Cookie Dough Bites

cookie dough balls

The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 1 mins
Total: 11 mins
Serving: 1 ball
Yield: 15 balls
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
2621 Calories
101g Fat
420g Carbs
32g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 2621
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 101g 130%
Saturated Fat 61g 304%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 960mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 420g 153%
Dietary Fiber 16g 58%
Total Sugars 235g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 219mg 17%
Iron 16mg 91%
Potassium 1069mg 23%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Most people have snuck a bite of chocolate chip cookie dough right out of the bowl while baking. We all know we’re not supposed to, but it’s so good! Now you don’t have to worry about eating unsafe ingredients when you make these delicious cookie dough bites. They’re made with tempered flour (flour that's heated in the microwave or oven) and no eggs, so there’s no worries about raw ingredients making you sick. 

Cookie dough balls are super easy to make and are done all in one bowl. It’s fun to make them with the kids since it a no-bake recipe (prep the flour before bringing the little ones into the kitchen to help with mixing).

We recommend making the batch and then freezing them, so you can snack on them whenever your heart desires. Make them for an after-school treat or a little dessert. They’re easy to share with a crowd, or you can hoard them all to yourself.  They also make a fun, unexpected addition to a picnic.

You can easily change up this recipe and make different types of cookie dough balls like a peanut butter or chocolate dipped version. We’ve included these variations below.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup salted butter, melted

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Temper the flour by placing it on a baking sheet and baking at 300 F for 2-minute intervals until the temperature of the flour reaches 165 F.  Alternatively, place the flour in a microwave-safe dish, and heat in microwave on high for 1-minute intervals until the temperature reaches 165 F.  Set aside to reach room temperature.

    If the flour is not tempered, it is not technically safe for raw consumption. Raw flour is not safe to eat and needs to be heated in order to kill any bacteria.

  3. Whisk one tablespoon milk, vanilla extract, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and melted butter in a medium bowl until the sugar dissolves slightly. This will keep the dough balls from being too grainy in texture.

  4. Mix in the heat-treated flour until a dough forms. Add additional milk if dough becomes too stiff.

  5. Fold in the chocolate chips until they are evenly distributed.

  6. Scoop balls of cookie dough onto a baking sheet using a cookie scoop or tablespoon.

  7. Roll each ball with your hands to make smooth. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to 5 days.

How to Store

You can store these cookie dough balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

You can also freeze them in a plastic storage bag for up to 6 months.

Recipe Variations

Chocolate Dipped:

You can dip or drizzle the cookie dough bites in melted chocolate. First, freeze the cookie dough balls. Then, melt chocolate wafers in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments. 

Roll the frozen cookie dough balls in the melted chocolate and place on parchment paper to harden. 


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites:

Leave out a tablespoon of the milk and add in 1/4 cup of creamy peanut butter to the dough. Follow everything else as listed above.


Gluten Free: You can make these gluten free by substituting a gluten free flour blend for the regular flour. 


Vegan: You can easily make these vegan by substituting the milk for almond milk and the butter for vegan butter.


Stir-Ins: Feel free to use different types of chips, like white chocolate, peanut butter, or butterscotch. Peanuts or walnuts also make a great addition for any nut lovers as well as mini M&Ms or Reese's Pieces.

Can You Bake Edible Cookie Dough?

 Yes, you can! You can absolutely bake this cookie dough. The results will be slightly different than a regular cookie. They are a bit softer but they’re still delicious and tender. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet in a pre heated 350 F for 8 minutes.