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 edible peanut butter cookie dough that’s safe to eat raw (no eggs!). You can eat peanut butter cookie dough just as you would ice cream – with sprinkles and toppings galore.
Or, you can serve peanut butter cookie dough with ice cream (I suggest chocolate ice cream!).
Tips for Making Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
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 disregard all that you’ve learned about baking chemistry – just mix and eat!
UPDATE: The FDA now warns that it’s not just raw eggs that we need to worry about, but also raw flour. I’ve updated the recipe to include heating the flour in the microwave to kill any e. coli present. This is not a 100% proven method. Consume at your own risk – I do!
Speaking of safety, if you want your dog to share some peanut butter goodness with you, don’t give them this cookie dough. Instead, make them some homemade peanut butter dog treats!
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough That’s Safe to Eat
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/16 teaspoon a 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
- Any amount of any mix-in you'd like
- Heat flour in the microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until a thermometer placed into the center of the flour reads 160 F.
- Mix everything in a big mixing bowl.
Now that you know how to make cookie dough, you might want to know how to turn cookie dough into frosting.
Or, how to make chocolate chip cookie dough!
Or, how to make cookie dough cupcakes.
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.