Two weeks ago, I decided to travel to Greenwich Village and try what everyone has been raving about on social media: Cookie Dō NYC. Created by Kristen Tomlan, Cookie Dō sells gourmet cookie dough and allows you to eat it the way we all do before making homemade cookies – right from the bowl. That’s right, it is edible, raw cookie dough.

As seen in places such as Today and Buzzfeed, this sweet dessert has gone viral since its opening on January 25. My friend Jess and I admitted we both were dying to try it, so that’s exactly what we did.

The Journey

We turned the corner onto LaGuardia Place and immediately knew we found the shop. It was the one with the line of people stretching across the street. I told Jess to stand in line while I went to find the front to see what we were getting ourselves into. After about three blocks, I asked the woman at the front of the line, “How long have you been standing here?” and she replied, “Four hours and no, I’m not kidding.”

Jess and I ended up waiting for an hour and forty minutes before we got into the shop, with ten minutes left until closing. Mind you – they turn people away exactly at 10 pm so naturally, Jess and I considered this our own personal victories.

The Menu

Cookie Dō is certainly no ordinary cookie spot as you can get scoops of gourmet cookie dough, in addition to cookie dough sundaes, milkshakes, and even packs of cookie dough to-go. The flavor list is subject to change, but they included Signature Chocolate Chip, Sugar Cookie, Brownie Batter, Oatmeal M&M, Salty & Sweet, Confetti, and Gimme S’more. Even the cones were exciting with flavors like GF French Vanilla and, of course, cookie dough.

The Experience

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Once we stepped inside, Jess and I couldn’t wait to get our hands on this cookie dough. I decided to stay simple with a scoop of Signature Chocolate Chip and a scoop of Confetti – which had the signature flavor with sprinkles and white chocolate chips.

Jess was more adventurous and tried the Sugar Cookie with a scoop of Gimme S’More, which was the signature flavor with Hersey bar, toasted marshmallows, and graham crackers. Yes, we were drooling.

The Signature Chocolate Chip was amazing, but the Confetti was even better because of everything mixed in. It tasted sweet, smooth, and exactly like it would if I were making my own cookies.

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If you have the time to wait in line, I 100% recommend trying Cookie Dō. The delicious flavors are enough to justify a visit, and the Insta you’ll get will definitely make your foodie friends jealous.