A large block letter sign hangs on the wall of Cookie Dough Madness proclaiming the message, “The future belongs to those who eat cookie dough.” After trying several flavors of their delicious batter, I have become a firm believer in their motto.
What started out as a church fundraiser in a Grandview, MO parking lot, is now Cookie Dough Madness, a sweet shop dedicated to creamy batter. Its brand new location at 99th and Holmes road, near Kansas City, MO opened on Aug.11. Cookie Dough Madness offers seven house-made, hand-scooped flavors, ranging from classic Chocolate Chip, to the more unusual flavors of cookie dough, like Red Velvet and Animal Cookie.
You are greeted to the shop by the sweet smell of chocolate, and the kind-hearted employees. As I approached the bubble-gum colored wood counters to place my order, I noticed how the polka dot walls were rose tinted from the pink light bulbs which created a flirty ambiance. This created a relaxed environment to enjoy cookie dough in.
The best flavor they offer is “Brownie Love,” a brownie batter mixed with a creamy fudge. It is a thick batter, with a rich chocolate flavor.
On my second visit, I was even more excited to visit because of how delicious it had been the previous day. After returning, I decided the “Peanut Butter Craze” deserved a second place award. This consisted of a peanut butter filled dough, mixed with Reese’s pieces. I decided to drizzle the buttery dough with hot fudge for an additional 50 cents, skipping out on my other options such as, caramel, sprinkles, or white chocolate. I was served my scoop of cookie dough in a cup, although waffle cones and bowls are options as well.
But don’t let my chocolate obsession hold you back – if you are looking for something more colorful, “Funfetti Cake Batter” is the flavor for you. Bright blue, with different colors of sprinkles mixed throughout, with white chocolate chips and swirls of vanilla frosting. In addition to the colorful spectrum of flavors, “Monster Munch” contains a hearty mixture of M&M’s, chocolate chips, and oatmeal. They also offer “Frosted Sugar Sweet Dunkaroo,” which is a sugar cookie dough mixed with strawberry frosting and swirls. The animal cookie dough was too far on the sugary side. It seemed more like something a child would ask for as a birthday treat instead of a dessert anyone else would wish for. However when you have a big sugar craving, you may enjoy this flavor. If you’re looking for the classic cookie dough, get the “Double Chocolate Chip” which is topped with milk and white chocolate chips.
Along with the great taste, I have to give Cookie Dough Madness credit for the clever names of their flavors, such as, “Frosted Sugar Sweet Dunkaroo.” when they could’ve taken the easy route and called it something like: “Animal Cookie Dough,” they chose to be innovative, and name it something intriguing. You can see the owners have a clear passion for their business.
A single scoop of their dough is $4.00, two scoops is $5.25 and three scoops is served for the minimal price of $6.50; all of these will leave you fully satisfied.
Cookie Dough Madness has already gained a huge following in the community, gathering almost 10,000 likes on their company Facebook page. Since the grand opening, the owners have experienced such a high volume of customers that they are currently exploring opportunities for expansion, but as of now are only open from 4-9 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening.
As I was leaving the shop, another sign reminded me to “Eat cookie dough and live happily ever after.” And if I keep coming back for their cookie dough, I know I will live happily ever after.