how can Iake store bought cookie dough taste better?

My husband bought a tub of monster cookie dough from a school fundraiser. I haven't tried it yet but I've never been a big fan of store bought cookie dough. So, I'm wondering if there is a way to make it taste more like homemade?

  • Posted by: ktr
  • May 3, 2015
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ktr
ktr May 3, 2015

Oops, that should be make not iake

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Posie (Harwood) Brien

Hm, never tried this. Depending on the type of dough, I'd suggest adding a few tablespoons of softened butter and dark brown sugar to make it taste more homemade -- also perhaps some vanilla extract (most cookies will benefit from extra vanilla anyway). You could also add in some mix-ins: crushed pretzels, cereal like cornflakes or Grape-nuts, shredded coconut, etc. to detract from any "store-bought" taste. Final thought: Make homemade cookie dough ice cream with it!

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ktr May 4, 2015

Adding it to ice cream sounds delicious!

Trena Heinrich
Trena Heinrich May 3, 2015

You could bake the cookies and make ice cream sandwiches with them. Take two cookies and a scoop of vanilla ice cream in between and freeze. Adding ice cream makes everything taste better.

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LE BEC FIN
LE BEC FIN May 4, 2015

when i hear 'store bought cookie dough', i think:
too sweet( waaay more sugar than needed) and one dimensional flavor. I don't know what monster cookies are, but my first thought is to decrease the sweetness by adding espresso powder to taste. Also more of everything except sugar.
I would begin by finding a recipe for a homemade version of that dough. Then let the purchased dough get to room temp; put it in a mixer; add pre-softened butter, espresso powder, flour, salt and leavening, other additions (nuts, dried fruit etc.) Mix the dough for a brief time, so it doesn't get overworked and tough.

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ktr May 4, 2015

Monster cookies have chocolate chips, oats, peanut butter and peanut butter chips in them. So they are normally really sweet even when homemade. I'm thinking of baking up one cookie and seeing how bad they are. I'm hoping they might just need some extra vanilla.

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Windischgirl
Windischgirl May 4, 2015

Make them and donate them to the school bake sale. Win-win.

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molly yeh
molly yeh May 4, 2015

sprinkle with maldon salt!

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