• Just for Fun: Cookies Versus Cookie Dough

    December 21, 2011

    Hi, friends!

    I have a hot date with my couch and Parks and Rec in a little bit since it’s LITERALLY my favorite show on TV right now, so I’m going to whiz right through this post.

    Snack

    A few hours after breakfast, my stomach started to grumble, so I threw together a quick snack of carrot sticks, Wheat Thins, and garlic hummus. Such a good snack. Honestly, is there anything better than Wheat Thins and hummus together?

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    Lunch

    Shortly after eating my snack, I packed a lunch to take with me to NuVal. I spent a few hours there, worked, and ate my lunch, which included some roasted Brussels sprouts, vanilla Chobani, and Uncle Sam cereal to mix into the yogurt.

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    I also enjoyed some hot cocoa while I was at NuVal. I like my cocoa really chocolate-y, so I always use less water than instructed. I know, I’m so crazy.

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    Snack

    After NuVal, I headed home. The second I walked into my house, I walked straight into the kitchen and snacked on some pistachios.

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    And then cooked some squash.

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    And took Murphy for a walk with Mal.

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    Dinner

    Tonight’s dinner included some meatless meatballs, which were just okay. I’ve never really been a fan of meatless “meat” items, but Gardein and all of their delicious products changed my mind about them, so I gave Veggie Patch a try. Who knows, maybe I’d like it?

    Flavor-wise, these “meatballs” were pretty bland, but, texture-wise, they were almost like real meatballs.

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    Nutritionally, they looked pretty good.

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    But, ingredient-wise… not so much.

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    I like to try new foods, so I’m glad I gave these a whirl, but I’m not sure I’d buy them again. It seems that meatless “meats” and I just don’t get along.

    I added the meatless meatballs to a big bowl of spaghetti squash with sautéed mushrooms, marinara sauce, and shredded Romano cheese sprinkled on top.

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    After dinner, I ate a couple of frozen cookie dough balls for dessert.

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    Apparently, the wresting team at Mal’s school was selling these as part of a fundraiser, so he bought one for us. It’s a win-win in my book!

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    And just for fun…

    Would you rather eat a ball of chocolate chip cookie dough or an actual (cooked) chocolate chip cookie?

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    { 109 comments… read them below or add one }

    Kristen December 21, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Dough… But Erica made a good point, and warm cookies right out of the oven are really good too…

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    Theresa Duffy December 21, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Dough! And I’m so relieved that it’s normal.

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    Lorin December 21, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    I like the dough. I used to sell something like that too for basketball in high school. My english teacher would always be buying stuff from people because he was super popular with the students..

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    Tina December 22, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Sounds like Mal! He buys a lot of fundraiser items. We had frozen breadsticks earlier this year!

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    Christy December 22, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Dough, all the way.

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    Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona December 22, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Dough . . . . . every single time.

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    Khushboo December 22, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Oh man I think I’m going to go with cookie dough balls…especially straight out the fridge!

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    Kristabel December 22, 2011 at 1:03 am

    I hear ya, the only meatless “meat” that I seem to like is veggie burgers.

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    Socal Rachel December 22, 2011 at 1:06 am

    I love the dough. As a kid 3 of us girls would buy the pre-made stuff from the store just to eat as dough. Love it!

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    Justeen @ Blissful Baking December 22, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Definitely a dough ball! Made a batch a couple batches of cookies for a holiday party today, and I just could not keep my hands off of the raw dough!

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    Lynn @ the actor's diet December 22, 2011 at 2:17 am

    I really like trader Joe’s meatless balls. Even better than the turkey ones!

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    Tina December 22, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Me too! They’re really good!

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    erica December 22, 2011 at 3:53 am

    the cookie!!!

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    Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) December 22, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Team cookie dough all the way! :) Cookie dough, brownie bites, etc are also my favorite part of ice cream… I’m all about the mix in’s!

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    Lane December 22, 2011 at 6:18 am

    Absolutely without a doubt cookie dough! I can’t really explain it but sometimes I find that the actual cooked cookie isn’t worth it but the dough is always fantastic!

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    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 22, 2011 at 7:31 am

    I love the dough… but it can’t beat a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie right out the oven!

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    Emily December 22, 2011 at 7:58 am

    I think a dough ball? I am not sure why, but I am definitely not as big of a fan of cookies as I am of cookie dough. I close my eyes and try not to think of salmonella. :)

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    Heather @ Run Eat Play December 22, 2011 at 8:04 am

    I love hummus and pretzel rods paired together.
    I would much rather eat a dough ball – although fresh baked so so delicious, there’s just something about cookie dough!

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    Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers December 22, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Just call me the dough girl – I always choose cookie dough, which is why I rarely ever bake cookies!

    Oh, and I too use less water in my instant hot cocoa. Great minds think alike.

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    MelanieF December 22, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Cookie dough…it’s the best!

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    Hope December 22, 2011 at 8:21 am

    I would rather eat the cooked cookie. I’d be paranoid of getting sick. I’ve never had raw dough.

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    Clare @ SweetnSimple December 22, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Cookie dough definitely! I make sure to leave a cookie’s worth of dough in the bowl so I can scoop it up after i’ve popped the cookies in the oven ;)

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    Tiffany December 22, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Definitely the dough. :)

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    Katie @ Peace Love & Oats December 22, 2011 at 9:06 am

    hmmm. that’s a hard one. probably the dough if it’s chocolate chip cookie dough, otherwise the cookie.

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    Marisa E December 22, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Oooh I love the cookie- straight out of the oven, slightly undercooked. Yum!!

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    Victoria Runs December 22, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I love Mama Mia’s meatless meatballs…. they taste like the real deal holyfield :) Especially with homemade sauce. nom nom.

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    Emily December 22, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I would also say dough, definitely.

    Also, I think the ingredient list there is actually not that bad. It seems to be mostly normal ingredients, and then added vitamins. I did laugh at the copper though. Why copper?!

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    Brandi @ Faith Fitness and Laughter December 22, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Oh wow! What a tough question….I would probably say cookie dough. :) I love that stuff. Especially when it’s store bought and you can just put it in the freezer and take one out anytime you wanted too! That might be a bad thing. I try not to keep cookie dough in my house for very long.

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    Heather December 22, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Oh, I just love cookie dough. It will always get my vote over an actual cooked cookie :)

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    Rebecca @ Miss Magnolia Munches & Moves December 22, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Dough. Unless I have a cup of coffee. I love a cookie with my coffee!

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    Coral December 22, 2011 at 10:37 am

    we nust got the same preportioned cookie dough from a fund raiser near us! and i’ve been eating the raw white chocolate macadamia nut cookie dough often… ;)

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    Coral December 22, 2011 at 10:38 am

    @Coral:

    **just, not nust lol

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    Jason @ Cook Train Eat Race December 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Give me the actual cookie versus the cookie dough. Call me old school but I love a warm cookie and milk (almond for this vegetarian.)

    I have used tempeh to make meatballs and they are awesome. I have the recipe on my blog if you need or want it.

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    Jess December 22, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I’d rather eat the dough :)

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    jen veak December 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    cookie dough all the way!

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    Amber K December 22, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I love cookie dough, but there is just something about biting into a warm, soft chewy cookie that can’t be beat. I am not a fan of meatless “meats” they always taste too much like meat to me. Blech.

    I think hummus goes best with Food Should Taste Good chips or gluten-free pretzels. But then, hummus in general pretty much rocks.

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    Cait's Plate December 22, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I’m a cookie dough gal all the way. Just can’t help myself. Don’t get me wrong, a freshly baked warm cookie from the oven is great too, but I definitely like the dough a lot!! I always have at least a BITE of the raw dough.

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    Tina December 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Same here. I don’t think I can bake cookies without eating at least one bite of batter!

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    Cait's Plate December 22, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    @Tina: Haha, exactly! :)

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    Alaina December 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    My mom has purchased those before! I would have to say that warm cookies right out of the oven can’t be beat though. :-)

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    Rosa - Fitness Food Fulfilled December 22, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I’d go with the cookie dough anytime! I’m pregnant right now so can’t have the raw cookie dough, which makes making cookies really difficult. And you don’t realize how much of a habit it is to just eat the dough when you’re baking until you can’t anymore. Bummer!

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    Chad December 22, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    COOKI DOUGH! I love it especially chocolate chip. Even when I do cook it I cook them for half the time so that they are gooey.

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    Michele December 22, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I’m too scared to eat uncooked dough. It’s not worth getting sick for!

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    Kelsey December 22, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Dough all the way!

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    Michelle Hunt December 23, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Really REALLY wish we had wheat thins in Ireland, they’re so addictive though so maybe its a good thing! I’ve never tried them with hummus, melted chedder is a winner!

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    Maureen December 23, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Dough all the way. But I do love a fresh-out-of-the-oven cookie with a glass of milk!

    I am madly in love with Parks & Rec. Literally one of the best shows on TV right now!

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    amy December 27, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Have you ever had Field Roast links before? They’re vegan and taste AMAZING! I am fairly new to vegetarianism and hate mock meats, but these are so tasty. No, they don’t taste like meat, but they have their own amazing flavor. I suggest the apple smoked or italian to try out first. You can find them at Whole Foods for sure.

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    Shannon April 17, 2014 at 12:35 am

    Oh my gosh, ain’t nothin’ like cookie dough!
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