As the weather warms up, families across southeast Michigan and Ann Arbor have a new summer dessert to try: edible cookie dough.
While kids (and adults, too) may have given into the temptation to lick the spoon when mixing up a batch of cookies, eating raw eggs or raw flour can have some serious consequences.
Enter edible cookie dough — typically made with heat-treated flour and zero or pasteurized eggs. The edible stuff is formulated to taste just like the forbidden treat, so there’s no lack of indulgence here.
Stop by one of the following shops for edible cookie dough that provide the beloved taste of cookie dough without the risk of the unpleasant side effects.
Address: 2240 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
This Ann Arbor based independent grocery chain sells a few varieties of cookie dough. Pick up Big Dipper brand edible cookie dough in the flavors chocolate chip cookie or cookies and cream for $7.69. Or, try a pint of chocolate chip from The Cookie Dough Cafe brand for $7.69.
Address: 5838 Schaefer Road, Dearborn
This keto-friendly cookie company also serves up decadent pints of edible cookie dough in the flavors strawberry shortcake, funfetti, s’mores and chocolate chip. Each pint is $11.99.
Address: 111 E University Drive, Rochester
Set up like an ice cream shop, order a scoop or two of edible cookie dough that’s scooped up like hand dipped ice cream. Flavors include coconut cream cheese, funfetti and Heath Bar, plus a range of typical ice cream toppings. One scoop of premium cookie dough will run you $5.
Address: 1515 Jarvis St., Ferndale
This innovative cookie and edible dough spot offers up flavors like chocolate chip, S’mores and cookies and cream for $4 a cup. If you’re in the mood for a baked cookie, try one of the filled varieties.
This classic ice cream spot serves up edible cookie dough, too. Try one of three varieties (chocolate chip, cherry chunk and cookies and cream) for $3.50 a scoop.
Address: 117 N Michigan Ave., Howell
Stop by this bakery for in-house made edible cookie dough in different varieties. The bakers always have chocolate chip and buckeye (peanut butter and chocolate) flavors on the shelves, but sometimes there’s sugar cookie sprinkle dough available, too. All flavors at $7.
Address: 21999 W. Nine Mile Road, Southfield
This small grocery sells fresh fruit, vegetables and meats at reasonable prices. Plus, the new Nestle Tollhouse edible chocolate chip cookie dough is in stock at $6.99 a pint.
Address: 124 W Main St., Brighton
Edible cookie dough flavors abound at this treat shop known for its hot cocoa bombs, fudge and bars. Try the gluten free “oatrageous” flavor, lemon, Oreo, banana-walnut and more for $15 for two pounds.
Address: 5349 Fenton Road, Flint
Flint’s only full service dessert bakery, cookie dough cafe and ice cream shop typically keeps about 10 flavors of cookie dough in store. Highlights include mocha, brownie batter and confetti sugar priced at $10 a pint. The shop also sells cookie dough bites — shaped edible cookie dough dipped in chocolate.
Address: 711 W. Grand River Road, Brighton
This protein-packed treat spot is perfect for those looking for healthier dessert options. The edible cookie dough comes in four flavors: chocolate chip, peanut butter chip, Funfetti and cookies and cream. Each half pint is $6.
DIY Edible Cookie Dough Recipe
Olivia’s eggless edible cookie dough recipe makes about 18 servings and is easy enough that little ones can help, too. Her recipe is also adaptable enough to mix-in whatever type of candy or sweets you have on hand.
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