I was making gooey chocolate cookies for a BBQ and my husband came into the kitchen. I had just pulled the chilled dough out of the refrigerator when my husband commented that the chocolate dough would be good in ice cream. Hmmm. Of course that got me thinking. We did have some vanilla bean ice cream on hand...so I got to work. I took some of the soft cookie dough and shaped it into small squares, wrapped it in plastic and stuck it in the freezer. While they were chilling, I got a batch of cookies ready and put in the oven to bake. Then I scooped some vanilla ice cream into a bowl and folded in the chilled cookie dough squares. That didn't seem like enough, but then the oven timer went off. So, I pulled the cookies out and placed a piping hot cookie on top of the ice cream and then topped it all off with chocolate sauce.As my husband says, "It was to die for". He insisted I take I bite. I wasn't expecting anything spectacular, but after one bite, I said Wow! It was really, really good. The warm cookie mixed with the cold ice cream, cookie dough chunks and chocolate sauce was heavenly! I will be making this again soon. Delicious!
Gooey Chocolate Cookies
1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
1 egg, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
1 chocolate cake mix
Cream together cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy, 5 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in cake mix. Wrap dough in plastic and chill in refrigerator for two hours or freezer for 30 minutes. *If making cookie dough sundae, shape some of the dough into squares and freeze separately.
Roll chilled dough into balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar and place on cookie sheet two inches apart. Bake at 375 for 11 minutes. Do not over bake! Cookies will look gooey when they come out. They will set when cooling.
Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sundae
Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate cookie dough chunks from above recipe, chilled
1 or 2 hot gooey cookies
Pull ice cream out of freezer and let soften briefly. Fold in chilled chocolate cookie dough chunks. Top with a hot gooey cookie or two. Drizzle with chocolate sauce and enjoy immensely.