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Edible Cookie Dough

This recipe for Edible Cookie Dough is a delicious and safe-to-eat version of traditional chocolate chip cookie dough. It’s easy to make and packed with buttery sweetness and chocolate goodness. If you love cookie dough, you’ll love this recipe!

For more cookie recipes, try our chocolate chip cookie bars and peanut butter oatmeal cookies.

Recipe Details

This Edible Cookie Dough recipe is safe to eat because all the ingredients are perfectly safe and edible. It takes about 10 minutes to make and has a buttery, chewy texture with chunks of chocolate for added deliciousness.

  • TASTE: This dough has tons of buttery sweetness combined with chocolate goodness.
  • TEXTURE: It has a delectable chewy texture with some bite from the chunks of chocolate.
  • TIME: It takes about 10 minutes to make.
  • EASE: It’s really easy and fast to make, so if you’re getting a craving, this edible cookie dough recipe has you covered.

What You’ll Need

Ingredients for Edible Cookie Dough: butter, flour, sugar, brown sugar, milk, salt, vanilla, and chocolate chips.

Ingredient Notes

  • Flour- This all-purpose flour is going to be heat-treated to make it safe to eat in this uncooked dough. You can also use gluten-free flour.
  • Chocolate chips- Semi-sweet is best here as it adds a little bitterness with the sweetness for a nice contrast. I used regular size, but you can use mini chocolate chips, too.
  • Butter- Use unsalted butter because we’re adding some salt to this recipe and don’t want to overdo it.

Add-ins and Substitutions

  • Add peanut butter- Try this Edible Cookie Dough with some crunchy or creamy peanut butter. You may need to increase the flour a little to keep the dough from being too sticky.
  • Add candy or sprinkles- If you love candy in your cookies, give M&Ms a try for a very chocolaty cookie dough. Or add rainbow sprinkles.
  • Make it fall festive- Add some pumpkin spice to get that tasty fall flavor.
  • Add your favorite syrups- Caramel, chocolate, raspberry, or any other syrup that you like can be added.
  • Heat-treat the flour. Spread the flour on a baking sheet and bake it in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 6 minutes. Then let it cool completely.
  • Mix the other ingredients. In a large bowl, add the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, vanilla extract, and milk. Whisk everything together well, or use a hand electric mixer or stand mixer.

Pro Tip: Make sure the flour has cooled completely before adding the other ingredients or it will melt the chocolate chips.


  • Add the flour. Fold the flour into the other ingredients, adding milk if it’s too dry.
Steps to make Edible Cookie Dough: heat-treat the flour on a cookie sheet, then add it to the other dough ingredients.
  • Add the chocolate chips. Now add in the chocolate chips, folding them in until well incorporated. Enjoy right away or chilled.
Steps to make Edible Cookie Dough: fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.

Recipe Tips

  • Don’t eat raw flour- Make sure you don’t skip the step where you heat-treat the flour. Eating it raw can make you sick because of bacteria that resides in it.
  • Let the flour cool- To avoid it melting the chocolate chips, let the flour cool completely before adding in the other ingredients.
  • Check the consistency- If you think your dough is too dry, then you can add in a little more milk.
  • Don’t bake the dough- This recipe is made with certain ingredients to be enjoyed uncooked. Cooking this dough will not result in very good cookies.
Bowl of Quick Edible Cookie Dough with a cookie scooper in it.


How do you make cookie dough that is safe to eat raw?

This edible cookie dough is safe to eat raw because we omit the eggs and cook the flour. Normally, cookie dough made with eggs and raw flour can’t be eaten without the risk of sickness.

Can I skip heat-treating the flour?

Skipping the heat-treating is not recommended. Raw flour contains bacteria and without the heat treatment, your cookie dough won’t be safe to eat.

Balls of Quick Edible Cookie Dough in a pile on a white plate with one missing a bite and scattered chocolate chips in the background.

Serving Suggestions

This Edible Cookie Dough is a delicious sweet treat and can be enjoyed with lots of other desserts like cookies, cakes, and more.

  • Cookies: Pair this dough with some Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Pecan Shortbread Cookies, Monster Cookies, or Chewy M&M Cookies.
  • Cakes: Serve it alongside a slice of Flourless Chocolate Cake, Sopapilla Cheesecake, Easy Napoleon Cake (VIDEO), or Tiramisu Cake (VIDEO).
  • Chocolate: Enjoy this chocolate chip dough with some Nutella Brownies, Chocolate Cream Pie, Chocolate Covered Dates, or Chocolate Caramel Pretzels Bars.
  • Sweet treats: Pair this edible cookie dough with a Crème Brulée, Candied Pecans, a Dessert Charcuterie Board, or Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats.

Make This Recipe in Advance

Make ahead: You can prep this cookie dough by heat-treating the flour ahead of time. Store it in an airtight container once cooled and use it to make your edible cookie dough when ready.

Storing: You can store this Edible Cookie Dough in the refrigerator for up to one month. Just place it in an airtight container or ziplock bag.

Freeze: This cookie dough freezes really well. In an airtight container or ziplock bag, you can keep it in the freezer for up to 6 months.

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