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Eggless Edible Cookie Dough Recipe

This edible cookie dough is so good and totally safe to eat raw, straight from the bowl! The recipe is super easy to make. I eat it all on its own, but it’s amazing in ice cream.

Edible chocolate chip cookie dough on a red spoon held over a bowl of cookie dough
Cookie dough makes me feel like a messy girl wearing pigtails, holding beaters, and showing a big grin – all over again! But, not every cookie dough is safe to eat.

The good news is that making it egg-free and totally safe to eat is incredibly easy. I love turning it into cookie dough frosting for cupcakes and cakes and eating it by the scoop, like I do with my peanut butter cookie dough.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough in an ice cream cone with sprinkles

Can You Eat Cookie Dough?

Adding Eggs to mixing bowl

Yes, you can eat any raw cookie dough with eggs. That doesn’t mean that you should.

I’m not going to lie; I do it all of the time, but there is risk involved:

  1. The raw eggs may contain salmonella – a bacteria that can make you quite sick. According to WebMD’s article on salmonella, you may notice a number of symptoms:
    • headache
    • abdominal cramps
    • loss of appetite
  2. The FDA now warns that it’s not just raw eggs that we need to worry about. Some raw flour can contain E. coli. If you get E. coli, symptoms can begin one to ten days after exposure to the bacteria and include:
    • stomach cramps
    • diarrhea
    • vomiting
    • fever

So, if you really want to get your cookie dough fix, I suggest you make this special edible cookie dough.

How to Make Edible Cookie Dough Using Your Favorite Recipe

Cookie Dough in the mixer

You can make cookie dough with any cookie recipe that you love!

  1. Remove any baking soda and baking powder from the recipe. Since you aren’t baking the cookie dough, you don’t need the leavening agents.
  2. Remove any eggs from the recipe to avoid salmonella. You can also use pasteurized eggs instead – These can be hard to find, but they are a wonderful risk-free way to eat raw eggs if you can buy them near you!
  3. Heat the flour in the microwave in 15 second increments until its temperature reaches 160 F/70 C to kill off any E. coli present. Alternatively, you can purchase a heat-treated all-purpose flour – you will most likely need to buy this online as I’ve never seen it in a store.Putting a bowl of flour in the microwave
  4. Add milk a little bit at a time to replace the moisture from the eggs and to help the dough come together. 

Milk being poured into dough

Because you aren’t going to be baking the dough, you don’t need to worry at all about getting proportions just right, sifting, or the order of incorporating ingredients into the dough. You just dump all the ingredients in a bowl, mix, and you’re done.

It’s completely edible, so taste as you go! You can add more milk or extra mix-ins until you get it just how you like it.

Don’t be afraid to mix with your hands. I find that the easiest way to get the mix-ins like chocolate chips fully incorporated into the dough is to use my hands.

Mixing chocolate chips into dough

Does It Need to Be Refrigerated?

Because it isn’t cooked and there is milk in the dough, it is safest to refrigerate it. You can leave it out on the counter and bring to room temperature before eating or eat straight from the fridge.

I would feel comfortable leaving it in the refrigerator for about one week.

Can You Bake It?

Chocolate chip cookie dough on a spoon

Because this recipe doesn’t have eggs and leavening agents, it is not meant to be baked.

What to Do With Cookie Dough

Cookie Dough Frosting being piped onto a cupcake

There are countless things to do with raw cookie dough:

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Chocolate chip cookie dough on a spoon
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Edible Cookie Dough

This chocolate chip cookie dough is eggless and safe to eat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie dough recipe, edible cookie dough
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 18 servings
Calories 215kcal
Author Stef

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • 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 flour with the rest of the ingredients in a big bowl. 
  • Eat!

Notes

If chocolate chip cookie dough isn't your favorite, you can make edible cookie dough from any cookie recipe:
  • Remove any baking soda and baking powder from the recipe. Since you aren't baking the cookie dough, you don't need the leavening agents. 
  • Remove any eggs from the recipe. The raw eggs could give you salmonella.
  • Heat the flour in the microwave in 15 second bursts until it reaches 160 F/70 C to kill off the E. coli. 
  • Add milk a little bit at a time to replace the moisture from the eggs and to help the dough come together.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Edible Cookie Dough
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 74mg3%
Potassium 37mg1%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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