Any fellow cookie dough lovers out there? Come on, don’t be shy! If you’re like me, you can’t help but sample some of the dough every time you whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies. It’s just too good to pass up!
Sure enough, numerous entrepreneurs have capitalized on the cookie dough trend by bringing commercially prepared edible dough (no eggs!) to the masses in the USA. But here? Not so fast. You can’t find edible tubs of cookie dough and cookie dough cafes in France. The trend has not made it here yet and I’m not sure it ever will.
So what’s a cookie dough lover to do?
Edible cookie dough in France
Every time Tom sees me dipping into some cookie dough, he looks at me like I’m nuts.
“You actually like that? But it’s raw!” he says, as if that’s supposed to deter me.
He doesn’t get the appeal. Even the safely prepared edible variety is not a flavor that makes his Top 10 list. Cookie dough ice cream is not a flavor you’ll find in France, aside from imported Ben & Jerry’s — and forget Cookie Dough Bites or anything “cookie dough” unless you’re buying pre-made dough for its intended purpose — you know, to make actual cookies.
Luckily for this cookie dough lover, I was pleasantly surprised on our last visit to the USA.
Cookie dough cafes started to pop up and ready-to-eat cookie dough was becoming a major trend!
But in France? Is edible cookie dough available in Europe? Not exactly. Aside from a few companies in the UK, I couldn’t find any shops or prepared cookie dough products for safe consumption available for purchase in France. Even the translation of cookie dough in French doesn’t sound too appetizing. It’s pâte à biscuits.
Would a cookie dough cafe even work in France?
Aside from major cities, I’m thinking no. Not now anyway. It’s just not a flavor the French swoon over. In their minds, I feel like cookie dough is still just for making cookies — not to eat! Kind of how frozen yogurt hasn’t really caught on except in big cities in France. So a cookie dough Paris cafe, sure, but in a small village? Nope.
If you’re in the US, THE cookie dough cafe with the most buzz is Cookie Do in Greenwich Village, NYC. I used to live a stone’s throw from there in college — too bad it didn’t exist then! Has anyone braved the line? Let me know in the comments if it was magical or a major letdown. I wish there was a Cookie Do France franchise.
Not in NYC? I feel ya. Here’s an article with other cookie dough cafes.
If you’re in the US, there are all kinds of edible cookie dough you can purchase.
Edible cookie dough you can buy in the USA
The Cookie Dough Cafe
(the only one on the list I’ve actually tasted)
A couple of years ago, I saw The Cookie Dough Cafe on Shark Tank when sisters Julia Schmid and Joan Pacetti presented their ready-made dough on primetime TV. Last year, I finally tried their cookie dough when I found it in King’s Supermarket back home in NJ. And wow. Incredible. Seriously, worth the $4.99 and is one of the cheaper options on my list. It’s also readily available in a bunch of supermarkets.
The Lions Pack
This company makes a high-protein edible cookie dough in 18 flavors for $12.99/tub. Made in small batches, The Lions Pack doughs are vegan friendly and made fresh by the batch daily. I’m eyeing the coffee bean cookie flavor. No refrigeration required and maybe the “healthiest” on the list.
I can’t get enough! Edoughble makes small batches of cookie dough with no preservatives or GMO ingredients.
Sweet Megan Bakery
Another edible or bake-able option, Sweet Megan Bakery dough might be just what your sweet tooth is craving.
Edible cookie dough for sale on Etsy
Based in New York, this vendor makes delicious cookie dough delivered to your door. Her reviews are all 5 stars!
Get yourself a hand-stamped cookie dough tasting spoon from this LA artisan!
This UK shop ships to various countries in Europe (including France!!!) and I’m thinking it might be worth it…
Are you a fan of the edible cookie dough craze?
Have you tasted any of the doughs above or found edible cookie dough in France or the rest of Europe?
Weigh in below in the comments! Let me know your fave. 😉