Kitchn Love Letters

This “Legendary” Cookie Dough Is So Good, I Signed Up for Grocery Delivery Just to Get It

published Mar 15, 2024
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I used to partake in a bit of baked goods-related trickery in college. It was a sort of sweets sleight of hand, when I realized how much I loved making Chocolate Covered Katie’s chickpea cookie dough in all its many forms. I’d bake a cookie pie for my roommates and watch everyone devour it. They never even knew it was made of BEANS (two cans!) and gluten-free. I was drunk on the power!

While my days of baking mischief are in the past, I still miss the experience of spooning straight up cookie dough right into my gob, especially because gluten and I have become frenemies more now than ever. So when I discovered that Hungryroot, an online grocery delivery service, sells a prepackaged version of my favorite college treat and it tastes eerily similar? Consider me SUBSCRIBED. 

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What’s So Great About Hungryroot Almond Chickpea Cookie Dough?

I’ve already sung my praises about how Hungryroot’s subscription plans have gotten me to eat more vegetables, including this ready-to-eat cookie dough. Much like Katie’s recipe, Hungryroot’s Almond Chickpea Cookie Dough has a base of blended chickpeas, almond butter, and tahini that’s then punctuated with brown sugar, maple syrup, and vegan chocolate chips. Completely egg-free and vegan, this batter immediately still tastes rich and buttery like a traditional cookie dough, so much so that one bite made me immediately go, “Um, how?”

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Plus, it’s not just for eating straight out of the tub, either. You can also scoop it into balls and bake into cookies (as you should — I like to add a sprinkle of salt prebake!) 

If you’re new to Hungryroot, chances are you can sample this dough for free. The first time I ordered a Hungryroot box, the cookie dough was listed as one of the weekly free (!) gift options. I jumped at the chance to try it and ate it so quickly I’ve since added it to every order for four credits (which is equal to $4 dollars, roughly). 

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What’s the Best Way to Eat Hungryroot Almond Chickpea Cookie Dough?

Straight out of the tub, this legendary Almond Chickpea Cookie Dough gets no notes from me. It’s next-level gooey and studded with chocolate, but with enough salty-buttery richness to balance it all out. Baking the dough will also be a good time, for all the soft, melty cookie lovers out there. I’m more of a team captain for the Crunchy Cookie squad, but the dough did yield a supremely melty soft-baked cookie I was not mad about. 

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Next on my to-make list with this dough? Rolling them into tiny little balls to freeze and add to ice cream for a gluten-free cookie dough ice cream or just straight up snacking à la Ben & Jerry’s Snackable Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Buy: Hungryroot Almond Chickpea Cookie Dough, four Hungryroot credits (or roughly $4) for 9.7 ounces at Hungryroot 

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