II spent the entire day elbow-deep in some sort of food at all times.
Unless you live in space, you have seen Mamapea’s version of “dough balls,” inspired by Annie the Baker, which were the highlight of Foodbuzz Fest according to every blogger in attendance. After seeing the pics, hearing the reviews, and then seeing Mamapea’s version, I knew these would be making their way into my oven in no time.
Plus, it gave me an excuse to make ball jokes.
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls
Inspired by Annie the Baker’s Cookie Dough Balls
Adapted from Mama Pea (to be non-vegan)
- 1/2 c. butter
- 3/4 c. peanut butter
- 1/2 c. organic brown sugar
- 3/4 c. powdered sugar
- 1 or 2 eggs
- 1/2 t. vanilla extract
- 1 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. baking soda
- 3/4 t. salt
- 1 c. whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 c. flour
- 1/2 c. peanut butter chips
- 1/2 c. chocolate chips
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 F.
- Using a stand mixer, beat margarine, peanut butter, sugars and vanilla until fully incorporated.
- In a separate bowl, combine baking powder, baking soda, salt and flours.
- Add dry mixture to the mixer bowl a little at a time. Mix until a dough forms.
- Add your chips. Combine and chill dough for 30 minutes.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. They’ll still be soft and look much like they did going in, but don’t over bake. Let the dough balls rest on the pan for a minute before transferring to a cooling rack.
Because I didn’t read Mama’s edited note about adding some milk, or bother to read other bloggers’ non-vegan variations before making these, I ended up with crumbly dough. Don’t panic- they will taste fine.
While shaping my balls, it finally dawned on me to add an egg for binding.
Half of the batch had an egg, the other half didn’t. The ones with it turned out better, IM
So back to those balls.
To make them, you’re gonna have to give ‘em a good squeeze.
Leaning Tower of Cookies Balls.
Essentially, you only cook these “balls” so as not to appear like a complete slob by eating the dough raw.
I won’t judge you if these never make it to your oven.
These are 100% the best cookies I’ve ever made. If you prefer the dough to the baked cookie, these are for you.
I gave one to Lloyd, and he asked for another as I was walking away.
He went ape sugar over this balls.
I told him this was a recipe of Mama Pea’s, and he proclaimed, “I love Mama Pea.”
Me too, Lloyd, me too.
LOOK AT THAT INSIDE! Doughy and delicious- the ideal cookie.
These lived up to the hype and then some.
I plan to make these again and perfect the non-vegan recipe.
I didn’t think I could idolize Mama Pea anymore than I already did until I made these.
What are you waiting for? Hop aboard the cookie train and MAKE THESE!
(Hehe… look at my cookie train!)
Good to the last crumb.
Whatever you do, do not let the crumbs go to waste.