Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spread the flour out on a large sheet pan.
Bake the flour in the oven for 5 minutes to heat treat it.
Remove the pan with the flour from the oven and set aside to let it cool for about 10 minutes.
While the flour is cooling, make the dough in a large bowl by using a hand or stand mixer to beat the salted butter and light brown sugar together until creamy, about 1 minutes.
On the lowest setting of the mixer, gradually beat in the powdered sugar until completely combined, about 1 minute. You should have a light and fluffy butter mixture at this point.
Mix in the whole milk and vanilla extract until completely combined, about 30 seconds.
Once it has cooled, beat in the all-purpose flour until it is incorporated into the dough, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Fold the dark chocolate chips into the cookie dough.
Use a 1 ½ inch cookie scoop to scoop the dough into balls.
Roll each ball of dough in your hands to smooth it out and place it on a plate or sheet pan.
Place the cookie dough bites in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set.
Plate and serve cold.
To Store: Place these in an airtight container and into the refrigerator for 5-6 days.
To Freeze: freeze these by wrapping them individually and keeping them for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator until soft enough to bite before serving.
If you don’t have a cookie scoop, use a large spoon to scoop out cookie dough about the size of a ping pong ball. Then roll the dough into balls like you would normally do. The bites don’t have to be identically sized to be delicious.
The reason we heat treat the flour is because it is a raw ingredient. It can get bad bacteria in it such as E. Coli. The flour must reach 160 degrees Fahrenheit in order to get rid of any bacteria that could be lurking. Make sure that you take care of yourself and your family by not skipping this step.
To make this even faster, you can bake the flour ahead of time. Then when you are ready to make your edible cookie dough bites, just combine the ingredients.
Customize these Cookie Dough Bites to your liking! You can add other ingredients to these bites, like chopped walnuts (about ½ cup), sprinkles (about ¼ cup), chocolate covering or drizzle (½ to 2 cups of melted chocolate), or peanut butter (add ¼ cup with the milk and vanilla extract). Everything tastes delicious in this Cookie Dough!
Since this cookie dough does not contain any leavening ingredients, it is not recommended to bake into cookies.
You can add a bit more flour if the dough is too soft or sticky, or add more milk if the dough is too stiff.