Can you make cookies without tasting the dough?

United States
December 19, 2010 2:16pm CST
I can't. This batch I thought I would try to not taste it. But it sits there in the bowl mocking me!! lol! I just couldn't do it - I had to taste the dough! It was okay but I've had better. Can you make cookies without tasting the dough?do you have a favorite type of dough?
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@Nadinest1 (2040)
• Canada
29 Dec 10
Absolutely not! I eat the dough every single time. My favorite is chocolate chip. Ironically, my sister told me yesterday, that she made a batch of cookies....just to eat some of the dough, because she was PMSing. LOL
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• United States
30 Dec 10
hmm I'll have to remember that next time I'm pmsing!!!
@gdesjardin (1938)
• United States
21 Dec 10
LOL...I have to laugh, because as I am sitting here on MyLot, I am also baking Christmas cookies. For every 5 or 6 cookies I put on the sheet, I just HAVE to sample the raw cookie dough! Wow...do I sample the cookie dough. I must have a bunch of undigested cookie dough in my stomach over the last 3 days that I have been baking. I think my favorite cookie dough is good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie dough. However, today I am making butter cookies and that sure does taste good too! I really have to stop eating the dough...but I just can't!
• United States
22 Dec 10
See, that's the way it works isn't it?!?
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
21 Dec 10
Hi, i've never done cookies, cakes too, but i'll have to try for the New Eve celebration, so i'm planning to learn how to do it. I'll taste the dough for sure, this is how i'll understand what will be the taste of the cookies. There will be tiny piece of it, but i have to do it, i don't want to risk, for my first time, to waste products and electricity and everything for something, which won't be tasty.
• United States
22 Dec 10
MM... It is so good! It's like it's sweeter than the cookies themselves!
• United States
20 Dec 10
Allot of the time when I make cookies I don't eat the dough at least as of lately but I used to try the dough all the time but sometimes that wasn't a good idea because some batter don't taste good until baked. I do really like chocolate chip cookie dough that is my favorite.
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• United States
20 Dec 10
It is true that some of them don't taste too good until they are baked. Ginger cookies are like that! But I love most doughs!!
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
19 Dec 10
I guess i'm wierd but i never taste of the dough. My oldest use to eat raw biscuit dough when he was lieele. Don't make biscuits anymore the frozen ones suit me just fine, lol.
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• United States
19 Dec 10
I used to make regular biscuits and simply loved the dough when you roll it out to cook it. Except after I got them all made I wasn't hungry any more!
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
19 Dec 10
If I am determined not to eat the dough, I won't.. but the only reason I wouldn't want to eat the dough is to save myself from the calories, fat, and carbs.. and when I'm focused on not eating calories, fat, or carbs then I don't bother baking as what's the point? My favorite dough is probably just regular home made chocolate chip cookie dough.
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• United States
19 Dec 10
Yep I think that's my favorite dough too!
@Freezole (246)
• Malaysia
20 Dec 10
I have to taste it first because i not the professional baker. LOL
20 Dec 10
I love cooking and baking but everytime i make cookies they turn out like flat cake. I dont understand it. iv tried about ten diferent recipes and it never goes right for me. ther never crunchy,allways have air bubbles in them and are basically jst thin bits of cake. What am i doing wrong?
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@Freezole (246)
• Malaysia
20 Dec 10
As far i know, probably the mixture is not mature enough. You need to mixed it till the dough become soft..for a cake you need to make sure the eggs is blended well. The most important is you need to mix the ingredient properly and measure it well. happy cook!
• United States
22 Dec 10
I can not believe that there are people who do not taste the dough when making cookies! I would sneak the cookie dough when my mom made cookies every time! After a while she and I would just get a big spoonfull and enjoy it together. Not tasting the dough would be blasphemy! Sometimes I make cookie dough just to eat the dough lol. Oh and my goodness, Brownies!!!!! When I was little my dad would make brownie mix and we would eat it like pudding! It's soooooo good and way better than pudding.
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
20 Dec 10
i can't, i be so curious if the taste is good, if there's enough salt/sugar...like today, i made this vegan-beef recipe i discover (i have to put on youtube to help other vegans, definetly) and there wasn't enough salt so i kept adding cooking is fun, specially with some video to watch beside
@whateva (786)
• India
20 Dec 10
hehe i have no idea how to cook, but cookies are yummy. your kids are lucky to have you. cookie making moms ,sisters and all other cookie making relatives :p thats off the post but, i had to comment because i love cookies :p hhehe dont kill me for being so lame here :p
@Beaufly (994)
• United States
20 Dec 10
absolutely not and i also think.....what fun would that be to make cookies or cakes for that matter and not taste the dough....that is half the fun...I love the smell of vanilla, the taste of chocolate, chocolate chip and virtually most doughs except peanut butter....
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
20 Dec 10
Hi mac!. I am not really expert in baking too. I only able baking simple cake and brownies. Cookies is never my expertise. I think if can still taste the dough maybe its will be OK if you baking it a little bit longer. I planing making cookies too this Christmas if I had simple recipe, not to hard to made. I had so many butter at home and still don't have clue what to do it. We never use butter to cook, so we usually just put it in bread which I think will last forever for 5 KG butter if we only used it for that.
@chocobuko (117)
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
Wow! I never knew that raw dough can actually be eaten:) I made cookies several times already like chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal cookies but It never really came to my mind to taste the dough. I find it weird eating the dough. When I bake I dont really follow the exact amount used in the recipe especially the amount of sugar. Usually I cut into half the amount of sugar needed in the recipe because most of the time I find it too much for the recipe and usually it turns out fine and just right to my family's taste. Anyway, I was just surprised when I encountered this topic especially after reading all the responses because most of those who replied have really tasted the dough. Well, maybe I should try it on my next cookie:)
@louievill (18674)
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
hi friend, I do not bake but I ask my Mom just now if she tastes the dough when she and she told me she never did as long as you follow the recipe right it will come out ok so I take her word for it
• Australia
20 Dec 10
Heck no!! I can't do that - I have to try it even if I am making peanut butter cookies & I detest peanut butter! My fave dough would have to be shortbread dough - I love it to bits.