Making cookies in the kitchen is probably one of the most enduring childhood memories known worldwide. article, photo via Advertising Is Good For You – Typepad

Part of the fun was nibbling on some of the cookie dough before you place the pre-baked product in the oven.

That’s all well and good except due to the egg content in the dough, you run the risk of catching salmonella bacteria.

Well guess what? Women continue to change the world.

With the introduction of The Cookie Dough Café, that problem is solved.

Please meet sisters Joan Pacetti and Julia Schmid.

We first saw them pitch their delicious wares on the business investment television show, Shark Tank.

At their blog they relate, “Joan Pacetti and her sister Julia Schmid pitch their edible cookie dough, called the Cookie Dough Cafe, to the Sharks in episode 502 on January 31. The ladies claim they’ve shared a love of food for their whole lives and that love morphed into a business.

The Cookie Dough Cafe isn’t selling their product to make cookies – they sell it as a ready to eat dessert. Anyone who ever licked the bowl after making cookies knows how yummy cookie dough is; Julia and Joan are taking it to another level. There are no eggs in their product, so nobody gets a tummy ache, but they bring all the yummy goodness of cookie dough to you in a little cup. Think of it as rich, room temperature ice cream!” article, photo credit

Here is a review found there in the comments section. “My daughter’s and I just tried the chocolate chip cookie dough and the cookies and cream. We purchased it at our locale Pick and Save store. We loved it. We are looking forward to trying more flavors.”

Okay, we get it. We love it. Cookie dough without the eggs but with the same great taste.

So let’s venture over to their website for some finger lickin’ goodie info. article, photo credit

First, how can you get it?

“You will receive an order confirmation shortly after placing your order and will receive a shipping confirmation and tracking number once the order has shipped.

All online orders are shipped FedEx and contain either ice packs and/or dry ice. Your cookie dough will arrive chilled and should be placed in the refrigerator or freezer immediately.

Since our cookie dough must remain chilled during transit, orders will only ship if they will arrive by Saturday, as they cannot sit in a warehouse over the weekend. If the shipment will not arrive by Saturday, it will ship the following Monday. Please keep in mind National Holidays will often change transit times.

You can refrigerate your cookie dough for up to 20 weeks. You can freeze your cookie dough for up to 12 months.

If you are wanting to place a large online order please fill out our contact us form and we will respond within 24 hours.”

Okay, so thus far we know it tastes great, it’s safe, it wowed the Sharks in the investment tank and since we can’t wait to get our hands on it, how to order.

Still there are some questions that they are happy to answer for us.

“I found a small chunk of sugar in my cookie dough, is this normal?

Just like making cookies at home, there will be occasional chunks of sugar. Our homemade recipes are thoroughly blended, but occasionally small sugar chunks will remain.

Can I bake your edible cookie dough?

No, the gourmet edible cookie dough you purchased is made specifically for consuming unbaked. It does not include the ingredients necessary for making delicious baked cookies. Our products are for the ultimate cookie dough lover!

Are there preservatives in The Cookie Dough Cafe’s cookie dough?

No, there are no added preservatives in the gourmet edible cookie dough you have purchased. All recipes are made with fresh ingredients and immediately frozen or refrigerated to preserve freshness.

How should I store my edible cookie dough?

The Cookie Dough Cafe’s gourmet edible cookie dough will last up to 20 weeks in the refrigerator. If you would like to save your cookie dough for later, it may be kept frozen for approximately 1 year from purchase date.

Are all flavors nut free?

No, not all flavors are nut free. Our mini confetti and chocolate chip 3.5 oz cups are completely nut free. All pints are NOT nut free.

Are all flavors Kosher?

Yes, all of our products are certified Kosher.

Are the candies used in your products name brand?

Yes, we only use real M&Ms, Oreos, and high-quality chocolate chips.

Does your gourmet edible cookie dough contain hydrogenated oils and/or trans fats?

No, we only use real butter and natural peanut butter in our gourmet edible cookie dough.

Where can I purchase The Cookie Dough Cafe’s products?

Our gourmet edible cookie dough is sold in many retail locations across the United States and also on our website. Use our Store Locator to find the closest location to you.

Where can I find your products in the store?

Our products are sold in the dairy or refrigerated section.

We are proud to be 100% women-owned and certified by the WBENC. Sisters serving up sweetness by the spoonful.” article, photo credit

Thank you ladies.

Who are the WBENC? Please wash the cookie dough off of your hands and let’s knock at their door at

“The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country.

WBENC is thriving because of the strong commitment of our Corporate and Government Members, Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs), Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs), our Alliance relationships, and the leadership provided by our WBENC staff.

We foster diversity in the world of commerce.  Diversity promotes innovation, opens new channels of revenue and creates partnerships which provide opportunities that fuel the economy.”

It’s reassuring and inspiring to know there is another leader in women’s business development.

The news keeps getting better. At the informative site they update, “The Cookie Dough Cafe has been doing quite well for itself with the help of both Lori and Steve Tisch. Production of The Cookie Dough Cafe products has moved from single pints to include smaller sizes, which are more appropriate for vending at events. More flavors have been created since the sisters’ appearance on Shark Tank, and their Facebook is an outstanding success with 21,400 likes and constant status updates.”

This has been so comforting. We love comfort foods because they feel and taste so good.

Thanks to sisters Joan Pacetti and Julia Schmid, we can relax and savor delicious childhood memories with safety, while we create new ones.

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