Friday, January 25, 2013

Desperate Times Call for Desparate Grub

So still a stay at home mommy here. It's been almost a year since I was laid off from the craziness that was my last job. Money is tight which necessitates some budgeting and belt tightening. That being said, I have tried to restrict grocery shopping to once a month. When we run out of something, I try to wait until the next month to purchase more (except staples such as milk).

Well, the end of the month approacheth, and since I am exclusively breastfeeding, I am hungry ALL THE TIME. Like, revisiting my teenage years hungry all the time, but with a sweet-toothy vengence. I had been cooking a cake once a week or so for family consumption. Unfortunately, we ran out of eggs last week, so cakes, cookies, brownies, breads are out of the question. While my waistline is probably thankful, my stomach was resentful.

After doing some searching, I turned up a recipe for an eggless chocolate chip cookie dough. For all of us that enjoy eating dough raw, this is recipe will be music to your ears. Also, since it has no risk of salmonella, you can eat it without the fear of being nagged at by anyone other than your personal trainer.

It's super simple, and can be tweaked to your individual tastes.

No Egg Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
1/4 cup of flour
1 Tbsp + 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
1 Tbsp + 1 teaspoon of white sugar
pinch of salt
2 Tbsp melted butter
1 Tbsp milk
handful of chocolate chips

Simply mix all the components together in a bowl and enjoy with a spoon. Sometimes this mixture is a bit thin and runny. I added a little bit of flour until I got the texture I wanted (about a teaspoon at a time). This is a very rich recipe, next time I might cut a little sugar and butter, too. However, as is, it certainly satiated my sweet tooth. I am refrigerating it now to make dough balls for later. Yum! Enjoy.