Monday, July 22, 2024

I Tried the Viral Cookie Dough Croissant Recipe From TikTok

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As someone who could put cookie dough on almost anything, TikTok’s recent obsession with cookie dough croissants comes as no surprise. With almond croissants and chocolate croissants already staples of bakery menus, it was really only a matter of time before they started experimenting and adding cookie dough to their croissants, too.

In my opinion though, croissants are grossly overrated. If I step into a bakery, the French breakfast item is probably the last thing I’m ordering. So when I decided to taste test the cookie dough croissants recently trending on TikTok, I wasn’t sure how I’d like it. Of course, I knew I’d love the cookie part, but I didn’t want the flakiness of the croissant to take away from the gooey sweetness of the dough. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case.

When I bit into the croissant fresh out of the oven, the sweetness of the barely-cooked cookie dough and the crispness of the croissant melted in my mouth. The flavors didn’t work against each other like I imagined they would. Instead, the cookie dough and croissant complemented each other almost perfectly. It was like a sweet dessert sandwich that satisfied both sides of savory and sweet goodness. Clearly, when TikTok tells you to put cookie dough on a croissant, you should put cookie dough on a croissant.

How to Make a Cookie Dough Croissant

Fortunately for all of you who don’t have the time or patience to make Nara Smith’s homemade recipes or Benny Blanco’s luxurious caviar-topped latkes, this cookie dough croissant recipe couldn’t be any easier. It only requires two ingredients: a croissant and some cookie dough.

I decided to follow Hajar Larbah’s cookie dough croissant recipe from TikTok because it seemed the most simple and also has over 1.3 million likes. Obviously she was doing something right.

Like Larbah, I bought my croissants. (Again, I’m not a croissant eater, so I definitely wasn’t venturing into croissant making either.) Unlike Larbah, however, I did not make my cookie dough from scratch. I used Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie dough, which I highly recommend if you are on a time crunch or just lazy like me.

“We’re going to start by cutting the croissant open down the middle and then you basically stuff them with cookie dough and add a little dollop on top,” Larbah instructs in the TikTok, so that’s exactly what I did. For me, it was approximately two cookie dough squares in the middle of the croissant, and then I ripped bits of a third cookie-dough square all over the top.

Larbah then said to stick the croissants in the oven “until crispy along the edges,” but as someone who doesn’t bake, I needed more specific instructions on baking time and oven temperature. I decided to refer to the cooking instructions for the cookies, so I set the oven temperature to 350ºF and expected them to bake for 15 to 20 minutes. That said, I ended up baking them for only around 11 minutes because I prefer my cookies to be gooey and undercooked. The whole point is that they’re cookie dough croissants, not cookie croissants.

After about the fourth time my boyfriend asked if they were ready, I pulled the croissants out of the oven and admired their beauty. The top part of the croissant was crispy in a cookie-like texture, while the inside of the croissant was melty and soft — the kind of consistency worth getting a cavity for.

I couldn’t wait any longer, so I tasted the croissant a mere 30 seconds after I popped it out of the oven, and it was one of the richest desserts I’ve ever tasted. I slowly took a few bites before setting it down and needing a salty-snack break because of how decadent it was. But when I returned to the dessert 30 minutes later, I was reminded again just how good it was.

As someone who wasn’t a croissant girlie before, I was surprised by how much I loved it; the blended flavors really did make for the most perfect Sunday night dessert. If croissants weren’t my thing before, cookie dough croissants definitely are now.

Ingredients

  • 2 bakery croissants
  • 1 pack of Pillsbury Eat or Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Optional: a sprinkle of powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Place your croissants on a nonstick baking sheet and cut them in half.
  3. Firmly press two squares of cookie dough into the middle of each croissant.
  4. Fold the croissant and firmly press 1 cookie dough square on top of it.
  5. Place the croissants in the oven and bake for 11-13 minutes or until the cookie dough is at your desired consistency.
  6. Remove the croissants from the oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Optional: sprinkle powdered sugar on top before eating.

Taylor Andrews is a Balance editor at POPSUGAR who specializes in topics relating to sex, relationships, dating, sexual health, mental health, and more. In her six years working in editorial, she’s written about how semen is digested, why sex aftercare is the move, and how the overturn of Roe killed situationships.





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