TikTok's Copycat Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough Is Almost Too Easy

If you enjoy chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream (one of Ben and Jerry's most popular flavors), there's a good chance you've found yourself digging around in a pint at least a few times in your life, trying to fish out all the tasty cookie dough bits from among the vanilla ice cream. The cookie dough to ice cream ratio is often a little less than you'd find ideal. Ice cream aficionados familiar with this move likely rejoiced when Ben and Jerry's started selling a chocolate chip cookie dough version of their "core" offerings, which features a large portion of cookie dough going right down the center of each pint. And true cookie dough enthusiasts can even purchase 8-ounce pouches of snackable cookie dough from the brand, eliminating ice cream from the equation entirely.

However, what if you live in an area where you can't get your hands on one of the cookie dough-packed products? Or, perhaps you prefer another brand of ice cream but want to amp up the amount of cookie dough chunks within it? Either way, there's a simple solution that had TikTok thrilled — making your own cookie dough. Just as you might whip up a batch for baking, you can easily make some cookie dough to roll into tiny chunks to enjoy as is or studded throughout your preferred ice cream.

The recipe for DIY cookie dough

Unless you're planning to dish up a party's worth of ice cream, your standard cookie recipe likely yields far too much dough. Luckily, TikTok user @fitwaffle shared a specific recipe that is intended to be a copycat of Ben & Jerry's Snackable Dough. And it makes a reasonable portion that can be enjoyed solo.


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The quick 20-second clip shows exactly what the dough should look like at every stage in the process. It also includes the instruction that your dough should be frozen for about an hour in order to get tiny cookie dough balls that can be mixed into ice cream and won't just immediately squish. And, finally, it specifies that your flour should be heat treated.

The latter detail is crucial for food safety, so don't skip that step. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states, uncooked flour can contain harmful germs, including Escherichia coli, that could lead to food poisoning. While typically you don't have to worry about this, as you incorporate the flour into dishes that are heated enough to kill any lingering germs, the danger arises when you're planning on eating the dough raw. Luckily, the process is quite easy — you simply spread flour onto a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 7 to 10 minutes. Once you're confident the flour has reached a temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit, you can safely enjoy it raw in treats.