Nestle cookie dough / E. coli thing is over (er, except for a select few people) Nestle has put their cookie dough back on the shelves with new labeling that clearly states that it is a New batch and not to consume raw cookie dough in bold letters: This is one of the easy ones where you just break the dough up into pieces: And they weren't kidding when they said JUMBO on the package. The package said bake the dough in a 325-degree oven for 16-18 minutes, but I had to leave them in there for about 22 minutes, specifically because I did *not* want to consume raw cookie dough!! But the wait (impatient as I was, and everyone who knows me knows that I am NOT patient) was worth it! Out of the oven golden brown and delicious and onto the rack. I know the whole appeal of getting the break-apart-and-bake cookies is ease, quickness and simplicity, but as you can see above, there are hard lines in the cookies. I would suggest that you round out the bricks of dough a little bit to achieve that "home baked" look; otherwise, it looks like you wanted square cookies. That, my friends, is something you will have to achieve another way. Except that I got lucky with our friend up there in the middle row, on the left, that's a pretty square cookie. Well, so am I. Moving on. Nestle is almost synomous with home baking. The chocolate chips are what they're known for, and that alone is good enough for me to trust any recipe they put out. I wouldn't have expected anything but near greatness from them. And that is what I got. I eagerly broke a cookie in half (come on, I'm on a diet, and one of these JUMBO cookies has 180 calories!) and bit into the cookie to find a crispy outside and a soft center. The cookie had a nice crunchy crust on the outside and as you can see from the photos there are plenty of their famous chocolate chips in each bite. Buttery, soft, flavorful... what else could anyone want in life?!Doesn't that look delicious!!! Now that the whole
- Taste: 10
- Crust and center moistness: moist all around. crispy exterior, soft interior.
- Value: 12 cookies for $4.49, on sale for $3.50. You could definitely make these smaller though and still have good-sized cookies. and there would be more of them!
- Overall: It's easy to make and tastes GREAT. I'd buy if I had no time to make my own. 10!