Edible Chocolate Cookie Dough

Edible Chocolate Cookie Dough

Kristina Vanni

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Heat Treating Flour: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Yield: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
371 Calories
19g Fat
49g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 371
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 2mg 14%
Potassium 68mg 1%
*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.)

Edible cookie dough is great because it is that satisfying treat that reminds us of childhood, but it is made safely, so we can feel comfortable enjoying it by the spoonful. There are a few differences between regular cookie dough and edible cookie dough. First of all, eggs and leavening are not included in recipes for edible cookie dough. Of course raw eggs are omitted for safety and leavening is not necessary since the dough won't be baked. In addition, what makes it edible is that the flour used in edible cookie dough is heat treated in advance to eliminate any safety concerns about consuming raw flour.

If you want to get a head start on making edible cookie dough, you can heat treat the flour in advance, allow it to cool, and keep it on hand anytime the craving strikes. You can heat treat the flour easily in the oven. Simply spread the flour onto a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 350 F. The flour will be safe to eat when the temperature registers 165 F on an instant-read thermometer. 

Once the flour is ready you mix it with butter, sugar, milk, salt, and any of your favorite flavors or mix-in's to create the perfect cookie dough. It's easy to tweak this quick and easy recipe to suit your particular palate. Both kids and adults alike will love it.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 F.

    Edible Chocolate Cookie Dough

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  2. Spread the flour evenly on baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until the flour reaches a temperature of 165 F when measured with an instant read thermometer. Cool completely before using.

    Edible Chocolate Cookie Dough

    Kristina Vanni

  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. (This can be done by hand or by using a hand mixer or stand mixer.)

    Edible Chocolate Cookie Dough

    Kristina Vanni

  4. Add the cooled, heat-treated flour, cocoa powder, and salt.

    Edible Chocolate Cookie Dough

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  5. Mix in the milk and vanilla extract.

    Edible Chocolate Cookie Dough

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  6. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.

    Edible Chocolate Cookie Dough

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  7. Simpy enjoy with a spoon or roll into 1-inch balls.

    Edible Chocolate Cookie Dough

    Kristina Vanni

Raw Flour Warning

Consuming raw flour creates a risk of foodborne illness. Quickly heat treat the flour before using in the recipe by either: toasting it in a 350 F oven, on a cookie sheet, for 10 minutes; or microwave the flour in a bowl on high power for 30-second intervals, stirring to distribute heat between intervals, until a thermometer reads 165 F.

Variations

You can decrease the ingredient amounts in this recipe to make a small batch of edible cookie dough.

Halve the ingredients to make edible cookie dough for two. Divide the amounts by 4 if you want to make cookie dough for one.

Tips

Mini chocolate chips work well for edible cookie dough because they are smaller and can incorporate nicely into every bite. However, standard sized chips will also work if that is what you have on hand in your pantry.

Storage

Transfer edible cookie dough to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. It can be enjoyed right away or refrigerated for up to one week in an airtight container. You can also freeze this cookie dough for up to two months. To defrost, place in the refrigerator overnight to thaw.

What happens if you bake edible cookie dough?

This recipe is formulated specifically for consumption as "raw" cookie dough. Do not attempt to bake this dough as you would a typical cookie dough recipe, since there aren't any eggs for binding or chemical leavening for a properly baked cookie.

How do you keep edible cookie dough soft?

The addition of a small amount of milk gives edible cookie dough a softer consistency. If the cookie dough has been stored in the fridge allow it to warm slightly to room temperature to soften before digging in with a spoon.