My prayers have been answered. There really is frozen vegan cookie dough! My sister bought me a container of EatPastry Vegan Chocoholic Chip cookie dough. I baked a couple batches and this is my review. (Hint: They are delicious!)
What are the Ingredients?
EatPastry Frozen Vegan Cookie Dough comes in these varieties: Chocolate Chip, Chocolatey Chocolate Chip, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip. The dough comes in a small plastic container. Inside is a blob of chocolate cookie dough stuffed full of chocolate chips. It is a chocoholic’s dream. This is the label with ingredients and nutritional facts:
These are the ingredients as listed on the label: “Unbleached Wheat Flour, Earth Balance (Oil Blend [Palm Fruit, Canola and Olive Oils], Water, Salt, Contains Less Than 2% Of Natural Flavor, Sunflower Lecithin, Lactic Acid [Non-Dairy], Annatto Extract [Color]), Brown Cane Sugar, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Apple Sauce (Apples, Water Ascorbic Acid), Semi-Sweet Chocolate (Organic Cane Sugar, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin [an emulsifier], Vanilla Bean Seeds), Cocoa Powder, Pure Vanilla Extract, Baking Soda, Baking Powder (Monocalcium Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, and Corn Starch [made from nongenetically modified corn]), Sea Salt, and Almond Extract.”
While it is vegan, it is not gluten-free like their mixes.
How It’s Prepared:
Preset your oven to 350F.
The directions say to scoop the dough out with a teaspoon. I don’t know if it’s because I have arthritis in my hands, but I found this somewhat difficult to do. The dough is very stiff. I had to use another spoon to get the stuff off the first spoon.
I used to have a cookie dough scooper. One of these would have come in handy with this somewhat firm dough.
I covered a baking sheet with foil. I decided to make 8 the first time around. I stopped there for my first batch. If they tasted awful, I didn’t really want 2 dozen crummy cookies sitting around.
I was surprised to see that I still had well over half a container of dough left. I though I might get 12 cookies out of it, but it looks like I’ll at least two dozen.
I placed my foil in the oven and cooked for 8 minutes. They were still a little soft, so I gave it another minute. They were perfect.
How Does It Taste?
While I waited for the cookies to cool, I did a taste test on a scoop of dough. One of the benefits of vegan cookie dough is there are no eggs. It proudly proclaims on the label that you can eat it raw.
It was definitely chocolatey. If the cookies tasted half as good as the dough, they’d be awesome. I could have had another scoop, but I didn’t. I did look the spoon clean though. Got to show some self-control, but not too much.
How Did The Cookies Turn Out?
They are soft, moist, and delicious. These cookies melt in your mouth. Just look at them! Can you smell all that chocolatey goodness?
I must admit that when I saw that they have applesauce as an ingredient I was expecting that weird, fruity aftertaste that many vegan baked goods have. I was pleasantly surprised that there was no aftertaste at all. What they have is a rich chocolate taste, but they aren’t really sweet. They are very rich and will satisfy your chocolate craving.
One thing I love is they don’t have that weird frozen cookie dough taste. Back in the days when I still add dairy products, I’d buy commercially produced frozen cookie dough, such as Nestles or Pillsbury. If you’ve ever eaten them, you might know that slightly off taste (the butter perhaps?) that you don’t get with fresh home baked goods. These cookies do not have that quality. These cookies taste like homemade.
My recommendation? Go to the store as soon as possible and buy some! Then mail me half the batch. Okay, you can skip the second part. For quality, I’d give two thumbs, maybe 3 if I had three thumbs. The dough makes really delicious, decadent cookies that are rich and moist. There is no fruity aftertaste. The texture is perfect.
My sister couldn’t remember how much she paid for the container, but thought it was $7 or $8. I thought that was a little expensive for the size of the container. However, I did get 30 cookies out of it in three batches. (I ate 3 small teaspoons of dough which could have been 3 more cookies…Shhhh…Don’t tell anyone.) So, I did get quite a few cookies out of one container. I am not sure how this compares to regular non-vegan frozen cookie dough.
How Well Do They Keep?
I didn’t get to see how long they stayed fresh since we ate all the cookies the first day. The second batch was made on Thursday and devoured by Saturday. Well, that tells you how good they are!
The dough can be frozen or refrigerated. However, the label states that it should be used within 14 days of opening the container. I don’t see that as a problem. You may have a problem if you can keep yourself away from them in those two weeks.
Where Can You Buy Some EatPastry Frozen Vegan Cookie Dough?
The main retailer is Whole Foods Market, though some other natural health stores carry this line, too. EatPastry has this nifty tool to help you locate their products in your area.
I have also reviewed the EatPastry Vegan and Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Mix.
Disclaimer: This item was purchased by a family member. I was not compensated for this review in anyway.