There are few things in the world greater than cookie dough. Because while cookies themselves are all well and good, let’s be honest with ourselves, we all know that we would way rather eat the raw dough instead. But there are those times when plain old cookie dough just isn’t enough. Sometimes we just need to take it a step too far to really enjoy everything cookie dough has to offer. So, in honor of those occasions, here are 20 recipes when cookie dough just went above and beyond. Feeling a little lazy for these cookie creations? No worries, all of these desserts are made with pre-made, refrigerated cookie dough. You just ran out of excuses.
- Eat. Drink. Love.
Have your cookie dough cake and eat it too with this unreal recipe. It’s not just a layer of cookie dough in between moist chocolate cake, no way. It’s also got cookie dough FROSTING. Step back.
- Seeded at the Table
Regular egg rolls? Greasy and delicious. Cookie dough egg rolls? I could very well eat these for the rest of my life with zero complaints.
- Heat Oven to 350
Torn between which you love most, cookies or brownies? Stop making yourself choose! Have both instead. These whoopie pies have a cookie dough filling that is sandwiched by two soft brownies. For the baker who wants it all.
- Inside BruCrew Life
How can s’mores get better? Cookie dough, of course. This no-bake recipe is a regular s’more with a layer of cookie dough dipped in chocolate. Enjoy this mind blowing creation year round.
It’s a cookie within a cookie…so naturally it’s an Inception Cookie. Double the cookie, double the tears of joy.
- How Sweet Eats
Peanut butter cups are very 2015. Welcome to the future. Make these sweet cookie dough cups at home and never look back.
- Girl Versus Dough
Dessert pizza at it’s finest. A cookies and cream topping on a cookie dough crust. This puts regular pizza to shame.
- Half Baked Harvest
More appropriately they’re pretzel, chocolate chip, cookie dough, and Snickers bars. Who says you can’t have too much of a good thing? Or too much of multiple good things.
- Girl Gone Country
Now you can spread cookie dough on WHATEVER YOU WANT. Spread it on bread, on fruit, even on other cookies. Yaaas.
- Dine and Dish
Who says you can’t have cookie dough for breakfast? Put some cookie dough in your waffle iron and enjoy cookie goodness in waffle form, a.k.a. the best form.
- Minimalist Baker
The best ice cream shakes involve cookie dough. Make your very own cookie dough Blizzard at home and enjoy this frosty treat with an extra dose of deliciousness. What a perfect summer treat!
- Chef in Training
Regular baked goods are good and everything but you’re depriving them of greatness if you’re not frosting them with this rich cream cheese cookie dough frosting.
- BuzzFeed Blue
French onion, ranch, buffalo chicken, cookie dough…all dips. ALL OF THEM. That’s right, cookie dough is now a dip, perfect for dunking Nilla Wafers and animal crackers for a fun, unique dessert or appetizer.
- The Slow Roasted Italian
Like it minty? You can make mint cookie dough dip, too! A fun color for spring, this dip has a cool mint zing to it and all the indulgence of cookie dough.
- Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Enjoy your ice cream sandwiches raw with these cookie dough squares. For a little more of the good stuff, opt for cookie dough ice cream as your center. You won’t regret it.
- Two Peas and Their Pod
Wait…so it’s cheesecake, in bar form, with a chocolate crust and swirls of cookie dough? Wow. Ladies and gentlemen, conclusive evidence that everything is better in bar form.
- 5 Dollar Dinners
Truffles are essentially anything moist and delicious, so cookie dough definitely qualifies. These chocolate-covered cookie dough balls are simple to make, great party favors, and taste as amazing as you are imagining right now.
- Sally's Baking Addiction
The ultimate combination of salty and sweet. A pretzel sandwich around cookie dough then dipped in chocolate. I think I’m in heaven.
Essentially Inception Cookies inside out. Take out the traditional cream from your Oreo and replace it with a nice layer of cookie dough. Then dip it in chocolate and sprinkle for good measure.
Cookie dough can be fancy, too! These decadent mini French silk pies look and taste amazing AND have a pre-made cookie dough crust. That’s very little work for a whole lot of yum.
Do you know any cookie dough recipes that you love? Please share them in the comments section below. Please.