25 January 2011

Cookie Dough Balls


These aren't any old Cookie Dough Balls! For quite some time now,
 i've been wanting to make some of Katie's delicious "Fudge Babies"


She recently posted 2 separate creations; Peanut Butter Balls and Gingerbread Balls. Because I couldn't decide which ones to make, I told her I would try combining them!


Peanut Butter Gingerbread 
Cookie Dough Balls


1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 Tbsp molasses
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Optional:
1 Tbsp maca powder
1/8 tsp cardamom



Directions:
1. Simply mix everything together in a bowl
2. Scoop a tablespoon or more of dough out with a spoon
3. Use your hands to roll and form into "balls"
4. Plate, serve, and eat... or refrigerate for later


I said to Katie, "They smell like a gingerbread man bathing in a jar of peanut butter" 


You get around 6 servings per recipe. There are only 
5 in these pictures because I was impatiently hungry, oops!



With Cookie Dough Balls, anything goes! Pick and choose different nuts,
 seeds, butters, dried fruits and sweeteners, superfoods, powders, grains, 
and even chocolate or coconut shreds! YUM :)

41 comments:

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

I LOVE making cookie dough balls! They are fun to make and fun to eat!

Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free said... [reply]

This is GENIUS, Kelsey! Pure Genius! Ahhhh! I love you! I am going to try this :) :) :)

thedelicateplace said... [reply]

totally making these with almond butter. i make cookie dough balls with dates, cashews and chocolate chips :)

Lucie said... [reply]

Mmmmmm, these look SO good as i lok outside and see how we it is. You rock kelsey! x

thisitalianfamily said... [reply]

Yuuum!

Jess said... [reply]

HOLY YUM!!

healthyexposures said... [reply]

oooh, LOVE this flavor combination! It is the melding of my two favorite things :)

Katie ♥ said... [reply]

omg these look amazing and how easy to make! I always thought they were more complicated! I must try to make these at home!!!

Love ya girl! xoxo

purplebirdblog said... [reply]

These are made of awesome, and you are a genius for combining the flavors!

Karen (Toronto Girl West) said... [reply]

Holy deliciousness batman! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) said... [reply]

These look SOOO good! I've made Katie's gingerbread balls before (genius!) but these look AMAZING! Yum! :D

movesnmunchies said... [reply]

OH MY GOOODNESS GRACIOUS!!!

couchpotatoathlete said... [reply]

These look so good! I like that you used PB and you didn't grind your own nuts -- my magic bullet isn't strong enough for that :( But I can mix PB!

Meri said... [reply]

They are so pretty! I like to play with my food so I should make these :)

(what runs) Lori said... [reply]

I'll take a gingerbread man bathing in peanut butter. These look fantastic.

cyclicalunemployment said... [reply]

haha you said balls!

Laury@TheFitnessDish said... [reply]

AAHHH mazing! I made almond butter dough balls the other day. I don't even roll mine like that though. i scoop them with the mini cookie scooper so they are round. Today I am working on a PB chocolate ball recipe. So glad to see them all over the blog world. They are such an amazing snack!!!!!

Hope all is well with you, lovely :-)

Chelsea said... [reply]

Yum! I don't blame you for eating one before you could even take a picture of them! ;)

chocolate katie said... [reply]

Awwwwwwww sweetie! Would you be weirded out if I told you that your balls are gorgeous? You are an AWESOME PIE!
Infinite xs and os!

Heather said... [reply]

i love foods that you can customize and personalize and not go wrong.
these look so good :)

Healthy. Happy. Well. said... [reply]

Oh my goodness! How creative of you with all the modifications! These looks too good. Like I might start eating them and not be able to stop. If I end up making them, ( which I really want to do) I'll have to gather an army of friends to help me out with the consuming of them=) Great pics!

littlehealthjunkie said... [reply]

Omg Yum!!! I've made Katie's peanut butter babies before which are mega delicious:) love that you tried them together, they look fab!

Btw-I adore your blog and have been "silently reading" it for like a year! well I just started my own food/fitness/healthy living blog so feel free to come check it out:) can't wait to connect more with all the bloggies!

Mary said... [reply]

A gingerbread man bathing in peanut butter. You know, that sounds odd..but I know exactly what you mean!

Lola said... [reply]

"Ginerbread man bathing in peanut butter" yum!!! I haven't eaten gingerbread man ever but this look so good!!! I though all of Kati'es fudge babies had dates, but I guess not!
So bad you are not in FB anymore Kelsey I liked to drop by and say hi but I'll drop by in here :)
xoxo
Lola

Emily said... [reply]

I need to try those! What a great idea to combine the 2 flavors. I never would have thought to combine peanut butter and gingerbread. ;)

whatkateiscooking said... [reply]

So good! I love that you combined the flavors :)

Erica said... [reply]

YUM- love nut butter, love gingerbread...sounds good combined to be! I've never made raw cookie dough balls- gotta get on this.

Nicole said... [reply]

Peanut butter AND gingerbread? Wow, I wish it were the weekend already so I could make these !!!

chocolatecoatedrunner said... [reply]

I lovee this. You can also add walnuts and maple syrup or agave to make it "Maple PB Cookie Dough Balls" :)

chocolatecoatedrunner said... [reply]

....Or even replace walnut butter with the PB and make it "Maple-Walnut Cookie Dough Balls" ;)

Tori said... [reply]

Those look so good!! From the first time I saw Fudge Babies, I said I would make them but I still haven't yet :(

I think I got a little indecisive too what with all the variations, but that's a great idea combining them like that!

Sara @ Nourish and Flourish said... [reply]

I've wanted to try making fudge babies for some time too! I love your spin on them! The combination of peanut butter and gingerbread sounds pretty tasty.

Kristina @ Life as Kristina said... [reply]

I'm looking at your page and my fiance thought I was reviewing mine and he goes "wait-where are those? I didn't see you make those! Why didn't you tell me? I want one!" haha

Aylin @ Glow Kitchen said... [reply]

Those look delicious!!! I love molasses, so something tells me I couldn't eat just one....

Tine said... [reply]

Oh god, great balls!
I'm interested in using molasses.
A lot of bloggers use that. I don't even know how it tastes. Have to try it one day!

Krista said... [reply]

YUM! And I like that these have no dates in them. Not that I'm against dates b/c I love them, but my processor does not!

Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin said... [reply]

Wow those look SO good Kelsey! I still have yet to make these, but they sound so delicious!

leashieloo said... [reply]

"...a gingerbread man bathing in a jar of peanut butter," LOL, I LOVE IT!

Courtney said... [reply]

Mmmm - these look so good! I think I'm going to have to give in to my cravings for these and finally make them!

Courtney (Pancakes and Postcards) said... [reply]

I can't believe I still haven't made these yet. I'm scared because I'm pretty sure once I do, it's OVER. Haha. But I'll get around to it soon...

wholesomecook said... [reply]

Oh my! These are so wholesome! I will definitely be making these soon!

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