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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

In Desserts, Favourites on June 18, 2015 at 6:32 AM

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

We made these delicious raw cookie dough treats at the cottage.

Let’s just say the cottage was a tad rustic….. so when there was no vanilla, Bailey’s Irish Cream was the substitute. Have no fear, the cottage is stocked with all the essentials.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

The recipe is based from Oh She Glows but we added the Bailey’s and added some ground flax seeds for more good stuff. It actually stuck together without it as well. In fact, the dough was so smooth, it honestly reminded me of real cookie dough. With a touch of baking soda/powder, we were actually wondering whether they really would turn into cookies. While we made a double batch, there was no time to experiment since we gobbled them down. We had a few that we packed for home, but we ate them all during our traffic-thick ride home.

In all honesty, it was hard to detect the Bailey’s but I think I had one which was more boozy. I wonder if it helps keep it less icy after being frozen. I think that’s why alcohol is added to homemade ice cream, right?

What kind of essentials do you keep at your cottage?

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites
Adapted from Oh She Glows (original recipe here)

1.5 cups gluten-free rolled oats
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp smooth peanut butter (or other nut/seed butter)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp Bailey’s Irish cream liquor* (or to taste, alternatively, vanilla works too)
1/2 cup almond flour/meal (almond flour makes these less grainy)
2 tbsp ground flax seeds (optional, add if you want a nutrient boost, it makes it a bit more grainy)
1/4 tsp fine grain sea salt
2 tbsp mini dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate

1. In a blender (preferably high-speed), blend the oats until it becomes a fine flour. Remove and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine the coconut oil, peanut butter, maple syrup and Bailey’s and beat well until smooth. Stir in the almond flour, flax seeds (if using), oat flour, and salt. Beat well until combined. The mixture should come together easily and be a smooth dough. If not, add a few tbsp of water, if needed. Fold in the chocolate chips.

3. Using your hands, roll the dough into small balls. Place the balls on a plate lined with parchment paper.

4. Freeze the balls for at least 5-10 minutes, or until firm. Allow to thaw 5 minutes prior to serving.

Makes 14 balls.

*Bailey’s is not vegan. Make your own or use vanilla to keep vegan

  1. I sometimes wonder if you can bake cookie dough balls – the whole idea of eating cookie dough in Australia was always forbidden and so I find the idea of just making cookie dough odd but adding baileys sounds perfect for a cottage holiday

  2. Thanks for linking to my website! These are great. I loved them as well.

  3. I like the addition of Bailey’s liquor. It made me smile🙂 I’m sure these are delicious!

  4. These look so good! I’m usually not a peanut butter in sweets fan (I know…), but I think almond butter would be awesome. Thanks for sharing, Janet🙂 Love the addition of Bailey’s too and yeah I think the alcohol helps with a softer freeze.

  5. Ahahaha Bailey’s sounds like a fine vanilla replacement! Looks like you got creative with what you had and it worked out nicely ;p

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  8. […] to flavour, it also helps keep the ice cream from freezing completely solid (and possibly why these peanut butter cookie dough bites were so awesome with Bailey’s). We have very little hard alcohol in our house, but we had an […]

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