Edible Eggless Cookie Dough

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This Edible Cookie Dough is 100% joy-inducing. Made with a few ingredients in just 2 minutes, it’s quick, easy, and addicting. Perfect for those always tempted to lick the spoons after baking cookies!

Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

I could easily sit down and eat a whole bowl of this Eggless Edible Cookie Dough. I remember always being the first one to lick the beaters and the bowl when making chocolate chip cookies with my mom, so it’s safe to say I’ve eaten my share of raw cookie dough – as I’m sure many have. But while most of us avoided getting sick, cookie dough does contain raw eggs and raw flour, which are not safe to consume raw.

The solution? Edible cookie dough without eggs, using heat-treated flour! It’s the safe way to eat cookie dough so you can dig in by the spoonful with 0 regrets or concerns. It’s super easy to assemble and kids LOVE it (as do adults).

I made this as edible chocolate chip cookie dough, since that’s our family’s favorite. But you can use this recipe as a base to mix in your favorite treats, such as M&Ms, Reese’s, or raisins. Either way, it’s a guaranteed hit!

Is It Safe To Eat Cookie Dough?

Though I think that most of us are probably guilty of eating a spoonful or two in our lifetimes, regular cookie dough is not safe to eat. Most people assume that this is due to the raw eggs but it’s actually due to the raw flour as well.

Just like eating raw eggs, consuming raw flour can cause foodborne illness in case if the flour contains bacteria that cause disease. It is best to heat treat the flour before consuming, which we do before making this edible cookie dough.

What You’ll Need

The ingredients used to make this are basically the same as regular cookie dough, just without the eggs!

  • Unsalted butter – Softened to get the right texture.
  • Sugar – Equal parts granulated sugar and light brown sugar are used in this recipe.
  • Vanilla extract – Adds the flavor.
  • Flour – See below for instructions on how to heat treat it before using.
  • Sea salt – Adds a nice contrast.
  • Mini chocolate chips – Or your favorite mix-ins.

Eggless Cookie Dough Mix-Ins

If you want to switch up your edible dough with something other than chocolate chips, here are a few suggestions!

  • White chocolate chips
  • M&M’s
  • Mini Reese’s
  • Chopped mini Snickers or Twix
  • Dried fruits, raisins or cranberries
  • Sprinkles
  • Add cocoa powder for a chocolate cookie dough

How to Heat Treat Flour

Heat treating your flour is an important step you don’t want to skip.

To do so, spread the flour on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes. Double-check that the flour has reached a temperature of 160F.

Allow it to cool then run through a sifter to break up any lumps. Use in the recipe as normal.

Note that you can bulk heat treat flour and then store it for later use, so that you don’t need to do this every time you want edible cookie dough.

A bowl of edible chocolate chip cookie dough

How to Make Edible Cookie Dough

Here are the quick and easy steps to making eggless cookie dough.

  • Combine the butter and sugar. Mix the butter and sugars until well combined. Add the vanilla.
  • Add the dry ingredients. Stir in the flour, salt, and chocolate chips.
  • Enjoy. Cover until ready to use. Enjoy!

Can I Make This Gluten Free?

To make gluten free edible cookie dough, simply replace the regular flour with gluten free flour blend. The consistency is different so you may need to add in some almond milk, to reach the desired consistency.

Serving Suggestions

Let’s be real – the best way to eat any cookie dough is by the spoonful! Which you can do with absolutely 0 regrets with this eggless cookie dough recipe. You can either dive right in with a fork or use a cookie scoop to form balls of dough for serving.

How to Store

You can simply store your edible cookie dough at room temperature, just keep it covered with a lid or plastic wrap. It will last for up to 2 days.

If desired, you can also refrigerate it. This is ideal if you live in a hot place. However, you’ll want to set it out on the counter for 20 minutes or so, to bring it to a softer consistency.

Can I Make Edible Cookie Dough?

This eggless cookie dough should not be baked. Since it’s lacking some key ingredients, it won’t hold a shape, rise, or create that cookie texture. Instead, you’ll end up with a flat and crumbly dough. So just enjoy this one raw!

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A bowl of edible cookie dough
5 from 2 votes

Edible Eggless Cookie Dough

This Edible Cookie Dough is 100% joy-inducing. Made with a few ingredients in just 2 minutes, it's quick, easy, and addicting. Perfect for those always tempted to lick the spoons after baking cookies!
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins


  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Place softened butter into a mixing bowl. Add in sugars until well combined, then add in the vanilla. Stir in the flour, salt and chocolate chips until dough forms. Cover tightly with plastic wrap or lid until ready to use. We do not refrigerate. Now grab a big spoon and enjoy!


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.7mg


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9 comments on “Edible Eggless Cookie Dough”

  1. my mom doesn’t eat egg then she never eats bakery product. when I see it then make it. it is seriously yummy and tasty. she loved it.

  2. Rebekah Purnell

    WOW! It looks so delicious. I never cook edible eggless cookie but I wanna cook this item. Thanks

  3. I made this for my seven children and I found the recipe to be a little flour heavy! I recommend adding a splash of almond milk!

  4. marie t montgomery

    Oh my goodness, I am 66 yrs old and use to always each cooking dough. thank you for this recipe I have missed my cookie dough. 🙂

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