If you are more comfortable ordering food instead of making it, then baking cookies is probably not a favorite pastime. This holiday season though relive your childhood memories by whipping up some edible cookie dough to snack on.
First you might be asking, how is edible cookie dough made? The key is in an eggless recipe.
The basic ingredients, according to allrecipes.com, are:
- ¾ cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons milk
If you are making chocolate chip cookies then you just need to add them in as well. Allrecipes.com recommends 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips. You can have a lot of fun creating different types of cookie dough by just adding in other sweet flavors like caramel, marshmallow, nuts and peanut butter.
To make the dough, simply combine brown sugar and butter in a large bowl, beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in vanilla extract and salt. Add flour, mix until a crumble dough forms. Then mix in the milk and fold in the chocolate chips or nuts or any other flavoring you want to add. Keep in mind there is still a potential risk for foodborne illness from the consumption of raw flour.
Is it safe to eat cookie dough raw?
Is your favorite part of baking, eating the cookie dough? For many of us, it is, but the FDA warns that eating raw cookie dough is not safe.
The FDA has put out several warnings about the bacteria lurking in raw cookie dough that could painfully cause gastrointestinal illnesses, so now the question is, is it safe to eat cookie dough?
If you have a secret cookie dough ice cream addiction, you will be happy to know commercial cookie dough products where the dough is specially prepared to be eaten uncooked are not included in these warnings.
The big concern with eating cookie dough raw is the flour and eggs. When you make cookie dough at home, you have no idea if the flour and eggs you purchased at your local supermarket has been contaminated or not with bacteria.
Safety precautions to keep in mind:
- Do not eat any uncooked dough, cake batter, or other uncooked flour products (think tortillas) or eggs at home.
- Do not make or let your children play with play dough made of uncooked dough.
- Do not touch uncooked dough at restaurants either.
The good news though is that most manufacturers of pre-made commercial cookie dough use a heat treatment for flour and a pasteurization process for eggs which are known source of Salmonella. So go ahead and enjoy your cookie dough ice cream and other cookie dough treats offered at your local treat shops.
One popular treat shop is DoDo Edible Cookie Dough & Ice Cream, which has two locations in Ocean City, Maryland and is currently expanding. Their specialty is mixing ice cream and edible cookie dough to create the ultimate sweet treat.
Is DoDo edible cookie dough safe? Yes. They make fresh cookie dough daily and use a special pasteurization process that makes the cookie dough safe to consume uncooked. DoDo is known for their variety of fun cookie dough flavors including chocolate chip, snicker doodle, sugar cookie, oatmeal, M&M, peanut butter, cake batter, naked and brownie batter.
DoDo also offers 16 daily flavors of ice cream that can be combined with the cookie dough or enjoyed on their own. The simple, streamlined menu is easy to manage, but also leaves room for you to experiment with different creations and to offer a special dough of the day.
Interested in Starting Your Own Edible Cookie Dough Business?
DoDo has franchising opportunities now available. This is a great opportunity to become a part of one of the coolest new trends in sweet treats.
Here is what you can expect when you join the DoDo family:
- An established, beloved brand that will draw in the customers
- A proven model for success that will give you the support and structure you need to get your shop up and running, including a recipe for cookie dough that is safe to eat
- The ability to own multiple locations
- A low cost of entry that makes DoDo one of the more affordable franchising opportunities out there
- A chance to be a part of the coolest new trend in sweet trends
Interested in getting into the edible cookie dough franchise business? Here are some tips for surviving that first year. Remember that while you are running your own franchise business, the franchise program should come with the benefit of a lot of support and the power of a recognized brand, to help you stand out from the competition.
A franchisor will also help you scout and find the best location for your business. They’ll bring their expertise in understanding demographics in choosing the perfect market.
DoDo Edible Cookie Dough & Ice Cream also have proven business operating procedures to help you start your business in an efficient and cost-effective manner, while providing top notch customer service.
For more information on how edible cookie dough is made and franchising, give DoDo Edible Cookie Dough & Ice Cream a call today.