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7 Brilliant Ways to Use Store-Bought Cookie Dough

Reinvent your favorite cookie!
February March 2023

Store-bought cookie dough is a great treat to keep in your refrigerator to bring something special to everyday snacks and desserts. From scoopable tubs, to pre-cut squares, premade dough offers plenty of options. But you don’t need to just follow the directions on the package. Get creative and completely transform chocolate chip cookie dough or sugar cookie dough with these 7 easy recipes. 

Cookie Cheesecake Bars

Combine two favorite sweet treats into one with this easy recipe. Store-bought chocolate chip cookie dough becomes the crust and is topped with a premade, no-bake cheesecake filling. Drizzle the bars with melted chocolate and top with fresh raspberries for the perfect dessert. These indulgent bars are great for potlucks, too. 


Fall in love with this South American favorite. This 5-ingredient recipe is perfect as an afternoon treat or with a hot cup of coffee. Simply stuff a baked sugar cookie dough with store-bought dulce de leche and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!

Cookie Dough Biscotti

Transform store-bought cookie dough into an Italian coffee time treat. These crunchy cookies are the perfect hack to make and gift to friends and family. Simply mix extra flour, chopped nuts, and white chocolate chips into the store-bought dough. Shape them into logs and bake them twice, just like traditional biscotti. 

Raspberry-Rhubarb Cookie Bars

Sugar cookie dough is so versatile. Here it does double duty as the crust and topping for a luscious, jammy filling of fresh rhubarb, raspberries, and lemon zest. These are so good, don’t just keep them for yourself. Share with friends or bring them to a potluck and make everyone very happy. 

Rocky Road Cookie Bars

These 5-ingredients cookie bars are perfect to throw together for when you have company coming over. Dress up store-bought cookie dough by topping it with chopped walnuts, mini marshmallows, and a drizzle of dark chocolate. Take these bars to the next level by serving them with your favorite ice cream.  

Cherry-Almond Thumbprint Cookies

With only 3 ingredients and 30 minutes, these delightful cookies are ready to eat! Roll sugar cookie dough into balls and press your thumb into the center to make an indent. Add a maraschino cherry into the center and add sliced almonds all around the sides. This classic flavor combination is the perfect way to dress up your dough. 

Cookies and Milk Milkshake

If you love to dunk your cookies in milk, our crowd-pleasing recipe is for you. This delicious milkshake uses little nuggets of baked store-bought cookie dough blended with vanilla ice cream to create one unforgettable drink. Just add whipped cream and a cherry for the ultimate soda shop experience. 

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