Charlotte needs a cookie dough bar.
And I don’t mean a large tray of cookie dough baked and then cut into individual handheld bars. I mean an actual physical bar where raw cookie dough is served up in cones like ice cream.
Perhaps you’re unfamiliar with the concept. Behold DŌ, a cookie dough bar that opened in NYC back in February and unleashed a frenzy of cookie dough-related media coverage:
You can’t think of anything else now, can you? Absolute gluttonous mayhem, right? And Charlotte needs it right this second.
The cookie dough bar concept has made its way to North Carolina — just not Charlotte yet.
Tart Sweets in Winston-Salem unveiled its cookie dough bar in late March and jealousy now consumes me.
Just look at it.
While I wait impatiently for a Charlotte-based cookie dough bar to open, here are cookie dough treats from 7 local bakeries and restaurants to help hold me over.
Cookie dough cupcakes at Gateau Baking Company
Address: 224 E. 7th Street | Website
Cookie dough milkshake at Pike’s Soda Shop
Address: 1930 Camden Road | Website
Chocolate chip cookie doughnut at Your Mom’s Donuts
They’re always changing up the daily flavors so keep an eye out for the return of this chocolate chip cookie doughnut.
Address: 11025 Monroe Road, Matthews NC | Website
All kinds of treats at Move That Dough Baking Company
Owner Kacie Smagacz tells me she uses her vegan cookie dough to create all kinds of goodies, including doughnuts, cakes, cookie sandwiches and just straight up dough.
Address: Area 15 at the corner of N. Davidson and 15th Street | Website
Cookie dough truffles and cupcakes at Cupcrazed
Get your cookie dough fix when this popular Fort Mill bakery opens its Charlotte location later this month. It’ll be in the former Polk Dot Bakeshop space. Look at this cookie dough-stuffed brownie they made.
Address: 936 Market Street, Fort Mill SC and 1730 E. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte NC (coming soon!) | Website
Cookie dough ice cream at Two Scoops Creamery
Look at those perfect little chunks.
Address: 913 Central Avenue | Website
Cookie dough cheesecake at Big View Bakery
Address: 16637 Lancaster Highway | Website
Header photo of Cupcrazed’s cookie dough truffles via Facebook