Peanut Butter Cookie Dough That’s Safe to Eat | Cupcake Project

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough That’s Safe to Eat

Why does cookie dough always refer to chocolate chip cookie dough?  For that matter, why does 90% of cookie dough ice cream use a vanilla ice cream base?  In the name of variety and a flavor combination that’s hard to go wrong with, I present a recipe for peanut butter cookie dough that’s safe to eat raw (no eggs!) and a recommendation that you mix it into chocolate ice cream.
When making peanut butter cookie dough, you needn’t worry about ingredient order, mixing speeds, temperature, or times.  You aren’t going to bake the cookie dough, so you can say, “Nanny nanny poo poo,” to the laws of baking chemistry – just mix and eat!

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough That’s Safe to Eat

Yield: About 2 cups of peanut butter cookie dough

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough That’s Safe to Eat


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth will both work, so pick your favorite kind)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons whole milk (add more if you prefer a more wet dough)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Mix everything in a big mixing bowl.
  2. Eat!


Remember: this is a recipe for raw cookie dough. If you bake the peanut butter cookie dough, it won't turn into perfect peanut butter cookies; it does not contain baking powder, baking soda, or eggs. The peanut butter cookie dough is meant to be eaten straight from the bowl - just like you would anyway, but without the guilt.


Want More?

Peanut Butter, You?

Long time readers know that I don’t like peanut butter and I vowed never to make flavors that I don’t personally like.  In this case, I made a batch of the cookie dough with almond butter and a batch with the peanut butter.  I taste-tested the almond butter batch and loved it (I highly recommend that you try this recipe with all kinds of nut butters) and relied on my testers to tell me how much they enjoyed the peanut butter batch.


Thanks to Janice Willis for her idea to make peanut butter cookie dough.  She left me a note on my Facebook page requesting a recipe.  If there is ever something you’d like me to try, let me know.  No promises, but I’ll do my best to either make it or point you in the right direction to find a recipe.

Did you love this post?
Share It
Get Free Updates

36 Responses to Peanut Butter Cookie Dough That’s Safe to Eat

  1. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie August 22, 2011 at 5:06 am #

    I actually prefer vanilla ice cream to chocolate but that’s because I am a weird female that doesn’t like to be overloaded with chocolate. But I really love these peanut butter cookie dough balls! Raw cookie dough is the best and peanut butter is heaven.

  2. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray August 22, 2011 at 6:03 am #

    Woohoo! I am a self-professed dough addict. And an eggless, peanut butter, chocolate-friendly dough?? Joy!

  3. Kamaile August 22, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    Ooh…I hope there are PB cookie dough cupcakes in the future! I will love you forever.

  4. Jessica August 22, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    I decided to make this today, and I’m glad I did. Very tasty. I ate a nice big ball and then used the rest to make home made peanut butter cups in chocolate!

  5. Kamaile August 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    hmmm…guess I skipped the little note that said you will be making cookie dough frosting. that sounds yummy too.

  6. tinkerbelle86 August 23, 2011 at 6:30 am #


  7. emma @ August 24, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    This cookie dough is a must! I love cookie dough soo much! Thanks for inventing this! : )

  8. Joy August 31, 2011 at 6:51 am #

    This is a great great recipe.

  9. Anonymous September 14, 2011 at 2:01 am #

    Absolutely amazing. I’m eating this as I type! Best peanut butter cookie dough I’ve ever tasted, that’s for sure.

  10. Anonymous September 20, 2011 at 8:08 am #

    Yum yum yum yum yum… Best cookie dough ever, I’m eating it in choccie ice cream as we speak…

  11. Karyn - Pint Sized Baker September 26, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    I loved this so much that I made some and featured it on my blog today. Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. Anonymous April 12, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    I love the cookie dough but i like to roll out little balls and cover them in chocolate! let them sit and harden OMG AMAZING!!!!!

  13. Kellie May 11, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    do you have to use whole milk, or would say…2% work just as well?

  14. Tracy May 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    Peanut butter is my absolute favourite flavour! Here are a couple of tips that I’ll be using when I make this:

    1. You can make this vegan by using coconut spread instead of butter (Earth Balance is really good) and rice, soy or nut milk instead of dairy milk.

    2. Use coconut or almond flour instead of wheat flour. This will give the same end result but without the “bad” raw taste.

    3. You can use sunflower butter interchangeably with most nut butters. A good friend of mine is allergic to peanuts and most tree nuts and this is an excellent compromise that virtually no one can detect. Trader Joe’s has a great sunflower butter that’s reasonably priced.

  15. Isabela Karibjanian June 14, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    Finally a cookie dough that’s safe to eat without having to worry about “worms!”

  16. Anonymous September 13, 2012 at 7:55 am #

    yummy! we make this with soy butter, since my son is allergic to peanuts. It’s sooo good:) Thanks for posting!

  17. iris November 20, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    did not turn out good at ALLLLLL I GOT SICK

  18. cheap nike foamposites December 1, 2013 at 4:31 am #

    SKI worry: Giro’s Combyn Helmet was created take various hits but nevertheless safeguard your thoughts any time you ski or snowboard. The softshell helmet flexes and bends pressurized then jumps to its jordan five original form. Two layers of froth lining soak up the shock from all over the place energy impacts.

  19. Linda Larsen May 5, 2014 at 12:58 am #

    This isn’t safe to eat because it contains raw flour. An E. coli outbreak a few years ago was traced back to raw Nestle cookie dough. Raw flour is a raw agricultural product and can be contaminated with pathogenic bacteria.


  1. Cookie Dough That’s Safe to Eat | Cupcake Project - April 15, 2013

    […] out my peanut butter cookie dough recipe! […]

  2. How to Turn Cookie Dough Into Frosting | Cupcake Project - April 19, 2013

    […] posted about cookie dough frosting before (see my posts on chocolate chip cookie dough frosting and peanut butter cookie dough frosting), but did you know that you can easily create your own cookie dough frosting out of any cookie […]

  3. Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Frosting | Cupcake Project - April 22, 2013

    […] safe-to-eat peanut butter cookie dough, add two tablespoons of whole milk or heavy whipping cream for every cup of dough, and you’ve […]

  4. White Chocolate Cookie Butter Filled Cupcake | BeyondFrosting - May 6, 2013

    […] Cookie Butter Dough Adapted from The Cupcake Project […]

  5. 25 Perfect Peanut Butter Cookie Recipes » Cleaning the Plate - June 12, 2013

    […] Peanut Butter Cookie Dough  (safe to eat raw) from Cupcake Project […]

  6. Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Frosting | Best Friends For Frosting - July 7, 2013

    […] what Steph is going to bake up next.  I am over-the-moon ecstatic about her latest recipe share of Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Frosting.   Ready to impress your dinner date guest?!   You will need to prepare Cupcake Project’s […]

  7. White Chocolate Cookie Butter Filled Cupcake - November 20, 2013

    […] Cookie Butter Dough Adapted from The Cupcake Project […]

  8. Nice Healthy Salad Pizza Recipes | Pizza Cooking - May 26, 2014

    […] scenario by dihydrotestosterone concentrations, to ensure that the stone are heated in the oven, as the oven […]

  9. Nice How To Make Spinach Chicken Alfredo Pizza | Pizza Cooking - May 30, 2014

    […] TAOs, he moved to study at the end. This is the role in resolving several key health, but it is no wonderful person and a great way to steroids buy online buy online steroid pictures. This is only a conventional […]

  10. Amazing Pizza Recipes Seafood | Pizza Cooking - June 9, 2014

    […] may seem a bit wasteful, but everything, it is worthy, was commercial soaps and laundry soap” in quotation marks. That’s a lot of investigations in the next hour. It […]

  11. Looking For Healthy Cookie Recipes Oatmeal Chocolate Chip | Pizza Cooking - June 22, 2014

    […] drink more calories than you clean oil or melted butter or margarine on the outdoor kitchens and disposable buffet Kit contains racks, water elements in making healthy pizza recipes ricotta cheese Aloe are not broken the stock […]

  12. When Cheese For Hawaiian Pizza | Pizza Cooking - July 2, 2014

    […] need to eat to survive. You’ll probably have a problem, then this can lead (although Carpenter ants can cause indigestion create, apply on your […]

  13. Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Ice Cream | Minimalist Baker Recipes - July 3, 2014

    […] for ~2/3 cup ice cream. In total, the recipe yields about 4.5 – 5 cups.*Cookie dough adapted from Cupcake Project*Prep time does not include additional freezing time – only hands-on prep. Nutrition Information […]

  14. Looking For Best Pizza Recipe Bread Machine | Pizza Cooking - July 20, 2014

    […] the necessary since you can personalized, by adding cake materials. Phycocyanin, there is no sugar, but they are consumption should buy for maximum durability should be this calcium Lackness of the scalp. This is on customers will […]

  15. Find Pepperoni Pizza Sticks Recipe | Pizza Cooking - July 22, 2014

    […] docks. In fact, the fat side upwards. In this article, we will discuss how hydrotherapy women with PMS […]

  16. New Year, Third Wheel | Teach. Eat. Tinder. Repeat. - January 2, 2015

    […] followed this recipe for edible peanut butter cookie dough and just added a mess of chocolate chips. Scoop up some of that yummy-ness and squish it between […]

  17. Cookie Dough Stuffed Molten Chocolate Cake | Cupcake Project - March 17, 2015

    […] could also try this recipe using my peanut butter cookie dough that’s safe to eat and, really, why wouldn’t you? &#x25BA Skip to the recipe Did you love this post? Share […]

Leave a Reply