Can the cookie dough in Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream be used to make actual cookies?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on April 24th, 2015


If you ask ten ice cream fans what their favorite ice cream goodie is, you’d get at least eight different answers. Chocolate chips, caramel swirl, peanut butter — there really are no wrong answers. But if you asked 100 fans the same question, one inclusion would rise to the top as the most popular addition. Of course, we’re talking about cookie dough.

How good is cookie dough in ice cream? It’s so good, you get a little excited when you take a spoonful of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and you get three or more cookie dough pieces in a single bite. (Admit it, you do!) It’s so good, some fans save all of the cookie dough in their bowl and eat the morsels at the end. Sort of like eating the cupcake and saving the best part — the icing — for last.

As awesome as cookie dough in ice cream is, it got us thinking: Can you use the delicious nuggets in Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough to make actual cookies? What would happen if you just popped the dough balls in the oven for a few minutes?

We needed answers and we needed them fast, so we grabbed a few containers of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and made a bee-line for the Turkey Hill kitchen to find out.

TRK cookies container

For our experiment, we used two containers of ice cream, but we only gathered the cookie dough pieces from one of them. The other container was used for snacking while we conducted our experiment…because all that baking can make you hungry!

TRK cookies dough balls

Removing the cookie dough pieces from the ice cream wasn’t too difficult. We started by letting the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream soften on the counter for 15 or 20 minutes (while we ate some ice cream, of course). Then we carefully scooped out each of the cookie dough pieces and gave them a quick rinse to remove any ice cream.

After we had all of the cookie dough pieces, we placed them on a baking sheet and popped them into a 350-degree oven for about five minutes. While we waited, we ate some more ice cream.

TRK cookies baked

After what seemed like the longest five minutes in history, the tiny cookies were ready. The cookie dough balls flattened into miniature chocolate chip cookies, with the chocolate clearly visible in each one. They smelled like cookies and looked like cookies, but did they taste like cookies?

TRK cookies finished

Like we said, the cookies were small (about the size of a quarter, as you can see from the penny above). They were also very crispy. More like chocolate chip cookie chips than the soft, chewy cookies we had envisioned. They were, however, soft and warm immediately after they came out of the oven and hardened only after cooling on the countertop, which is a pretty standard result for freshly-baked cookies.

As for the taste, they actually tasted pretty good! If we were to do this experiment again (or if you do it at home), we might combine all of the dough into one large ball to see if it produces the softer cookie we were hoping for.

In the end, it was a fun experiment, but we all agreed that the cookie dough pieces were tasty when baked, but even tastier in ice cream!

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Second scoop: Would you like one of these ice cream sandwiches?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on April 21st, 2015


Second scoop: Would you like one of these ice cream sandwiches?

The ice cream sandwich is a great spring or summer snack, no doubt about that, but did you know that the iconic treat looks very different in Singapore?

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It’s true! In Singapore, if you order an ice cream sandwich from an ice cream vendor on the

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Facebook highlights: Can you name any great flavor duos?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on April 17th, 2015


Facebook highlights: Can you name any great flavor duos?

The reasons should be obvious, but spring and summer are, by far, our favorite seasons of the year. That excitement is especially clear on our Facebook page, where were have been celebrating the arrival of warmer weather over the past month. Below is a look

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And the 2015 Ultimate Flavor Tournament winner is…

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on April 13th, 2015


And the 2015 Ultimate Flavor Tournament winner is…

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The stages of eating ice cream (as told by babies)

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on April 10th, 2015


The stages of eating ice cream (as told by babies)

The video below might be the funniest and most adorable video you’ve seen in a long time. That’s right, funniest AND most adorable. Using clips provided by America’s Funniest Home Videos, this compilation is about the stages of eating ice cream, as told by babies.

You’ve

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Ultimate Flavor Tournament (Round 5): The Final Two!

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on April 6th, 2015


Ultimate Flavor Tournament (Round 5): The Final Two!

April 7 - UFT Final round

And then there were two. The Ultimate Flavor Tournament started five weeks ago with 32 flavors and now your votes have narrowed that field of fantastic flavors down to just two: Double Dunker and All Natural Salted Caramel.

The voting during this year’s Ultimate Flavor Tournament

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April prize: Which flavor of ice cream would you use with your ice cream sandwich maker?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on April 3rd, 2015


April prize: Which flavor of ice cream would you use with your ice cream sandwich maker?

How great is the ice cream sandwich? (Answer: Pretty great!) Better yet, which part of the ice cream sandwich is your favorite: the cookie part or the ice cream? Okay, that’s an easy question, too. The ice cream is probably the best part, but it’s

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The truth behind the “Ice Cream Headache Prevention Helmet”

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on April 2nd, 2015


The truth behind the “Ice Cream Headache Prevention Helmet”

picIt’s pretty much impossible to truly “fool” anyone on April Fool’s day, and our attempt yesterday was no exception. Yes, the “Ice Cream Headache Prevention Helmet” was, indeed, an April Fool’s joke. As crazy as a such an invention might sound, you have to admit that

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Pain-free at last! Introducing the world’s first Ice Cream Headache Prevention Helmet

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on April 1st, 2015


Pain-free at last! Introducing the world’s first Ice Cream Headache Prevention Helmet

The ice cream headache — also known as “brain freeze” — affects roughly 30 percent of ice cream lovers. That’s nearly 100 million Americans who are forced to eat their favorite frosty treat slowly, at the risk of debilitating pain and suffering.

Chances are, everyone knows

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Ultimate Flavor Tournament (Round 4): The Frosty Four

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on March 30th, 2015


Ultimate Flavor Tournament (Round 4): The Frosty Four

We started with 32 flavors, then narrowed it down to 16, then eight, and now — based on your votes — just four flavors remain. Each of the “Frosty Four” flavors are the champions of their respective conferences. They’ll now face off against each other

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