13 Edible Cookie Dough Treats to Indulge in Just Because
It's one of the ultimate guilty pleasures that takes us back to innocent childhood days of sneaking bites of dough off the spoon when mom made cookies. Now that you're in charge of your own kitchen, you can recreate that nostalgia any time you want with these recipes for edible cookie dough. Although none of these recipes contain raw eggs, many of them do contain flour — which you must heat to kill bacteria before using it in recipes. Be sure to do that important pasteurization step when you make edible cookie dough (it takes only a couple of minutes) so you can indulge danger-free. Read on for our favorite comfort food treats made with safe-to-eat edible cookie dough.
Edible Cookie Dough
Everything you crave in chocolate chip cookies, but without the eggs. Here's how reviewer Ella Ahern makes her flour safe to use in this recipe: "All you have to do is stick the flour in the microwave for a minute stir it up so it doesn't form clumps and and microwave it for another minute (2 minutes in total) this kills any bacteria that may be in the raw flour and makes this cookie dough safe to eat!"
Edible Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Need nuts in your edible cookie dough? Here you go. Change it up with toasted coconut, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, or whatever else you like in your fully loaded dough.
Paleo No-Bake Chickpea Cookie Dough
You won't have to pasteurize the flour in this recipe because it's made with cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans), peanut butter, agave nectar, vanilla, and chocolate chips. Now, is it truly Paleo? Reviewers say no, but if that's not an issue for you, give this recipe a try.
Cookie Dough for Ice Cream (Eggless)
Frozen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
"Great recipe!" says Fourbees. "We melted chocolate in a double boiler and dipped the frozen balls into the chocolate and then refroze. My daughters want to add sprinkles next time." Well, FoodFan added sprinkles to the chocolate-dipped cookie dough balls, and look how pretty!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Cupcake = The BEST Cupcake. Ever.
One of our most popular dessert mash-ups turns ordinary cupcakes into the kinds of treats that'll get you invited back to the party again and again. Of course, you'll always have to show up with these from now on, but who's complaining?
Eggless Cookie Dough (1 Serving)
This is your go-to when you're craving a super-quick, single serving of cookie dough. Some reviewers added a smidge more flour to firm up the mixture. And as usual, toast or zap the flour first. You're going to get tired of my telling you this, right? It's for your own good.
Karen's Cookie Dough Brownies
Another glorious mash-up, this time with chewy chocolate brownies topped with a thick layer of edible chocolate chip cookie dough to make a two-for-one dessert.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
Everything about the title of this recipe promises heavenly bliss in every bite. Reviewer MNB357 offers this smart tip: "Turn off the oven after the suggested baking time and let the cake sit in the cooling oven for 30 minutes. DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR or your cake will crack. Another 30 minutes cooling on the counter away from drafts and only then should you put it in the refrigerator."
Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
"The dough was very easy to work with and I had no problem rolling it into balls. I made the balls and then refrigerated them over night. In the morning I dipped them in the melted chocolate and topped some with more toffee bits and others with chocolate jimmies. My family and friends couldn't stop eating these and the recipe was requested several times." —mominml
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting
This is for you cookie dough fanatics who believe that everything is better with edible chocolate chip cookie dough. And who's to say you're wrong? Recipe creator Denece Frisbie says you can add more cream or milk and make a dip out of it.
Faux Cookie Dough Dip
Chickpeas, brown sugar, peanut butter, oats, and chocolate chips go into this cookie dough dip that's packed full of nutrition on the sly. "Chickpeas really are magical! Made this recipe as written in my food processor and it was perfect and no one had any idea they were eating chickpeas!" says reviewer My Hot Southern Mess
Edible Cookie Chip Dough
Recipe creator KrysDannielle calls this, "a recipe that you can eat with or without baking. Kids can help make this in the kitchen and you can bake it the next day if you prefer." She doesn't include the step where you should toast or zap the flour first to make it safe to eat, but you know by now that you should do that, right?