our family has been on the very best sort of sugar high over here the past several days because we’ve had our fridge stocked with edible safe-to-eat cookie dough that none of us can get enough of!
kristen tomlan, who is the genius that created DŌ here in nyc, invited our family into her bakery to bake cookies and make our very own edible cookie dough with her and her team last week. the minute i saw her email, i was like, “clear the calendar!!!!!!! we’re going now!” i mean, cookies are my thing! and safe to eat cookie dough is like, one of the better things in this world.
a few years before kristen had her own bakery in greenwich village, we actually stopped by her catering room on the east side during a family bike ride with my sisters, because one of my sisters had seen something about it on instagram and we come from a family where we hunt down treats rather passionately. it has been very cool to see kristen’s success since those early days before she had her standing bakery storefront, since it is booming (going through 600 pounds of butter on a busy day!) and i swear there is always a line out the door when we walk by.
josh and i strapped madalena and beatrice into baby carriers and headed downtown with the kids for our class. i think my kids thought kristen was the coolest person ever once they saw all of her colorful kitchenaid mixers. and then conrad had the time of his life playing with all the dough as though it were play-do, occasionally licking his fingers and eating it, too! kind of his dream land. and mine too, let’s be honest.
when we weren’t baking, josh and i switched off taking some pictures and some of my favorites are below…
conrad ended up combining all of his smaller cookies into a giant one at the end before his cookie sheet went into the oven. it turned out though! i have a photo of it towards the end of this post!
at DŌ, they use a pasteurized egg product instead of raw eggs, and also a heat-treated flour instead instead of a raw flour, so it’s safe to eat right away! we all took the tasting of the dough part rather seriously, too.
samson brought his tray of cookies to the oven all by himself! it was kind of the cutest thing ever in my opinion.
see?! here is the giant cookie conrad made that i mentioned earlier. we had to cut it to fit it into the box to take home, but it was pretty awesome. and he was very proud of it!
here is kristen and samson making a batch of cookie dough to take home to eat! samson actually put a lot of good mix-in’s into his dough, like marshmallows and m&m’s and chocolate chips and sprinkles. i wouldn’t have though to pair those things together but i have thoroughly enjoyed eating it the past few days, so he’s onto something.
packing up some of our safe to eat cookie dough to take home!!!
our kids love to play “delivery!” when we are home, and conrad was all about it when he put this bag on at the end with all of our treats to take home! if you’re in need of a new delivery man, kristen, i know someone who is ready for the job!
thanks again to kristen and her team at DŌ for inviting us over for a fun afternoon! this post is not sponsored at all, but i did want to call out DŌ’s baking classes on their website for anyone that might be interested in taking a class and making your own cookies and homemade dough! i love these sorts of things about the city and this was such a fun afternoon for us, hopefully this is helpful for anyone looking for activities or experiences to plan for a future trip to the nyc or for any locals, too! in addition to kids classes, they have couples classes (date night goals!) and specialty classes at the bakery, all the info is right here.
we seriously had so much fun! and to be honest, waking up multiple times in the night to feed the baby girls is really fun right now when i’m feeding myself a few scoops of cookie dough every time as well. ;) probably not a good idea to keep up in the long run, but it’s a party over here at 3 in the morning and i’m not mad about it!