October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat! Halloween Cookie Dough Pops

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

Happy Halloween! Here are some fun treats to help celebrate today. I made these sprinkled Halloween pops over the weekend, and they turned out so cute, I just couldn’t not share them today!

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

We all know that cookie dough is the best part of making cookies… And what could be more fun than cookie dough dipped in candy and covered in sprinkles?

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

It’s cookie dough!

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

These guys are pretty straight-forward. Make cookie dough, dunk in melted almond bark, and cover in sprinkles! The hardest part will be choosing which sprinkles to use… They’re all too fun! But here are a few tips I found that made things a little easier.

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

Use your favorite cookie dough recipe, substituting 2 tbsp milk for each egg. I used Picky Palate’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies recipe for my cookie dough.

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

Scoop cookie dough about 1.5 tablespoons in size and roll into balls. While the cookie dough is still at room temperature, insert lollipop sticks. To help the sticks stay in place, you can dip the tip of the stick in melted almond bark before inserting. When melting almond bark in the microwave, be sure to stir every 30 seconds to prevent it from overcooking and becoming gritty or clumpy.

After you’ve converted all your cookie dough into upside down pops, freeze them for 15-20 minutes until firm.

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

Working in batches, remove 4 pops from the freezer at a time.

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

Melt your almond bark in a small glass with enough coating to completely cover the pop in one dunk. Pull straight up from the bark and tap well on the side of the glass to remove the excess coating.

You’ll want to make sure your almond bark stays hot, so reheat it in the microwave for 30 seconds every 8 pops or so.

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

Now for the best part… Sprinkles! I found it easier to “sprinkle” the sprinkles on to the pops first, then roll on the plate if needed to cover completely. Work quickly here so the almond bark doesn’t dry on you. Thanks to my mom, the lovely hand model here!

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

I found all these sprinkles this year at Target and Walmart.

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

So many fun options to choose from!

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

Oh, make sure you have some foam to hold your pops.

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

Or some candy corn will do.

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

How fun would these be with sprinkles for all occasions… Christmas, Birthday, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July…

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

So what could be more fun than cookie dough dipped in candy and covered in sprinkles? Put it on a stick, wrap it up, and tie it with a bow!

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

We made these over the weekend, and I sent them with Kevin to work today.

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

All wrapped up!

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

Trick or Treat! It’s salty and sweet.

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

(I was losing light outside, so I had to move the photoshoot inside at this point.)

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

Here’s what I sent with Kevin today…

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

His desk is going to be quite colorful!

Have a happy Halloween!



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85 Comments





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Michelle Ramsay October 31, 2011 at 3:19 am

Those really look yummy. You should show them to Bakerella

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 31, 2011 at 3:29 am

They are beautiful, Amanda!

I love the DETAIL and amount of care you took in decorating them. Wow, little works of edible art!

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Kathryn October 31, 2011 at 4:19 am

These look awesome, I love how bright and colourful they are!

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Ashley @ Lewis in Love October 31, 2011 at 5:20 am

Those are AMAZING!!!!!!! I totally want to try to make those…maybe make them Christmas themed??

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Katie October 31, 2011 at 5:50 am

These are way too cute!!! I will be trying these very soon…

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Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) October 31, 2011 at 5:52 am

These are so cute Amanda! Perfect little Halloween treats. I wish I worked with your husband right about now ;)

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Kendall October 31, 2011 at 6:58 am

These look amazing, Amanda! So colorful indeed! :)

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Michelle Torres October 31, 2011 at 7:11 am

Wow!!!! I am so in love with these colorful cookie dough pops!!!!! Thank you for sharing…….

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Carrie October 31, 2011 at 7:19 am

All of the people who work with Kevin must think they are the luckiest ones on the planet!!! They are adorable! Gotta try them!

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Angie October 31, 2011 at 7:29 am

Quite possibly the cutest idea ever! I’m guessing I don’t have time to get these done today, but I’m totally bookmarking this idea for my little one’s birthday in a couple months. :)

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Jenn October 31, 2011 at 8:03 am

Fun! I love the colors! But I was really popping over her to say thanks! For all of the great tips, great ideas, and great fonts! My blog is downright pretty thanks to you.

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Mary Brown October 31, 2011 at 8:31 am

Amanda you are so creative and delightful. Thanks for always brightening my day with your tales.

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joni October 31, 2011 at 8:47 am

awesome! i will be doing this for christmas!

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh October 31, 2011 at 8:47 am

I am sooooo doing this! I saw a bunch of sprinkles at Target last night and wondered what I would use all of them for since I’m not much of a sprinkles girl (unless we’re talking Sprinkles cupcakes in Chicago, then I’m all over it!), but now I know!

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Julie @ juliechiou [dot] com October 31, 2011 at 9:05 am

sooo pretty!! i love all the colors!! :) i’m totally going to try to do this for christmas!

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Julie @ juliechiou [dot] com October 31, 2011 at 9:07 am

oh, i do have a question — where do you get the clear plastic wrapping to wrap around the lollipops? or what are they called (so i can look for them at the store)? thanks!

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Amanda October 31, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Hey Julie! I found them on the cake decorating aisle at Walmart, right next to the lollipop sticks. :)

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Lauren October 31, 2011 at 9:12 am

Who doesn’t love chocolate covered cookie dough? Yum!

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Lori @ RecipeGirl October 31, 2011 at 9:17 am

Cute!

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lan October 31, 2011 at 9:54 am

You make everything look good..I want to make these!

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Briana October 31, 2011 at 10:35 am

These are ADORABLE! And they look so easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

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Lindsay October 31, 2011 at 11:01 am

YUM! I love cookie dough, really need to give these a try… Awesome photos!

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Lisa @ Life in Green October 31, 2011 at 11:26 am

Cookie dough balls! – such a great idea and way too cute!

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 31, 2011 at 11:46 am

What a great idea to use cookie dough!! So much better than cake in my opinion!

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Jessica M October 31, 2011 at 12:08 pm

What a great idea!! Your photos are amazing. These would make great Christmas gifts….with Christmas sprinkles.

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Jennifer Uribe October 31, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Amanda,
So cute! Do these need to be refrigerated?

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Amanda October 31, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Nope! Store these at room temp. :)

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Maria October 31, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Love the bright colors! Happy Halloween!

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Brooke @ Food Woolf October 31, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Bright, colorful, and perfectly bite sized! What a perfect treat!

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Kathy Miller October 31, 2011 at 1:11 pm

I did this a couple of years ago with the orange cake mix that is usually out around Halloween time. Check them out here:
http://scrapndaze.blogspot.com/2011/05/cake-pops.html

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Kathy Miller October 31, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I must try this one for sure!

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Anja October 31, 2011 at 1:38 pm

These look sooo sweet!!! I wish we had those sprinkles in Germany. It would be waaay more fun to decorate. Happy Halloween!

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Josephine Torres October 31, 2011 at 1:53 pm

You are just my all time favorite blogger! You always have great treats and sweets, fabulous pictures, and you travel to so many great and interesting places! I am sooo lucky to have found your blog. Thanks Amanda for all your blogging. Have a Great Halloween!

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Sandra October 31, 2011 at 2:05 pm

im always looking forward to your posts. Thank u so much.

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aida mollenkamp October 31, 2011 at 2:15 pm

What a cute idea! I like cookie dough so much more than cake so I think I’d be way more into these than cake pops.

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Robert Hansen October 31, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Hi:
I thought of trying your cookie dough pops. A question: Do you recommend replacing all the eggs in the recipe with milk? (2 tbsp milk for each egg)

Also, I recently made some “cake appetitizers” for a luncheon. Smaller than the ‘Pops’–about 1/3rd the size. Placed them on tooth picks. Have you making something like this? I have a picture of them on my Web site.
Thank you for your ideas.
Bob

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erica October 31, 2011 at 3:01 pm

SO FUN! i love it!

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Celeste October 31, 2011 at 3:03 pm

You always come up with the best stuff. Yum!

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Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired October 31, 2011 at 4:10 pm

These are gorgeous, festive, and so fun! Great job with them. I’d love to give this a try sometime.

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Sheila MacLeod October 31, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Amanda, these look beautiful, fun and delicious!!! Happy Halloween!!!

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Rachel October 31, 2011 at 7:35 pm

Wow, Amanda! Looks and sounds scrumptious! I have to try this sometime. I love that it’s not the ubiquitous chocolate chip cookie dough you used in this. The dough you used sounds wonderful!
Fantastic pictures and love the colors on the pops!

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pure2raw twins October 31, 2011 at 7:43 pm

gorgeous! love all the detail put into this yummy looking Halloween treats! Love all the photos and decorations!

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Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] October 31, 2011 at 8:38 pm

So cute! Almost too cute to eat…but I’d probably eat one or two anyway. ;)

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The Scrapbooking Housewife October 31, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Oh, those look so good!! :) What a neat idea!

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Donna October 31, 2011 at 8:48 pm

What a cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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Kristina Mower October 31, 2011 at 11:04 pm

I came upon your blog and have to say I just love it,love it,love it. you are so talented and I just love reading and seeing all your new ideas, hope you don’t mind me sneaking a peek. You inspire me.

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Lorraine October 31, 2011 at 11:10 pm

I had the same question as a previous poster re: eggs in the mix. Did you just use a vegan recipe so there’s no worry about the eggs? These are SO cute and I know my son would love making them with me!

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Amanda October 31, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Hi Lorraine! If you read the post, I do recommend to “Use your favorite cookie dough recipe, substituting 2 tbsp milk for each egg.” (It’s located under the 5th picture, in bold.) Hope this helps! :)

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Lorraine November 5, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Thank you for pointing that out! I must’ve scrolled past it in all excitement to see all the yummy pics. These are definitely going on our dessert table for the annual cookie exchange we host!

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Marla November 1, 2011 at 12:16 am

Of course you had to share these with us today! What fun cake pops. Hope you had an amazing Halloween!

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Michelle Torres November 1, 2011 at 7:00 am

I made this Awesome pops last night for my family to add to our Halloweeen party, and everyone LOVED them!!!!!! I was able to find the cool sprinkles you used from Target, and I love the pops of color!!!!!!!!!

Michelle Torres
decorater4life@aol.com

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Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. November 1, 2011 at 7:21 am

love these Amanda!!

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Kelly Ahlstrom November 1, 2011 at 8:37 am

First post to your blog!! I check out your site every single day. These pops are amazing and I can’t wait to try them out for my co-workers!! Thank you so much for your step-by-step instructions. They look like a ton of fun!

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Amy November 1, 2011 at 9:15 am

These look great! I like the idea of switching it up with the cookie dough, I have always just used cake – thanks for the idea!

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Roxana GreenGirl November 1, 2011 at 9:27 am

Such a cute idea! can’t wait to make some pops for Christmas!

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Teresa November 1, 2011 at 9:29 am

These are so cute. I’m definitely will try them.

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Angie @ Bigbearswife November 1, 2011 at 9:46 am

love the colors!

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Sara November 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Amanda,
How did you get so many sprinkles to stay on there? I have tried to do that and it never works. I get so frustrated that I give up!
I am in love with all the colors! I might have to give this a go for a special treat at the school I work at. I think they might need a boost to get them happy again! I know your photos made me happy! Thanks!

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jenna November 1, 2011 at 12:25 pm

what an adorable idea! i love the cookie dough middle! These would be great for any halloween party!

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Cookin' Canuck November 1, 2011 at 1:15 pm

The colors are fantastic! What a lucky guy Kevin is – he’s going to have the best-looking desk in the office.

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Amanda November 1, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Those look fantastic!!!

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Koko @ KokoLikes November 1, 2011 at 6:01 pm

WOW these look amazing! Can’t wait to try them!

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Georgia Pellegrini November 1, 2011 at 6:06 pm

You are the best wife. I wish I had someone to make a batch of these for me!

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Connie November 2, 2011 at 5:20 am

I think I’m the only person on the planet who won’t eat cookie dough, but they’re adorable anyway!

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Amanda Dawn November 2, 2011 at 10:53 am

Well…I went straight home and made some of my own last night! It was quite the ordeal but well worth it in the end! A friend (or child) would have been so handy when decorating though–that slowed me a bit.

But they were a huge hit with my lunchroom work companions! I even got the “chair happy dance” from one of them. :)

Thanks for sharing! I will definitely be making these again for parties (not to mention adding this cookie recipe to my “favorites” list)!

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Kelly Ahlstrom November 3, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I made them for work today….they were a huge hit but the almond bark cracked on all of them. Did I do something wrong? I had them frozen before I dipped them, tapped them on the side of the bowl and sprinkled…I stuck them in the styrofoam to dry and within a couple of hours, they all cracked.?? Still tasted awesome though!

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Meri Violette November 3, 2011 at 6:15 pm

I love these! Great teacher gifts! Where did you get the lollipop sticks? What section of a store like Walmart would you find them at?

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Marilyn November 4, 2011 at 5:20 pm

What a great idea. I definitely want to try these for christmas. Where did you get the bags and sticks?

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Jessica @ChefHazard.com November 4, 2011 at 9:38 pm

These look super good! Thanks for sharing!

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Martha-Carol November 5, 2011 at 11:05 am

I love these! So colorful and fun! My daughter’s sorority is having a bake sale this week. This would be fun to make and sell, but I have a question I don’t see addressed. Wouldn’t they need to be kept refrigerated? Did I miss something? They aren’t baked are they? I don’t think the cookie dough should be left out, and you mentioned he had them on his desk. Just wanted to find out I wouldn’t want something to spoil. Hope to hear back quick in case she would like to make these for the sale.

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Vanessa November 5, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Those look so delicious!

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Dee M. @ Bella so Savvy November 5, 2011 at 10:28 pm

These are so festive! I especially love the purple, black and orange color combination. Great idea!!!

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TriGirl November 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Cookie dough…genius! It’s less work than making the cake and frosting and mixing it all up :) Love the decorations too!

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Hannah November 6, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Just lovin’ this! What girl doesn’t like to eat cookie dough?!

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ChefDad November 7, 2011 at 8:21 am

These are very fun–I’ll have to remember this next Halloween.

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naomi November 8, 2011 at 12:07 am

So completely adorable and fun!

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Valerie November 12, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I am trying these today with refridgerator pillsbury cookie dough….hopefully they will turn out?!? I am planning to bring them to church tomorrow =)

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Renee November 23, 2011 at 9:37 pm

I love this idea. Thanks for sharing. Do these need to be refrigerated after they are made or can then stay at room temperature? If they can stay out, how long do they last for? Thank you.

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Maureen November 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm

These are amazing! How far in advance can you make them?

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Kevin December 5, 2011 at 4:01 pm

boo… I just bought a tub of cookie dough to use (I’m a guy and it’s easy, what can I say – do I at least get points for trying?!) – so I suppose this won’t work since it has egg in it and would need to be refrigerated then huh?

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Pamela Takeshige February 8, 2012 at 1:08 am

I, like many cookie bakers, like cookie dough and I often eat it, but I recently found out that 13% of FLOUR is also a carrier of E Coli bacteria. So that flour should not be consumed RAW.

Here are some quotes from the New York Times article:

Beware of Raw Cookie Dough

A new study that investigated the cause of a large outbreak of E. coli in 2009 pointed the blame at raw chocolate chip cookie dough.

Prudent chefs and parents everywhere usually cite a single cookie dough ingredient – raw eggs, which can carry Salmonella – as the reason to bake before eating. But the study, led by Dr. Karen Neil, a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that the culprit in this case was likely not eggs, but flour.

One study that looked at commercial wheat flour samples found almost 13 percent contaminated with E. coli. The investigators also pointed out that wheat flour can also be contaminated with Salmonella, and that flour-based mixes have previously been implicated in outbreaks of food-borne illness.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/12/beware-of-raw-cookie-dough/?ref=contaminationandrecalls

I am concerned about the recent fad of making all kinds of things out of uncooked cookie dough and thinking that just because you take out the eggs, you are okay….

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Tashia Rubart March 1, 2012 at 5:52 am

I was just wondering if any one had any tips. I made these last night I dipped a dozen on them and 10 of them busted or had strings of dough squirting out of them? I have made lots of cake pops and never had a problem like this before? Thanks

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natasha peters April 16, 2012 at 12:46 pm

hi i tried your cookie dough pop recipe the only thing is the chocolate cracked overnight on every single one of my pops :-( they were yummy otherwise i was just wondering if i did anything wrong or if there was reason they did this? just so i can make sure it doesn’t happen again. Thanks

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Angela April 22, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I, for one, LOVE LOVE LOVE the taste of cookie dough. When I was younger, we use to buy the Pillsbury stuff, and before we could even bake them, in a couple days my sister and would have the dough eaten.

BUT… I was watching The Doctors awhile ago, and they were talking about how dangerous raw cookie dough is, and since the, I wont taste anything with raw uncooked ingredients in it. Flour, Eggs, etc. Unfortunately, I have phobia’s about food and germs and bacteria and all the bad stuff. I try not to watch The Doctors or any shows like that anymore, cause I know the chances of anything happening are very small, cause I’ve done it my whole life, but when doctors tell you, lol, well, I’m out. I bet these taste so yummy though. Is there a way to make cooked chocolate chip balls?

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melissa long October 9, 2012 at 10:31 pm

these look amazing thank you for sharing I cant wait to try them out!

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