Yesterday I made a PILE of cookies for work in honor of my and a co-worker's birthdays. This is how I kept myself from swallowing large quantities of the dough (I like the uncooked dough so much more than the baked cookies, but who doesn't). First, I ate a meal right before I started, so I wasn't baking while hungry. Then I stuck a See's chocolate lollipop in my mouth. When I got to the step of pouring the chocolate chips into the dough and inhaling that great chocolate smell and having the mouth-watering desire wash over me, I already had chocolate in my mouth and I didn't have to cram chocolate chips in.
Sometimes I'm almost brilliant.
p.s. I did lick the mixer blades, spoon and bowl.