The Best Store-Bought Cookie Doughs for the Baking-Challenged

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There are some occasions that simply demand freshly baked cookies: bad breakups, job promotions, birthdays and also any day that ends in “y.” Needless to say, it’s our job as functioning members of society to be able to whip up a batch of gooey chocolate chip cookies at a moment’s notice. But what if your mind reads cookie recipes in a foreign language and you have zero desire to ever learn the difference between baking powder and baking soda?

There is hope for the baking impaired in the form of delicious store-bought cookie dough that can get the job done and even trick everyone into thinking you slaved in the kitchen crafting the perfect batch from scratch. If you’re in the market for quick, easy and delectable cookies that require minimal effort, check out some of the best store-bought cookie doughs you can snag at your local grocery store today.

Immaculate Organic Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough
No preservatives, no artificial flavors, no hydrogenated oils and 100% organic; enjoy the perk of having significantly less guilt as you polish off your third one in a row — or fifth… but who’s counting?

Pillsbury Big Deluxe Reese’s Mini Pieces
We’d be remiss if we didn’t include Pillsbury cookies, the godfather of all pre-made cookie dough. There are countless flavors to love, but we’re partial to the Big Deluxe versions filled with real Reese’s Pieces for a melt-in-your-mouth cookie experience.

Cappellos Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Grain free, paleo and gluten free never tasted so good; this all-natural, non-GMO blend of organic flour, Vermont maple syrup and dark chocolate morsels uses only the highest quality ingredients to craft this tasty, nutrient-dense cookie.

Trader Joe’s Chunky Chocolate Chip Dough
What can’t Trader Joe’s do? Add their cookie dough — chock full of huge chocolately chunks—to your list of must-have items to toss into your cart the next time you’re perusing the aisles of your beloved TJ’s.

Eat Pastry
These pre-made dough balls are entirely vegan and come in a variety of flavors sure to suit any and every sweet tooth; choose from plain chocolate chip, chocoholic chip, peanut butter chocolate chip, gluten-free chocolate chip or gluten-free snickerdoodle.


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Hayley Simmons |

Hayley Simmons is a twenty-something writer, wife and new mama to her baby girl, Scout. A native Texan turned Nashvillian, she spends her time experimenting with healthy recipes -- then forcing her husband to eat them, finding new ways to not hate the gym and shopping for (an absurd amount of) baby clothes.