Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pudding {and a Giveaway!}

Oh my goodness, guys.  Guess what?

I’ve been blogging for a year.

I never dreamed when I started this little ol’ blog just how much fun I would have.  And how much I would learn.  Seriously, when I dove into this hobby, I knew absolutely zero about blogging, or the technology that went along with it.  I’m still learning–every day.  I want to thank you all, so very much, for following along with me on this journey.  Especially those of you who even bothered to stop and read my blog when my posts looked like this.

Holy cow.

The very best part of blogging is something I never expected–forming friendships with readers and other bloggers.  Also, it’s so nice to know there are other crazy people like me out there who sort of have a freak out moment if their family tries to eat something that hasn’t yet been photographed.

Anyway, I wanted to say thank you.  For reading, pinning, following me on Facebook, sharing your own stories and recipes, and for giving me a small little corner of the world to call my own.  And if I could give you all a boatload of hugs and presents, I would.

But I can give one of you this cookbook from Lindsay Landis, of Love and Olive Oil.*  Surely you’ve seen it.  And if you haven’t yet, you need to.

A.MA.ZING.  I had it on pre-order from Amazon since February, and it finally showed up on my doorstep last week.  I haven’t been able to put it down, and I’m seriously considering just working my way through it, cover to cover.  Cookie dough stuffed cinnamon rolls?  I’ll take two, please.  Cookie dough brownies?  ‘Smores?  Blondies?  Um hmm, sign me up!  How can you go wrong eating eggless cookie dough?

The answer: you can’t.

Doodle and I made this pudding the day the book arrived, since I had all of the ingredients already on hand and I couldn’t wait to test out one of the recipes.  It was quick and easy, extremely smooth and creamy, and yep–tasted just like cookie dough.

Is it wrong that I hid the last bowl of this in the back of the fridge, telling the rest of my family it was all gone?

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pudding {and a Giveaway!}
 
from The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook, by Lindsay Landis
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, divided
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • mini-chocolate chips
Method
  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together ½ cup of the sugar, salt, and cornstarch until no lumps remain. Add milk and heavy cream and whisk over medium heat until mixture begins to thicken and starts to bubble, about 5 to 7 minutes. Lower heat to medium-low and whisk until thick, about 5 minutes longer.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ¼ cup sugar, vanilla and butter, until smooth.
  3. Pour pudding into serving bowls. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing onto the surface of the pudding to keep a skin from forming. Chill until set. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and/or whipped cream prior to serving.

If you’re interested in winning a copy of Linday’s book for your very own, please enter my little giveaway.  Contest closes July 5th at midnight CST – U.S. shipping addresses only.  This is my first time using Rafflecopter, so here goes.  Good luck!

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*I sponsored this giveaway myself. As much as I wish I could say it was so, Lindsay has no clue who I am.

39 Comments

  1. Amber Dalton

    Oh I would be in Heaven to win this cookbook!!! Pick me! Pick me! Please 😉

    Reply
  2. BruCrew Life

    I had to laugh at the freaking out because your family tries to eat the un-photographed food:-) I have started putting a plate of whatever I just made on top of the refrigerator where no one knows about it. The other night I about tackled my hubby when he went for a banana on the counter. Step away dude! Those are going into cookies! All that to say…I love your blog and I am so happy to have found you! Congrats on your one year! I am so excited to follow and see what you come up with this year! Hugs!!!
    And this cookbook? Oh my…I need it!!!
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  3. Kim Campbell

    This looks so good! And that cupcake spoon is adorable! Where did you find that??? BTW…I’m your newest follower!
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  4. Hayley

    OMG, I so hope I win!!

    And secondly, I am SO thankful I’ve found your blog randomly through this psycho huge cyber-space and among all the (literally millions–isn’t that scary!?) baking blogs–yours is truly one-of-a-kind and so awesome & I’m so glad to have been a part of it!! Also, I’ve formed such a meaningful and wonderful friendship with you that is even better than all the Midori margs in the world (yes I just said that and meant it! And I’m not just saying this for an edge in the cookbook giveaway, btw ;)) You have come a long way even though I still would have read your older posts, I enjoy and look forward to seeing your new recipes each week, kick-a$s pictures and funny, sweet posts. You rock, Ashley!!

    And thirdly, COOKIE. DOUGH. PUDDING. I looked all over my fridge and it was SO WEIRD but it wasn’t there?? I figured since this was obviously a magical creation whipped up by dessert fairies that it was highly probable there’d be a large glass in the back of my fridge waiting, but alas, there was none. Anywho, fairies or not I’m making this. I can’t resist the dough!!
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    • Chandra@the plaid and paisley kitchen

      Hey Hayley! Great Post! I love Santa Cruz! You have one of those blogs that hates me I have alot of trouble leaving comments for some cyberspace unknown reason! But I love you blog and look at almost all you do I just can’t leave comments!
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  5. Chandra@the plaid and paisley kitchen

    I can not believe how time files in this crazy world! One year! It seems like yesterday we were sitting on your sofa saying why can all those other women do this and we can’t then we just got out there and did it. Well I have to say that you have done it 100,000 times better than I have!!! You are truely amazing at all this!!! I love our friendship and that we can frantically text while we bake, blog, work, deal with family and still carry on our conversations like nothing else is going on around us! = ) Congrats on the one year and know that I will still be bugging you for help at our year 5!!!!!
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  6. Monet

    So happy to have found your blog! Congrats on one year. And what a great giveaway! Your pudding looks delicious. I wish I had a bowl in front of me now. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Reply
  7. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! I can’t believe you’ve only been at it a year – you’re like an old pro! I’m so glad I’ve met you though the blog world. 🙂 I love that cookbook – I still haven’t made anything from it, but I really need too. 🙂
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  8. amy @ fearless homemaker

    this looks delicious! oh, + i know Lindsay in real life, so if you ever come to Nashville, I’ll arrange a girls’ night out so you can meet her in person! =)
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  9. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    I love everything about today’s post! I am SO thankful for our new friendship AND so happy to have found your blog! HAPPY 1 YEAR! How exciting! I just bought this cookbook and alreayd made the cookie dough fudge, I’ll be posting that this week. I love the pudding though… it looks too good to be true! Enjoy your 1 year blogiversary <3!!
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  10. Meli

    Cookie dough is my downfall. What’s not to love!

    Reply
  11. JulieD

    Love the photographs!! I need to try this pudding and I too love Lindsay’s site! Congrats on blogging for a year!!
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  12. gokche

    omg looks delicious!

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  13. Danielle

    Love the photographs! Brand new follower, love your stuff!

    Reply
  14. Back For Seconds

    Happy 1 year!!! Your blog is so beautiful and full of yummy recipes and gorgeous pictures – I’m so so happy I found you (thanks to Hayley)!
    Cookie Dough Pudding?? I must be dreaming! I heart anything cookie dough, so this cookbook looks to die for! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  15. Heidi N

    I would love to win this cookbook! I’ve recently been totally obsessed with cookie dough, and my hubby loves it too, so this will be heaven for him! Hope I win!

    Reply
  16. Shirley

    I am so proud of you! Blogging for a year is a wonderful accomplishment. It’s been so fun to share your blog and recipes with my friends. Way to go! Love you

    Reply
  17. Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box

    When I came across this title I expected it to be made with a pre-made pudding mix. So happy it’s not! We can’t get ANY pre-made mixes where I live, so I always have to make stuff from scratch. Pinned!

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  18. Amelia

    YUM! What a great giveaway! Your pictures make me want to dive into my computer and eat this dessert! I would love to fold in chunks of real cookie dough once the pudding mixture is cold. I’m all about different textures.

    Reply
  19. Lori

    Congratulations on 1 year! That cookie dough pudding looks delicious!

    Reply
  20. Allison @ Alli 'n Son

    I’ve been dying to get my hands on a copy of this book! I’m so making this recipe this weekend, it’s going to be HOT and a no-bake cookie dough dessert is just what I need.
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  21. Amy J

    I’m a new follower! I discovered your blog while looking for blueberry muffin recipes (I’ll be trying your Blueberry Muffins with Coconut Lime Glaze) and have been browsing and added several others to my recipe list 🙂 Taking my two kiddos (just turned 5, and almost 4) on a breakfast picnic tomorrow and muffins (and yogurt, and apples…) will be perfect! It’s been HOT in MN so we’re going to be crazy and have our picnic and park play time early in the day to beat the heat.

    Congrats on your one year blog anniversary!
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  22. Cindy B.

    Happy Blogiversary , to You !!!!

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  23. Cathy

    I have some true cookie dough LOVERS at this house! I ALSO LOVE the cupcake spoon, where did you find it?

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    • Ashley

      Cathy, I found the little cupcake spoon at Hobby Lobby. =)

      Reply
  24. Sarah E.

    I was just thinking about how good cccd pudding would be the other day and didn’t know a recipe existed for it! I’m so excited to try it out! I love your little spoon too 🙂

    Stopping by from Sweet Treat Thursday – pinned to share!

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  25. Amanda

    How many servings does this make?

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    • Ashley

      Oh I am so glad you liked it, Tara! I think I need to make this again myself.

      Reply
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  27. Patricia Jones

    I made chocolate chip truffles, I bet this is just as awesome!

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