Here's What Happens When You Bake the Cookie Dough in Your Ice Cream

You get a cookie, if TikTok proves true.

When it comes to ice cream add-ins, cookie dough pretty much takes the cake. Though most of the time we're not technically supposed to eat it on its own, something about adding it into ice cream transforms it into a viable component of a good dessert.

Despite all the cookie dough that ends up in our ice cream, we don't really seem to stop and think about the fact that these morsels of goodness are more raw material than finished product. Theoretically, could one harvest the chunks of cookie dough from an ice cream pint and bake it into a real, "normal" cookie?

As it turns out, the answer to that seems to be an emphatic "yes" if a TikTok from @Gabesco is to be believed.

Perhaps the product of the kind of boredom that only 2020 could produce, he decided to pick out all of the cookie dough pieces from a pint of Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and mash them together into one big delicious ball. From there, he loaded one single, solitary cookie onto a baking sheet, dropped it in the oven, and waited. Twelve minutes later, he had what appeared to be a legit cookie.

Most importantly, @Gabesco claims the result of his ice cream-based baking "looks way better than I expected" and "was actually pretty good." Judging by that, it's probably as least as good as your average store bought roll of cookie dough — maybe even a little better.

Naturally, you can't believe everything you see on the internet. The viewer kind of has to take a leap of faith and assume that @Gabesco didn't use clever editing to swap in a different cookie for his Ben & Jerry's creation at the end. But it's no fun to go through life as a complete skeptic so you might as well believe that this TikTok proves you can turn ice cream cookie dough into real cookies.

So if you find yourself wanting to bake a single, solitary cookie and all you have lying around is some cookie dough-laden ice cream, know that it really is possible. That spirit of ingenuity and inventiveness is truly what the world needs right now.

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