Most of the time, I handle the recipe development for this site. I daydream at work, often with my hands in the dirt, about the sweet treats I'd like to scale down for you. But, sometimes, Mr. Dessert For Two has some pretty great ideas on his own. He spouted off his idea for oatmeal cookie dough bites, and I promptly made them the same day. Calm down---no raisins. I'm a raisin fan (am I the last one out there?), so I can't wait to make a version with raisins instead of chocolate chips (maybe I'll soak the raisins in rum like I did here).
This one is just for you: all chocolate and no gluten! Instead of flour in cookie dough, I used extra oats ground into oat flour. I take full credit for that idea, thank you much.
These cookie dough bites taste just like the center of a fresh-baked oatmeal cookie: chewy, spicy with cinnamon and allspice, and full of oats. If you have an extra 10 minutes, toast the oats before using them. I learned from Kim Boyce to hold a few oats on the counter next to the pan while toasting to monitor the color change. I love that little trick.
This recipe makes 8 cookie dough bites. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Oatmeal Cookie Dough Bites
These no bake cookie dough balls are gluten-free.
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ cup oats (divided use)
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
- In a small bowl, beat together the butter and sugars. Add the milk and vanilla and continue beating. Next, add the salt and spices.
- Next, finely grind ¼ cup of the oats in a (clean) coffee grinder or food processor. Add the ground oats to the butter mixture. Continue beating until a dough forms.
- Finally, stir in the remaining ¼ cup of oats and ¼ cup mini chocolate chips.
- Scoop into 8 balls, rolling them in your hands, and serve. The dough may seem a tad wet, but the oats will soak up the moisture. Will keep for 3 days in the fridge.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g
I love raisins in my oatmeal cookies, too :) I've never seen cookie dough bites that were oatmeal, but I LOVE the idea of these!!
These look awesome and perfect for entertaining with gluten-free guest! I just shared this on my FB fan page since i have a few gluten free readers!
Crap, one more recipe to add to my list this week. These look too good to pass on.
Sarah @ Miss CandiQuik says
these look & sound amazing. And oatmeal choco chip is my favorite cookie - I must try these asap!
Heather @ SugarDish(Me) says
You are not the last raisin lover. I ADORE raisins! And soaked in rum? Yes, please. These look awesome. Thanks!
Amanda @ The Dormestic Goddess says
So, this recipe makes 8...meaning I have to make two batches in order to have enough for myself :) YUM!
We like raisins here, too - especially Golden Raisins. I'll bet dried cranberries would be good in them too. Thanks for the recipe.
I tried these today. I hate to say, since your other recipes have been nothing but fabulous for us, but this one was just ok. The nutmeg was overpowering and they were much saltier than I expected. I did double check that I used unsalted butter and that I used the right measures. I guess I should mention I used flour for the ground oats and the rest just quick oats, but I don't think that should matter.
Do I need to use nutmeg and the ground all spice?
Christina Lane says
Your choice, but I did :)