Love and Olive Oil

Cookie Dough D-Day is Here!

I officially declare today, June 5th, National Cookie Dough Day. I don’t know if there is an official process for declaring such things, but I figure you all would support me in my cause. Let’s celebrate, shall we?

Because today’s the day. Cookie Dough D-Day. The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook is officially published. I am a published author.

Bizarre. Exciting, and ever so bizarre.

The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook

Hard to believe that just over 15 months ago I got this inkling of an idea in my head… and that would lead us to where we are today. It’s here, it’s here! Excuse me while I jump up and down a few times.

I’ve been smiling nonstop these past few weeks as some of my friends and fellow food bloggers have received advanced copies. I’ve drooled over the photos of their creations and their praise and kind words have me incredibly humbled.

Angie made my truffles (with her own adorable twist). Jessica, Chris, and Brooks made my S’mores. Cookie-queen Maria whipped up my Cookie Dough Sandwich Cookies. Erin and Laura embraced the summer heat with my Invisible Cookie Dough Ice Pops (invisible because there’s not actually any cookie dough in them!) Michelle made my decadent Billionaire Bars. And the dough just keeps on coming! I’ve even started an entire pinterest board, to share everyone’s cookie dough creations with the world.

What’s To Come

  • I’m pleased to announce the launch of the Cookie Dough-Lympics! Follow along at Endless Simmer as bloggers nationwide compete with their original cookie dough creations. Let the games begin!
  • For Nashville folks, be sure to tune in to Talk of the Town this Thursday at 11am. I’ll be on demoing a recipe from the book (gulp!). Please, don’t laugh if I make a complete fool of myself. I’m so much more comfortable BEHIND the camera.
  • I may be slightly more comfortable on the radio, being that you can’t see my hands shaking and all. We’ll put that to the test when I’ll be interviewed on Martha Stewart Morning Live on Sirius/XM Radio this Friday at 8:10 am EST.
  • Also for locals, mark your calendars for Saturday, June 16th at 2:00pm. I’ll be at Parnassus Books signing books and sharing stories. You can be pretty sure there will also be cookie dough. Stay tuned for more info!
  • Working on a date for a signing event in Aspen, Colorado at Explore Booksellers. For those in the area, pencil in Wednesday, June 20th. Will announce more details as they become available.
  • While I don’t have any other book signings planned, I will say that if you want to mail your book to me and cover return shipping, I’m more than happy to sign it for you. Just shoot me an email! ;)
  • If you haven’t checked out the Love & Olive Oil shop lately I highly suggest you do. The “I (heart) Cookie Dough” t-shirts are IN and they look fabulous! I’ve also got signed copies available for sale.
  • You can also buy an unsigned copy of the book online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or support your local bookseller.

I know I’ve waxed poetic about this whole process before, but can I just say again, thank you? Because I really and truly mean it. Thank you to everyone involved with the creation of this beautiful book, especially Margaret, Katie, Eric, and Nicole over at Quirk Books. It’s because of their hard work that this book turned out as wonderfully as it did. But also thank you to everyone who supported me, encouraged me, and inspired me, both in real life and online. I couldn’t have done it without you, truly, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

***Giveaway is now closed***

Thank you again, good luck, and happy Cookie Dough Day!

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  2. Congrats on the publication! Looks like a mouthwatering read that I’d love to win!!

  3. Congratulations Neighbor!

  4. congratulations on getting published!!!!

  5. Ohhh cookiedough is my FAVORITE! I would absolutely LOVE to own a copy of this :)

  6. I’m so happy I found you! I saw your book on Amazon and ordered a copy which I hope arrives soon. I can’t wait! I have a niece who wants to be a pastry chef one day who would love a copy too – so if I win . . . ( she may even get the t-shirt, or may not).

  7. Congrats on the book!

  8. I would love a copy of your book!

  9. Oooh! Pick Me! Pick Me! I’ve only recently discovered your blog and love it so. When I discover a new-to-me blog I like to start at the very beginning and work my way to present posts. Yours reads like a novel!

  10. Congrats on the book! It looks wonderful, and thanks for the giveaway too!

  11. The book looks amazing, I absolutely love cookie dough and I’m definitely going to buy a book if I dont win one!

  12. Oh my goodness! I am so excited for this cookbook! And if I win, I’ll just have to buy a copy for my mom instead! :)

  13. my boyfriend LOVES cookie dough. I was telling him about this book and I think I saw him start to drool.

  14. What an awesome idea! Cookie dough just happens to be my weakness. :)

  15. Congratulations! Looks like a great book!

  16. pointed me here. And I’m so glad she did! This cook book looks amazing. I’m drooling over the pinterest point!

  17. Congratulations! I’m super-excited to try out the recipes :)

  18. Congrats on your book! The recipes sound amazing!

  19. Yummy! :-)

  20. ahh would love this cookbook, i am obsessed with cookie dough! so glad i found my way to your blog!

  21. I LOVE COOKIES!!! I will need to get my hands on this book no matter how far I have to go for it! The recipes look amazing!

  22. Congratulations!! You must be so excited :)
    Definitely want to get a copy of the book asap!

  23. everyday is cookie dough day! congrats on the book!

  24. I am so excited for this cookbook! Congratulations! I adore your beautiful blog.

  25. Congrats on your book! Hope I can win … I’m so excited for your book and to cook from it!

  26. You have captured my true love – cookie dough!! Can’t wait to try all those sweet concoctions! Congraulations!!

  27. Who doesn’t love cookies! Yum — my weakness….

  28. I’m so glad there are others like me who love cookie dough! =o] Thanks for this book. I can’t wait to own a copy.

  29. Congratulations! I follow your blog and am excited to try recipes from your cookbook.

  30. Oh wow, a cookie dough cookbook! Sounds AMAZING!

  31. Eep! I heart cookie dough! Congratulations!!!

  32. Congrats on your 1st book!
    How nice of you to give US a gift on your special day!
    I would love to win a signed copy thanks for the chance!

  33. I’m reading in England and my pregnant wife has been loving your cookie dough recipe. She’d love to try some more recipes with it.

  34. An entire book of cookie dough…I’m in love.

  35. This book looks absolutely gorgeous! The cookie dough ice cream that was on here love scrumptious! I can’t wait to try out some recipes!

  36. Congratulations! The book looks fabulous – I can’t wait to buy it!

  37. Congrats! This looks like an awesome book. I would love to win a signed copy.

  38. Congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment :)

  39. Congrats on the book!

  40. Love, love, love raw cookie dough! What an inspired cookbook – congrats!

  41. Congratulations!!
    I definitely have to try a cookie dough recipe! I’m really curious to see how they taste!!
    Have a nice evening!

  42. Congratulations on your book! I discovered it last week, and haven’t stopped thinking about it since! I’ve entered a couple giveaways for your book…but even if I don’t win a copy – I will definitely be purchasing it! The recipes I’ve seen from fellow bloggers that have reviewed your book look AMAZING! I can’t wait to read it from cover to cover, and then start ‘making’!

  43. Happy cookie dough day! I have been reading your blog for a good 3 years, and have been looking forward to your book ever since you announced it. I’d love to have a copy (and a shirt)!

  44. Congratulations! What a great feeling that must be to have your own book out there!

  45. you are my hero!

  46. Congrats!!! Way to go!

  47. Congrats on your published book! :D i bet this book would be amazinggg!

  48. Congrats on the book!!! So exciting! I just made a gluten-free version of your cookie dough truffles over the weekend, that I’ll be posting on my blog soon! I’d love to win the book and play around with some more of the recipes.

  49. Yes! I love cookie dough, and I’d love to win the book and t-shirt!

  50. Congrats on your book! I’ve been loving the recipes from it all over the blogs this past week – they look amazing!

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