Friday, December 20, 2013

Crazy Ingredient Challenge December: Cookie Dough Bites

This month we are combining GARLIC and WHITE CHOCOLATE!

I think I have finally become comfortable with this cooking challenge. I think it's because gingerbread spice and onions threw me for such a loop last month that I immediately guessed that garlic would be at play this month (I thought garlic and peppermint - white chocolate is infinitely better!) I had decided last month to stick to something that didn't seem too strange and most persons would definitely want to try. This month, however, I threw caution to the wind. I was going dessert and daring everyone to jump on this dessert train with me.

In fact, minutes after the announcement, I had gone to the kitchen, rolled some cookie dough in garlic powder, baked it and surprisingly - LOVED it. It's like adding salt to desserts. It gives the dessert this extra edge. It's not so much that it becomes unpalatable but it is enough to really heighten the taste. Garlic powder is not as assertive as raw garlic so that definitely helps a lot.

I definitely preferred the baked cookies to the unbaked dough. But I really wanted to play with my candy mold. So today I present some garlic chocolate chip cookie dough that's dipped in white chocolate. Give it a try - you might be surprised.

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Garlic (!) Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites                                                                                               Print
Recipe by:   Kelster
Yield: Depends on size
½ cup of oats
½ cup of flour
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ cup softened butter
½  cup brown sugar
1/3  cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon  vanilla
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or standard sized chips chopped
5 ounces of white chocolate (see notes)
Process the oats until is all fine uniform crumbs. Combine with flour and garlic powder and set aside.
Cream the butter and sugars along with vanilla until fluffy. Stir in the oat mixture until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips until just combined.
Form cookie dough  into balls or desired shapes then place in freezer for 15 minutes.
Melt chocolate according to package and coat each cookie dough bite. Allow to dry.
The amount of white chocolate needed will depend on how you choose to enrobe the cookie dough bites.