Edible Cookie Dough is made with heat-treated flour and no eggs to make it safe to eat raw, because we all know cookie dough is best part of making cookies!
Let’s be real for a second, we are all eating cookie dough. Whether you are stealing a bite before you throw the cookies in the oven or straight up eating it with a spoon, we are ALL doing it! I would love to meet someone who has truly never eaten cookie dough. It happens and we’re all cool with it here. Let’s just take that extra little step and make sure the cookie dough we are eating is 100% safe. This Edible Cookie Dough has fewer ingredients than your normal cookie dough, is just as tasty, and safe for you to eat!
The two things that are considered dangerous in normal cookie dough are raw eggs and flour. We cut the eggs out completely in this edible cookie dough recipe, but we still have to deal with the flour. You’re going to heat treat the flour to kill any bad bacteria that could be hanging around. This just means that you’re going to spread the flour out on a baking sheet and bake it for a few minutes.
I made this edible cookie dough recipe with chocolate chips, but the cookie dough base is very basic, so you can add whatever mix-ins you would like in order to create your perfect edible cookie dough. These mix-ins could include sprinkles, crushed Oreos, M&M’s, etc. The possibilities are endless!
Ingredients for Edible Cookie Dough:
- Unsalted Butter. I always make sure to use unsalted butter when baking because there is no “standard” for the amount of salt they can add to butter. So if you add salt to a recipe and then use salted butter you could end up with a very salty end product.
- Brown Sugar. Brown sugar adds flavor and a softer texture to the final product.
- Granulated Sugar. This will sweeten the edible cookie dough.
- Vanilla Extract. Vanilla is a must in baked goods just like salt. Real vanilla adds a better flavor than imitation vanilla.
- All-purpose Flour. Measuring the flour correctly is very important. I suggest weighing your flour out (I use this scale). If you want to use a measuring cup, make sure you spoon the flour into the cup and level it off with a knife. Don’t use the cup to scoop directly from the flour.
- Salt. Salt is a must in baked goods. It will help to balance out the sweetness and improve the overall flavor.
- Milk. Milk will add moisture to the edible cookie dough.
- Chocolate Chips. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you can use whatever kind you like best
How to make Edible Cookie Dough:
STEP 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (F).
STEP 2: Spread the flour in an even layer on a clean baking sheet. Bake the flour for 7 minutes. This should be enough time to kill off the bacteria, but if you want to be extra sure you use an instant-read thermometer to make sure the temperature of the flour is at least 170 degrees (F).
STEP 3: Remove the flour from the oven and allow it to cool.
STEP 5: Add the vanilla and mix until fully combined.
STEP 6: Add the flour and salt and mix until just combined. Over-mixing will make the cookie dough tough.
STEP 7: Mix in the milk. You may need to add more milk if your dough is on the dry side.
STEP 8: Mix the chocolate chips into the edible cookie dough. You can also use any other mix-in that you’d like.
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Recipe originally posted April 2020.
Edible Cookie Dough
- 1 sticks (113 grams) unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 cup (106 grams) brown sugar packed
- 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1/3 cup (160 grams) all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/2 cup (85 grams) chocolate chips
For Cookie Dough:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).
- Spread the flour into an even layer on a clean baking sheet. Bake the flour for 7 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- In a medium bowl combine the softened butter and both types of sugar. Beat with a hand mixer until fully combined and fluffy.
- Add the vanilla and mix until combined.
- Add the flour and salt and mix until just combined.
- Add the milk and combine. You may need to add more milk if your dough is dry.
- Mix in the chocolate chips.