ARC Review | Hello, Cookie Dough: 110 Doughlicious Confections to Eat, Bake & Share by Kristen Tomlan

Hello, Cookie Dough: 110 Doughlicious Confections to Eat, Bake & Share by Kristen Tomlan
Genre: Nonfiction
Publication Date: October 15th, 2019
ARC from the publisher

Safe-to-eat cookie doughs and baked treats from the creator of the world’s first edible cookie dough shop

Finally, you can eat cookie dough how you’ve always craved it: straight from the mixing bowl! In her rule-breaking first book, Kristen Tomlan, the Queen of Cookie Dough, spills her secrets about how to make cookie dough safe-to-eat and all of the best ways to enjoy it. Kristen is sharing 110 decadent recipes–a mix of fan favorites from her famous New York City confectionery and never-before-seen creations–each with an innovative twist.

HELLO, COOKIE DOUGH is filled with recipes for cookie dough lovers at every age and skill level. All 40 flavors, spanning the classic to the wildly creative, are ready to eat off the spatula OR can be baked into perfect, chewy cookies. Kristen’s baked creations are equally tempting, with treats like cookie dough-stuffed cinnamon rolls, deep dish skillet cookies, and molten cookie dough cupcakes. Sprinkled throughout are her tips on perfecting your confections plus easy swaps to make the recipes gluten-free or vegan. Since cookie dough is best when shared, Kristen is serving up inspiration for all your party needs, including ideas for baby showers, weddings, ice cream parties, and the all-important girls’ night in.

This is the unconventional baking book every person with a sweet tooth will love. Join Kristen on her mission to make cookie dough all about joy, transforming this once-forbidden treat from a “no-no” to HELLO!

| Book Review |

As a reader of cookbooks and a general fan of cookie dough snacking, it felt like fate when Hello, Cookie Dough: 110 Doughlicious Confections to Eat, Bake & Share came onto my radar. Give me a free afternoon (especially in the fall,) and I’m bound to find my way to a cookbook to see what delicious treats I can make. And there are a lot of them in here! I found so many recipes I want to try! Two that stick out are a chocolate chip cookie mix dough mix coupled with a brownie batter (YUM – how have I not thought of this myself?) and a batter that includes a gorgeous unicorn sprinkle mix that is going to make me a huge hit with the little girl I babysit on Saturdays. This book is gorgeous, and I can’t wait to see how my presentation compares to the author’s. Not only do the treats look good, but there are entire pages dedicated to how the batter looks once it’s mixed (including the aforementioned unicorn batter,) and they’re stunning. I almost want to tear them out and use them for scrapbooking pages! 

My biggest takeaway from this book, though, was all the different techniques I’ve never thought of. One that stands out to me, and is so obvious now, is the ‘basic’ batter for cake. And then what to add to it to make different cake flavors. It would be perfect to make in advance, freeze, and then add your flavor later. But make no mistake; this book isn’t just about batter. There is a scrumptious looking recipe for an ice cream sandwich I’m dying to try and a peppermint hot cocoa bomb that is going to be perfect around the holidays. 

Basically this book has something sweet for every occasion, and with all the new ideas it offers, there is something for everyone here. If you’re a sweet lover and a baker (or hey – just a mixer,) you’re going to find something in here to love!

16 thoughts on “ARC Review | Hello, Cookie Dough: 110 Doughlicious Confections to Eat, Bake & Share by Kristen Tomlan

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  1. I get in the mood for baking once the fall temps set in and its pleasant to have the oven going. Plus the baking smells seem even stronger this time of the year. Sounds like a good one with the simple, but practical hints.

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  2. What a great idea for a cookbook! I like that this shows how to make cookie dough that is safe to snack on. That’s always a big concern with me. And mmmm, you totally had me at peppermint hot cocoa bomb. That sounds delicious!

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  3. I love to bake but I tend to eat too much of what I bake so I don’t do it as much as I would like. I do love cookbooks that give me ideas. Glad this one was a winner for you!

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