Love and Olive Oil

A Little Fate, a Lot of Cookie Dough

I’m a big proponent of free will, but some things were just meant to be.

My mom spent much of the summer going through boxes full of stuff. Memories, sure, probably a lot of junk too. And every few weeks I’d get a little package of things she thought I might want.

Inside one of them was a cookbook. A ragged little thing with a hand-drawn cartoon chef on the front. I believe his name was Barnabe. A cookbook that I wrote when I was maybe 9 years old. Well, maybe wrote is a bit of an exaggeration, I should probably say copied from my mom’s recipe collection (clearly, I was not destined to be an intellectual property attorney). A cookbook author, though? Just might be fate.

the Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook

I am so excited to finally announce that my book, The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook, will be published by Quirk Books this coming June. June 5th, to be exact. That’s less than 5 months away.

What’s extra fitting is that today, January 11th, just so happens to be the 2 year anniversary of the Cookie Dough Truffles. The post that, to this day, continues to be one of the most popular posts on the blog. The post that started it all. I couldn’t think of a more perfect day to share this with all of you.

Let’s rewind.

I never thought I’d write a cookbook. In fact, I consciously remember thinking I DIDN’T want to write one. That was the case until this bug of an idea crept into my head one day. At that point I’d taken the cookie dough theme farther than just the truffles, with Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes, Cookie Dough Ice Cream and the oh-so-decadent Cookie Dough Cream Pie. I thought, there really needs to be an entire cookbook of cookie dough recipes. Someone should… oh. Maybe I should write one.

And so I did.

Well, it wasn’t quite that simple.

I made a lot of messes.

Our house looked like a makeshift photo studio for weeks on end.

Even the cats helped out.

Once all the recipes were written, recipes like Cookie Dough Stuffed French Toast and Cookie Dough Creme Brulee (oh yes I did!), there was still months of editing. Back and forth and nitpicking and double checking and retesting. I think I underestimated (or was in denial about) just how much work really went into a cookbook. But I did it. I got it done. Thanks in part to the wonderful team at Quirk. And I couldn’t be more happy with the final product.

The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook

The book is filled with 45 delicious cookie dough recipes, plus plenty of variations on top of that. All raw-egg-free and perfectly safe to eat (not that eggs ever stopped any of us from eating the dough before, but that’s beside the point). Take that salmonella.

And while you can’t hold it in your cookie-dough-loving hands for another few months, you can preorder it today. Yep, I’m on Amazon. Never thought that would happen, either.

I don’t really know what happens now… I wait, I guess. And hope for the best. This whole process is so new to me and I’m just grateful I was able to experience it. And will continue to experience it as we reach each milestone. I really, honest to goodness, can’t wait to simply hold it in my hands for the first time.

Baby Lindsay with Cookie Dough

Clearly, it was meant to be.

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  1. I’m so excited! I’ll pre-order it soon! :)

  2. Congratulatons! What a fun idea for a cookbook. Absolutely love the cover. I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

  3. I love this! I was just at work today (at Barnes and Noble) and I thought to myself, “hey I haven’t checked to see if Lindsay’s book shows up in our system lately”. I was so excited when it actually popped up today (cause I’ve been secretly stalking it for awhile now) that I totally squealed, which lead to some strange looks from customers. And then I come home to even more amazing pictures from it! I can’t wait until June to get it! You can guarantee that the minute we get it in our store, I’m putting it immediately on my Staff Recommends display!

  4. Wow, congrats Lindsay! My own cookbook’s coming out in March, so I can relate to all the work you’ve put into this. Your theme sounds INCREDIBLE and I can’t wait to see the book. Sounds like many things are veganizable, too! I’d be happy to do a review of your book when the times comes, and introduce you to the vegan blogosphere. :)

  5. Congratulations! I love the concept of all things cookie dough!

  6. Lindsay, this is an amazing post and congrats to you for accomplishing a something that you never knew you wanted to do; but once you did, you put your heart and soul into it and I know the book is going to be amazing!


  7. This is awesome, are amazing, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Congratulations, Lindsay!

  8. You are amazing, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Congratulations, Lindsay!

  9. Huge CONGRATULATIONS! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous photos. Will definitely be buying at least 2 copies (one for myself and one to giveaway!).

  10. Congratulations and I CANNOT wait to buy this book. I love cookie dough!

  11. Congratulations! That is so exciting! I’ll have to put that on my wish list, I definitely qualify as a cookie dough lover!

  12. Oh Lindsay!!! This is so fantastic! Congrats x1000! :) I’m so thrilled for you and can’t wait to see it.

  13. What a great post, and what an outstanding project! You have my total empathy and sympathy on the process and I can;t wait to see (and buy) your book!

  14. VERY exciting! Congrats!

  15. Awesomer!! Congrats

  16. Congrats Lindsay! It looks beautiful :)
    I’m so proud of you (and Taylor, someone had to eat all the goodies…)

  17. Congrats! So happy for you!

  18. Congrats Lindsay, I would be shoutin’ from the rooftops if I was you! I love that kitchen pic ;)
    Take care…

  19. congrats, congrats, congrats!!! it looks SO gorgeous! i can’t wait to get it :)

  20. How exciting!! Your book looks beautiful and I can’t wait to see it in print! :-)

  21. Yayyyyyyaaa! That’s all I can say. You know how I feel. xoxoxo

  22. congrats, lindsay! this was a beautifully written post. your hard work looks well worth the effort. and what a cute little one you were. ;)

  23. Congrats! That sounds like an amazing cookbook!

  24. Ooh I am *so* excited about this cookbook and so happy for you!! I can’t wait to get this book in my hands – the sneak peaks above look beautiful!

  25. Congrats! It looks like it will be a beautiful (and very delicious) book! :)

  26. Congrats! Can’t wait to see the real thing!

  27. So exciting! What a great thing for you.

  28. Congratulations! Can’t think of a tastier topic :)

  29. Congratulations!! that is freakin’ awesome! :)

  30. I am so stinkin’ proud of you guys, Lindsay! Seriously, I’m in awe of your work and will power!

    *almost wrote powder. will powder. PATENT PENDING.

  31. So thrilled for you Lindsay! You have so many talents and the book looks beautiful!!!

  32. What a beautiful cookbook!!! I am so excited for you!!!! Congrats on all your hard work :)

  33. This is so awesome! Way to go! I love that you did all the photos too. Considering I have probably bookmarked at least half of the recipes on your site, I’m looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of your book! YAY!

  34. So incredibly exciting! Making a book is a TON of work, not to mention having to create all of the recipes first. Congratulations of a HUGE accomplishment!!!

  35. Yay!! Congrats! I’m so excited for you! What a great cookbook. Can’t wait to finally tell all my friends!

  36. Congratulations! That is so incredibly exciting. Also, thanks for sharing those behind the scenes photos…It’s great to see how you captured the shots.

  37. Congrats! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. When I saw the picture of of the big mess you made my eyes went directly to the french toast and I thought “No way, Cookie dough french toast!” Then I read that it really was cookie dough french toast and went “Yesssss!”

  38. SO exciting! :) Congratulations, you deserve this.

  39. This is so incredibly exciting! I have never written a cookbook, nor do I intend to, but I am almost finished with a book, and Oh my, it is a TON of work. Not to mention you had to first come up with the recipes and all that… crazy stuff. So, congratulations on something amazing as well as wonderful timing. Happy January 11 to you!!!

  40. Wooohoooo!! I am so proud of you! How awesome is it to see your book on AMAZON! Just wait til it’s in a bookstore :) Can’t wait to order it & try out all the recipes.

  41. Congratulations! I love your site and can’t wait to get my hands on your cookbook – what a fabulous and delicious idea!

  42. That’s so exciting, congratulations! Can’t wait until it’s out!

  43. congratulations Lindsay!! Yes, you did it…and I am going to purchase one of the copies since it is Egg-free! What a treat…

    • Thanks, Grishma! To clarify though, the recipes are not completely egg free, just raw egg free. There are cooked eggs in many of the recipes.

  44. Congrats! So exciting!

  45. Congratulations!! That is amazing :) And man, I would be happy & fat with your cook book. Can’t wait for June!


  47. this is so amazing!! congratulations! i will be picking up a copy :)

  48. HUGE Congratulations! I will definitely be one of your biggest supporters in getting the word out about your cookbook. Can’t wait!!!

  49. Now this is a cookbook I am excited about! Congrats!!

  50. Definitely preordering! Congrats!

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