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Cookie dough dessert trend finds sweet spot at new shop in Grapevine

Cookie dough dessert trend finds sweet spot at new shop in Grapevine

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Cookie dough now, cookie dough forever. Photo courtesy of Doughlicious

Cookie dough here, cookie dough there, cookie dough now in Grapevine, with the opening of Doughlicious, a cookie dough dessert shop that opened in late November at 129 S. Main St., in a former Cotton Patch Cafe.

The shop sells ready-to-eat cookie dough in a dozen flavors including chocolate chip, sugar cookie, and birthday cake. Some flavors have Southern flair such as banana pudding and strawberry shortcake. New flavors are rotated in every week. There are gluten-free and vegan options, so there's something for every dining tribe.

The cookie dough is served in scoops, with choice of three sizes: single, double, or triple scoop. Just like ice cream, you can get it in a cup or a waffle cone, and topped with treats such as M&Ms. There are also sample packs with smaller bites, if you want to try different flavors; and cookie dough milkshakes.

The dough is made with pasteurized eggs and heat-treated flour, and is therefore completely safe to eat as is. But you can also take the dough home and bake it into cookies.

Cookie dough is on its way to becoming the froyo of 2018; other startups include Dough Dough in Dallas and Cookie Doh, opening in Deep Ellum in March.

But Doughlicious was first. The owner is Courtney Sanders, a longtime resident of Grapevine who was inspired to open the shop after seeing shops in New York. She's hosting a grand opening party on January 18 at 5:30 pm.

"We've been open since Black Friday, but we are having our ribbon cutting ceremony now," Sanders says. "With Christmas such a busy time on Main Street, we decided to wait until January."