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The national publication Eater may have declared 2017 “the breakout year for edible cookie dough.” But in Birmingham, the trend is just hitting its stride. Here’s where to get your fix in Birmingham metro, including Cookie Dough Magic, Big Spoon Creamery and—coming in 2019—Cookie Destiny food truck and Nighthawk: AM.
What Is Edible Cookie Dough?
Edible cookie dough is your favorite forbidden treat—made safe to eat by ingredients like heat-treated flour and pasteurized eggs (or, in some cases, no eggs).
Where To Get It
Cookie Dough Magic
- Address: 400 41st St. Ste. 102, Birmingham, AL 35222
- Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 9pm. On Friday, Cookie Dough Magic serves the late-night crowd till 11pm.
Following Cookie Dough Magic’s highly anticipated grand opening Thanksgiving weekend 2018, business is now in full swing. The Avondale storefront sells edible cookie dough by the scoop, as well as cookie dough shakes and sundaes.
“The response from the neighborhood has been outstanding. We already have some regulars!”Melissa Bell, co-owner, Cookie Dough Magic
While customers embrace all of Cookie Dough Magic’s flavors, statistics place Magic Chocolate Chip as the no. 1 flavor, followed by Birthday Cake Batter and Salty Sweet. Birminghamians are loving the shakes, too, Bell said.
Big Spoon Creamery
- Address: 4000 3rd Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
- Hours: Sunday through Thursday, noon to 9pm; Friday and Saturday noon to 10pm
- New location coming soon: 927 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood, AL 35209
Big Spoon Creamery in Avondale recently expanded its cookie dough toppings menu beyond the original chocolate chip, including peanut butter-oat-M&M cookie dough and the seasonal Christmas cookie dough. Yum!
PS—Big Spoon reopens after the holidays on December 27, 2018. I highly recommend heading over to get the last of Christmas Cookie Ice Cream before it’s gone, gone, gone. It boasts dough chunks in a decadent cake batter-flavored ice cream.
Coming in 2019
Cookie Destiny Food Truck
Cookie Destiny’s food truck is set to hit the roads of Birmingham as early as February 2019. The bakery, founded in 2017, was an earlier adopter of the edible cookie dough trend in Birmingham metro. While the Hoover storefront has closed, the upcoming truck is set to bring Cookie Destiny’s treats to the masses. (In the meantime, you can place orders through the bakery’s Facebook page.)
Cookie Destiny’s food truck will offer edible cookie dough in 3- and 8-ounce containers in seven to eight flavors. Also on the menu: cookie dough sundaes—a combo of a cookie, edible cookie dough, ganache and buttercream. Then there’s the ever-popular Cookie Destiny “doozie”—that’s cookie dough sandwiched between two baked cookies. OMG.
Nighthawk: AM is a breakfast-all-day concept coming to Orchestra Partners’ Five Points Lane development in mid-2019. I noticed cookie dough on the dessert menu at the restaurant’s Chicago and Los Angeles locations. Henry Costa, one of Nighthawk: AM’s founders, confirmed for Bham Now: yes, edible cookie dough will be on the Birmingham menu!