Edible Cookie Dough Recipe

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Learn how to make my edible cookie dough recipe without eggs, so it’s safe to eat! This cookie dough recipe is easy to make, and a fun treat. You can customize it with all kinds of add-ins to make it your own – serve it as a dip or just eat it by the spoonful!

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Are you a cookie dough fan? I am but not the actual raw cookie dough – you know, with raw eggs? That’s a big no-no at our house! So, thank goodness for edible cookie dough – it’s a safe way to enjoy raw cookie dough without risk because it’s eggless. 

This is an easy 15-minute recipe, and you can customize it with all of your favorite add-ins. When it’s ready, dig in with a spoon and enjoy it straight from the bowl!

Close up of edible cookie dough with chocolate chunks and pecans

You guys probably already know that raw eggs are risky – they can harbor bacteria, which isn’t a problem as long as they’re cooked. So, if you’re ever tempted to taste-test the cookie dough before you bake it, this easy recipe for edible cookie dough is for you. 

  • Butter: for this recipe I use softened unsalted butter
  • Sugar: just like my favorite cookies, we are using a combination of granulated and brown sugar
  • Salt and vanilla extract: for flavor
  • Milk: this is used for binding in place of egg
  • All-purpose flour: if you don’t want to eat raw flour, did you know you can bake flour for putting in edible cookie dough?
  • Your favorite add-ins – more on that in a minute!

The ingredients in this cookie dough are similar to a regular dough with one big exception – no eggs! The milk takes the place of eggs. Everything else is combined to create a yummy sweet cookie dough treat that’s totally safe to eat raw.

bowl of cookie dough with spoon

How to Pasteurize Flour

To make the flour safe to eat you can pasteurize it by baking it on a cookie sheet for 5 minutes at 350°F. Read my post about how to pasteurize flour here.

1. Cream: The process is just like making regular cookie dough that you bake. Cream the butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy.

2. Mix: Mix in the salt, vanilla, and milk. Once the mixture is smooth, add the flour and then mix in your add-ins.

3. Serve: To serve it, you can scoop it like ice cream and serve it in bowls. Or, serve it in one bowl as a dip.

Add chocolate chips to make it chocolate chip cookie dough, or try these other ideas:

  • White chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or butterscotch chips
  • Nuts – basically any chopped nuts that you like!
  • M&Ms
  • Chopped candy like chocolate bars, chocolate mints, or other candy you like
  • Chopped pretzels for a salty-sweet treat
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Sprinkles

For this recipe, you can add up to 1 ½ cups of add-ins that you like. Feel free to mix and match to create your own unique edible cookie dough.

To make this recipe for one here is what you need:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 drop vanilla extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons flour
Close up shot of edible cookie dough with baked cookies in background

FAQs

Can you bake edible cookie dough?

Technically you can, but it won’t be like a cookie if you do. Without eggs, it won’t bake properly. It’s really meant to be enjoyed raw!

How do you make edible cookie dough without brown sugar? 

You can substitute the same amount of granulated sugar if that’s what you have on hand!

How do you leave eggs out of dough to eat it?

 Substitute milk for the eggs to make cookie dough safe to eat.

Is it safe to eat raw flour?

To be totally safe, I recommend baking flour first before adding it to your cookie dough. It only takes five minutes, and it will kill any bacteria that are in the raw flour.

How long does edible cookie dough last? 

It will keep in the refrigerator for up to four days. Just keep it in an airtight container.

Is raw cookie dough safe to eat?

Yes as long as you make it without eggs and use pasteurized flour.

Can I freeze raw cookie dough?

Yes you can – scoop balls of dough and freeze them that way to make it easier to thaw and have edible cookie dough for one treat!

Three cheers for safe and edible cookie dough! This is such a fun treat, especially if you add your favorite nuts, candy, or chocolate chips. Enjoy!

If You’d Rather Have a Baked Treat

This Edible Cookie Dough is the best! Safe to eat and you can customize it with all kinds of add-ins to make it your own – serve it as a dip or just eat it by the spoonful!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 24 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup (100g) packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup (124g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (170g) chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped nuts optional

Instructions

  • Cream butter and both sugars on low speed until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Mix in salt, vanilla extract, and milk and beat until smooth.
  • Add flour and mix until smooth then stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if using.
  • Serve in individual bowls or in one bowl as a dip.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Recipe Notes

Click here to learn how to bake your flour if you are concerned about eating it raw.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 121IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword baked flour, cookie dough, edible cookie dough
Edible cookie dough in a white dish with cookies behind it and recipe title on bottom of photo

This Edible Cookie Dough is safe to eat raw and SO good! Egg-free with baked flour and it’s the best treat.

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