Fun Recipes That Start With a Package of Cookie Dough
Happiness comes in a tube, and it's also known as refrigerated cookie dough. We've finally reached the age where major brands' refrigerated cookie dough is safe to eat raw, but there's way more to do with refrigerated cookie dough than enjoy it cold. Break out the cookie cutters and food dye to make themed treats for your favorite holiday, combine the dough with another dessert for a delicious hybrid, or turn those cookies into dessert pizza crusts or tiny, delectable cups. No matter how you decide to use your refrigerated cookie dough, everyone will enjoy the result.
Starting with refrigerated, store-bought cookie dough, these cooky Frankenstein cookies are an easy Halloween baking project to whip up this year. That said, packaged cookie dough is made to spread, so if you'd rather your Frankenstein cookies have rectangular or otherwise shaped faces (as opposed to these round-faced cuties), you can use a classic cut-out cookie dough that will better hold its shape.
You may not believe it, but you can make perfectly crispy-on-the-outside, gooey-on-the-inside cookies with some help from your air frier. This method is also useful if your oven is taken or you only need to make a small batch.
Make it Your Way Cookie Cups
Make it Your Way Cookie Cups Recipe
Get creative with Make It Your Way Cookie Cups! Using our refrigerated chocolate chip bar dough as a base for this customizable cookie cup, this is one treat that has something for everyone. Perfect for an after school snack, or after dinner dessert, these cookie cups can be customized to your personal tastes and filled with a variety of toppings - yogurt and fruit, ice cream, chocolate, nuts and more!
Cookie Dough "Spaghetti-and-Meatballs"
Cookie Dough "Spaghetti-and-Meatballs" Recipe
Curious about the spaghetti night inspired dessert that stole the show at this year's Iowa State Fair? This DIY take on cookie dough spaghetti and meatballs means you can bring all of the state fair fervor and flavor right into your own kitchen.
Rudolph's Christmas Sugar Cookies
Rudolph's Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe
Start with refrigerated sugar cookie dough to make these adorable reindeer cookies. Kids can help place Rudolph's eyes, mouth, and antlers.
Candy Corn Cobs
Make this too-cute Halloween food craft with just two ingredients and a bit of assembly. Using prepared cookie dough as a "cob," simply press kernels of candy corn into place to create a sugary look-alike of corn on the cob. Making these candy corn cobs is an easy and fun Halloween project for kids, and the completed corny confections could be used as playful name card holders for a Halloween dinner party. You may need to gently reform each into a cob shape if the dough begins to soften as you place the corn—but once you're finished, simply pop all of the corn-filled cobs back into the freezer for a few hours if you want them to remain super firm for a while. Although we wouldn't recommend eating an entire candy corn on the cob in a sitting (unless you're looking for a serious sugar overload), if anyone wants to take a nibble, just be sure to let any guests know that the core is made using raw cookie dough, in case allergies are a concern. Packaged raw cookie dough is typically pasteurized, thus considered safe to consume raw. However, if you're not completely comfortable using packaged dough, try using a homemade edible cookie dough recipe instead. Another alternative to cookie dough is using bananas cut into 2- to 3-inch pieces for the cob. Pro-tip: Work in rows of candy corn down the entire length of the cob rather than forming cylindrical rows around the diameter of the log—it's a lot easier.