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It’s a proven fact that the only thing more delicious than fresh-baked cookies is the dough that makes them. Frankly, I enjoy sticking my hands in a bowl and eating globs of raw cookie dough more than noshing on the cookie itself. (Unless there’s ice cream involved, in which case, I retract this statement. Ice cream changes everything.)

Edible Cookie Dough EducationThe Trick to Making It Safe to Eat RawSince I am clearly not the only one who shares this preference, it came as zero surprise when NY-based, scoopable cookie dough shop  opened its doors to lines around the block. Offering dozens of delicious varieties, from classic chocolate chip to seasonal inspirations like “Frosted Fork,” the doughs are scooped into a cup and then topped with items of the customer’s choosing. Needless to say, it’s a heavenly experience for any gooey dessert connoisseur.

Aside from being addictive, cookie dough also happens to be versatile. We’ve rounded up four innovative ways to enjoy the treat within the comfort of your own home. Turn off the oven and check out the video above.

Editor’s Note: We don’t encourage the consumption of raw cookie dough unless it is prepared with proper food safety precautions (i.e. the use of pasteurized eggs and heat-treated flour). See how to make it safely.

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Cookie Dough Milkshake

A wise man once said “if you can’t eat it, drink it.” Or maybe that’s just what we said after brainstorming what else to do with cookie dough.

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich

We retract our original statement. You don’t need baked cookies to make ice cream sandwiches, which means cookie dough does, indeed, reign supreme in the world of desserts.

Cookie Dough Pops

Cake pops may be played out, but cookie dough pops are in. Dip them in whatever your heart desires.

Cookie Dough Mini Pretzel Sandwiches

If there’s one thing 2016 taught us, it’s that salt tastes delicious on anything sweet (salted caramel, anyone?). When you combine cookie dough with pretzels, there’s obviously no exception.

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