This cookie dough lasagna is all set to become the showstopper dessert at the next to get together you are hosting.
The unforgettable taste of chocolate chip cookie dough in each bite balanced perfectly with the creaminess of whipped topping- this cookie dough lasagna recipe is a must-try if you’ve got a sweet tooth.
It is surprisingly easy to make, and you’ll need just a handful of basic ingredients to put it together. It doesn’t get any better than this.
Ready to try it out? Here’s all you need to know about making the lasagna from scratch.
Ingredients For the Recipe
You’ll need just some simple basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
- 1 stick butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ¼ cup flour
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tub cool whip
- 2 cups chocolate sauce
- 18 graham crackers
- 1 cup chocolate
How to Make the Cookie Dough Lasagna?
Once you have all your ingredients ready, here’s what you need to do.
First, prepare the cookie dough. Mix the sugar and the butter together.
Add the four, vanilla and salt, and mix until the ingredients are well incorporated.
Add the chocolate chips and stir with a spoon.
In a baking dish lined with cling wrap, place a layer of graham crackers, then add ⅓ of the cookie dough in a flat layer, then cover the cookie dough layer with a layer of chocolate sauce.
Add another layer of graham crackers followed by a layer of whipped topping.
Repeat the same procedure until you utilize all of the ingredients.
Finish the cake with a layer of whipped topping then shred the chocolate over the top for garnish
Leave the cake in the fridge for 4 hours before you serve.
Can I Make the Chocolate Sauce On My Own?
You definitely can! While the store-bought variety is obviously a lot more convenient, you can still prepare the chocolate sauce from scratch.
Most recipes are a simple concoction of water, cocoa powder, and sugar. Some others use cornstarch as a thickener. It all depends on your personal preference and the recipe you are following, but just remember to allow the sauce to cool down completely before you use it for the recipe.
What Else Can I Add to the Cookie Dough Lasagna?
One of the best things about this dessert lasagna recipe is the fact that you can experiment a lot with the flavors and toppings. Don’t just stick to the chocolate chip cookie dough if you really want to try out something else. Here are a few good ideas worth checking out.
- You could use peanut butter chips instead of chocolate chips, or even better- add in equal amounts of both.
- Not a fan of the peanut butter taste? You can use toffee bites, butterscotch chips, or caramel chips instead.
- Don’t have any chocolate chips leftover? You could make do with some good old chocolate shavings too!
- Chopped nuts like walnuts, pistachios, and almonds are all great too- they can act as a nice topping and can lend your dessert lasagna a bit of crunch too.
- You could also add some cookie crumbs or graham cracker crumbs on the top for some extra texture.
- Fancy a bit of whipped cream on the top, right before you serve? Don’t forget to have some juicy maraschino cherries on the top for some extra oomph.
- If strawberries are in season, you could chop a few up and throw them on too, and they’ll make the cookie dough lasagna taste absolutely divine.
- And of course, when nothing else works for you, throw in some sprinkles!
How Do I Store the Leftovers?
Your leftover cookie dough lasagna can be stored in the same container you assembled it in. Just remember to cover it well, ideally with an airtight lid to preserve the freshness before you pop it in the refrigerator. It can stay good in there for up to 4 days.
Freezing the leftovers is not recommended, because the layers can lose their texture and flavor once you freeze and thaw them.
Tips & Tricks to Nail the Recipe
The recipe is incredibly simple and straightforward, no doubt, but you can’t say no to some tips and tricks to nail the recipe.
- While this cookie dough lasagna has two simple alternating layers, you can go the extra mile and add in an additional layer of cream cheese if you want. This will help make the lasagna extra creamy and full of deliciousness.
- If you’re making the cream cheese layer, don’t forget to get the cheese at room temperature first before you mix it with the other ingredients. This will help you get that smooth texture that you are looking for.
- Don’t fancy the cream cheese layer? You can make a layer of instant pudding. Just remember that the consistency of the pudding shouldn’t be too runny, or your lasagna will end up becoming a soggy mess. Allow it some extra time in the refrigerator to set well.
- Want to bring in some more chocolate flavor into this dessert? You can replace the graham cracker crumbs in this recipe with Oreo crumbs.
- To cut down on the time to make this dessert, you can prepare the cookie dough in advance and refrigerate it for up to 3 days.
- When cutting out slices from the lasagna, use a cold, sharp knife and make sure you clean the knife after each cut. This will help you get those perfect, Instagram-worthy lasagna slices.
How to Serve the Cookie Dough Lasagna
Your cookie dough lasagna tastes best when served cold. Let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, preferably more, for all the layers to set well. Then, serve a slice or a bar of lasagna with some vanilla ice cream on the side, and a nice generous drizzle of chocolate sauce on everything.
You can also throw in the toppings of your choice- fruits, nuts, and chocolate chips.
Loved how easy it was to make this no-bake dessert? Want to try out some more such sweet treats? You might want to check these out.
- ½ cup (113g) butter
- 1 cup (200g) sugar
- 2 teaspoon (10ml) vanilla
- 1 ¼ cup (150g) flour
- ¼ cup (59ml) milk
- ½ teaspoon (6g) salt
- 1 cup (170g) chocolate chips
- 3 cups (227g) cool whip
- 2 cups (473ml) chocolate sauce
- 18 graham crackers
- 1 cup (140g) chocolate for shredding
- First, prepare the cookie dough. Mix the sugar and the butter together.
- Add the four, vanilla and salt, and mix until the ingredients are well incorporated.
- Add the chocolate chips and stir with a spoon.
- In a baking dish lined with cling wrap, place a layer of graham crackers, then add ⅓ of the cookie dough in a flat layer, then cover the cookie dough layer with a layer of chocolate sauce.
- Place another layer of graham crackers on top of the chocolate sauce, followed by a layer of whipped topping.
- Repeat the same procedure until you utilize all of the ingredients.
- Finish the cake with a layer of whipped topping then shred the chocolate over the top for garnish.
- Leave the cake in the fridge for 4 hours before you serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 212mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g