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PLEASE. A Decent Choco Chip Cookie Mix or Refrigerated Dough

I once tried a mail order cookie dough (the Ultimate Cookie? or something like this). It was fantastic, but is there dough or a mix in my local supermarket that's any good?

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  1. In the Boston area, and I'm not sure how far afield, you can get Rosie's Cookie Dough, (Of "Rosie's All-Butter,All-Sugar Cookbook fame) refrigerated in the dairy section...You could ask for it at a nearby Whole Foods...

    1. I've never met a Toll House dough I didn't like........

      1. try whole foods. i may be way off here, but i'm pretty sure i've seen "tubs" [they look like yogurt or ice cream containers] of refrigerated cookie dough in the dairy section...maybe somewhere near the butter, spreads, etc?

        anyone else know what i'm talking about?

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        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          ok, i just got back from whole foods, and got the brand name for you."tom's cookies." i have no idea if they're any good, but the flavors certainly sound great.

          the company is based in san francisco, so it may be a regional thing out here on the west coast, but try calling the manhattan stores to see if any of them carry it...


          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            I think I've seen the Tom's cookie dough at Trader Joe's as well.

            I just tried Whole Foods' house brand dry chocolate chip cookie dough mix (just add egg and butter). It was way less oily than the Nestle logs (thank god!) but strangely salty.

        2. Talk to the Schwan's man. I get peanut-butter-chocolate-chunk cookie dough from him.


          1. Trader Joe's has a good frozen dough that I add chopped nuts to (pressed into the top of the dough round), but from scratch just are the best. I make the dough into logs and freeze them, then thaw, slice and bake.

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            1. re: Bramble

              I make cookie dough from scratch, too, but I spoon them onto a baking sheet, freeze until hard, and then put into a plastic bag. I don't thaw them before baking, I just bake them about 5 minutes more than usual.

              The Toll House cookies that you break apart are okay, if you eat them while still warm. Costco usually also sells tubs of cookie dough balls that you can bake.


              1. re: leanneabe

                I make the standard Nestle Toll House recipe w/ Guittard bittersweet chips and butter. I freeze the dough double wrapped in waxed paper in 12" logs that weight approx 2 lbs. I can slice rounds from a frozen log out whenever I want cookies. I log will make 2 dozen cookies.

            2. In the refrigerated case in the supermarket, you can get cookie dough from Nestle -- the packaging looks very similar to the chocolate chip package -- that are of surprisingly good quality. Some have nuts, others don't. You separate the dough into squares (I then make those into balls) and place on your baking sheet.

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              1. re: ChefJune


                And why do you make them into balls from squares?

                1. re: NAtiveNewYorker

                  I have to agree with ChefJune regarding the Nestle choc. chip refrigerated cookie dough. My kids love these as an after school snack (they don't like any other store/bakery bought choc. chip cookies). Thank you Nestle for coming up with this so I don't have to!

                  "And why do you make them into balls from squares?"

              2. Bj's carries a brand of frozen cookie dough called 600lb Gorilla. They are great... have dark and milk chocolate chips, taste like there is caramel mixed in. I'm in RI, and Bj's may not carry the same products all over, but these are worth looking for.