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Trader Joe's Ready-to-bake Cookie Dough

I don't think I've ever brought home a ready-to-bake cookie dough before. After all, my homemade baked treats are raved about by friends and family--and even requested specifically by coworkers.

However, I've been under the weather lately, so the prospect of whipping up a batch of cookies from scratch was overwhelming. So when I saw the tub of chocolate chunk cookie dough at Trader Joe's last night, I popped it into the cart. Why not give it a try? Even worst-case scenario, it should be more tasty than prepackaged cookies, right? It also gave me an excuse to try out the new Delonghi convection oven that arrived from Williams-Sonoma yesterday.

Getting the timing right took a batch, but even those turned out despite the multiple checks and time increases. The taste overall reminded me of the Specialties cookies that are prevalent in San Francisco. Definitely well worth it for when you want fresh cookies but aren't in the mood for messing up the kitchen.

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