House Works: Cookie Dough Balls

For some parents, the start of school means it's time to start packing lunches. And it can be hard to think of something fresh to include in those school lunches.

In this House Works, blogger, Alison Bickel, makes a fun snack that parents will be eating, too.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
adapted from ‘Joy the Baker’
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup applesauce or peanut butter
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips
In the bowl of a stand mixer cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in applesauce or peanut butter along with vanilla and mix to combine.
In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Add all at once to butter/sugar mixture and mix until well incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips. Scoop by the tablespoon and roll into balls. Place on baking sheet and refrigerate until firm. Store in refrigerator, in an airtight container.

To see Alison Bickel's blog, This Homemade Life, click here.

About the Author...
Taryn Vanderford
Taryn Vanderford is an Emmy-winning journalist who currently works on "First at Four", "Pure Nebraska" and "Moms Everyday" for 10/11 and Gray Television.
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