Ah, the smell of freshly baked cookies wafting through the house… you can’t beat it. But despite good intentions – and probably for the best – cakes and biscuits rarely find their way into my oven.
KookyDough, a new creation from a small Irish company, gives all the pleasure of freshly baked biscuits without the hassle of making the mix. Friends Sophie Morris and Graham Clarke have been selling the handmade cookie dough rolls at farmer’s markets around Ireland, and they’re now on sale in Superquinn’s Blackrock, Knocklyon, Lucan and Swords stores in Dublin.
The cookie dough comes in four flavours: chocolate chip, chocolate and hazelnut, triple chocolate, and white chocolate and cranberry, priced at €3.99 each. Each roll makes around 15 cookies and comes wrapped in greaseproof baking parchment which you can use to cook them on.
Superquinn sent me some samples last week. Cutting the cookies into the suggested 15 slices, I was a bit miffed; these cookies would be tiny. But after just eight minutes in the oven, they expanded into decent sized biscuits. They were delicious: quality ingredients, not overly sweet, crispy outside but soft, chewy and moist inside, with a warm butteryness oozing through. Ignoring the instruction not to eat the dough raw as it contains eggs and gluten, I took my chances; raw cookie dough just might be worth the severe health risks.
I reckon you’d easily be charged about €1 for one of these cookies in a coffee shop, so the rolls are good value. I’ve been keeping them s in the fridge and making two freshly baked cookies each day. It’s so easy. I feel like a cheating domestic God.