When it comes to pizza, everyone is down. It seems to be the meal that holds everyone together, mends a broken heart and allows you to get social! If I could marry a pizza, I would. The pizza delivery guy may as well live with us, let's be real. He's delivered more boxes of heaven than the postman. So, how does cookie dough dessert pizza sound? Absolutely divine.
For the pizza base
2 cups warm water One tablespoon yeast 1/2 tablespoon salt One tablespoon sugar 5 cups flour, divided Two tablespoon olive oil
Firstly, mix the warm water and yeast and let it sit for 5 minutes, so it begins its magic! Add 2.5 cups of flour and mix thoroughly. Next, add the rest of the flour and salt and knead it together. Let the dough rest in a ball for 10 to 20 minutes, and it shall begin to rise.
Next, pour the two tablespoons of olive oil into a pan and roll the dough thinly and place within the pan. Preheat the oven to 400 Farenheight. Divide your dough in half as this can make two pizzas. If you'd like to do this then double the ingredients for the toppings which will be listed below.
Caramel sauce, sprinkles and anything else you'd like to decorate with. Get fancy!
Leave your gookie dough out at room temperature for a few hours to ensure it's easier to work with. Once more gooey, spread the cookie dough over the pizza base and spread evenly. Add any extras and then go onto the next part.
For the cream cheese glaze
1/2 cup butter, softened 2 ounces cream cheese, softened 2-1/2 to 3 cups icing sugar One teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup heavy cream
Cream the butter and cream cheese together and then beat in the icing sugar. Add the vanilla and salt, mix some more. Next, add in the heavy cream and beat until the mixture is well combined. Play with the measurements of the heavy cream and icing sugar until you get the glaze consistency that you'd like (runnier or thicker).
Alternatively, you can use 40 Oreos which are broken up and softened butter. Get experimenting! Don't the pictures just make you want to make them instantly! Quick, easy and fun. Perfect for the kids or just to relive your childhood.
Did you promise yourself that you'd take up yoga for your New Years Resolution? Failed? Don't worry, we feel your pain, and in fact, we can also encourage you that little bit more. Because guess what...chocolate yoga has come to town. You're probably thinking 'what the hell is that?', well you're about to find out.
Yoga is a complementary therapy, and we see yoga instructors plastered all over Instagram who are showing off their headstands and other moves that look entirely inhumane and extremely painful!
So, chocolate yoga. A chocolate company called Love Cocoa have teamed up with a yoga instructor to let Londoners have a 90-minute chocolate meditation and practice their flexibility skills. The workshop will focus on the mindful eating of chocolate, chocolate tasting meditation and refreshing aspects of yoga. This means you'll be travelling through a spectrum of chocolate flavours and sensations. Sounds better than running to the tube, right?
Next, you have the opportunity of indulging in some yoga which is paired with aromatherapy to focus on mindful movement and understanding your body. Maybe we should make some Gookie Dough essential oils? Perhaps a candle? Sounds delish!
The info you need:
Get yourself down to The Lodge Space in Rotherhithe, London, SE16. It takes place at 11 am on the 3rd of February 2018 and costs £16.31 per person! So what's included? Over an hour of chocolate meditation which consists of a vegan Love Cocoa chocolate bar, a goodie bag along with yoga mats, blankets and other props. Chocolate for brunch has never sounded better.
Now we don't know if it works and we're doing it purely for the chocolate, duh! Maybe we should have a Gookie Dough spinning class. The first one to eat a whole monster tub wins a prize? Or maybe that's too easy!
Instagram is our favourite social media channel out there. We love seeing all of your images of melt in the middle gooey goodness and dough balls topped on a massive pancake stack. Whether it's Gookie Dough for breakfast or a cheeky dessert, we love you all. Here are our favourite Gookie Dough delights of the week!
Nothing is better than a bagel that cannot be physically held which is drenched in chocolate sauce and piled to the sky with Gookie Dough. This is what dreams are made of. Thank you to @neonrainbowblog, we are drooling! The question is, would you prefer your stack of dough baked or raw?
Breakfast Bowl of Dough Balls
Greek-styled yoghurt, frozen fruits, honey, jelly sweets and funfetti balls of delight. This is a breakfast fit for a king (or queen!). Just proves that you can still stay healthy and grab those 'gains' but also treat yourself. Afterall, it's nearly the weekend! Picture by @hellohollyshealth.
Summer, how we sincerely miss you. The walks on the beach, the smell of sea air and a slightly melted pot of Gookie Dough that is delicious and creamy. Wishing summer came a little earlier with this red velvet and cake batter cone. At least this one doesn't have to be devoured. Enjoy the bliss! Picture by @fitwaffle.
And They Call It...Cookie Love
Chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake? We'll take 20! A crunchy base with a fluffy, creamy filling that has chocolate chip and cookie dough chunks. Topped with a caramel drizzle. Is that sickly enough for you?! Photo credit to @fdpies, cheesecake goals.
So now you've heard the revolutionary news of cooking Gookie Dough, why not make a hole in your dough and drop a piece of chocolate of your choice inside, add mini marshmallows and bake for 12 minutes. Perfection! You've just made the old s'mores look boring. Photo credit to @delish_delights.
Peanut Butter Squares
Leave your Gookie Dough out for a few hours to make it less robust and mix in some peanut butter. Cut into squares, and you get a simple but delicious snack. But you'll never guess what; they're gluten-free! Thank you to @sixvegansisters for this sweet combo.
Keep your recipies coming and make sure you use the hashtag #gookiedough in all your social media posts. Check us out on Instagram and be sure to give us a follow, we follow back, promise!
Red Velvet Gookie Dough is our go to this festive season, with the vibrant red screaming Christmas. But what if you want a baked red velvet cookie? Look no further as we're here to save the day with these crimson cream cheese stuffed delights. Yes, that's right, they're stuffed with goodness!
The process is relatively straightforward. First of all, you need to prepare and chill the red velvet cookie dough, you then go onto making the cream cheese filling. Next, you drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen, you pop the spoonfuls of filling onto your dough balls. Then, of course, you need to assemble them and bake! Voila.
To make the cookie dough, you'll need cocoa powder (26g), flour (185g), egg (1 large), milk (1 tablespoon), brown sugar (100g), caster sugar (200g), butter (115g) and vanilla extract (2tsp). Of course, don't forget the red food colouring (1 tablespoon)! This compares to chocolate cookie ingredients, but the only difference is you're reducing the cocoa powder to more flour! It's important to remember that red velvet is way more special than the famous quote 'it's just an ordinary mixture which is dyed red.' NO! It should be a blend of cocoa and vanilla which is also very buttery.
To make the cream cheese filling, you'll need cream cheese (112g), icing sugar (210g), flour (1tablespoon) and vanilla extract (1/2 tsp). Simply beat the ingredients together until it's smooth and creamy. Simple right?
To ensure that the filling is within the middle of the cookie, take one small red velvet cookie dough ball, pop a smaller amount of cream cheese filling on top and then place another ball of cookie dough at the top to create a sandwich like an effect. Squish together gently to make a flat cookie shape and roll in caster sugar to add a bit of sparkle. After all, it is December tomorrow.
Vegan? Lactose intolerant? I've got your back! Any milk of your choice should work just fine! Don't like the thought of using red food colouring? Try using beet powder instead, this is a natural alternative and will still give the same result. Use two teaspoons for a gorgeous ruby red. If the filling or cookie dough is too soft while assembling, then just pop into the fridge before trying again. Do not panic!
Ready to impress your guests? What festive treats do you love making?
This Monday morning, I thought I'd bring you some nostalgia and reminisce about those gone but never forgotten foods of our childhood. Looking back, some of these were sugar central, and it proves the reason why we were all hyper. But anyway, let's get stuck into it.
Remember that sickly white chocolate melt on your tongue? Everyone loved a dream bar, as simple as it was, it definitely hit the spot when it came to those chocolate cravings. Cadbury seemed to take a while to come up with this little goodie but what's even worse is that is no longer available!
Flake's are the most frustrating chocolate bar to eat, and let's be real, you don't really eat it when half of the bar ends up on the floor (I guess the clue is in the name)! The bar was closer to a Twirl seeing as the white chocolate flake centre was dipped in milk chocolate. They hit our stores in 2000 and took the UK by storm and then later on the name changed to Flake Snow (we prefer Snowflake). I'm guessing Cadbury's aren't a fan of our beloved white chocolate!
Caramac Kit Kat
The revolutionary Kit Kat with a twist! Kit Kat and Caramac are the nation's favourite, and when they collaborated, it was heaven. The classic wafer was smothered in a caramel coating and was a twist on your average break time snack. This disappeared from our shelves in 2005 and briefly came back in 2007 but not for long enough!
I can almost taste it now, the most calorific chocolate bar of all time. Mars Delight was not your average Mars bar! Milk chocolate with a rippled wafer which is surrounded by caramel and chocolate cream. The real taste of childhood.
Listerine Breath Strips
The new take on chewing gum had arrived. The strips melted on your tongue instantly and were available in a variety of flavours but definitely blew your head off and made you minty fresh! Oh, how these are missed. The only dental product that was actually cool within the playground.
You either loved it or felt sick when using it. Heinz decided to make us all feel uncomfortable in time for Halloween with their green tomato sauce. Technically called 'Heinz EZ Squirt' this bottle came with a child-friendly nozzle and made our chips look mouldy. The novelty soon wore off and came off of our shelves in 2006.
Walkers Vanilla Monster Munch
Vanilla crisps? Don't knock them until you try! The combination wasn't great when teamed with a sandwich, nor did you know what to drink with them. Were they sweet or savoury? We need them back so that we can try them again (maybe I did feel a little sick once I had a bag)!
In support of the World Cup, we took it upon ourselves to create mini football-shaped crisps which were coated with the most smokey bacon flavour ever. These corn-based snacks were the bomb and I haven't found bacon crisps that beat these delights.
Maybe we should take it upon ourselves here at Gookie Dough to make an original cookie dough styled Mars Delight! Any snacks that we've missed? What were your favourites?