Cookbook Review: Hello, Cookie Dough by Kristen Tomlan

I know what you're thinking, this is not a romance novel. I know, I know... but... for the love of cookie dough I had to. Love of cookie dough... see what I did there? lol! I know it's a stretch but the delicious cover caught my eye and I had to grab it and give it a try. There's yummy goodness to be had for sure!

Cookbook Review: Hello, Cookie Dough by Kristen Tomlan
Hello, Cookie Dough by Kristen Tomlan

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!

4.5 out of 5 stars

First of all, how yummy looking is the cover for Hello, Cookie Dough? I personally am not much of a sweets person but I have two people in my house that are and they love cookie dough so I wanted to give it a shot. They were thrilled to be able to fill it up with Post-It notes of everything they wanted me to make. Granted I don’t eat a lot of sweets but I love to bake and make treats so I was excited to give the recipes a try.

On the recipe front, there are a ton of choices and they were all easy to follow. There are straight forward directions and do’s and don’ts to help you along. Making the flour to be edible was super easy too. I did not attempt to pasteurize eggs, I just bought the pasteurized egg whites. Even though it was fairly straight forward, dealing with the eggs was a bit too daunting for this wanna-be-baker. The first recipe I tested out was the Signature Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and it was a hit. I also made Always Room for Mint Chip, this one turned out pretty well but me trying to create grated chocolate was a bit of a fiasco so it looks nothing like the photo, but it still tasted great. After testing just the edible dough, I did bake them. They were awesome, though they seemed slightly cakier to me but no one complained. I think it’s the best of both worlds!

There are a few recipes that include other ingredients, like pre-made cookies and cake mix. While I have no problems with adding pre-made cookies, I wish there would have been a simple alternate cake mix recipe included. That would have been very helpful and convenient.

Beyond the recipes, I thought Kristen Tomlan was super fun. She was very personable and I enjoyed her stories, it made it very inviting. The photos are dynamic and let’s face it, freaking delicious looking! I also liked the cookie and chapter names, it added a bit of whimsy. I liked it for sure and I plan on making more treats from the book. :-)

Complimentary copy received for honest review.

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