Edible Cookie Dough

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

This egg-free edible cookie dough has heat-treated flour meaning it’s perfect to eat right out of the bowl!

Edible Cookie Dough in bowls

Easy Edible Cookie Dough

We love this decadent snack because it’s so sweet and packed with all the raw, buttery sugary goodness edible cookie dough has to offer!

This recipe is made simple with chocolate chips but get creative… add your favorite nuts, candies or sprinkles! Endless possibilities.

While you’re at it, 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!

ingredients for Edible Cookie Dough on a wooden board

Ingredients and Variations

FLOUR I use all-purpose flour in this recipe and bake it to kill any bacteria. Let the flour cool before proceeding with the recipe so it doesn’t melt the butter.

BUTTER & SUGAR What would cookie dough be without it?

Real butter always tastes best, but feel free to sub coconut oil if dairy is off the menu. Brown sugar & white sugar are combined for perfect flavor! Use real vanilla if you have it, since this isn’t baked you can taste the hint of vanilla.

butter and sugar in a glass bowl and Edible Cookie Dough ingredients in a glass bowl before being mixed


Of course, chocolate chip cookie dough needs chocolate chips! But feel free to try peanut butter chips, white or caramel chips, or any other favorite!

We adore this recipe for all the fun mix-ins that can be added to the dough!

    • We love chopped and toasted nuts
    • Try chopped pieces of raisin, cranberries, or even some toasted coconut!
    • Even a sprinkling of colored sugar or some rice crispies for extra crunch will give these Nestle knock-offs a run for their money!

flour on a baking sheet for Edible Cookie Dough

How to Make Edible Cookie Dough

Heat-treat the flour before beginning this recipe to avoid any possibility of flour contamination. Toast flour spread out on a cookie sheet at 350°F. Let the flour cool completely, then use it in your recipe.

  1. Beat butter and add sugars, milk, and vanilla.
  2. Add flour in small batches until mixed through. Add mix-ins or chocolate chips.
  3. Shape into balls or a log and slice into uniform pieces.

Edible cookie dough definitely stands on its own, it’s so rich and buttery, it’ll be a family favorite!

Edible Cookie Dough in a glass bowl with chocolate chips


  • The ratios in this cookie dough aren’t suitable for baking (but you can find our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe here).
  • Make sure the flour is completely cooled before adding to the recipe so the butter doesn’t melt!
  • Edible cookie dough will 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.

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Did you love this Edible Cookie Dough? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below! 

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

Edible Cookie Dough in a red bowl with other bowls in the background
5 from 12 votes
Review Recipe

Edible Cookie Dough

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
This Edible Cookie Dough is sweet, decadent, and full of chocolate chips!


  • 1 cup flour* see note
  • ½ cup salted butter softened
  • cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk or cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

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  • Cook and cool flour per notes below.
  • Beat butter with a hand mixer until fluffy. Add sugars 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!

Recipe Notes

It is not recommended to eat raw flour. To cook flour, spread onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 5 minutes. Cool completely before using so it doesn't melt the butter.
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.
Recipe Adapted

Nutrition Information

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.)

Keyword best edible cookie dough, Edible Cookie Dough, Edible Cookie Dough recipe, How to make edible cookie dough
Course Cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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  1. Hi Holly ,

    I can’t wait to try this recipe!! I was just wondering, however, if coconut flour and coconut brown sugar can be used as substitutes for their non-coconut counterparts? And if so, does coconut flour need to be “baked” as well?

    Thanks for your help!


    1. I haven’t tried it and don’t have a ton of experience with coconut flour but I do think it would work. You might need to adjust the amount slightly.

      As for baking the coconut flour, you might like to check on the brand packaging if there is info re: eating it raw. Let us know how it works out for you!

  2. Hi Holly,
    I really love your recipes. So far I have make the Turkey Pot Pie, Apple Crumble Pie and the Blondies. I love cookie dough and am looking forward to trying your recipe. How long do I bake the flour for at 350°? I will be making a batch for my niece’s birthday and want to make sure it’s safe for them to eat.

    Thank you,
    Debbie : )