Cookie Dough Boba

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Cookie dough boba made from scratch.
Cookie Dough Boba

This is cookie dough boba. This will cover how to make it with detailed instructions and the exact ingredients. Cookie dough boba is boba that tastes and looks just like cookie dough, before it is cooked, and after it is cooked. The ingredients in it allows the boba pearls to be eaten before, and after it is cooked.

The cookie dough that is bought from the store cannot be used to immediately roll into boba pearls and cook afterwards. If an attempt is made to do so, the pearls will expand and then begin to fall apart over time. The cookie dough from the store just isn’t intact enough to make it through the boiling process. In order to cook the cookie dough like tapioca pearls, the dough has to be made from scratch first.

How To Make Cookie Dough Boba

This will go over step-by-step on how to make the cookie dough boba pearls.

Equipment needed to make cookie dough boba:

  • Non-stick pan.
  • Heat resistant spatula.
  • Measuring cup.
  • Measuring spoon.

Ingredients needed for making cookie dough boba:

  • 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder.
    • I used the cocoa powder from Nesquik to make mine.
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Half a teaspoon of salt.
  • All-purpose (wheat) flour.
    • The all-purpose flour can be used to make boba from scratch too. It will be the better choice to make the cookie dough boba pearls for this one, because of its texture.

1. Put 1.5 ounces of water into the pan.

1.5 ounces of water in a pan.

This amount of water will be all that is needed to make the cookie dough for boba pearls.

2. Heat the pan to medium heat on the stove.

Heat the stove to medium or a little less than medium heat. Place your pan on the stove.

3. Put 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder into the pan with the water. Mix it into the water.

Nesquik chocolate cocoa powder in the pan with water.

The cocoa powder will give the cookie dough boba its chocolate chip flavor. Mix in the cocoa powder with the water.

4. Add 3 tablespoons of brown sugar to the mixture. Mix it in.

Brown sugar added to the cocoa water.

The brown sugar will sweeten up the dough nicely with the cocoa powder and really make the dough taste like cookie dough.

5. Add in a pinch of xanthan gum into the mixture. Thoroughly mix it in.

Xanthan gum added to pan.

Add in a pinch of xanthan gum into the mixture and thoroughly mix it in. Don’t add too much or it will ruin your mixture. Just a pinch is all that is needed.

6. Add in a half of a teaspoon of salt. Mix it in.

The salt will give the cookie boba that classic chocolate chip cookie secret recipe flavor. Mix it in.

7. Add 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour and immediately mix it in thoroughly.

All-purpose flour added to the mixture.

Thoroughly mix in the all-purpose flour until it is all mixed in and there are no lumps.

Mix is thoroughly mixed.

8. Keep mixing the mixture on medium heat until it thickens into a really thick sticky paste.

Thick sticky paste.

The mixture will no more be runny, but thick and sticky. Just patiently continue to stir the mixture on medium heat, keeping it all together and in the center of the pan. Once this is done, it is time to add more flour.

9. Add more all-purpose flour to the pan. Knead it into the sticky dough.

More all-purpose flour added.

Use the spatula and begin kneading the all-purpose flour into the dough until it is no more sticky, and the dough can hold no more flour. Start off with a third of a cup of flour, and keep folding it into the dough and flattening it with the spatula. It works best if the sticky dough is placed on the top of the flour first before you start.

10. Take the boba cookie dough out of the pan. Knead in more flour as needed.

Dough taken out of the pan and placed on a flat surface.

Once it is taken off of the stove, place it on a flat surface and continue to knead it with your hands. Thoroughly knead in more flour as needed. The consistency of the dough should not be sticky, and it should be full and robust.

Boba cookie dough ready to make cookie dough boba.

Once it is finished and like this, it is ready for boba pearls to be formed.

11. Take small pieces of the dough off and make tiny balls, half the size of regular tapioca pearls.

Cookie dough boba formed from the dough.

Take pieces of the dough off and roll them into the palm of your hand to form cookie dough boba pearls. The pearls need to be small (half the size of regular tapioca pearls) to fit in a boba straw if you plan on cooking them and putting them in a drink. They will expand after they are cooked, and soak up the water.

The pieces don’t have to be perfect spheres, but they do need to be rolled into a ball. The boba pearls are edible at this point, and can be used as cookie dough boba. If you aren’t going to cook them, then you can roll the pearls into a larger size, but they still need to be small enough to fit in a boba straw if they will be in a bubble tea.

If they are going to be cooked, then take them, roll them into a ball, and lightly roll then in for to keep them from sticking to each other.

Uncooked cookie dough boba pearls.
Cookie dough boba ready to cook.

Cook them by boiling them in hot water that is already at a rolling boil before placing them in the water. The temperature of my water was at 425°F. They will need to be immediately stirred when placed in the water, and again after 5 minutes. Let them boil for 20 minutes, take them out, and rinse them in a strainer.

Cookie dough boba pearls.
Cooked cookie dough boba pearls.

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