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Ben & Jerry’s Launches Cinnamon Bun Cookie Dough Bites For The Holidays

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With the holidays coming up, we’re looking for any sense of familiarity and comfort with the state the world is currently in. Between you and me, nothing’s more comforting than a mouthful of cookie dough.

Ben & Jerry’s has released two new seasonal flavors ahead of the holiday season in the form of Cinnamon Bun Cookie Dough Chunks and Gingerbread Cookie Dough Chunks.

Made with pasteurized eggs and heat-treated flour, the cookie dough bites are safe to eat and ready to go from bag to mouth. The idea behind the Cinnamon Bun and Gingerbread releases was to evoke nostalgia for the holidays and bring you back to a magical time in your life.

The new flavors launching join Ben & Jerry’s existing lineup, which includes Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Half Baked.

You can find Cinnamon Bun Cookie Dough and Gingerbread Cookie Dough at supermarket retailers now nationwide or buy them at Ben & Jerry’s online store.

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Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough Is Now In Bite-Sized Snack Form

Ben & Jerry’s cookie dough is a favorite among fans, being found in several of their ice cream products. Well, now you can skip the ice cream altogether and just eat the dough on its own.

Ben & Jerry’s has announced the release of its new frozen Cookie Dough Chunks, that can be snacked on in bite-sized form.

“Fans have been asking for ‘just the chunks’ for a while now,” Ben & Jerry’s innovative manager  Jody Eley said. “During a short market test in Vermont last summer, fans snatched up the dough in record time.”

The cookie dough snacks will come in three different flavors: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

Fans of Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy options will get a familiar taste, as the cookie dough is the same that is used in the vegan ice cream pint options.

The bags come in half pound sizes, and needless to say, they are safe to eat raw.

We had a chance to try them in the office and nothing but thumbs up on our end. It’s hard to argue against B&J’s cookie dough, in any form.

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This Bakery Creates Plant-Based, Allergy-Free Versions Of Our Favorite Sweets

Everyone craves the occasional hit of sweet sweet indulgence. The problem is, food allergies have hindered a fair amount of the options for a portion of the population.

Better Bites, a bakery out of Austin, TX, specializes in sweets geared towards those who struggle with food allergies. They’re able to achieve this because the plant-based treats are free from all of the top eight allergens such as gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, corn, and nuts.

Products from their pantry include: “Hostess-like” cupcakes, chocolate cookie dO bites, cupcakes, cake balls, brownies, and s’more cakes — a veritable cornucopia of allergy-friendly options for anyone with dietary restrictions.

“As someone who can’t eat gluten or dairy, Better Bites is my savior!” says Foodbeast’s Analiese Trimber. “I’m so used to products that sacrifice taste just to meet the buzzwords behind dietary restrictions. Their Hostess-like cupcakes are free from top seven allergens, but you’d never know. Wholesome ingredients and amazing flavor makes Better Bites stand out from the rest.”

Anyone looking to get their hands on some Better Bites sweets can find them at participating retailer locations across the US. Finally, a lactose-free treat I can mess with.

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Take Cookie Dough On The Go With This Low-Carb, Protein-Packed Crunchwrap

I love eating cookie dough straight from the tub. That sweet guilty pleasure has its consequences on my waistline, though, so I can’t do it too often. It’s also difficult to do anything else while spooning up buttery, sugary batter to eat.

This Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Crepe Crunch Wrap gets rid of both of those problems, and allows me to indulge a little more in my favorite treat. It gives me cookie dough in a portable form AND is super low in carbs and sugar.

The one-hander cookie dough treat was made by Zach Rocheleau, aka the @theflexibledietinglifestyle on Instagram. His version looks like a decadent delight, but actually contains fewer carbs than fat OR protein thanks to the incorporation of protein powders and Legendary Foods Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip nut butter.

Just 6 of the 17 grams of carbs in this crunch wrap come from sugar (another 5 are from fiber). 29 grams, or roughly half of the calories in this dessert, are from protein. So while you may regard this as a sweet treat, it’s low-carb and packs in some serious gains.

If you’re looking for a protein-packed cookie dough that you can take on the go, look no further than this recipe below.

Macros for WHOLE Crepe Crunch Wrap w/Cookie Dough Stuffing: 246 Cals, 17g Carbs (5g From Fiber, 6g Sugar) 18g Fat, 29g Protein

Recipe serves up to 2 people.

Ingredients
For the crepe
10g (2 tsp) Protein Powder
16g (1 Tbps)  Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Legendary Foods Nut Butter
50ml (2oz)  Egg Whites
1g (1/4th tsp) Stevia
For the cookie dough
16g 1 Tbsp) PB Chocolate Chip Legendary Foods Nut Butter
10g (2 Tbsp) Vanilla Protein Powder
5g ( 1¼ tsp) Coconut Flour
5g (1¼ tsp) Mini Chocolate Chips
1g (¼ tsp) Stevia
Water till consistency of cookie dough

Directions

Step 1
Add a glass of cold water with ice to your freezer for about 5 minutes. We will make the cookie dough first. Add your dry cookie dough ingredients except chocolate chips to a bowl and mix to avoid clumping. Then add nut butter and mix to incorporate. Take that ice water out of the freezer and slowly add a tiny bit of water at a time (like 20ml) and mix with your hand mixer. You can always add more water so be careful not to add too much. Mix and repeat till you have a cookie dough consistency. Put in the freezer to chill.

Step 2
Preheat medium frying pan on medium heat. Add dry crepe ingredients to a bowl and mix together to avoid clumping. Next, put egg whites in a separate bowl. Add your nut butter and mix together. If a spoon is not mixing it as well and you still have chunks, take a whisk and mix with that. Now dd your dry ingredients to egg whites/PB mixture and mix.

Step 3
Spray pan with non stick butter spray and add the crepe mixture to the pan. Do your best to do a circular motion with the pan so the crepe batter makes its way all across pan. It’s ok to use a spoon to spread it out but try not to make any holes in the crepe. Add cover on pan and cook for 2 minutes until bubbles start to come up to the top.

Step 4
Once bubbles are showing, take a spatula and gently pull up the edge of the crepe and then flip it over. Cook for 15 seconds on that side and then take off pan.

Step 5
Right when you take it off the pan is the best time to fold into a crunch wrap. So take it off and then it’s time to add your cookie dough. Place a dollop of cookie dough to the middle, making sure to leave plenty of room around the edges. Fold and pinch each side. (This is very hard to explain without a visual) Just think you are going in a circle folding over the edges 5-6 times until the all the outside folds are pinched in.

Step 6
Spray the pan with butter spray and add the bottom fold to the pan to seal it. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Then flip over and cook the top for 1 minutes. Once done, take off and enjoy!

Photos by Marc Kharrat


Created in partnership with Legendary Foods

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We Tried 6 Kinds of Edible Cookie Dough. Find Out What We Thought.

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When it comes to baking up a batch of my favorite cookies, sampling the dough is one of the best parts. Yes, I know it’s definitely not food-safe (find out how you can get sick from the stuff here), but it’s just so tempting! If only there was a way for me to get my cookie dough fix without it being bad for the ol’ belly…

Enter edible cookie doughs! Over the past few years, I’ve seen more and more of these safe-to-eat doughs pop up in grocery stores. They’ve got all the good stuff about cookie dough that I love—the chocolate chips, the brown sugar flavor and that gooey texture—but without the whole raw egg and raw flour issue. But how do these doughs stack up?

Well, me and a team of cookie fanatics got together to put six brands to the test to see just how much like the real thing these snackable doughs could be. For this test we tried the chocolate chip cookie flavors from BatterliciousBig DipperThe Cookie Dough Café, Doozie BarEdoughble and Sweet Megan. Check out our findings. (You might just discover a new brand to love!)

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Doozie Bar: A Perfectly Portable Snack

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“I love the texture here, but there’s just not a lot of flavor.”

When I think of edible cookie dough, based off what I’ve seen in the stores, I think of a carton or a tub ready for the scooping. What I don’t think of is a granola bar-sized block of dough wrapped up for individual servings. However, that’s the genius of the Doozie Bar. Sold in single-serve wrappers, the Doozie Bar looks like the perfect on-the-go snack for sweet fanatics. A lot of our testers loved the idea of getting a fix of cookie dough this way. (Psst! Don’t miss our best recipes for sweet snacks, here)

When it came down to the taste of this bar, though, we weren’t quite as enthused. The Doozie Bar managed to get an amazing cookie dough texture, but we struggled to get that classic cookie dough flavor. We were missing a bit of butteriness and sweetness from brown sugar. Though flavor-wise, this wasn’t a home run, but we would definitely grab one of the brand’s other flavors for a try.

Sweet Megan: An Allergen-Free Choice

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“This has got to be the healthy one.”

This brand has the distinction of being the only option that can be eaten straight from the jar or made into cookies. This is so smart for people (like myself) that want it both ways. Craving cookies right now? Try our perfect chocolate chip cookie recipes.

Right from the start, we could all tell that this dough was different. It had a decidedly different look and texture than the other doughs in our lineup. This dough also tasted much different than the others. Taking hefty spoonfuls, we found that this edible dough was a bit looser than the rest, more of the consistency of batter than a dough. And taste-wise, we all picked up on one distinct flavor: oatmeal. I could have sworn I grabbed the wrong dough—it had to be an oatmeal variety!

Except that this was, in fact, the chocolate chip option from Sweet Megan. It turns out we weren’t just crazy, this dough’s first ingredient is oats. After unveiling the brands post-testing, we dove deeper into the ingredients on this edible cookie dough. The offering from Sweet Megan is, in fact, allergy free, meaning it’s free of gluten, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs and dairy. In this regard, Sweet Megan is a great option for those with any allergies, but it wouldn’t be our first choice for folks without any sensitivities. We just miss the butter too much!

Big Dipper: Realistic Texture

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“This reminds me of cookie dough candy.”

Next up in our cookie dough competition was Big Dipper. This chocolate chip cookie dough, packaged up in an ice cream-like pint, definitely improved on the edible cookie dough formula, but didn’t quite have what it takes for our top spots.

Immediately the testers commented on how realistic the texture of this edible cookie dough was. It really looked and felt like you took a giant spoonful right out of the mixing bowl. However, after taking another bite, we started to pick up on a few artificial notes. Sure, this concoction tasted like cookie dough of a certain kind, but more like the edible cookie cookie dough that you might find in ice cream or even those cookie dough candies that you find at the movie theater. Once we pinpointed that exact and not quite authentic taste, we couldn’t quite shake it. Though that didn’t stop us from going back for a second (or third) bite.

Our Top Picks

When it came to choosing our favorite, our team couldn’t narrow the results down just one. These three doughs ranked #1 for different reasons. Check out what sets Batterlicious, the Cookie Dough Café and Edoughble brands apart.

The Cookie Dough Café: The Most Buttery

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“Ooh this is so creamy.”

When we say we couldn’t pick a favorite among these top contenders, it’s so true. Each had something unique to offer, making it the very best for certain testers. In the case of the Cookie Dough Café’s chocolate chip offering, it was the amazing butteriness. It truly tasted like you whipped up a batch of these cookies and dipped a spoon in.

The testers remarked over and over again how creamy this option was. It managed to walk the line of being rich but also amazingly fluffy. We also appreciated the amount of chocolate flecked into this dough. There was no fishing for chips in this one!

Pssst… The Cookie Dough Café makes other flavors too! Find out what we though of their Oreo dough!

Batterlicious: The Sweetest

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“I have to say, the texture is spot-on.”

Tied up with the Cookie Dough Café, was the chocolate chip cookie dough from Batterlicious. This treat gained top marks for its super realistic cookie dough texture. Sure, it was creamy, but it also had a bit of that gooey factor that comes with the real deal dough.

In fact, one tester said, “this just seems homemade to me,” and really isn’t that the highest type of praise in an edible cookie dough competition? But beyond the realistic look and feel, we liked Batterlicious’s giant chocolate chips. Many folks also commented on how this brand was exceptionally sweet, and they even picked up on notes of butterscotch (which is different from caramel and toffee). For folks that love that sweet flavor, this brand is for you.

Edoughble: For Chocolate Lovers

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“The chocolate in this one is really, like really, good.”

Last but certainly not least was the “Chocolate Chip Off the Ol’ Block” flavor from Edoughble. Opening up the ice cream-like pint container, we marveled at how pretty this looked out of the box. It looked like the dough had been whipped—we knew this was going to be a tasty treat.

Indulging in the light, fluffy batter we really relished in this brand’s great balance of brown sugar. It had that light, caramel-y sweetness that makes chocolate chip cookies different than a plain old sugar cookie. What we also appreciated about this brand was the richness of the chocolate chips. Just from our small samples, you could tell it was a quality dark chocolate. After all, just because this is a silly snack, doesn’t mean you should scrimp on quality! And when it came down to going back for seconds (and thirds), we happily grabbed a few extra spoonfuls.

Can’t get enough chocolate? Check out our most decadent chocolate desserts.

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The Takeaways

Since edible cookie dough is a relatively new phenomenon and there aren’t a lot of household names out there in the market, it can be so hard to know what’s the best dough to buy. That’s why I think this test was so useful. We all walked away with a new brand to scout out next time we’re craving something exceptionally sweet and fun. Plus, we all have a new back pocket ingredient for our most decadent sundaes, milkshakes and all other manner of sweets.

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Article by Lisa Kaminski from Taste of Home. View the original article here.
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Edible Oreo Cookie Dough Now Exists, Here’s How You Can Get It

The Cookie Dough Café Oreo Gourmet Edible Cookie Dough! Found at: Mariano’s #thejunkfoodaisle

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If you’re a huge fan of Oreos and are the kind of person who’d walk around eating a tub of cookie dough, you’re in luck, because the two are joining together for a brand new product.

The Cookie Dough Cafe, an online wholesaler and producer of tons of decadent safe-to-eat cookie dough flavors, has teamed up with Oreo to create a flavor that’s laced with the chocolate cookie sandwiches that you’ll definitely fall in love with. First reported by Instagram food hunter The Junk Food Aisle, it was later independently confirmed by Thrillist that The Cookie Dough Cafe had launched the product and was getting ready to go national with it.

Currently, you can only purchase jars of the Oreo cookie dough at Mariano’s, a local supermarket in the Chicago area that’s owned by Kroger. The Cookie Dough Cafe, however, will begin selling their new sweet treat via their website on August 23rd. They ship nationwide, so once the cookie dough is available, you’ll be able to get it regardless of whether you live near the Windy City or not.

We’re counting down the days until the 23rd comes so we can snag some of these awesome jars of edible Oreo cookie dough for ourselves.

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You Can Now Eat Delicious, Raw Cookie Dough At This Shop In California

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The edible cookie dough trend has left New York and come on a direct flight to sunny California, where the weather is warm and people are willing to eat anything once!

California Cookie Dough is located in Orange County, California where the shop specializes in safe, edible, and delicious cookie dough in a variety of flavors. Served in a flavored cone and can be topped with a variety of toppings, you can create your own that matches your personality perfectly (*whispers* try the blue velvet).

If you’re wondering how it’s safe to eat, this edible cookie dough is made using pasteurized eggs and heat treated flour, so it is fine to consume without baking. No more tummy aches like childhood, *phew*.

Also, since you can’t have cookies without milk, they’ve got you covered on that, too.  No need to bring the Nesquick. They’ve got it fresh on tap.

California Cookie Dough is located on 18854 Brookhurst St. in Fountain Valley, and is open six days a week, and always has new flavors to try on deck.

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This Cookie Dough Cafe Is Making All Of Our Dessert Dreams Come True

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Photo: Dō NYC

Cookie dough. One of our most beloved dessert/snack items. We’ve all been at that point where we walk around eating cookie dough out of the tube or package, and it’s a huge craving of ours.

Of course, we always had that risk of food poisoning/salmonella when we ate it. Not anymore.

A new restaurant in New York City, called , is selling ready-t0-eat cookie dough in numerous epic dessert forms. They make their cookie dough with pasteurized eggs, so all of their offerings are safe to eat and won’t make you sick like normal cookie dough might.

You can order different flavors of cookie dough by the scoop, or get it in other iterations ranging from cookie dough ice cream sandwiches to Nutella-stuffed cookie dough cupcakes.

The shop is dedicated to serving all kinds of cookie dough lovers, so even if you desire vegan or gluten-free cookie dough, Dō is the place to get your fix.

If you’re not in NYC, fret not — the company does ship their cookie dough nationwide in tub form, and even delivers cookie dough CAKES.

This might be the best way ever to over-indulge your cookie dough cravings. I’m definitely going to pick a few packs myself — and hopefully not eat an entire tub of it at once.