The kids will absolutely love you for making this safe to eat homemade Edible Cookie Dough.
Let's be honest here, the best part of making cookies is licking the bowl clean of raw cookie mix.
We all know it is not safe to eat mixture with raw egg, but did you know it is also unsafe to eat uncooked flour?
Worry not, this no-bake cookie dough with chocolate chunks is specially created to be edible straight away.
Quick and easy to make with UK and US measurements given. Can also be made ahead and frozen too!
How to make Edible Cookie Dough?
Check out our step by step slideshow to see how quick and easy it is to make this delicious no bake edible cookie dough.
We have gone into more details on our blog post for how to achieve the best results. Such as how to heat treat flour and how to keep or freeze cookie dough.
If at this time, you just want to get on with making edible cookie dough in 10 minutes. Jump straight to the ingredients & full recipe steps below.Jump to Recipe
Is cookie dough safe to eat raw?
The UK Food Standards Agency advises against eating raw cookie dough, this is because it not only contains eggs which pose a risk of salmonella when not cooked.
But less commonly known is that eating raw flour poses a risk of E. coli.
How to make raw cookie dough safe to eat?
Do not worry this easy edible cookie dough recipe is made without eggs. And we show you how to heat treat the flour to make it safe to eat raw.
What ingredients to use for raw cookie dough?
Simple everyday ingredients, butter, sugar & flour. Plus optional additions of salt, vanilla extract and chocolate chunks or chips.
Finally you can add chocolate chunks or anything you like in with the cookie dough mix? We will give extra ideas later.
How to make flour safe to eat?
To make flour safe to eat without baking it in the cookie dough. You must heat treat the flour.
With this in mind, there are two ways to heat treat flour. The quick and easy way is using a microwave.
Simply place the weighed out flour into a microwaveable bowl and heat in 30-second intervals.
Stir through between every 30 seconds to ensure flour is heated evenly throughout.
As an example using our 900w microwave it only took 1 minute, with one stir halfway through.
Instead if you prefer to use an oven, it will need to be placed in a baking tray and covered with baking paper.
Cook at preheated 150C / 300F fan oven for 5 minutes
What butter is best to use?
You can use ordinary unsalted butter to make cookie dough, however, you want it to be nice and soft to help make it easier to cream in with the butter and sugar.
So make sure to bring it to room temperature. I do not recommend melting the butter, the texture will be wrong and you will end up needing extra flour to get it to form a dough.
A soft margarine, will work in the same way.
In fact, we like to use stork as it is ready to use straight from the fridge.
When the kids place their demand for the best cookie dough ever at the spur of the moment, we can get straight to it super quick.
Brown, caster or granulated sugar for edible cookie dough?
The choice is yours! My daughter and I have made many times and played with different amounts and different sugars.
To summaries, we find half and half of soft light brown sugar and caster sugar gives the best result.
In contrast, if you like a deeper caramel flavour add more light brown sugar.
Can I make edible cookie dough without vanilla extract?
Of course this edible cookie dough can be made without vanilla extract, but we like the vanilla flavour it gives to the dough.
Do I have to add salt?
Now this is a good question! Simply put no you do not need salt in edible cookie dough, however, we like a small pinch. I don't recommend adding too much!
The first time we made our own cookie dough the recipe we used called for a whole tsp. Which consequently had to be thrown it away, as it was far too salty!
What texture should edible cookie dough be?
Recommend adding flour one tablespoon at a time, until at the right consistency.
The best way to know if the dough it is at the correct texture is when it falls off the mixing paddle with no sloppiness left behind!
If it goes too dry you can always add a splash of milk to add moisture back in.
What can I add to raw cookie dough?
So chocolate chunks or chips are an obvious and brilliant choice to add to raw cookie dough. But the possibilities are endless.
Once the basic cookie dough is made, separate into individual batches and let everyone choose their favourite thing to add.
How about adding chunks of fudge, honeycomb, nuts, dried fruit, sweets, pretzels, crumbled up biscuits, cinnamon or marshmallows.
If you think of other ideas let us know in the comments
How to make this edible cookie dough recipe suitable for one person?
If your looking for a quick and easy sweet treat for only one person, it is best to hand mix the ingredients.
First, heat flour 2 ½ tablespoon in microwave for 10 seconds. Leave to cool.
Cream together 1 ½ tablespoon of butter with 1 tablespoon each of brown sugar and white sugar
Mix in a drop of vanilla extract.
Finally stir in flour one 1 teaspoon at a time, until at the right consistency.
How long does edible cookie dough keep?
This edible cookie dough can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days in a airtight container or bag.
We usually roll into single-serve balls so the kids can help them self to a treat! (after asking permission of course)
Can I freeze leftovers?
This edible cookie dough recipe can be made ahead and frozen. When rolled into balls you can simply get the desired amount out and it ready to eat straight away whilst still frozen as it stays fairly soft.
My daughter often crumbles up the frozen edible cookie dough ball and serves it over her ice cream!
How to serve edible cookie dough?
Edible cookie dough is very sweet, only small portions needed! Spoon up a small scoop on little plates.
📖 Step by Step Recipe
Edible Cookie Dough
- 250 grams (2 cups) Plain Flour Add a spoon at a time until right texture may need a little less
- 170 grams (¾ cups) Unsalted Butter room temperature we used Stork.
- 100 grams (½ cup) Soft Light Brown Sugar
- 100 grams (½ cup) Caster or Granulated Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract optional
- pinch salt optional
- 100 grams (⅔ cup)chocolate chunks/chips can add anything you fancy! See blog posts for other ideas.
- Heat treat the flour to remove chances of illness caused by raw flour.Heat in microwave in 30-second intervals until hot throughout. 900w microwave should take 1 minute.Alternatively, heat in a baking tray covered with baking paper. In preheated fan oven at 150°C / 300°F for 5 minutes250 grams (2 cups) Plain Flour
- Cream together the butter and sugars170 grams (¾ cups) Unsalted Butter, 100 grams (½ cup) Soft Light Brown Sugar, 100 grams (½ cup) Caster or Granulated Sugar
- Add vanilla extract and salt to creamed mixture1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract, pinch salt
- Add flour a tablespoon at a time whilst mixing, until at the right texture.
- Add chocolate chunks /choc chips or whatever it is you wanted to add using a silicone spoon100 grams (⅔ cup)chocolate chunks/chips
- Store covered in the fridge until ready to serve.
- Spoon into a small ball to serve.
Can you bake edible cookie dough into cookies?
So this was a question we have had, so of course I had to test it! And the answer is you can bake edible cookie dough...... but you would be better of cooking proper cookie dough.
The lack of baking powder and eggs makes this perfect for eating raw but not the best when baked. They turned out edible but rather flat!
No bake recipes
Looking for other no-bake recipes? Check out our summer favourite Eton Mess Dessert, Lemon Curd Cheesecake, or head over to 'Not that Jamie Oliver' blog for her awesome Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes.