5 Creative Ways to Bake with Store Bought Cookie Dough

If you're looking for a sweet way to jazz up a store bought tube of cookie dough, we have five delicious recipes that will turn your treats into anything but "cookie cutter." Enjoy!

Stuffed CupcakesStuffed CupcakesThe Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Lover Cupcakes

Ingredients:

Cupcakes
1 recipe's worth batter for devil's food cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
1 package of store bought cookie dough, chilled

Cookie Dough Frosting
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
1 3/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

To make the frosting:
Beat together butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Mix in powdered sugar. Sift in flour and salt and mix until combined. Add in milk and vanilla until frosting is smooth.

To make the cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Fill paper-lined cupcake tins 1/2 full of cake batter. Add a 1″ scoop of chilled cookie dough. Press down slightly. Bake for 18-20 minutes until tops are set. Remove from oven and cool. Frost with cookie dough frosting. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and serve to unsuspecting guests.

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TufflesTufflesPeanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Ingredients:

If you're going to bake these, add 1 tsp. baking soda to the flour.

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
pinch salt
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided

Directions:

In a large bowl, beat the butter, peanut butter, sugars and vanilla for a minute or two, until fluffy; add the flour and salt and beat until almost combined; add half the chocolate chips and beat on low speed or stir just until blended.

Shape the dough into large marble-sized balls and place them on an ungreased baking sheet, then refrigerate or freeze until firm.

Melt the rest of the chocolate chips in a bowl in the microwave, or a small pot over low heat on the stovetop (careful it doesn't burn!) - dip the balls of dough, using a fork if you want to coat them completely. Set them on a sheet of parchment or foil and let sit (or refrigerate) until firm.

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BowlsBowlsChocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Bowls

Ingredients:

One batch of store bought cookie dough

Directions:

Line a jumbo muffin tin with paper liners or grease the cups thoroughly with lots of butter. Take a heaping tablespoon of dough in your hands and press it into the muffin cup. Press the dough into the cup and up the sides of the cup.

Bake them for about 15 minutes, or until the cookie dough is baked and golden brown. The centers will puff up a bit, but will settle down once they cool. Scoop ice cream into the depressed center and serve!

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Peppermint PiePeppermint PieEasy Pillsbury Frozen Candy Cane Ice Cream Pie

Ingredients:

1 tube Pillsbury sugar cookie dough
1 pint candy cane ice cream
Crushed candy canes for garnish

Directions:

Press the cookie dough into the bottom and up the sides a 10″ pie plate and bake it at 350F for about 20 minutes, or until lightly golden. The dough will puff up and then settle back down as it bakes.

Allow the dough to cool completely before proceeding.

Allow the ice cream to soften slightly before pressing it into the baked pie crust. Scatter the crushed candy canes on top as a garnish and refreeze. Slice and serve once frozen.

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BrowniesBrowniesChocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bars

Ingredients:

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar
1/2 stick unsalted butter - room temperature
2 large fresh eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
store bought cookie dough
Double Stuff Oreo cookies

Directions:

To make brownies:

Into a mixing bowl add: flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Using a whisk, mix together & set aside.

Into your stand mixer add: sugar, butter. Mix together until creamy. Add in eggs one at a time. Mix well. Add vanilla. GRADUALLY add in your flour mixture until it's well combined. Batter should be thick and sticky.

To assemble:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Spray an 8 x 8 ovenproof dish with cooking spray. Spoon cookie dough batter into dish and spread evenly. Top with oreo cookies. Spoon brownie batter on top and evenly distribute.

Bake for approximately 35-45 minutes until brownies begin to pull from sides and pass the toothpick test. Allow bars to cool completely before slicing.

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