Edible Cookie Dough

5 from 6 votes

Quick and easy to make, this vegan and gluten-free cookie dough comes together in minutes. It's the perfect cookie snack!

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This delicious homemade edible cookie dough is the most perfect sweet treat kids and adults of all ages will love! Made without eggs and with almond and coconut flour, it’s both vegan and gluten-free. Treat yourself!

Bowl of cookie dough balls

Ingredients and substitutes

  • Flour: I use a mix of almond and coconut flour to keep this edible cookie dough gluten-free. If you prefer to use only one kind of flour, you may have to adjust the quantities for the best texture.
  • Sugar: I use cane sugar which is less processed than granulated sugar and it has a slightly deeper flavor. You can use granulated sugar if that’s what you have.
  • Milk: To keep the recipe vegan, I use almond milk, but you can use dairy or another plant based milk like coconut or oat.
  • Coconut oil: To help bind the ingredients together. You can swap it with melted butter (regular or vegan).
  • Salt and vanilla extract: For flavor.
  • Chocolate: I like to use dark chocolate chips, but you can use white, milk or semi-sweet if you prefer. I recommend using mini chocolate chips though for easy folding.
Ingredients to make the recipe
  1. Mix together the flours, sugar and salt until they’re well combined.
  2. Add the coconut oil and vanilla extract. It will seem dry at first and separated.
  3. Stir together the wet and dry ingredients until combined and the mixture holds well together.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
4 image collage to show how to make the recipe
  • While you can just dig into the bowl and eat the cookie dough batter straight with a spoon, I like rolling the batter into cookie balls. It makes 12 servings and it’s easier to not eat the entire bowl at once 🙂
12 cookie dough balls rolled out on parchment paper

Tips for making the recipe

  1. Use a food processor to combine the almond flour, coconut flour and sugar. I mixed everything by hand in a large bowl, but if you wanted a finer consistency, the food processor does help to combine well.
  2. Use blanched almond flour for a lighter consistency. I like the unblanched almond flour that still has the skin of the almonds because it’s minimally processed and has more fiber. But it does give the cookie dough a darker color.
  3. Make it with butter for a more distinguished cookie dough taste. I am keeping it vegan with the coconut oil, but you can use regular melted butter or vegan butter for that unmistakable cookie flavor.
  4. Don’t bake this cookie dough! This cookie dough is made to be eaten raw, not baked into cookies. The dough has no leavening agents so they don’t rise or spread out. If you baked them, they would come out quite dense and greasy, so enjoy them in raw form!

Frequently asked questions

How long does it keep?

Once you have made your edible cookie dough, cover it and keep it n the fridge. It will keep well for up to 5 days.

Can you freeze it?

Yes! This freezes well and will keep well for up to a month. It’s best to freeze them in individual balls so that you don’t have to thaw the whole batch to enjoy some. Freeze the balls solid on a baking sheet before transferring to a freezer bag or container.

Is it safe to eat cookie dough?

This cookie dough is safe to eat, but it is best not to eat a normal cookie dough straight from the bowl. Raw eggs and raw flour can both contain salmonella and E-coli which can make you ill. This edible cookie dough is eggless and made with coconut and almond flour, so it’s perfectly safe to eat.

Final cookie dough batter in a large bowl with cookie scoop next to it

It’s never a bad idea to have a batch of edible cookie dough on hand for a mid afternoon snack! It’s great for an after school treat for the kids, that’s if there’s any left for them!

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Edible Cookie Dough

Quick and easy to make, this vegan and gluten-free cookie dough comes together in minutes. It's the perfect cookie snack!
5 from 6 votes
Servings 12 servings
Course Dessert, Snack
Calories 168
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut flour, cane sugar, and salt and stir to combine well.
  • Add the almond milk, coconut oil and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients, stirring until everything is moist and well combined. If the mix seems too wet, add an extra tablespoon of coconut flour.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Can be served as is or rolled into cookie dough balls.

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Notes

Storage: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for 1 month. 
Freezing Instructions: If storing in the freezer, scoop out 1 tablespoon size mounds and freeze individually to facilitate defrosting for snacking.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • You can use granulated sugar instead of cane sugar. 
  • You can use melted butter (regular or vegan) instead of coconut oil.
  • You can use any type of milk.
  • You can use white, milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips if you prefer.
Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use. 

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 69mg, Potassium: 47mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 11g, Calcium: 49mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

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    1. Don’t bake this cookie dough! This cookie dough is made to be eaten raw, not baked into cookies. The dough has no leavening agents so they don’t rise or spread out. If you baked them, they would come out quite dense and greasy, so enjoy them in raw form!

  1. I’m so excited to make this! But question… the nutritional information is it per piece, per batch? I’m looking to try a bunch of your recipes and would love to know how many calories I’m going to be eating. Hehe

  2. I just made this – my first edible cookie dough ever – and popped it in the fridge, for the family to try when they all come home. I tried some while making it and it tastes absolutely delicious (the fridge it’s just an excuse to avoid eating it all in one go!). Yum yum 😍

    Update on the cookie dough: lasted one evening, everybody (even my husband who doesn’t really have a sweet tooth) here LOVED it and asked me to make it again! Thanks Yumna

  3. I just made this – my first edible cookie dough ever – and popped it in the fridge, for the family to try when they all come home. I tried some while making it and it tastes absolutely delicious (the fridge it’s just an excuse to avoid eating it all in one go!). Yum yum 😍