

    I went to Napa this summer and fell in love with Annie the Baker’s cookies. They’re the best! I know mine won’t be as good as hers, but this looks like a pretty good substitute to get me by. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’ve been CRAVING them. Her cookies with oatmeal are awesome. I may experiement with that too.

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