Edible Cookie Dough just might be one of the most irresistible foods in existence. Anyone who has ever made cookies knows that no amount of willpower can prevent you from sneaking a few bites of the delicious dough. In about ten minutes time you can whip up a batch of this egg-free cookie dough so you can indulge your love of cookie dough any time the craving strikes!
Reasons You’ll Love This Cookie Dough
Some might argue that cookie dough is the best part of cookies.
Satisfying your cookie craving in less than ten minutes time!
There are no eggs in this recipe, and you can heat treat the flour, so that it’s safe to eat.
It’s so delicious that it’s impossible to resist.
Your friends and family will be all smiles when you tell them they get to eat cookie dough.
I’m going to make a bold statement. Cookie dough is better than cookies. There, I said it. No matter how many amazing cookie recipes I make, there is something about eating cookie dough that is pure bliss.
Maybe it’s because we’ve always been told not to eat it. Maybe it’s because it’s just downright DELICIOUS, whatever the reason, it’s truly a treat. But given that we aren’t supposed to eat raw eggs, and even flour gets the side eye sometimes, the best way to enjoy cookie dough is to make it specifically for eating raw. This is my idea of a raw food diet! Let’s do this!
Edible Cookie Dough Ingredients
This is an overview of the ingredients you will need to make this easy cookie dough recipe. Important notes and substitutions for certain ingredients are discussed. The full printable recipe, with amounts and specific details, can be found at the bottom of the page.
Cookie Dough Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
- Butter – Go with butter, not margarine, unless you are looking to make these dairy free. I recommend salted butter, but if you only have unsalted, just add a pinch of extra salt to the recipe.
- Flour – While there are no eggs in this recipe, to help keep it safe, in recent years there has been some concern about the safety of raw flour. You have a few options here, you can purchase heat treated flour, or you can heat treat your own flour. For safety sake, I recommend doing one of these two things. (Advice on heat treating found below).
- Brown Sugar – Dark brown sugar helps give this cookie dough a great, caramel cookie flavor, but light brown sugar can be used.
- Baking Soda – While we don’t need this cookie dough to rise, baking soda actually goes a long way in creating that classic cookie dough flavor. It’s simply not the same without it.
- Chocolate Chips – I recommend using semi-sweet, but you can use milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, any kind you like.
How To Make Edible Cookie Dough
- Combine butter and sugars in a mixing bowl.
- Mix with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, approximately 2-3 minutes.
- Add vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon milk. Mix well to combine.
- Add in flour, baking soda and salt.
- Stir until just combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips. While cookie dough can be enjoyed immediately, for a firmer texture, chill for at least 30 minutes prior to serving.
Edible Cookie Dough Recipe Tips And Advice
Storage: Store your cookie dough in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. If you want to save it longer than that, you can place it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Get Creative: Feel free to use different kinds of chocolate – chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, mini chips, white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips… the sky’s the limit. You can also add in nuts, raisins, sprinkles, M&Ms… whatever you like!
It’s Not For Baking: While delicious for eating with a spoon, this cookie dough is not meant to be baked. Without the eggs, it simply doesn’t make for the best cookies. If you want to make cookies, I have a fantastic collection of Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes. Use those.
Safety First: Not only is it important to heat treat your flour (see below), but it’s also important to not eat directly from the container you are storing the cookie dough in. Technically if you grab one spoonful from it, that should be fine, but you don’t want to put the spoon back into the dough that will be saved for later. This can introduce bacteria into the cookie dough.
Oatmeal Variation: In the recipe below, you’ll see a variation for cookie dough with oats. Personally I love it that way, but a lot of people don’t want oats in their cookie dough, so I’ve reworked the recipe to just contain flour. That said, the original recipe, with oats, is still included (and shown in the video).
Cookie Dough FAQs
In order to safely consume raw cookie dough, it’s important that you don’t include eggs, and that you heat treat the flour. The CDC lists raw flour as one of their seven main foods that cause food poisoning. It’s advise that you either purchase heat treated flour, or make your own, for safety.
Using the microwave, cook flour for 1 minute and 30 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds.
In the oven, spread flour out on a baking sheet and bake at 350 F for 5 minutes. Use immediately or store in an airtight container for later use.
Edible cookie dough recipes like this are made to be eaten raw. They do not have eggs, and call for heat treated flour for safety.
While we are talking openly and honestly, the giant scoop of cookie dough in a cone thing is almost always going to be too much for one person. Dough in a cone is probably enough to make ten cookies. Cookie dough is VERY rich, therefore a spoonful is pretty much the perfect serving size in my book.
Reminder, I am not a food safety expert. That is to say you are making and consuming cookie dough at your own risk.
Edible Cookie Dough Recipe
Edible Cookie Dough
- 1 cup all purpose flour heat treated or heat treat yourself for safety
- 1/2 cup salted butter softened
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar measure brown sugar packed
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons whole milk or half and half more or less can be used to adjust texture to your liking
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Combine butter and sugars in a mixing bowl and mix with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, approximately 2-3 minutes. Add vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon milk. Mix well to combine.
- Add in flour, baking soda and salt and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
- While cookie dough can be enjoyed immediately, for a firmer texture, chill for at least 30 minutes prior to serving.
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Oatmeal Cookie Dough Variation
If you’d like to make this recipe with oats in it, here is the variation on the recipe using oats..
1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
2-4 TBSP milk
2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup flour (heat treated or heat treat yourself at home)
3/4 cup oats
1 cup chocolate chips
First, mix butter and sugars with an electric mixer until well combined. Next mix in 2 TBSP of milk (reserve the rest) and vanilla, mix until well combined.
Then add in baking soda, salt, flour, oats, chocolate chips and sprinkles, stirring until well combined. Mixture may be very thick and additional milk can be added if desired.
Finally, to serve, scoop and place into individual serving size bowls. Do not eat directly from the container as returning the spoon to the container can add your bacteria to the dough.
Store covered in refrigerator. Remember, there is always risk with any food, including cookie dough. For that reason, eat raw cookie dough at YOUR own risk.
Photos below are from the original recipe post from 2016. Keeping them here because my little one in them was still little!
If you like cookie dough, surely you like brownie batter as well. For that reason I’ve found some great brownie batter recipes for you to try!
Dinner, Dishes and Dessert has a fantastic Brownie Batter Dip that is without a doubt always a hit at parties. Beyond Frosting has a Brownie Batter Poke Cake that will certainly make your baking to-do list. Perhaps you would like a Brownie Batter Tart, I mean who wouldn’t? Melanie Makes made one for you!
Are you doing the low-carb or keto thing, yet find yourself here, drooling? We’ve got you covered, in fact All Day I Dream About Food has an incredible recipe for Low Carb Brownie Batter Truffles.
In conclusion, have a very sweet day!