Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cookie Dough Lover? Win the Book!

One of my secret indulgences -- and one I know I share with better than half the world! -- is chocolate chip cookie dough.  Any cookie dough. It's a childhood affliction I've never outgrown.

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.

For your chance to win the book you can:
  • become a Google follower here (If you already are, I know who you are! And you're enetered once)
  • make a comment here
  • Become a Facebook fan
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Follow me on Pinterest
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


  1. What a terrific idea to use almond extract instead of vanilla. I wish I'd had this recipe last week when I had to bring treats for a wedding shower. You're pictures are really fantastic too by the way!

  2. This looks like such a delicious recipe - I really want this gorgeous book :D
    Also i am soory I have not been coommenting but your subscriptions to email are not coming through for me :(


  3. This looks like a sensational cookbook! Fingers crossed that I'm the lucky winner!

  4. And I'm now following you on twitter, too!

  5. What a great cookbook! Lovely idea!

  6. Okay, who isn't a cookie dough lover?! This book looks amazing!

  7. I have the same cookie dough love, and already have this book (so please don't enter me in the contest - I simply wanted to say hello!).

    I have made several things from the book as well, and the truffles? one of my favorites. did mine look like hers? not even close! ;)

  8. What a fun idea! I follow you on my blog via Google. Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Wow, would love to win this book. Looks amazing!

  10. OMG this cookbook sounds amazing. Your chocolate chip cookie dough balls look fabulous. Why didn't you think they looked good, they made me want to grab one right off the page?

    I already follow you on google friend connect. I'll check the other sites. Thanks for the chance at this yummy cookbook giveaway. Now please head on over to my blog because I have one as well.

  11. Sounds like a great cookie book! I would love to win a copy, but I wish ALL the best LUCK!

  12. Have been a google and twitter follower since long.

  13. Great giveaway! I would love to win this cookbook.

  14. Rosemary, I'm not here for the you can count me out! My daughter Lora received the same book and she already featured one of the recipes she made from it! I have seen the book and love it! I have my eye on a certain dessert that I've been wanting to make.

    Such a genius creative book, and every recipe is so mouthwatering:D

  15. I have wanted to try this so many times and this picture inspired me bookmarked!

  16. Hi Rosemary, I'm now following you on Facebook! I love the idea of a cookie dough cookbook, pure genius in my book!

  17. Oooh, I'm another out of the closet cookie dough lover!!! Yikes, I can't believe I wasn't following you on Pinterest OR facebook, but now I have all my bases covered :)

  18. Your truffles look absolutely amazing! I follow your site...can't believe I wasn't already doing that, but I've rectified it now.

  19. Hi Rosemary,
    I just sent you an email to let you know you won the Kuhn Rikon Watermelon Knife. Please contact me. Congratulations.

  20. Would love to win this! Mmm, cookie dough...

  21. this book looks wonderful!
    i adore cookie dough and this looks like a must-own


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