Craving cookie dough? Dough worries, we've got you covered with this edible cookie dough recipe! It's got all the chocolate chip cookie dough euphoria you need and is 100% safely snackable. Eggless cookie dough for the win! These edible cookie dough bites are perfect for topping your favourite Ben & Jerry’s flavours or simply gobbling by the handful.
Jump to the recipe for
How To Make Raw Cookie Dough That’s Safe To Eat
We get it, it’s tempting to sneak a scoop of your regular chocolate chip cookie dough recipe before it heads into the oven. But even your inner cookie-stealing kid knows that it’s not safe. So how do you make edible cookie dough that you can dig into with reckless abandon? There are two keys: 1) making an eggless cookie dough, and 2) not forgetting to heat treat flour for the recipe. Eggs and untreated flour have a high likelihood of containing contaminants like Salmonella and E. coli.
How to Heat Treat Flour
There are two main ways to heat treat flour so that it’s safe to eat in edible cookie dough. The easiest method is to microwave your flour on high until it reaches 74°C throughout. Use an instant-read thermometer to make sure that it has all reached 74°C, then stir it into your edible cookie dough recipe as usual. The other method is to heat your flour in a conventional oven. Spread the flour out on a rimmed baking sheet and bake it in a preheated oven at 149°C in 2-minute intervals, checking the temperature after each interval until it reaches 74°C throughout.
Can I Bake This Cookie Dough Recipe?
You could, but if a great cookie recipe is what you’re after, check out our Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe! It’s easy, delicious, and sure to impress all your cookie-loving friends.
Ways To Enjoy Edible Cookie Dough
Oh, let us count the ways! (Actually, even our accountants can’t count that high.) We suggest rolling the dough into balls before serving because it makes it easier to eat. We did a lot of research into the best ways to enjoy edible chocolate chip cookie dough when we were creating our Cookie Dough Chunks flavors, and we found that poppable, snackable bites made for the most satisfying nosh. But you could also sprinkle edible cookie dough bites on a bowl of your favorite ice cream flavor, cover them in chocolate for cookie dough truffles, decorate cakes and cupcakes — the possibilities are endless!
How Long Does Edible Cookie Dough Last?
Store your uneaten edible cookie dough (if there is any!) in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week, or in the freezer for up to six months. Euphoria now, euphoria later! And remember to always store your Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough Chunks in the freezer.
Ready to make your own edible chocolate chip cookie dough? Here’s the recipe:
- 8 tbsp. unsalted butter (1 stick), room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 tbsp. heavy cream
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. kosher salt
- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup chocolate chips
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Total Yield: About 2 cups
Gather all your ingredients.
First, heat treat the flour to ensure it is safe to eat. Do not skip this step, untreated flour can contain contaminants and is not safe to eat. Place the flour in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high in 30-second intervals, stirring in between. Use an instant-read thermometer to ensure that the flour reaches 74°C throughout.
In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the vanilla, cream, and salt. Mix to combine. Then add the heat treated flour and mix to incorporate.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Serve and enjoy! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
QUIZ: Which Flavour is Your Perfect Fall Companion?
Time to get cozy with a scoop of your favourite fall ice cream flavour! Take the quiz to find your perfect seasonal flavour companion.
RECIPE: Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Slices
A slice of heaven for peanut butter lovers! Whip up this recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Slices and impress your whole crew.
10 Unconventional Ice Cream Toppings That Will Blow Your Mind
No one has ever accused us of being conventional. When you’re over hot fudge and sprinkles, try these 10 sensational ice cream toppings that you probably wouldn't have even thought of.