A package of store-bought cookie dough is a very useful thing to have lurking in the back of your fridge, waiting for a sweet craving to strike! Of course you can use it for its intended purpose — place as many lumps of dough as you desire on top of a baking tray and voila! In minutes you can be enjoying warm cookies with a glass of cold milk (or whatever beverage you prefer).
We collected 17 fun and delicious recipes with which a tube of cookie dough can be put to great use. Click though our slideshow and discover what wonderful cookie creations you could be making with that humble tube of cookie dough!
These cookies are the perfect combination of salty and sweet. Rather than making your own cookie dough, simply knead in some cooked bacon pieces to make these cookies in half the time.
Here’s a recipe for those indecisive bakers! You can have your brownie and your cookie with this wonderful hybrid baked treat. Simply press cookie dough into a baking pan, spoon over brownie batter and top with more cookie dough pieces to create this delectable cookie-brownie combination.
This recipe takes two well-loved classics and combines them to form one wonderful dessert. A traditional cheesecake that is filled with mouthfuls of cookie dough? Absolutely fabulous!
Instead of a traditional pie crust, use a tube of store bought cookie dough! This recipe uses chocolate chip, but feel free to use your favorite flavor!
Ample Hills Creamery
If you are partial to cookies and ice cream, then this may be the recipe for you! Turn your cookies into ice cream cones and enjoy them for a decadent summer dessert.
Make a delicious milkshake with some freshly baked cookies and you will have no regrets! Using store-bought cookie dough will make baking cookies just to put in a milkshake less messy and will enable you to get the milkshake to glass in record time.
Jeffrey Taylor Mathis
When in doubt, deep fry it! Use a tube of cookie dough in place of homemade for this incredibly indulgent recipe.
The easier way to use a tube of cookie dough is to make one enormous skillet cookie. They look impressive and taste wonderful, a great, easy dessert to make for a dinner party, served hot from the oven along with some cold, creamy vanilla ice cream.
If you can’t decide between cookies and cupcakes, never fear! These cupcakes are stuffed with cookie dough, so you will never have to decide between the two again!
Here’s another recipe for which you will want to use egg-free cookie dough since it will be eaten raw. What better way to use cookie dough than in an ice cream sandwich! It’s like having a pint of cookie dough ice cream without having to search tirelessly for the cookie dough pieces — what a relief!
These mini tarts are very simple to make, and they look divine. Sugar cookies filled with lemon curd and topped with fresh fruit make for a light and dainty dessert that looks more complicated than it actually is.
Peanut butter and chocolate, need I say more? These truffles are a breeze to make and will satisfy a sweet craving perfectly!
For the No-Bake Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Truffles recipe, click here.
Cookie dough and ice cream go so splendidly together. Make your own wonderful combinations using your favorite ice creams and your favorite cookie dough, and no longer depend on store brands for ice cream treats!
By now almost everyone has heard of speculoos or cookie butter — that wonderful stuff that comes in jars and tastes out of this world! If you want to make some yourself, simply bake a batch of cookies, and one they cook you are good to go!
These simple homemade truffles are made even easier by using store-bought cookie dough! Make sure to buy the eggless variety that is safe to consume raw.
Crispy graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate are a winning combination and childhood favorite. Recreate the classic campfire flavors with these truffles that take toasted mini marshmallows, wrap them in cookie dough, dip them in chocolate and top them with graham cracker crumbs.
Ron Chapple Studios
This cookie application works best with sugar cookies, gingerbread, or any other simple cookie that doesn’t have lots of things mixed into the dough.