|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 1 to 2|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 13g||17%|
|Saturated Fat 8g||42%|
|Total Carbohydrate 29g||11%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 14g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*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.|
If you're someone who enjoys the raw cookie dough more than the cookies, you are not alone. But what if a craving strikes and you don't feel like making a whole batch of cookies? Whip up a single-serving-size batch of edible cookie dough.
The FDA advises against eating raw flour or raw eggs, ingredients typically found in unbaked cookie dough. So this recipe is egg-less and uses heat-treated flour to kill any bacteria. To heat-treat flour for edible cookie dough, simply microwave it for a minute on high power, or until the internal temperature registers 165 F. You can heat-treat your flour ahead of time and store it in a container until you're ready to mix up some dough.
This edible cookie dough for one is so quick and easy, you'll be whipping it up whenever you're craving something sweet. It's great for kids interested in cooking since there's no oven involved. The small serving size makes it convenient if there's just one or two of you, and will help prevent overindulging. Add your choice of mix-ins to customize the flavor.
"This small batch of edible cookie dough is a family-friendly activity for when you need a sweet treat. The only cooking involved is heat-treating the flour, which you could do ahead of time. I imagine this could be a really fun activity when teaching kids math and science with a delicious reward at the end!" —Tracy Wilk
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch kosher salt
1 tablespoon heavy cream or milk (or less, as needed)
2 tablespoons chocolate chips (mini or regular), optional
2 teaspoons rainbow sprinkles, optional
Gather the ingredients.
Add the flour to a small heatproof bowl and microwave on high power for 1 minute. Use an instant-read thermometer to make sure the internal temperature has reached at least 165 F. Let cool to room temperature.
Combine the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a small mixing bowl. Mix for about a minute to help the sugar dissolve a bit, scraping the sides of the bowl often.
Add the vanilla and salt and mix.
Stir in the heat treated flour.
Add up to 1 tablespoon of heavy cream or milk to achieve your desired texture. A small amount of cream or none at all will make a stiff dough, while adding more cream will make for a creamier texture.
Add the chocolate chips and/or sprinkles, if using, and mix just until combined.
How to Treat Raw Flour
Consuming raw flour creates a risk of food-borne 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.
- If your flour is clumpy after microwaving, sift it before adding to the dough mixture.
- If you plan to make the dough into balls, add just a little or no cream to the dough.
To make a plain sugar cookie dough, leave out the mix-ins. Add a little cinnamon for a snickerdoodle-like flavor. You can also swap the chocolate chips or sprinkles for your favorite mix-ins or a combination:
How to Store and Freeze
- Edible cookie dough can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
- For longer storage, roll the chilled mixture into balls and freeze in a zip-top freezer bag for up to a month. Defrost in the fridge before enjoying.
What Happens if You Bake Edible Cookie Dough?
Since edible cookie dough does not contain any eggs or leavening like baking powder, it does not bake up like regular cookie dough. The resulting cookies will be very flat and thin. If you'd like baked cookies, consider using a cookie recipe rather than an edible cookie dough recipe.
How Long Can Edible Cookie Dough Be Left Out?
Edible cookie dough can be left out in a cool kitchen for up to an hour, but should be refrigerated after that since it contains dairy. If possible, move the cookie dough to the fridge whenever you're not enjoying it.
Nutrition C for FS and A. Handling flour safely: what you need to know. FDA. Published online April 8, 2020.
Nutrition C for FS and A. What you need to know about egg safety. FDA. Published online March 17, 2021.