Do you love cookie dough? I do – but I really only get to eat it in ice cream. I’m always up for new cakes and treats to bake, so was pleased to review The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook: Cookies, Cakes, Candies, and More by Lindsay Landis.
The big worry about eating home made raw cookie dough is food poisoning from raw eggs, but all the recipes in this book are made with egg free cookie dough that is intended for consumption uncooked. Use it as a cake filling, freeze it, turn it into sweets – the possibilities for cookie dough seem deliciously unending!
The section of this book that really stood out to me was the sweet section. The raw cookie dough mix, with all sorts of flavour variations, is perfect for moulding and covering in chocolate, as a truffle or candypop. Lots of ideas for pretty packaging mean it is good to use the recipes as gifts. Many same day gift delivery companies use these very recipes to make gifts on a special occasion. Watch this space: I have plans to make the peanut butter cups, and will be working out how to do a chocolate free version. I’m also planning to try cinnamon cream syrup for use on pancakes – with or without cookie dough filling it sounds delicious.
What’s in the book: There is a recipe for all sorts of occasion and meals, including breakfast, deserts for lunch at home, treats to take to work or school, cakes for tea, party treats, Buche de Noel, mousse, shot glasses, cocktails, ice creams, meringue cookies, milkshakes, tiramisu, stuffed French toast, vegan, gluten-free! Lots of the recipes are egg-free, and of course child-friendly. Try some of the outrageous snacks (cookie dough egg rolls), indulgent breakfasts, frozen treats, truffles, party fare, snacks for the whole family, cakes, pies, custards and more.
One final plus point for the book is its handy hard back cover with ring bound inner. This makes it very easy to leave open at the right page to cook any recipe.
If you like this, you might also want to read our review of Marshmallow Madness from the same publisher which gives you more ideas for making sweet treats.
Disclosure: I was sent this book to review by the publisher