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Edible Cookie Dough – Spend With Pennies


No need to wait for cookies to be baked with this edible cookie dough recipe!

Of course all cookie dough is edible but this version is safe to eat without baking! It contains no eggs and heat-treated flour making it perfect to scoop right out of the bowl!

Swap up the add ins in this cookie dough recipe, if you love pecans or other goodies by all means, stir some in!

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  • This cookie dough contains no eggs and heat treated flour to ensure it’s safe to eat without baking!
  • It’s a decadent snack is packed with all the raw, buttery sugary goodness edible cookie dough has to offer!
  • Customize to your liking by adding your favorite nuts, candies or sprinkles! Endless possibilities.
  • Eat it once you make it or divide it up into smaller portions and freeze them for future snacks.
  • Add it to ice cream for Cookie Dough Ice Cream, turn it into cookie dough brownies, put some on a baked cake, or stir chunks into your fave frosting. Or do what I do, just eat it with a spoon!
flour on a parchment lined baking pan

Ingredients and Variations

Flour – We use all purpose flour in this recipe. Any heat treated (see notes) flour or even oat flour or heat treated cake mix can be used too!

Sugar – What would cookie dough be without it? Brown and white sugar give the best flavor.

Butter – Use real salted butter for that perfect cookie dough texture. This recipe will also work witha solid coconut oil if dairy is off the menu. Use real vanilla extract if you have it, since this isn’t baked you can taste the hint of vanilla.

Food Safety First

It’s not just eggs in cookie dough that can pose a health risk, raw flour can contain dangerous bacteria like E. Coli too.

It’s really easy to heat treat flour! Bake it on a baking sheet in the oven at 350°F for 5 minutes. Let the flour cool completely, so it doesn’t melt the butter when making this cookie dough recipe.

Flour can also be heat treated by placing it in the microwave for 30-second intervals until the flour reaches 165°F. Stir after each 30 seconds.

Edible Cookie Dough Add-Ins & Variations

Of course, chocolate chip cookie dough needs chocolate chips (either milk or dark chocolate chips will do)! But feel free to try peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, or caramel chips.

  • We love chopped and toasted nuts like pecans.
  • Try chopped pieces of raisin, cranberries, or even some toasted coconut or Rice Krispies for extra crunch!
  • A sprinkle of cocoa powder is yummy too.

Heat-treat the flour before beginning this recipe to avoid any possibility of flour contamination.

  1. Beat butter with a stand mixer or hand mixer. Add sugars, milk, and vanilla.
  2. Add flour a bit at a time until mixed through. Fold in mix-ins or chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop into balls or a log and slice into uniform pieces.

Enjoy immediately or save cookie dough bites in the freezer for whenever the sweet tooth hits!

Tips for a Great Snack

  • The ratios in this cookie dough aren’t suitable for baking (but you can find our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe here).
  • No baking soda is needed as these cookies do not need the help of a leavening agent to rise.
  • Make sure the flour is completely cooled before adding it to the recipe so the butter doesn’t melt!
  • Edible cookie dough will last a few weeks in the refrigerator as long as it’s kept in a zippered bag or sealed container.
  • It will keep fresh even longer in the freezer, with the date labeled on the outside.

More Quick No-Bake Treats

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Edible Cookie Dough

This Edible Cookie Dough is sweet, decadent, and full of chocolate chips!

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 5 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

  • Cook and cool flour per the notes below.

  • Beat butter with a hand mixer until fluffy. Add brown and white sugar and continue beating until combined.

  • Mix in milk and vanilla. Add flour a little bit at a time until incorporated and the dough reaches desired consistency. You may not need all of it.

  • Fold in chocolate chips and enjoy!

If using unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt to the recipe. Use any add-ins you’d like in place of chocolate chips. This cookie dough is not intended to be baked. It’s not just eggs in cookie dough that can pose a health risk, raw flour can contain dangerous bacteria like E. Coli too. It’s really easy to heat treat flour! Bake it on a cookie sheet in the oven at 350°F for 5 minutes. Let the flour cool completely, so it doesn’t melt the butter. Flour can also be heat treated by placing in a microwave for 30 second intervals until the flour reaches 165°F. Stir after each 30 seconds.
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Calories: 277 | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 387IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American

Recipe Adapted from Cookie Dough Brownies, SpendWithPennies.com, 2014

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