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Edible Cookie Dough Recipe

If you love the taste of raw cookie dough but you’re worried about the health hazards, have I got a treat for you. This delicious recipe will give you an edible cookie dough that’s safe and easy! 

Can I Eat Cookie Dough? 

No doubt you’ve heard the stories that cookie dough isn’t good for you, but you’ve wondered why? 

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably nibbled anyway, thinking, “I’ll take my chances.” 

Are Raw Eggs Safe to Consume?

There are two problems with eating cookie dough: First, the eggs. Raw eggs can carry salmonella and other bacteria like e. coli. If you eat the dough, you’re consuming uncooked eggs, and that can result in serious stomach ailments from harmful bacteria.

In Uncooked Flour Safe to Consume?

Uncooked flour can be equally as dangerous. Most people don’t realize that, but raw flour can also carry bacteria and other contaminants. 

So, those two items must be dealt with properly before you can consume raw cookie dough. 

Is there a Safe Cookie Dough?

I’ve got a safe raw dough for you to eat! 

This  chocolate chip cookie recipe is simple and quick, and the dough is perfect for nibbling—straight from the bowl or frozen into balls.

My granddaughter requested this treat a couple of days back, so I brought her to my house and we made them together. 

Actually, they’re so simple she did most of the work. Here’s how we did it: 

Edible Cookie Dough Ingredients

You will find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this post but here’s a quick peek at what you’ll need. These are simple ingredients you might already have on hand.

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

No doubt you’re wondering about that flour. We’ll talk about that in a moment. And maybe you’ve wondered about baking soda. You won’t need that, either!

How to Make Edible Cookie Dough

This recipe is so simple! It came together in mere minutes. It’s just like other cookie recipes, but can be made in less time with fewer ingredients.

Start by heat treating your flour. Place it into a microwave safe bowl and place in the microwave. Heat for a full minute. 

Remove and set aside to let flour cool.

In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter until it’s light and fluffy. We whipped ours until it almost turned white! 

Add vanilla and both sugars. Mix well. 

Slowly work the cooled heat-treated flour into the sugar and butter mixture. 

Now it’s time to add your chocolate chips. We leftover milk chocolate chips and a few semi-sweet. 

You can use whatever you like. 

Fold in the chips and you’re good to go! 

You can scoop balls of dough if you like. We scooped, pressed them down a little with our palms, covered, and placed in the freezer for half an hour. (Hey, frozen dough balls are yummy and easy to serve!) 

Store in the freeze in an airtight container. 

What to Expect from this Edible Chocolate Chip Cookies Dough

Cookie dough lovers unite! This recipe will really satisfy your sweet tooth with absolutely no baking involved! It tastes just like a traditional cookie dough.

These dough balls are rich and creamy, loaded with sweetness. And best of all, you won’t walk away from the experience with a stomach ache or food poisoning (always a plus)! 

I’m so very glad my granddaughter came up with this idea. Now I can always keep edible cookie dough balls in my freezer, for myself and the grandkids! It’s the perfect no bake treat!

Questions People are Asking about Edible Cookie Dough

Do I have to freeze the dough balls? 

No, you can refrigerate the dough up to five days if covered properly. 

Can I bake these cookie dough balls? 

You can try, but without the baking powder and eggs the consistency won’t be the same. They will be more like my pecan sandies or Mexican Wedding Cookies. (Eggless cookie dough is also missing a “binder” so they might not stick together quite as well.)

Why do I have to skip the baking soda?

These cookies won’t be baked so there’s no need to add leavening agents.

Can I use this in my homemade ice cream?

Absolutely! Make a batch of homemade vanilla ice cream and add chunks of this dough for added texture and flavor! It’s going to become one of your favorite mix-ins!

What other Flavors can I use? 

Good news! You can turn almost any cookie dough into edible dough by eliminating the eggs and leavening and heat-treating the flour before adding. Here are some of my favorite cookie recipes I’d like to turn into edible dough: 

White Chocolate Chips: If you like a smooth mild chocolate, then mix in some white chips in place of chocolate. These will definitely satisfy that cookie dough craving.

Simple Pecan Sandies: These will be particularly easy because they don’t already contain eggs or leavening. Just leave the recipe as-is, heat-treating the flour before adding. 

Lemon Pound Cake Cookies: These light, lemony cookies would be delicious in dough-ball form! 

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies: These are sweet and light, perfect for nibbling! 

White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies: These would be great dough balls during the holiday season! 

Easy Potato Chip Cookies: If you like pecan cookies with a hint of salty potato chip, you’ll love these!

Cake mix cookies: I haven’t tried to heat treat a dry cake mix so I don’t have any idea if it will hold up but it’s worth a try! 

I have a great oatmeal cookie recipe, but before you make it, take a look at this post:


That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you enjoyed this easy edible cookie dough recipe

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About the Author

Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 150 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.

Edible Cookie Dough Ingredients

Edible Cookie Dough Ingredients

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

If you love the taste of raw cookie dough but you’re worried about the health hazards, have I got a treat for you. This delicious recipe will give you an edible cookie dough that’s safe and easy!

Ingredients

  • Edible Cookie Dough Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter
  • 3/4 cup2 brown sugar
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions

    Start by heat treating your flour. Place it into a microwave safe bowl and place in the microwave. Heat for a full minute.

    Cream butter until it’s light and fluffy. We whipped ours until it almost turned white!
    Add vanilla and both sugars.
    Mix well.
    Remove and cool before adding to your other wet ingredients.
    Slowly work the cooled flour into the sugar and butter mixture.
    Now it’s time to add your chocolate chips. We leftover milk chocolate chips and a few semi-sweet.
    You can use whatever you like.
    Fold in the chips and you’re good to go!
    You can scoop balls of dough if you like. We scooped, pressed them down a little with our palms, covered, and placed in the freezer for half an hour. (Hey, frozen dough balls are yummy and easy to serve!)
    Store in the freeze in an airtight container.

    What to Expect from this edible Dough
    It’s rich and creamy, loaded with sweetness. And best of all, you won’t walk away from the experience with a stomach ache!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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