We all know how it works - you start making your favorite batch of cookies, and somewhere along the way you dip your finger into the bowl to give the dough a little taste. You realize how good it tastes, so you go in for another finger-ful, and the next thing you know, the bowl is half empty. Well, sh*t. Lucky for you, Cookie DŌ Confections in NYC has your back.
How It All Started
Owner Kristen, grew up in St. Louis, Missouri watching her mom cook for her family. After graduating from Easy Bake ovens, and a few extra cooking classes, Kirsten joined her mother in the kitchen, especially when it came to baking cookies. Of course, just like me, she found the best part of making cookies to be eating the cookie dough straight from the mixing bowl before even baking the cookies. Following design school, she moved to New York City and began working as a designer at a brand consultant firm. Baking quickly became her outlet. From there, she took a girls' weekend trip to Philadelphia and visited a cookie shop, but bought a tub of frozen cookie dough to pass around instead of purchasing the baked cookies. Her inspiration to open an edible cookie dough business blossomed.
Safe, Edible, Raw Cookie Dough
So how exactly is it possible to consume raw cookie dough? Each and every ingredients is carefully chosen in order to provide a safe, delicious experience for the customer. How is that possible? For products typically containing eggs, DŌ uses pasteurized eggs, therefore eliminating the possibility of salmonella. All potential harmful bacteria is killed in a heat process. As for the flour side, DŌ uses a heat-treated, ready-to-eat flour that eliminates the risk of all flour-related food-borne illnesses. No worries, dig in.
Now on to the important stuff - the flavors. Their classic flavors include signature chocolate chip, sugar cookie topped with sugar sprinkles, brownie batter with chocolate chips, oatmeal m&m with chocolate chips, and commando (the plain option, for you boring people out there). If you want to take it to the next level - DŌ created signature combinations for you, by taking their classic flavors and adding some of their favorite mix-ins. They include; Chocolate Dream (brownie batter, Oreo cookies, and chocolate chips), Fluffernutter (peanut butter, dark chocolate chips, and marshmallow fluff), Salty & Sweet (sugar cookie, salted caramel, dark chocolate chips, and sea salt), Heavenly (sugar cookie, Nutella, chocolate chips, caramel bits, and sea salt), Nuts for Nuts (peanut butter, reese's cup, and reese's pieces), Confetti (signature, sprinkles, white chips, chocolate chips), Gimme S'More (signature, Hershey bar, toasted marshmallow, and graham crackers), and finally, Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle (peanut butter, cinnamon sugar, and chocolate chips). But of course it doesn't end here, they also create three seasonal options, that won't stay on the menu for long. They can be found on their seasonal flavor page here. #SpoonTip: Check back often, they're subject to change frequently.
Gluten free options include signature chocolate chip, sugar cookie, heavenly, and peanut butter snickerdoodle. Vegan options include signature chocolate chip and peanut butter snickerdoodle.
The Store Menu
It does't stop here, DŌ offers a wide variety of cookie dough-related products. Order a single, double, or triple scoop cookie dough cup, an ice cream sundae containing a cookie, ice cream, and cookie dough flavor of your choice, an ice cream sanDŌwich (organic blue marble ice cream between two layers of their signature chocolate chip cookie dough, or a cookie DŌ milkshake (vanilla ice cream and your choice of cookie dough).
Their baked good treats include cookies (chocolate chip, sugar, double chocolate, cake batter, or oatmeal m&m), a breakfast banana bar drizzled in maple syrup glaze, cookie dough fudge (chocolate or white chocolate fudge filled and topped with cookie dough), cookie sandwiches (your choice of cookie filled with ice cream or cookie dough), cookie dough ice cream pie, cookie dough brownies (brownie layered with cookie dough and topped with chocolate ganache), cookie bombs (stuffed cookie topped with cookie dough buttercream frosting), 9" cookie cakes, or blondie bars. Check out their prices here.
What About The Line?
Yes, there is a line, and yes, it's super long. But that's only because DŌ is just THAT good. They are closed to the public on Mondays, but open at 10am so make sure to arrive extra early. Depending on the day and time, you can expect to stand on line for as long as one to four hours. If you are not already in the building by closing time (9pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday and 10pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday), unfortunately, you cannot be served. Moral of the story: GET THERE EARLY. In addition, in order to maintain a steady supply of moutherwatering DŌ, there is currently a 4 product limit per person.
Online Orders and Catering
Due to the overwhelming amount of customers trying to taste a bite of DŌ, they currently aren't accepting online orders. However, they are accepting catering orders for your events! Whether you're looking for dog-friendly DŌ or mini customizable 4-oz jar party favors to steal the show, place your online catering requests here.
Forget the baked cookies and spoonfuls of unsafe cookie dough. Take a trip to DŌ and order the biggest possible cup of their irresistible cookie dough filled with your favorite add-ins. You can thank me later.