If you’re someone who loves to snack on raw cookie dough before it ever makes its way into the oven, the arrival of Unbaked Edible Cookie Dough will be cause for celebration. Perry Peterson and his daughter McKenzie June founded Unbaked, which made its debut in Scottsdale, Arizona this past June. The shop capitalizes on a growing trend in the dessert market, specializing in ready-to-eat housemade cookie dough in flavors ranging from Brownie Batter and Cookies and Cream to gluten-free Oatmeal Cinnamon and vegan Chocolate Chip. Made with heat-treated flour and without eggs, the dough is safe to eat raw and can be topped with everything from candy to cereal.
For those that do like their dough cooked, Unbaked also sells traditional chocolate chip, sugar, and peanut butter cookies, which can be turned into ice cream sandwiches using housemade ice cream in flavors including Caramel Apple Pie, Happy Birthday Cake, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Explosion.
Like many Arizona residents, the Peterson family has long spent summers in San Diego, making the city an obvious choice for Unbaked’s expansion. Perry Peterson tells Eater that the shop will be heading this way after the launch of a couple more locations in the Phoenix area. He says the plan is to start looking for spaces in early 2019 with the goal of opening a first shop in San Diego by Summer 2019; potential neighborhoods could include Pacific Beach, Carlsbad, and the Gaslamp.