Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

I had a life-altering experience on Saturday. To some it may seem like nothing to get worked up about, no big deal. But to me it was like a gift from God, better than sliced bread (which truly doesn’t excite me).

You know how there are special moments in your life that are so full of elation you become overwhelmed? Marriage to that perfect someone, the birth of a much-loved child, an event that proves incredible friendships… This was like one of those. I’m not an overly emotional person, but this experience brought a tear of joy to my eye.

I found an egg-free recipe for chocolate chip cookies. Terribly unexciting on the surface, but then it hits you. “I can make a batch of cookie dough and eat the entire thing without worrying about Salmonella!”

There are those who will consume great quantities of raw cookie dough without giving a thought to the raw eggs. Chances are they won’t suffer anything more than a minor tummy ache. But after dealing with suppressed immunities last year, I’ve become very dubious of anything that may cause a problem.

I may be the last person on the face of this earth to find out there is a recipe for egg-free cookie dough. It could be old news to the rest of you. But for me it’s an astonishing revelation. I’m still giddy just thinking about the perfect weekend – cold, rainy, good movies to watch – to make this chocolate chip cookie dough, possibly sans the chocolate chips, and eat without fear. It’s very liberating! And while the dough is delicious, the cookies were less than stellar. Evidence that the dough is meant to be eaten BEFORE it’s baked!


I am currently reading Viscount Vagabond by Loretta Chase, published together with The Devil’s Delilah. Ms. Chase is one of my favorite authors. I’ve only read three books of hers before – Miss Wonderful, Mr. Impossible, and Lord Perfect. These would definitely fall under the category of fluff, though she does include interesting bits of history (which I personally believe makes them educational), and I found them extremely enjoyable. Great characters, good story lines and lots of humor. It’s obvious that Viscount Vagabond is one of her earlier works because the writing isn’t quite as smooth as her more recent writings, but it’s good enough that I’d rather be reading than doing anything else. But alas, the family expects clean clothes and dinner and the dust needs to be taught who’s in charge. I imagine when I do finish it (probably this evening) I’ll immediately begin The Devil’s Delilah.


  1. Jayne on September 18, 2006 at 12:49 pm

    Hi, Jenster!So glad that you’re reading the Chases. I think you’ll find The Devil’s Delilah to be a better read…Jack’s character really comes into his own.Your blog is tres cute! This is my first glimpse of the famous boob cake, too! LOL Amy and Lisa are too cool.I’ve never been a raw cookie dough enthusiast (can we still be friends?), but I can cheer your wondrous discovery. Will you post the recipe?See you here and there…. 🙂

  2. Anonymous on September 18, 2006 at 1:14 pm

    Jenni, You are too funny! But I agree, cookie dough is much better prior to cooking. I personally like to buy the “ready to bake” stuff, less clean up involved! And on the reading…. I want you to know that you will be personally responsible when I have to file bankruptcy. I had to go buy the first Liz Curtis Higgs book, based on your recommendation. After reading a few chapters (okay – I skipped ahead a bit, again and again to see what would happen next. I have to go back where I officially left off), I had to go get the next two in the series. And of course, the next book too. I also found another one that looks interesting, we’ll see. I will go broke before long! And now you are recommending more. I’ll have to quit my job to read them all – but then how will I buy books? later, Terri

  3. Jenster on September 18, 2006 at 3:00 pm

    Hey Jayne! Glad you came to play.Yes, we can still be friends, even if you don’t appreciate the finer things in life like raw cookie dough. And yes, I will be happy to post the recipe.So The Devil’s Delilah is better? Yea! Though I’m thoroughly enjoying V V. It just doesn’t seem to be on par with her Carsington series – which I LOVE.Terri – the ready to bake stuff has raw eggs in it!And who’s sister are you??? You skip ahead in your books?? That is so wrong!!!Do tell, though. What other book did you buy? And when you figure out a good way to buy books without being employed, let me know.

  4. danahollis on September 18, 2006 at 7:24 pm

    I’m going to have to check into these books you’ve been reading! I like to read, just don’t find the time with all my scrapbooking stuff. That may have to change! I’m intrigued! Yes, please post the CCCD recipe! I’d love to have me some of that yummy goodness! Hey… speaking of treadmills! ;)Hugs,Dana

  5. Kris on September 23, 2006 at 10:18 am

    That sounds delicious. Please post the recipe. I just found out that a restaurant that my husband loves (Tiajuana Flats) now has a Chocolate chip cookie dough Chimi. I have not gotten to try it yet, but I cannot wait.

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