If you’re a dessert lover, you could be in for a serious treat. We’re looking for somebody to be our official Gookie Dough tester, meaning you’ll get to taste test our delicious, dreamy dough for us!
One lucky winner will be chosen to receive all of our delicious signature flavours of dough (at no cost!), as well as be the first one to get a sneak peak at our new and exciting flavours whenever they launch. All we ask of you is you tell us how much you love them!
Feeling hungry yet?
It’s super simple to apply, just follow the handy steps below to submit your application!
HOW TO APPLY: SHOW OFF YOUR SWEET TOOTH!
Step 1: Share a snap of your favourite dessert on the ‘gram!
Step 2: Tag @gookiedough and hashtag the post #doughityourway
Step 3: We’ll select our favourite and they will become our official tester!
Terms and Conditions:
This is not an offer of full time employment. You will be our tester and receive a jar of all our signature flavours, plus any to come in the future before they launch. There will be no salary or cash alternative.
In exchange for the cookie dough, the winner must send Gookie Dough a video testimonial of the products.
Entries are only open to UK residents aged 18 and over.
You may enter the competition by posting a picture of a dessert on Instagram hashtagged #doughityourway and with @gookiedough tagged in it only.
All pictures submitted have the owner's permission to be used by Gookie Dough on social media platforms and its website.
It's November and the only way to pull us up and out of bed on the dark and eerie mornings is some good old comfort food. This Gookie Dough brownie Oreo cheesecake is going to make your day 100x better after a dreading day on public transport.
510g box brownie mix (prepared according to the package instructions)
680g of cream cheese
100g of sugar
One teaspoon of vanilla extract
One large egg
40 double stuffed Oreo cookies
Whipped cream for serving
(Image credit: @Dakotajadew on Tasty review)
Firstly, preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius and line a 10 inch (25cm) springform pan with two layers of cling film which is long enough to hang over the sides.
Take your Gookie Dough and press it evenly into a circle along the bottom of the pan and then fold the cling film over the top. Unclasp the pan and freeze the cookie dough disk. Then reclasp the pan and spray the bottom with cooking spray. Pour in your prepared brownie batter.
Spray the bottom and sides of a 5 inch (12cm) or deeper 8-inch wide cake tin and press the greased cake tin into the brownie mix until the matter reaches halfway up the sides of the springform pan. Bake for around 30 minutes then chill for about five.
Now reduce the oven temperature to 150 degrees Celsius. In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, vanilla, sugar and your egg until there are no lumps and a smooth batter has formed.
While the brownie is still warm, rotate and press down on the inner cake pan using oven gloves to push the cooked brownie even more up the sides of the springform pan into an even ring. Chill for 30 minutes.
Arrange a single layer of the Oreos roughly 14-15 on the bottom of the brownie shell as close together as possible. Por the cheesecake mixture on top of the cookies and spread evenly. Tap the pan to release any air bubbles and bake for about 40 minutes until the cheesecake is slightly bouncy in the centre. Then freeze until the top of the cheesecake is slightly firm.
Now add another layer of Oreos on top of the cheesecake layer and place the frozen Gookie Dough disk on top. Bake for 15 minutes. When out of the oven, chill completely, slice and serve with a dollop of whipped cream and an extra Oreo for decoration!
Tah-Dah! Super rich dessert with a gorgeous crunch of Oreos. Complete dessert GOALS! (Recipe from Tasty).
If you've ordered Gookie Dough for the first time and you're unsure of what to expect, here's a little guide to put your mind at rest and everything you need to know to lose your Gookie Dough virginity.
Don't worry if you're not in
There's nothing worse than having a delivery in the middle of the day on a Wednesday when you're going to be at work, and you know your neighbours won't be in either. The food is fresh so can't be taken back to the depot.
Keeping the dough chilled
Our boxes are insulated with special bags which will allow your Gookie Dough to stay cool for up to 72 hours. The drivers are aware that they need to leave your dough in a safe place and if there are any ever issues then contact us. We're happy to help! 😊
Our groovy boxes
You'll know straight away when we have delivered your yummies because you'll see our beautifully bright, sprinkle covered box sat at your feet outside of the door. We take pride in our designs, and we hope you love our boxes just as much as we do! Check out that parcel tape. Top notch!
We are proud to use DHL as our courier as they're reliable and always keep you guys updated on your order. When ordering, you will get a confirmation email from us and then an SMS or email from DHL with a one-hour delivery slot. This way, if you're waiting on the driver, you at least know you can nip and do your bits beforehand, and you won't miss it!
And there you have it. Quick, simple, easy and stored safely, so you get the best high-quality product. Made with a smile, delivered with a smile. Grab a spoon and tuck in and we'll no doubt receive another order from you soon! Remember to use the magical discount code which is also inserted into the box so you get some dollar off of your next order! But shhhh, it's a secret!
The pro of our product is that we've made life so much easier for you. Just take the Gookie Dough out of the tub, chuck it onto a tray and bake. Voila, the job is done! But what if you've run out of Gookie Dough and have to make your own and it's nowhere near as good? These are ways to make your cookies taste better and taste as good as ours.
(Image credit: foodandwine.com)
In a lot of recipes where Gookie Dough is used, we always tell you that we have used vanilla extract already so there is no need to add extras. However, when you make your own cookies, vanilla extract is a must! This can also be done for other flavours such as mint.
Adding extra ingredients to your homemade dough cannot harm and can make things a little more interesting. Toppings such as white chocolate, pretzels and nuts can break up the flavour profile and add more originality.
After you've added your extras to the dough and enhanced the flavour then pop it in the fridge overnight. This way, the flavours can seep deeper and then the taste will be better.
(Image credit: Dallas Observer)
Popping a teaspoon of instant espresso powder into your chocolate chip dough can help mask any artificial taste and give you that energy buzz you need to make it through the rest of the day. It can be your secret office snack and your key to productivity. If you have no espresso powder then you can use freshly ground coffee instead.
Butter and brown sugar
Sometimes a couple of teaspoons of brown sugar and three tablespoons of softened butter in the pre-made batter can make everything taste homemade. Olive oil can also be used if you want a flatter, crunchier cookie!
A lot of people don't use salt when it comes to sweet treats but Maldon salt can be very beneficial to your dough. Using flaky Maldon salt can bring out the flavours of the cookie dough and give a bittersweet delightful twist. Sprinkle some salt on your cookies before they go into the oven to achieve this.
Gookie Dough can't get much better, it's an angel sent from the God's. But let's be real, that is a lot of hard work just to perfect a batch of your own cookies. So why not just save yourself the hassle and order more tubs so you never run out!
You may have seen the Iceland Christmas advert that has taken the internet by storm.
As part of its festive campaign, Iceland struck a deal with Greenpeace to rebadge an animated short film featuring an orangutan and the destruction of its rainforest habitat in the hands of palm oil growers. So, in relation to Gookie Dough, we've decided to discuss this further with you.
(Image credit: Independent.ie)
What is palm oil?
Palm oil is made from the fruits of trees called African oil palms. The trees come from the west and south-west Africa but were then introduced to Indonesia and Malaysia. They grow naturally in tropical rainforest areas but are also planted and farmed to produce more product. Palm oil is a type of vegetable oil, like sunflower or rapeseed.
Why is palm oil bad?
The demand for palm oil has risen because it's in pretty much everything. From shampoos, makeup and lipstick to biscuits and ice cream. Huge areas of forest in Asia and Africa are being destroyed. The logging of trees and industrial plantations which cover more than 27 million hectares across the world have a negative impact on wildlife and the environment. Around 100,000 orangutans were lost between 1999 to 2015 and it's creating a problem for endangered species.
Sustainable palm oil
(Image credit: Greenpalm.org)
Sustainable palm oil makes business profitable while not harming people or the environment. Palm oil companies have now adopted policies that promise no deforestation and no exploitation. This is called the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). There are eight principles that palm oil producers must follow as seen above.
Now you're probably wondering about Gookie Dough because there is a high chance that palm oil is used. Correct. We want to make the message clear that all of our palm oil used is 100% sustainable and protecting the environment in any way possible. As a company, we want to send a positive message to our consumers, and we are on Iceland's side!