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Learn how to make edible sugar cookie dough without brown sugar or eggs so it’s safe to eat. This edible sugar cookie dough is easy to customize with different mix-ins and a fun treat to make for anyone who loves cookie dough.
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What is Edible Sugar Cookie Dough?
When I was growing up, I’m not sure we knew about the whole raw egg issue in cookie dough – if we did, it didn’t stop us from scraping the bowl! Now, I know better and make eggless edible cookie dough that’s safe to eat.
Maybe you’ve had edible chocolate chip cookie dough, but have you tried edible sugar cookie dough? Not everyone is a chocolate chip fan, so this is a good one to make when you want to satisfy those sugar cookie cravings.
It’s a safe, edible cookie dough that is easy to make and fun to customize with different add-ins.
- Unsalted butter – leave it out at room temperature, so it’s softened
- Granulated sugar – sugar cookies are best with white sugar
- Vanilla and Almond Extracts – for flavor. You can omit the almond but we love it.
- Milk – instead of egg I use milk to combine the dough together
- All-purpose flour – you can heat treat it first to kill any bacteria hiding in it. All you do is spread it out on a baking sheet and bake it for five minutes at 350°F. Basically, you are lightly toasting it. Read all about cooking flour.
- Mix-ins like sprinkles, candy, baking chips, or nuts
How to Make Edible Sugar Cookie Dough
- Cream: In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add both kinds of extract and mix to combine.
- Mix: With the mixer running on low speed, slowly add the flour until it’s mixed in and the dough is smooth.
- Mix-Ins: Add in your favorite variation (listed below).
- Serve: Serve scoops in a bowl like ice cream or eat it with a spoon! Or you can scoop balls of dough like truffles.
Mix in a ½ cup of these add-ins:
- Chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or white chocolate chips
- Chopped peanut butter cups or Reese’s pieces
- Chopped nuts like almonds, walnuts, or macadamia nuts
“Pasteurized flour” is just a fancy way to say heat-treated, and it’s really easy to do. You can bake your flour in the oven for five minutes at 350°F to kill bacteria. Just measure out the amount you need, spread it on a baking sheet, and pop it in the oven. Let it cool and then use it in your recipe.
You can, but you probably won’t like how the cookies turn out. In regular cookie dough, eggs act as a binder that holds the cookies together. With edible cookie dough, the egg is left out, so if you try and bake it, you’ll end up with a crumbly mess.
Place the balls in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator.
Edible cookie dough will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator. Just keep it in an airtight container.
Yes, you can leave one or both out if you prefer. Or, you can substitute your favorite extract.
Yes you can – I recommend scooping balls of dough and freezing it that way (like truffles) for easy treats.
It is as long as you omit the eggs and pasteurize your flour before making the recipe.
Edible Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe
- ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- 2 tablespoon milk
- 1 cup (124g) all-purpose flour (see note)
- ½ cup rainbow sprinkles or other mix-ins
- Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
- Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Mix in both extracts and milk, then slowly mix in flour until smooth and combined.
- Mix in sprinkles or other add-ins.
- Serve scooped like ice cream or eat it with a spoon. You can also roll it into balls or press it into an 8×8-inch pan to make squares.
- Store covered in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
• Feel free to skip the sprinkles and add ½ cup M&Ms, chocolate chips or any other candy or mix-in you like.
Edible Sugar Cookie dough is an easy sugar cookie dough recipe without eggs and with cooked flour so it’s safe to eat raw – add sprinkles or candy for the perfect edible cookie dough without brown sugar!
Last Updated on November 9, 2023