Remember desperately wanting to sink your teeth into a roll of cookie dough as a kid? And remember the resulting reaction from every grown-up around you? “Don’t eat that! You’ll get sick!” Well, we’ve got a great surprise for you today: our version of edible cookie dough recipe! It’s egg free and absolutely, gloriously, fantastically delicious to boot.
What’s our secret for making edible cookie dough? In this recipe, we heat treat the flour and leave out eggs from the ingredients. (Don’t worry: we’ve included our way of heat-treating the flour down below.) That means this cookie dough isn’t “raw” so much as a tasty battery treat! It comes out almost like ice cream, in fact.
You’re gonna love it! And, of course, if you have little ones, they’re going to appreciate it, too! Finally getting to chow down on cookie dough, worry free.
Here’s the recipe…
Edible Cookie Dough Recipe Ingredients & Utensils
- 1 cup all-purpose flour, heated (see instructions about heat-treating the flour in the next section!)
- ½ cup unsalted butter softened
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt (omit if using salted butter)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Sprinkles (your favorite mix!)
Utensils & Other Items
- Baking sheet
- Large mixing bowl
- Instant read thermometer (helpful but optional)
- Stand mixer if our preferred method of mixing
How To Make Edible Sugar Cookie Dough
First, to make the flour safer to eat, it needs to be heated:
How to heat treat flour:
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Spread flour evenly onto the baking sheet.
- Bake flour 7-8 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees.
- Cool completely.
Making the edible cookie dough:
- In a large mixing bowl or electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar and salt until light and fluffy.
- Combine milk and vanilla.
- Gradually add flour to the bowl, alternating with milk mixture.
- Fold in sprinkles.
- Store in refrigerator.
Edible Cookie Dough Recipe Tips & Tricks
Like so many of our recipes here, this one is very customizable. You know we have to provide all kinds of inspiration for your next party or get-together, so here are a few decoration ideas!
In general, we highly recommend using a cup or a cone with this cookie dough recipe. It’ll look like scooped ice cream, and oh-so-adorable scooped ice cream at that!
We do have to warn you though, a little goes a LONG way. Edible cookie dough is so rich in flavor, you may be taking a to go cup for later too.
To make the cookie dough treat in the photos:
- Sprinkles: our Girl Power mix
- Cups: our solid lime or purple treat cups
- Spoons: our spoons, to match the cups! (And you can use these spoons to add a cute touch to any of the following holiday sprinkle suggestions, too!)
Suggested treat cup and sprinkle pairings:
To make spooky Halloween cookie dough treats:
- Sprinkles: our Haunted House or Monster Mash mix
- Cups: solid orange, black, and/or purple cups
For general fall cookie dough treats:
- Sprinkles: our Fall Harvest mix
- Cups: our solid orange cups
For Christmas cookie dough treats:
- Sprinkles: our Christmas Jimmies or Christmas Nonpareils
- Cups: red and/or white solid cups
And for general wintery ones:
- Sprinkles: our Snow Queen mix or Snow Storm mix
- Cups: our solid white cups
For spring or Easter cookie dough treats:
- Sprinkles: our Spring Sorbet mix
- Cups: our pink polka dot cups
For patriotic cookie dough treats:
- Sprinkles: our Patriotic Jimmies mix
- Cups: red, white, and/or blue circus stripe cups
For St. Patty’s Day cookie dough:
- Sprinkles: our St. Patrick’s Day Jimmies
- Cups: our solid white or yellow cups
You know what we’re about to say, though…as, with most of our recipes, we want you to get creative and unleash your imaginative side! Make some cookie dough art!
In addition to the ideas above, traditional add-ins make this dough over the top. If you are hankering for a different flavor, play around with white chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips, or even peanut butter flavor or mint flavor chips too. Coconut and quick oats are a sweet add in too!
Is this cookie dough recipe safe to eat?
As with any recipe (or gosh, seems like anything these days), there can be a risk of bacteria or other things when working with various types of flour. It is not advised to eat raw flour. Cookie dough cafes use professional heat treat machinery to make their dough safe to eat.
We can do only what we feel is safe, so if you would rather, please use heat treated flour purchased from the store for your recipe. Our recipe is an idea for your kitchen, we are in by no ways saying that safeness is guaranteed at all. We took out the eggs, so we feel pretty good about eating it. You have to feel comfortable doing so too!
Did you enjoy this edible cookie dough recipe?
We decided to go with a smooth, creamy recipe with added sprinkles. If you are looking for a texture filled recipe, we highly suggest our fave from our long time friend, Christi, at Love From the Oven. She got us started on this obssession actually.
We tweaked her recipe a little by adding 1/4 cup more chocolate chips and 1/4 coconut. The coconut adds a perfect extra pop of flavor and sweetness when we tried it.
Whether you like creamy or full of texture, this trend is sure stay!
We have lots more to discover on Sweets and Treats!
Need more sweets in your life? Of course, you do! (Who doesn’t?!) Check out these recipes for sweet inspiration:
- Cookie Frosting
- Cookies & Cream Cupcakes
- Funfetti Cookies
- Red Velvet Cookies
- Lemon Cake Mix Cookies
- Monster Dough Cupcakes
- Cookie Pizza Recipe
Edible Cookie Dough
Learning how to make edible sugar cookie dough is easy and fun. This edible cookie dough recipe is delicious and super simple to make! Packed with sprinkles and perfect vanilla flavoring, it will be your favorite sprinkle cookie dough recipe!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour, heated **
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk
- ½ cup Sprinkles plus extra for decorating
- **To make the flour safer to eat, it needs to be heated. Spread flour evenly onto the baking sheet, bake in preheated 325 degrees F. Bake flour 5-6 minutes or until an instant read thermometer registers 160 degrees. Cool completely.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar, butter and salt until light and fluffy
- Add milk and vanilla until creamy
- Gradually add flour alternating
- Fold in sprinkles
- Store in refrigerator for up to a week
- Add cookie dough to cups, add more sprinkles and enjoy
- Coat edge of ice cream cone with corn syrup and dip in sprinkles. Add cookie dough and more sprinkles
- NOTE: Our recipe may not heat treat flour completely, as with any recipe and our recommendations that we do at home, you have to make the best suggestions for your home. You could find a heat treated flour to use instead if you'd like.
what could you use instead of coconut? allergic to coconut
There isn’t any coconut in the recipe actually, we just added some because we love it! The recipe would be just find as is. Just wanted to show that you can tweak some of the add ins to make it just your style!
This looks SO delicious! I’ve only had cookie dough once, YEARS ago, and it’s been on my mind ever since because it was just SO darn delicious. I’m definitely going to have to give this recipe a go! ??
Oh you must try it again! It’s so fun to make!