Just for Fun: Cookies Versus Cookie Dough

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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.


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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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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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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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?



  1. 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..

  2. 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!

  3. 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. 🙂

  4. 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?!

  5. 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.

  6. 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… 😉

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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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