While there’s nothing like the aroma of fresh-baked cookies filling your home, most of us can probably attest to the greatness that is cookie dough. How many times have you found yourself scooping a spoonful, or two, or three of cookie dough before prepping a tray for the oven? Resistance is, for all intents and purposes, futile. While we would have to worry about eggs in the batter with traditional cookie dough, it’s entirely possible to make cookies (and by proxy, cookie dough) without any eggs at all and we’ve got an extensive collection of cookie recipes to prove it.
You could call us impatient, but we apologize for nothing when it comes to snacking on delicious desserts. So, here are 15 cookie recipes that we’d rather not wait on — just give us a spoon and the dough in a bowl.
1. Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Date caramel is a real ingenious culinary creation. It’s easy, fast, and shies away from the usual ingredient list of caramel that includes lots of sugar and corn syrup. It also works so perfectly for these Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, which we would totally eat raw. The chocolate chip cookie base becomes perfectly crispy around the edges and melted in the center, while still giving that extra surprise from the date caramel.
2. Key Lime Sparkle Cookies
These beautiful, buttery Key Lime Sparkle Cookies are sweet and tart — just like their namesake pie. Topped with a white glaze and sprinkled with sparkly sugar, they sure do look pretty, but we’d also sure eat the dough raw. It would be like eating key lime pie in a bowl. Fresh limes make all the difference in the world, so if you can use them, you absolutely must!
3. Glazed Cinnamon Bun Cookies
These Glazed Cinnamon Bun Cookies will have your entire kitchen smelling like cinnamon while they bake. But, we’d skip the baking and get right to devouring the dough. Just because you’re not baking doesn’t mean you have to skip the glaze, either. Mix it right in and then grab a big ol’ spoonful of cinnamon sugar cookie dough delight.
4. Wasabi Swirl Chocolate Cookies
Looking for a unique blend of flavors? You must try these Wasabi Swirl Chocolate Cookies! As bizarre as the combination sounds, these cookies are rich and chocolatey with a nice, spicy kick at the end! It’s not overly spicy, but we do recommend keeping a glass of almond milk nearby. Just in case.
5. Giant Fluffernutter Skillet Cookie
Cast iron skillets are great to use for a variety of dishes, but not all of them are savory — you can make cookies, too! But we would also eat this dough raw. If you love cookies, marshmallows, or simply the fluffernutter concept all around, then you need to make this Giant Fluffernutter Skillet Cookie. Don’t hold the ice cream.
6. Thin Mint Sandwich Cookies
Just because we recommend trying these Thin Mint Sandwich Cookies raw isn’t any reason to skip on the creamy, minty chocolate filling. Swirl it with the dough for double chocolatey cookie dough goodness with two delightful textures!
7. No-Bake Samoa Cookies
These No-Bake Samoa Cookies are soft, chewy and decadent when dipped and drizzled in amazing dark chocolate and centered with a “caramel” filling. These may be raw, but trust us, the texture is completely different once everything has set in the freezer. Just imagine diving into a bowl of gooey, caramely, chocolatey, and coconutty goodness.
8. The Double Chocolate ‘Everything’ Cookie
This Double Chocolate “Everything” Cookie is the “everything but the kitchen sink” of cookies. It has a chocolatey dough filled with oats, crunchy nuts and seeds, dried fruit, coconut, and fruit purée … but that’s not all. It’s also spiced with crystalized ginger and a pinch of cinnamon. This is so good, it probably would have never made it to the oven even without us telling you to try it raw.
9. Maamoul: Date-Orange Stuffed Cookies
Plump, tender cookies filled with a sweet and spicy mixture of dates, orange, and ginger. These Maamoul have no refined sugar and just a touch of coconut oil. Spicy, orange-flavored “butter” cookie dough mixed with a caramel-y date filling? Uh, yes please.
10. Chocolate Chip, Cornflake, and Marshmallow Cookies
Can you imagine it? Soft, buttery cookie dough combined with chocolate chips, soft marshmallows, and crunchy cornflakes. It can be yours, if you whip up these Chocolate Chip, Cornflake, and Marshmallow Cookies, but conveniently forget to pop them in the oven.
11. Banana Bread Cookies With Coconut Cream and Chocolate Sauce
These Banana Bread Cookies taste like … well, banana bread — advanced banana bread, with the addition of coconut cream and chocolate sauce. Don’t you want to skip the time spent on waiting for these babies to chill in the freezer and just mix everything up in a big bowl, then have at it with a spoon?
12. Sugar Cookie Pop Tarts
If you love strawberry Pop Tarts and sugar cookies, this is the recipe for you! Two timeless sweet snacks come together to create the ultimate flavor combo you never knew you needed in your life – a sweet Sugar Cookie Pop Tart. Just imagine the combination of raw sugar cookie dough with strawberry jam AND frosting.
13. Raw Cherry-Chocolate-Coconut Cookies
You can’t get much radder than cherry and chocolate together. The dough for these Raw Cherry-Chocolate-Coconut Cookies would be the perfect treat to snack. Who has time for raw cookies to firm up?
14. 5-Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Corn Flake Cookies
The instructions for these 5-Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Corn Flake Cookies says to let the cookies chill in the refrigerator before serving. We say: NAH. Nothing, not even time, should keep you from sweet, crunchy peanut buttery goodness with chocolate drizzle.
15. Maple Cardamom Vanilla Hazelnut Macaroons
These Maple Cardamom Vanilla Hazelnut Macaroons would be the perfect tea accompaniment … if we let them get to the oven. They’re not insanely sweet, which is a nice change from the usual macaroon flavor profile. Vanilla extract, hazelnut, and maple syrup give these treats a subtle sweetness while chia seeds keep them intact.
Lead image source: Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies