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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

MARISSA GOLDBERG is an intern at THE NIBBLE.

 

 

April 2008

Main Nibbles / Cookies, Cake & Pastry / Cookies & Brownies

FatBoy’s Outrageous Cookie Dough

Bake Your Favorites WIth Dough From The Freezer

 

CAPSULE REPORT: You don’t need Mom or Grandma baking cookies in the kitchen when you have FatBoy in the freezer. If you know how to turn on the oven, you can bake delicious cookies and enjoy them warm from the oven in about 15 minutes. The company makes six different flavors, four with chocolate chunks and two with dried fruit (oatmeal raisin and cranberry). The all-natural cookies are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

These are not your grandmother’s cookies; but there might be a job opening for her at the FatBoy Cookie Company. Its promise is, “if Grandma can do it better…she’s hired!”  The company does a pretty good job without her, making thick, chewy, old-fashioned cookies packed full of all the good stuff Grandma would have used, assuming she was a great baker.

Owner Joel Ansh can be pretty kooky when it comes to his cookies. Like quite a few people in the specialty food business, he became a commercial baker when neighbors and friends couldn’t get enough of his cookies. Now, he sells the cookie dough frozen and ready-to-bake. The compact boxes fit easily into any nook of the freezer, ready to bake up the whole batch for a special occasion, or a single cookie, whenever you’d like a treat. 

FatBoy cookies are truly the apex of break-and-bake cookie culture. Forget the stuff from the supermarket: You can taste the quality of the ingredients in each bite. Just separate the pre-cut cubes from the block of dough The scent of baking cookies begins to tempt the senses, and ten to twenty minutes later, freshly-baked cookies emerge from the oven. The frozen dough stores for up to one year in the freezer or six weeks in the refrigerator.

Cookie Dough
The cookie dough comes in a pre-cut rectangle: Separate the cubes and bake.

WARNING: If you have a cookie dough habit, consult with your advisors before ordering this product. We can’t be responsible for what happens when a large block of delicious cookie dough arrives at your doorstep.

Flavors

The cookies are made with good butter—essential in our book. Each cookie has a classic flavor profile and plentiful amounts of its marquee ingredients: large chocolate chunks, raisins, cranberries, etc. Chocolate Chunk was our hands-down favorite (the owner’s, too), and would be the best-seller anywhere. But, we were impressed with each flavor.

Chocolate Cookies

Dutch Chocolate Chunk Walnut Cookies are double chocolate cookies—cocoa in the batter plus chocolate chunks.

The ready-to-bake frozen cookie dough is currently available in six flavors:

  • Chocolate Chunk is the classic, with a generous amount of large chocolate chunks, no nuts
  • Cranberry Walnut, packed with dried cranberries and walnuts and does not contain chocolate
  • Dutch Chocolate Chunk Walnut, a double chocolate cookie with chocolate chunks and walnuts (see photo at right)
  • Oatmeal Raisin is nicely accented with honey and cinnamon (and rolled oats are a whole grain!)
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk has PB mixed into the dough as well as peanut accents
  • White Chocolate Pecan has big chunks of white chocolate plus pecans (serve these at bridal showers!)

The only oddity—or unique attribute, depending how you look at it—is that the dough’s original cube shape doesn’t quite bake out of all of the flavors, creating an unusual-shaped cookie. While the Dutch Chocolate Chunk cookies in the photo above, for example, have a regular form, the Cranberry Walnut at the right show the “squareness” that some of the other flavors exhibited as well. You may find this shape more interesting and attractive than the standard cookie—but you most likely won’t be able to pass them off as your own homemade.

The FatBoy Cookie Company calls its product “Outrageous Cookie Dough.” FatBoy is the childhood nickname of the owner, bestowed upon him for his ferocious appetite. But in the current environment, some might find the company name a bit outrageous, as well. While the cookies are worth every calorie, in our childhood-obesity-sensitive culture, we might re-think that and keep the company name in very small print. These cookies are so good, we just don’t want the company to lose any sales because the name serves as a conscience-tweaker.

Cranberry Walnut Cookies
The cookie dough comes in a pre-cut rectangle: Separate the cubes and bake.

You’ll always be prepared with a box or two of these in the freezer. And anyone you know would be delighted to receive them as a gift.

CAN YOU IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT COOKIES? TAKE A LOOK AT
THE HISTORY OF COOKIES
THE HISTORY OF THE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE

The Fatboy Cookie Company OUTRAGEOUS COOKIE DOUGH

Ready-To-Bake Frozen Cookie Dough In Chocolate Chunk, Cranberry Walnut, Dutch Chocolate Chunk Walnut, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk and White Chocolate Pecan

 

Certified kosher (dairy) by OU

 

  • 2-Pound Box
    Makes 27 Cookies
    $15.95
    $13.95 For 2+ Boxes

Purchase online* at OutrageousCookieDough.com
Or telephone 1.888.FATBOY.0

Outrageous Cookie Dough
The flat boxes fit easily into the freezer. The dough keeps for one year frozen, one week in the fridge.

*Prices and product availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. Shipping is additional. These items are offered by a third party and THE NIBBLE has no relationship with them. This link to purchase is provided as a reader convenience.

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