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How to Make a Ready to Eat Edible Cookie Dough

This edible cookie dough is created without eggs and using cooked flour, making it perfectly safe to consume while retaining the familiar sweet, doughy taste. Add your preferred mix-ins to the dough, such as chocolate chips, M&Ms, sprinkles, or chopped nuts.

What differs cookie dough from edible cookie dough?

Although it may be tempting to eat raw cookie dough directly from the spatula, ordinary cookie dough is designed to be baked. Since edible cookie dough is created without eggs (we used milk instead) and the flour is cooked, it is safe to eat. Consuming dough that contains raw eggs and flour increases the danger of exposure to salmonella and other pathogens.

Do you have to heat-treat flour for edible cookie dough?

Like eggs, flour is another ingredient in cookie dough that can harbor bacteria. It’s best to heat the flour before using it to eliminate any risk. You can heat-treat flour in the oven, but try microwaving it for an even easier method. Just place the flour in a bowl, uncovered, and cook at high heat for 30 second intervals until the flour reaches 165˚. Once you take this extra step, you can enjoy edible cookie dough without any worries.

YIELDS: 10 – 12 serving(s)

PREP TIME: 10 mins

TOTAL TIME: 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c. light brown sugar
  • 1 c. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. milk 
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 c. mix-ins: chocolate chips, mini M&M’s, sprinkles, or chopped nuts

How Do I Make Safe and Edible Cookie Dough?

It’s now a good idea to heat flour in the oven to eliminate any potential bacteria before consuming it for things like cookie dough because it’s likely that e-coli could be found in it. Of course, we’ll omit the eggs.

1. Spread 3 cups of flour out on a baking sheet with a rim that measures 18 by 13 inches to heat treat the flour. Bake for 7 minutes in a preheated oven, or until an instant-read thermometer reads 160 degrees for the flour. After letting cool fully, transfer to a container that is airtight.

2. In a mixing dish, combine the butter, brown sugar, and salt to form a cream of butters, sugars, and salt. For about 3 minutes, beat the mixture with an electric hand mixer until it is light and fluffy.

3. Add liquids and stir thoroughly after adding the milk and vanilla.

4. Add all of the flour and stir briefly to incorporate after that. Use Wireless Electric blender to mix it evenly.

5. Finish with the chocolate: Add the chocolate chips and fold everything together with a rubber spatula.

6. Form a ball, you can use a silicone dough rolling pad to mold and place them and household kitchen weight scale to have a even size dough. 

FAQ

What’s the Life Span of Cookie Dough in the Fridge?

Serve the dough immediately or store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Can I Freeze It?

Yes. This cookie dough can be frozen for up to two months.

Can I put it in ice cream?

Yes. The easiest technique would be to shape the dough into a few little logs, wrap them in parchment paper, and freeze for a few hours before cutting into small rounds. Don’t add too much milk so you can shape the dough.

Can I do this by hand if I don’t have an electric mixer?

In order to make mixing easier, I would probably use almost-melted butter instead of fully-butter, skipping straight to the stage of being light and fluffy.

Is This Cookie Dough Safe to Bake?

No, don’t try to bake this cookie dough. Without eggs and leavening (baking soda or baking powder), the cookies would spread and be flat rather than soft and chewy.

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