Tucked away in a small space on Falls Ave in downtown Snoqualmie, a new store is serving up something most people have snacked on at some point, but maybe haven’t seen in a retail setting: cookie dough.
Could cookie dough be the new cupcake? Sweet Treats Cookie Dough, located at 8125 Falls Ave SE near the River Street intersection, is hoping to carve out space in this new, emerging retail trend.
Owner Stacey Anderson, said she’d been watching the cookie dough trend for the past year after hearing of couple of shops opening in New York and then more in the south – so she decided the time was right to give it a shot in her new hometown of Snoqualmie.
Stacey said to make the dough safe, they use an egg replacer and use heat-treated flour. All the dough is made on-site in Sweet Treats kitchen and then spooned into small cups and kept refrigerated.
Do you have an allergy kid like me? My allergic to eggs, peanuts, tree nuts and dairy child was able to eat all three treats we purchased, including chocolate chip and snickerdoodle cookie dough and a kicked-up rice crispy treat topped with cookie dough, chocolate spread and sprinkles.
Stacey said while the shop isn’t allergy-certified because the equipment does produce all the of doughs, she carefully cleans all equipment, counters, etc. She said she is a non-dairy person and so pays close attention to the allergies and is picky with ingredients.
Sweet Treats uses a dairy-free butter (think Earth Balance), Bob’s Red Mill egg replacer and dairy-free chocolate chips. There are also gluten-free and vegan cookie dough options. [Note: as peanut butter is a flavor option, the store is not peanut-free.]
Available flavors include: chocolate chip, sugar, sugar with Oreos, maple cinnamon, monster, Snickerdoodle and peanut butter. Each cup is $3.50.
As someone who loves to bake – and a parent of kids who love to steal the cookie dough I make – I put two of my cookie-dough-loving children to the test over the weekend. Both agreed Sweet Treats was ‘awesome.’ The oldest taste-tester is also a certified sports nutritionist and said she could tell that quality ingredients were used.
Stacey said in the future she hopes to have a Sweet Treats truck to take things on the road – and also possibly host some kids parties on-site if she acquires more space. Sweet Treats plans to be at the outdoor artisan market hosted by Heirloom Cook Shop during the summer and also add some outdoor seating for the warmer months. They also offer catering for parties.
Hours are Tuesday – Sunday, 1PM – 5PM. Visit the Sweet Treats Facebook page to keep up with them.
Good Luck Stacey and Sweet Treats Cookie Dough!