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Edible Cookie Dough

This edible cookie dough recipe is just what you need when you have a craving for chocolate chip cookie dough! It's egg free and the flour is heat treated so you can indulge without worry.

edible cookie dough in a glass cup with a spoon

Who doesn't love eating cookie dough? Especially chocolate chip cookie dough. It's just so GOOD!

A few years ago I made cookie dough truffles. I make those often but I get tired of rolling the dough into balls. Today's recipe skips that step so you can whip up a batch and enjoy it right away.

You can double or triple the recipe and keep it stored in the refrigerator for your late-night cravings. It actually tastes better after it's had time to sit.

You may be wondering if it's safe to eat raw cookie dough. This recipe is perfectly safe to consume. There are no eggs in the dough and the flour is heat-treated. You won't have to worry about E. coli or Salmonella.

Try this cookie dough in no-churn ice cream for a phenomenal treat.

Why this edible cookie dough recipe works

  • There are no raw eggs in this cookie dough so it's completely safe to eat.
  • The all-purpose flour is heat-treated! This alleviates any concerns with contaminated flour.
  • You can consume it right away. You don't need to refrigerate the dough before serving. Just whip up a batch and enjoy!
close up of edible cookie dough

Edible Cookie Dough Ingredients

There are minimal ingredients and just enough to make a single serving. The ingredients can easily be doubled or tripled for a larger batch. Let's see what they are:

  • Butter: I like to use melted butter for this edible cookie dough because it makes the batter soft. This way you can eat it with a spoon.
  • Sugar: A combination of white granulated sugar and light brown sugar taste the best.
  • Vanilla extract: Because you can't have chocolate chip cookies without vanilla.
  • Flour: Heat treated flour is used so the dough is safer to eat.
  • Salt: Just a pinch is added to balance the flavors.
  • Chocolate chips: I switch between milk chocolate chips and semisweet chocolate chips. You can add as many or as little as you like!

How to make edible cookie dough

The process for making edible cookie dough is pretty much the same as if you were making regular cookie dough. The only difference is the flour is heat treated and the eggs are omitted.

The Dough – The dough comes together quickly and doesn't need to be chilled before you serve it. Leftovers will need to be kept refrigerated, though.

Heat Treated Flour - There are a couple of ways to cook the flour.

  1. Spread the flour on a baking sheet that's lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Toast it for 5 minutes in a 350°F oven.
  2. Place the flour in a bowl and microwave it on high for 1 minute.

Let the flour cool completely then run it through a sifter to remove any clumps that may have formed.

Step 1: Combine the butter and sugar

Use melted butter so the dough comes out soft. Whisk the melted butter with granulated white sugar and light brown sugar.

You can play around here and use any sugar you'd like. You can try all brown sugar, all white sugar. Or you can use coconut sugar or another form of sweetener.

Also if you are dairy-free, you can use coconut oil in place of butter. Just make sure it's melted and not in solid form.

butter and sugar whisked in a glass bowl

Step 2: Add the flour, salt, and vanilla

To be on the safe side, make sure you've heat treated the flour. The instructions for how to do this are listed and I'll include them in the recipe card down below.

While it is rare for flour to be contaminated, it is possible. This is why we heat it. It's better to err on the side of caution.

Once the heat treated flour has cooled, you can use it in the recipe.

Mix the salt and vanilla into the butter mixture until well combined. Then add the flour and stir it in with a rubber spatula until it's fully incorporated.

cookie dough in a glass bowl

Step 3: Add the chocolate chips

Add any type of chocolate chip your heart desires and fold them in using a rubber spatula.

You can get creative and add other mix-ins as well. Dried fruit, nuts, chopped candy pieces. Use whatever you like!

chocolate chip cookie dough mixed in a glass bowl

Tips for making edible cookie dough

  1. Properly measure the flour. This is important or the dough won't be as soft. Lightly spoon it into the measuring cup then level it off with the back of a knife. Or use a scale to weigh the flour.
  2. When heat treating the flour, it can clump together. If your flour does this, simply run it through a sifter or fine-mesh sieve.
  3. Dress up your cookie dough any way you'd like. You don't have to use chocolate chips. Use any mix-in you desire!

How long is edible cookie dough good for?

This cookie dough recipe will keep for up to 7 days stored in the refrigerator or up to 3 months stored in the freezer. Be sure to place it in an airtight container.

edible cookie dough in a glass cup

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edible cookie dough in a glass cup with a spoon

Edible Cookie Dough

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This edible cookie dough recipe is just what you need when you have a craving for chocolate chip cookie dough! It’s egg free and the flour is heat treated so you can indulge without worry.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (114 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup (67 g) granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup (73 g) light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (130 g) all-purpose flour, measure correctly, See Note 1
  • ¾ cup (135 g) semisweet chocolate chips, See Note 2

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the butter and both sugars together until well combined.
  2. Whisk in the vanilla and salt.
  3. Add the flour and use a rubber spatula to fold it in until fully incorporated.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips. 

Notes

  1. Heat treat the flour before you begin. Spread the flour on a baking sheet that’s lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Toast it for 5 minutes in a 350°F oven. Or place the flour in a bowl and microwave it on high for 1 minute. Let the flour cool completely then run it through a sifter to remove any clumps that may have formed.
  2. You don't have to use chocolate chips! Use any mix-in you like. Dried fruit, nuts, chopped candy pieces, sprinkles, etc. are a few other great options.

Make ahead tip

  1. The cookie dough will keep for up to 7 days stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving.
  2. The cookie dough will keep for up to 3 months stored the freezer. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 97mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the values shown are just an estimate.

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Ashleigh

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Hi there! I tried this & it turned out amazing!! Quick question tho... what is the purpose of heat treating the flour?

Jen Sobjack

Thursday 15th of April 2021

Raw flour can be contaminated with E. coli or Salmonella. So it's best to heat treat it to ensure it's safe to eat.

Susan

Wednesday 26th of August 2020

Jen, Thank you for the recipe & replying! I didn't realize that I had one bag of light brown sugar. My husband said "this cookie dough is amazing!" I had just mentioned this to someone. They wanted to know "if you can use Gluten - Free Flour, instead of the All - Purpose Flour?" Thanks!!

Jen Sobjack

Thursday 27th of August 2020

I haven't tried it with gluten-free flour but imagine it would be okay. Since the dough isn't baked, plain oat flour may be a great option.

Susan

Saturday 15th of August 2020

Hi, Jen. Can you use dark brown sugar? I am about to make this. It looks so smooth. I have only tried one other recipe. It doesn't use melted butter. Can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks!

Jen Sobjack

Sunday 16th of August 2020

Dark brown sugar should be fine to use.

NC

Tuesday 21st of April 2020

I didn’t heat treat the flour...is it still ok to eat?

Jen Sobjack

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020

I don't recommend it.

Hannah

Monday 13th of April 2020

Can you bake these considering they don't include eggs?

Jen Sobjack

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

No. This recipe isn't meant for baking. You might want to try my classic or chewy chocolate chip cookies.

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