Best Edible Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe

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Edible sugar cookie dough is an awesome treat when you want something quick and sweet but don’t want to fire up the oven. Using ingredients you probably already have laying around, you can easily whip up a deliciously creamy edible sugar cookie dough that tastes just like sugar cookies…but easier! Moreover, you can add whatever mix-ins you want to this dough, which makes it even more special.

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Edible Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe

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Edible Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe

Edible sugar cookie dough is simple and easy to make. To make edible sugar cookie dough, you’ll need only a handful of ingredients, a bowl, and a spoon for eating! You’ll love the decadent flavor of this dough.

  • Author: Anna

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 34 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Rainbow sprinkles (as needed)
  • White chocolate (optional, as needed)

Instructions

  1. To start, you’ll need to heat treat your flour. To heat treat your flour, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread your flour evenly over a lined baking sheet and hea the flour for 7-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool completely. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat your butter and sugar with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. To this mixture, add your vanilla extract and sea salt, and stir until well combined.
  4. Sift in your cooled flour. Stir.
  5. Gently fold in your sprinkles and white chocolate if using.
  6. Roll into edible sugar cookie dough balls or store as is in an airtight container in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or until firm. You can also enjoy the cookie dough at room temperature if you wish.
  7. For long-term storage, this cookie dough lasts in the fridge 5-7 days in an airtight container. Alternatively, you can freeze this edible cookie dough for up to 2 months at best quality in an airtight freezer safe container (or freezer bag).

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Edible sugar cookie dough is cookie dough that doesn’t have ingredients that could make you sick if you eat it. Because traditional sugar cookie dough tends to have raw eggs and flour in the mix, it can actually pose a risk to your health. However, edible sugar cookie dough tends to contain no eggs and has flour that has been heat treated to make the cookie dough safe to consume.

Edible sugar cookie dough is simple and easy to make. To make edible sugar cookie dough, you’ll need only a handful of ingredients, a bowl, and a spoon for eating! You’ll love the decadent flavor of this dough, and you won’t need to worry about it making you sick as long as you follow the directions for heat treated flour below. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Rainbow sprinkles (as needed)
  • White chocolate (optional, as needed)

Instructions

  1. To start, you’ll need to heat treat your flour. To heat treat your flour, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread your flour evenly over a lined baking sheet and hea the flour for 7-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool completely. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat your butter and sugar with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. To this mixture, add your vanilla extract and sea salt, and stir until well combined.
  4. Sift in your cooled flour. Stir.
  5. Gently fold in your sprinkles and white chocolate if using.
  6. Roll into edible sugar cookie dough balls or store as is in an airtight container in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or until firm. You can also enjoy the cookie dough at room temperature if you wish.
  7. For long-term storage, this cookie dough lasts in the fridge 5-7 days in an airtight container. Alternatively, you can freeze this edible cookie dough for up to 2 months at best quality in an airtight freezer safe container (or freezer bag).
  • Don’t skip using a hand mixer when creaming together your butter and sugar. This creates a light and fluffy cookie dough consistency that is unmatched and really helps give it a “real” cookie dough texture.
  • You can opt to use all granulated (white) sugar instead of using brown sugar in this recipe if you want to. Using the brown sugar, and even pure vanilla extract, may give your sugar cookie dough a darker hue than you’re used to. If you don’t like this, opt for replacing the brown sugar with granulated sugar and the pure vanilla extract with clear vanilla extract. Just note that the flavor may change, but only slightly.
  • You can totally replace the flour in this recipe with a gluten free flour blend. However, you may or may not need to heat treat the flour blend depending on the brand. To be safe, go ahead and heat treat your gluten free flour blend anyway if you choose to use this substitution.
  • Purchase a cookie scoop or substitutes or ice cream scoop to make your life easier. Line a baking sheet and use a cookie scoop to get evenly portioned cookie dough balls for chilling and devouring later. Alternatively, using an ice cream scoop can get you large balls of cookie dough that can be enjoyed much like ice cream in a nice bowl and eaten with a spoon. Yum!
  • The white chocolate and sprinkles are totally omittable if you don’t want to use them. Feel free to sub in any mix-ins you choose to make this edible sugar cookie dough recipe tailored to your specific tastes.
  • Note that pure vanilla extract and imitation vanilla are two different things and will yield different flavors. While pure vanilla will taste better, it will darken your cookie dough a bit. Imitation vanilla tends to be clear, but may not taste as fresh as pure vanilla. Use whichever works best for you!

So, you’ve got your edible cookie dough made… Now what? Try the following ways to enjoy your edible sugar cookie dough:

  • Scoop the dough into a bowl using an ice cream scoop and enjoy it the same way you would ice cream. Don’t forget your spoon!
  • Use the sugar cookie dough to create cookie dough ice cream
  • Use the sugar cookie dough recipe in cakes, cupcakes, and other goodies
  • Make cookie dough truffles by rolling them in melted chocolate

It’s okay to eat sugar cookie dough, but only if it’s truly edible.

Let’s face it. It’s fun to lick the spoon when you’re making traditional cookie dough. It tastes sweet and delicious and feels like a secondary treat to the actual cookie. However, there are issues associated with eating raw sugar cookie dough. If the dough isn’t specifically designated as edible sugar cookie dough, it means that there isn’t heat treated flour in it and that it probably has raw eggs.

Eating raw eggs and raw flour can have detrimental impacts on your health. It can introduce harmful bacteria like Salmonella and E.coli to your system. 

Making a no bake recipe like edible sugar cookie dough, however, doesn’t pose such a threat. Instead, these recipes will require heat treating flour ahead of time and will usually eliminate eggs altogether.

Thus, if you want to eat sugar cookie dough, you’ll need to search for edible cookie dough recipes, like those featured here and elsewhere on my blog, to enjoy edible sugar cookie balls safely.

Best Edible Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe

Remember, edible sugar cookie dough isn’t the same as normal cookie dough. Cookie dough that is “normal” will contain untreated flour and eggs, which has the propensity to make you sick when eaten raw. It is for this reason that you can bake the cookie dough and not have to worry about it making you ill.

Edible sugar cookie dough, on the other hand, won’t contain eggs and will be made with heat treated flour. This edible sugar cookie dough often contains many of the same ingredients you love from regular cookie dough (hello vanilla, butter and sugar) but without the dangerous components that could pose a risk to your health.

Lastly, remember that though edible sugar cookie dough recipes often have similar ingredients to traditional cookie dough balls, they may not exactly bake up the way you’re used to. For this reason, we recommend you simply use regular cookie dough when looking to bake cookies instead of baking edible cookie dough, as the latter may turn out hard and flat due to lack of egg and leavener in the recipe.

Edible sugar cookie dough is a deliciously sweet and creamy treat that’s perfect on a relaxing day. Add your own mix-ins and customizations to this basic recipe to create something that is all your own. Just be sure to heat treat the flour for mixing it in to keep this edible sugar cookie dough safe and fun to eat.

Enjoy!

FAQs

Is there edible raw cookie dough?

Yes and no. The term “raw” refers to uncooked. If you’re eating cookie dough that is truly raw and contains no cooked ingredients, you may be in for trouble, especially if the recipe includes all-purpose flour. If, however, the cookie dough contains heat treated flour or a type of flour that doesn’t require heat treating (such as almond flour), then edible “raw” cookie dough is totally possible…and enjoyable!

Why can’t you bake Nestle edible cookie dough?

Most edible cookie dough recipes don’t contain leavener. Leavener shows up in the form of baking soda or baking powder to give your cookies lift and texture. Because edible cookie dough isn’t meant to be baked, you won’t normally see these ingredients in the recipe. If you do happen to bake edible cookie dough, you’ll likely end up with flat, dense, and unappetizing results. I don’t recommend it!

Can you freeze edible sugar cookie dough?

You sure can. Simply place the dough in a freezer bag or freezer safe storage container to prevent the dough from acquiring freezer burn. The dough will keep for 2 months at the best quality.

What can you add to sugar cookie dough to make it more interesting?

Try adding white chocolate chips, rainbow sprinkles, marshmallows, pecans, or crushed Oreos to your edible sugar cookie dough. You could also try eating the cookie dough like you would ice cream with loads of chocolate fudge syrup and whipped cream to top things off. Get creative!

Is sugar cookie dough gluten free?

Sugar cookie dough isn’t typically gluten free, however, there are gluten free cookie dough recipes out there that certainly fit the bill if you want to sample this treat but are sensitive to gluten.

Is sugar cookie dough healthy?

Not really! It’s loaded with butter and sugar. However, if you’re interested in healthy cookie dough options, be sure to check out my healthy protein ball cookie dough recipe or my healthy cookie dough yogurt dip!

By Anna

Anna Brooks, the voice behind CooksDream.com, is a seasoned writer and editor with an insatiable love for food. While not a professional chef, her culinary adventures and unique insights have captivated readers for years. Anna believes in the transformative power of food, stating it "feeds the soul." Dive into her writings for a mix of inspiration, entertainment, and culinary wisdom. Author Pinterest Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Tumblr Reddit Quora

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