We’ve all been there: You’re baking cookies for a special occasion (or a Tuesday) and suddenly, you have an overpowering urge to eat the dough — before you bake it.
A lack of patience is surely a factor in the decision, but it also it tastes different (dare I say better?) than a baked cookie. There is one little problem, though: Raw cookie dough isn’t edible. Sure, you can eat it, but you’re not supposed to due to the risk of salmonella from both the raw eggs and the raw flour.
The solution? Edible cookie dough made without raw eggs and flour. Back in June, one of the most popular cookie dough brands, Nestlé Toll House, gave us just that with their edible chocolate chip and peanut butter cookie dough flavors. And now, they’re stepping it up a notch with two new edible cookie dough flavors: Funfetti and fudge brownie batter!
Both cookie dough flavors will be hitting store shelves nationwide in January.
The dough comes in a container similar to a pint of ice cream and is not meant to be baked. You’ll be able to find it at select stores like Walmart, ShopRite, Hy-Vee, Meijer and others. The suggested retail price is $5.39 for a 15-ounce carton.
If you can’t find it at your local store yet, don’t worry. There are plenty of other brands that make edible cookie dough. The Cookie Dough Cafe has a handful of edible cookie dough flavors, including confetti cake and Oreo. You can order them online or find them at Walmart.
If you have a Sam’s Club membership, you can get The Cookie Dough Cafe’s cookie dough there in packs of eight. Instead of a pint-sized carton, this cookie dough is sold as a box of individually-wrapped snack packs and costs $8.98 — or just $1.12 for a serving.
You can even find edible cookie dough with ice cream stuffed inside, from Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts. The extra-sweet treat is gluten-free, non-GMO and available in four flavors: chocolate chip, brownie batter, sugar cookie and birthday cake. (Target has the chocolate chip and brownie batter flavors for $5.99 each.)
Are you a fan of edible cookie dough? Which one is your favorite?
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