So I was a very easy mark when it came to falling in love with "The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook" by Lindsay Landis. Imagine -- an egg-free cookie dough that you can eat raw (practically) guilt-free! Heaven!
And it's not just cookie dough, although that alone would be fine with me.There are tons of very creative concoctions that take cookie dough to new gastronomic heights. There are brownie recipes, frozen treats marshmallows, cakes, pies. . . . . you get the idea.
The cookie dough all by itself was a delightful treat but I had to try one (or three) of the new creations. First I made the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles. Out of this world good. My next treat was a little twist on this truffle.
I made chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough, flavored it with almond extract instead of vanilla and then coated the balls with white chocolate. Very tasty, but not very photogenic, at least not in my hands. I'm going to have to practice more to get a nice even chocolate coating on the truffle balls. I'd show you the pictures but they were pretty pathetic, more like "a kindergarten art project,"* than the delicate confections in Lindsay's own photographs.
I also made chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, which practically disappeared before it was spooned out. It was also one of my first ventures with my new Kitchen Aid ice cream maker attachment. (Thanks, Amy!) I'm already addicted to making ice cream, an addiction my hips tell me I must overcome.
There are so many tempting desserts and treats made with the cookie dough. imagine Cookie Dough Stuffed French Toast (would have been perfect for Bastille Day), Cookie Dough Cream Pie, or Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars: shortbread, caramel, cookie dough and chocolate, all in one treat!
I love the spiral bound layout of the book and Lindsay offers very helpful step-by-step advice and delightful head-notes, too. A practical and fun book.
It's pretty surprising that I would part with my review copy of the book from Quirk Books in a giveaway. (Thanks, Quirk.) But I'm not. That copy got a couple spots on it that wiped away pretty well but I still didn't feel right about giving that one away. So you have a chance at a totally clean, smudge-free, brand-new book I bought myself. As I say, I couldn't bear to give my only copy away, but I'm perfectly willing to share the wealth, spread the word and any other cliche I can think of.
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The winner will be drawn randomly at 7 a.m. EST Friday, July 24, 2012. Please be sure to leave me a way to contact you by e-mail so I can notify you if you win. Good luck. Trust me; you'll love it!. And if you haven't already, be sure and check out Lindsay's blog, Love and Olive Oil. There's so much more than cookie dough!
*a description I loved from Jennifer Reese's cookbook Make the Bread, Buy the Butter