Review: The Edible Cookie Dough Cookbook by Olivia Hops

Review: The Edible Cookie Dough Cookbook by Olivia HopsTitle: The Edible Cookie Dough Cookbook
Author: Olivia Hops
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
Publication Date: September 4, 2018

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

The Edible Cookie Dough Cookbook brings you 75 creative, colorful, and completely safe to eat cookie dough recipes from the owner of Unbaked, the famous LA cookie dough bar.

Looking for a sure-to-please dessert, birthday party treat, or potluck bring-along that can be ready in 10 minutes with minimal clean up? Edible cookie dough is what you need, and dough expert and LA cookie dough bar owner, Olivia Hops, has exactly what you're looking for.

The Edible Cookie Dough Cookbook is the first cookbook to focus exclusively on this hotly growing dessert. With step-by-step instructions, Olivia serves up 55 scrumptious doughs, each one completely safe to eat raw—right off the spoon, from a bowl, or out of a cup.

Just a few of the sweet-tooth-satisfying cookie doughs you'll find here:
Gingerbread Snickerdoodle Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Chunk Lemon Cookie White Chocolate Chai Pina Colada Salted Caramel Edible Mud Pie and Brownie Batters If that's not enough for you, Olivia also serves up 20 recipes for special treats you can make with cookie dough, from a chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake to cookie dough sandwiches, which are like an ice cream sandwich, but better.

With tips and tricks for how to serve edible cookie dough—mixed into an ice cream cone, anyone?—and how to create your own signature cookie dough recipes, The Edible Cookie Dough Cookbook will keep your sweet tooth satisfied.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Somehow I had not heard of this edible cookie dough phenomenon until I came across Olivia Hops’ The Edible Cookie Dough Cookbook. If you are like me and eat more batter than actual cookies, this book will change your life. The recipes in this cookbook are simple, safe to eat, and so much fun for those looking to make something different in the kitchen.

The recipes in this book are so quick and easy that they can be made by all ages. Also, the fact that raw egg is omitted and the flour is cooked (for a few minutes in the microwave), turns a favourite treat that has always raised eyebrows into one that can no longer be shamed for its unsafe ingredients. This is such a game changer.

The layout of this cookbook is just as simplistic as the recipes. There is a bit of history to read that describes Hops’ incredible journey to becoming a cookie dough connoisseur. Next, the technique to heat-treat your flour to make the doughs safe for eating is described. After that, there are 55 different dough flavours to try, including a classic chocolate chip and a cheesecake dough. Hops has even included a few recipes that take the doughs beyond the bowl. Making your own cookie dough ice cream or sundaes has never been easier.

Image of edible Nutella Cookie Dough

Of course I had to try creating my own cooke dough after reading this whimsical book. It really does only take a few minutes to prepare and the results are so yummy. I happened to have the Nutella cookie dough ingredients on hand, so it is the recipe that got the honours for this review. It is honestly so much fun to prepare and makes way more dough than I had expected. There was lots to share and is just as delicious as it looks.

About Olivia Hops

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Olivia Hops is the founder and owner of Unbaked: A Cookie Dough Bar, an online shop specializing in customizable Edible Cookie Dough. Before baking, the San Diego native was an avid sports fan, playing football throughout middle school and high school (and yes, with the boys!). She aspired to be a sports journalist and began her writing career at just 13 years old when she started writing for Sports Illustrated Kids. At 18, she moved from San Diego to Los Angeles to start what she thought was her dream job at the NFL Network. She quickly realized sitting behind a desk wasn't cut out for her, though, and in 2015, the 19-year-old launched Unbaked. It became the world's first edible cookie dough shop that allowed its customers to customize their dough.

16 thoughts on “Review: The Edible Cookie Dough Cookbook by Olivia Hops

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    I am drooling… literally, like a little puppy drooling over a t-bone! ( i drool over those, too.. I get it!). I agree with the above comment, I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE

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