These delicious treats are a hit with kids and grownups alike. Who can resist fresh cookie dough---plus now no worries about raw egg!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
21
Yield:
42 balls
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Ingredients

21
Original recipe yields 21 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Stir in the vanilla, water, flour, chocolate chips, and walnuts, if desired, and mix until well blended. Roll dough into bite-sized balls (or use a small ice cream scoop). Place on a baking sheet and freeze until firm, about 2 hours. Store balls in resealable plastic bags in the freezer.

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Editor's Note:

There is a potential risk of foodborne illness from the consumption of raw flour.

Nutrition Facts

238 calories; protein 2.2g 5% DV; carbohydrates 28.9g 9% DV; fat 13.4g 21% DV; cholesterol 23.2mg 8% DV; sodium 67.7mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2009
Superb frozen treat. For those who found it to be too bland add 1/8 tsp salt which will bring the flavor to life. Also added a pinch of soda since all chocolate chip cookie dough recipes have soda and it tasted like the real thing. It was very soft but I had no problem rolling into balls. I used them to bake into the cupcake recipe on this site (long name like Choc. Chip Cookie Dough Cupcake...) because the dough mixture in that recipe features eggs and since it is not supposed to bake all the way through I used this one instead as it does not feature the use of raw eggs. Absolutely perfect. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/22/2007
We followed the receipe exactly and it was dry and bland. We added a pinch of salt and then some white sugar and it became "passable" but I would never make these again or ask anyone other than my family to taste them. I'll stick to sweating it in the kitchen from now on. Read More
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249 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 138
  • 4 star values: 71
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2009
Superb frozen treat. For those who found it to be too bland add 1/8 tsp salt which will bring the flavor to life. Also added a pinch of soda since all chocolate chip cookie dough recipes have soda and it tasted like the real thing. It was very soft but I had no problem rolling into balls. I used them to bake into the cupcake recipe on this site (long name like Choc. Chip Cookie Dough Cupcake...) because the dough mixture in that recipe features eggs and since it is not supposed to bake all the way through I used this one instead as it does not feature the use of raw eggs. Absolutely perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2008
Great recipe! We melted chocolate in a double boiler and dipped the frozen balls into the chocolate and then refroze. My daughters want to add sprinkles next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2008
Wendy's fast food restaurants have what is called a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough blizzard or freeze. It's vanilla ice cream with a mix-in of these round small bits of heaven in the form of chocolate chip cookie dough yumminess! THIS is what this recipe provides. As a surprise for our recently Jr. High graduate son's party I made this recipe. The ONLY changes I made for us is NO WALNUTS (to ME AKA I call them 'dirt clods' lol) and I added the whole two cup bag of chocolate chips. This provided the mix to go further for the party and also a guaranteed chip in every cluster! Rather than the messiness of forming the 'balls' of dough by hand I used two small measuring spoons and scooped up the dough with one and dropped little piles of the soft dough onto two cookie sheets. I froze them in the freezer for only 30 mins and then spatula'ed them into a ziploc bag and back into the freezer until dessert time. I got rave rave reviews with this recipe. You will too. On the make-your-own-sundae bar our guests sprinkled the dough bits on top of scooped vanilla ice cream and drizzled hot fudge and topped everything with Cool Whip in a can spray. You won't regret this one people.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2008
Mmmmm...who doesn't like cookie dough?! This recipe is the best!!! I have no idea what people are talking about when they say the recipe is dry and crumbly. I don't even add the water and it's perfect! Maybe they aren't using an electric mixer I don't know. All in all I wonderful must-try recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2010
Easy pea-sy to make a no-worry cookie dough. I halved the recipe and ended up with about 24 balls. I melted 1 c semi-sweet chips and 2T or so of veg oil to coat them with. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2011
These turned out great! I was looking for make something easy and sweet. I made half of the cookie dough into balls which I dipped into tempered milk chocolate and the other half I rolled into extra small balls so I could add them as a mix-in for ice cream. They tasted better the following day after making them. The evening I made them they tasted very brown sugary which I didn't like at all but after a day the flavor and texture melded together and they were great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2007
For the past few days i have been browsing through endless pages of google until i came upon this recipe. If you stir the mixture more thoroughly the result is fantastic:) Consider this page bookmarked! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2007
These are delicious! I made them without the walnuts. If you've ever eaten the store-bought prepared cookie dough straight from the freezer this tastes exactly the same. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2011
We LOVED these! If you love cookie dough, you will love these! I did make a few changes though, which is why I am only giving this 4 stars. As is, it deserves 4 stars. I used 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and a whole bag of normal sized chocolate chips. I like it better when there is chocolate in every bite. I made them a very decent size, yet they made more than expected, which was a plus! Also, I put them into the freezer for about an hour and then dipped some of them in chocolate. They were great and looked amazing! If you dip them in chocolate or not, they still look and taste fine. Also, I found that in the freezer it froze a little too much, so instead I put them in a container and placed them in the coldest part of the fridge. They are still great, and I reccomend eating them directly from the fridge/freezer. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/22/2007
We followed the receipe exactly and it was dry and bland. We added a pinch of salt and then some white sugar and it became "passable" but I would never make these again or ask anyone other than my family to taste them. I'll stick to sweating it in the kitchen from now on. Read More
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