Edible Cookie Dough for One (Eggless)

edible cookie dough for one

The Spruce / Laurel Randolph

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 1 mins
Total: 11 mins
Serving: 1 to 2 servings
Yield: 1/3 cup
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
237 Calories
13g Fat
27g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 to 2
Amount per serving
Calories 237
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 37mg 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.)

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 whipped it up whenever you're craving something sweet. It's great for kids interesting 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.


  • 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

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Add the vanilla and salt and mix.

  5. 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.

  6. Add the chocolate chips and/or sprinkles, if using, and mix just until combined.

  7. Enjoy or cover and store in the fridge until serving.

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.

How to Store and Freeze

  • Edible cookie dough can be store 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.


  • 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.

Recipe Variations

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:

  • Butterscotch or caramel chips
  • Peanut butter chips
  • Chopped dark chocolate
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Crushed Oreo cookies
  • Candies like M&Ms
  • Toasted nuts like pecans, peanuts, or almonds

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.

Article Sources
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  1. Nutrition C for FS and A. Handling flour safely: what you need to knowFDA. Published online April 8, 2020.

  2. Nutrition C for FS and A. What you need to know about egg safety. FDA. Published online March 17, 2021.