Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cookbook Review: The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook {and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream}

160 pages
*Spiral bound for easy flipping

Seven Chapters:  Introduction; Candy; Cookies and Brownies; Cakes, Custards, and Pies; Frozen Treats; Indulgent Breakfasts; and Fun Snacks and Party Fare

Lindsay Landis, of the popular Love and Olive Oil blog, has created one helluva cookbook in The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook. This book is a complete dream for any cookie dough lover, kids and adults alike. Not only that, but the book includes an extensive set of recipes, from Cookie Dough Wontons with Chocolate Dipping Sauce to Cookie Dough-Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls.  There are so many fun new ways to enjoy cookie dough in this book.  Wanna know the best part?  All the cookie dough is egg-free.  So there's no worries about eating raw egg.

I had a hard time deciding on what to make from the book, so I let my daughter decide.  It was no surprise when she chose the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream.  It is her favorite after all.  We all loved this ice cream.  My husband, who is my toughest critic, declared this ice cream the best I've ever made.  I have to agree.  We loved the brown sugar flavored ice cream base, but what we loved even more was the fact that this was the creamiest ice cream ever.  The texture was perfect!  Sometimes homemade ice cream can be icy and best served on day one.  This ice cream isn't that way at all.  This ice cream is creamy and it stays creamy, even on day five in the freezer.  But, of course, the best part of this ice cream is all the plentiful little chunks of cookie dough...and let me tell you, this ice cream is not skimpy in the cookie dough department.  It's fully loaded!!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Makes 1-1/2 quarts

For Ice Cream:
2 cups heavy cream, divided
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
pinch salt
4 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Cookie Dough:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk or cream
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Recipes Tagged To Make:  Crispy Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cups; White Chocolate-Macadamia Nut Cookie Dough Blondies; Cookie Dough Mosaic Cheesecake; Mexican Chocolate Cookie Dough Tartlets; Invisible Cookie Dough Ice Pops; Cookie Dough Oatmeal Pancakes; Baked Cookie Dough Doughnuts; Cookie Dough-Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls; Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Granola Bars; and Cookie Dough S'mores.

*Quirk Books sent me a copy of The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook for review, but all opinions shared are my own.


  1. I saw this book on a book bloggers site and was instantly intrigued. I love making my own ice cream. I will have to give this a shot.

  2. I had SUCH a hard time deciding what to make from this book also but eventually went with the whoopie pies and the brownies. Both SO GOOD. Can't wait to try the ice cream! Your daughter has awesome taste. :P

  3. Good choice. How did you resist eating the dough.

  4. You just convinced me that diets are overrated. This is worth every morsel of fat!

  5. I have to buy this for sure; my family would go nuts. The ice cream sounds especially good:)

  6. An entire cookbook devoted to cookie dough AND no raw eggs--heaven! Wait...there's a breakfast chapter? Cookie dough for breakfast? Is that allowed? I'll do a few extra sit-ups.

  7. I'm dying to get this cookbook!!

  8. We have an egg allergy in the house so this cookbook has piqued my interest!

  9. Oh my gosh, this is a cookbook I need to buy as I'm a huge lover of anything cookie dough!! I haven't even thought of making cookie dough ice cream before, but now I need to make it. Soon! I'm off to Amazon to add this book to my wish list. Thanks Kim!

  10. I am still trying to figure out what to make from the book--I have so many recipes tagged---including this ice cream. It looks amazing--I just can't believe you had any left after 5 days. ;-)


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