Best Edible Egg Free Cookie Dough Recipe

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Looking for an egg free cookie dough? If so, you’ve found the right place! Let’s be real; cookie dough can really hit the spot, but, as you probably already know, you shouldn’t eat cookie dough raw. So, is there any way to eat cookie dough without needing to add egg? Why, yes! In fact, it is incredibly easy to whip up a delicious edible cookie dough recipe without needing to use raw eggs. So, if you’re feeling hungry and this sounds interesting to you, let’s go ahead and dig into the details.

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Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe

  • Author: Anna
  • Category: dessert

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cups heat treated flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 stick salted butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 23 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Combine your butter and sugar using a hand mixer. Beat until pale and fluffy.
  2. Add your vanilla extract and stir.
  3. Sift in your all purpose flour along with your salt.
  4. Add milk until the cookie dough pulls together and becomes the right consistency(not too sticky and not too thin).
  5. Carefully fold in your chocolate chips.
  6. Using a cookie dough scoop or a tablespoon, scoop up approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons of cookie dough and roll it between your hands. Place each cookie dough ball on a lined baking sheet. Refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
  7. Enjoy!

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First and foremost, I want you to understand that most edible cookie dough recipes won’t have eggs.

Shocked? Don’t be.

Though raw cookie dough recipes will certainly contain eggs, you won’t have to worry about that when it comes to edible cookie dough. The reason is that eating raw eggs can cause you to become very ill as they bring with them certain types of bacteria that can cause unwanted symptoms. Rather than take the risk, most edible cookie dough you find will be an eggless cookie dough recipe, and the recipes I’m about to give you are no different.

A second thing you’ll want to remember when attempting edible and delicious cookie dough is that you need to make the raw flour safe to eat.

That’s right. Raw flour has the propensity to make people sick the same way that raw eggs do. The reason? Believe it or not, raw flour also contains many of the same germs and bacteria that raw egg does when it isn’t cooked. It is the cooking process that works to kill bacteria in raw flour. It is for this reason that you must heat treat flour before using it in edible cookie dough.

Wondering what heat treating flour looks like? No worries. I’ll explain that in the segment coming up. Sit tight!

Egg Free Cookie Dough Recipe

Making edible egg free cookie dough is relatively easy.

Scratch that. It is very, very easy.

However, as previously mentioned, making edible cookie dough means you’ll need to heat treat any wheat flour you are using in order to make it safe to eat raw. If you want to get your flour heat treated before starting your recipe, follow these steps:

  • Spread the all purpose flour to be used in your edible cookie dough recipe evenly across a lined baking sheet.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Once the oven is warm, pop the baking sheet in the oven and cook for about 7-10 minutes, taking care not to burn.
  • Allow the flour to cool completely before using it in your eggless cookie dough recipe.

And now for the moment you’ve been waiting for! I’ve got several dynamite recipes lined up for you, all of which contain no egg in the recipe. Bear in mind that each recipe requires that you heat treat your flour using the method described above. Also, although these recipes aren’t necessarily vegan by design, you can absolutely make vegan edible cookie dough simply by substituting the butter for vegan butter and swapping applicable mix-ins and other ingredients with vegan-friendly options.

OK, and now, without further ado, let’s get into it!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups heat treated flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 stick salted butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Combine your butter and sugar using a hand mixer. Beat until pale and fluffy.
  2. Add your vanilla extract and stir.
  3. Sift in your all purpose flour along with your salt.
  4. Add milk until the cookie dough pulls together and becomes the right consistency (not too sticky and not too thin).
  5. Carefully fold in your chocolate chips.
  6. Using a cookie dough scoop or a tablespoon, scoop up approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons of cookie dough and roll it between your hands. Place each cookie dough ball on a lined baking sheet. Refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
  7. Enjoy!
Best Edible Egg Free Cookie Dough Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Combine your butter and sugar using a hand mixer. Beat until pale and fluffy.
  2. Add your vanilla extract and stir.
  3. Sift in your all purpose flour along with your salt.
  4. Add milk until the cookie dough pulls together and becomes the right consistency (not too sticky and not too thin).
  5. Carefully fold in your sprinkles.
  6. using a cookie dough scoop or a tablespoon, scoop up approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons of cookie dough and roll it between your hands. Place each cookie dough ball on a lined baking sheet. Refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
  7. Enjoy!

Instructions

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick of salted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Combine your butter and sugar using a hand mixer. Beat until pale and fluffy.
  2. Add your vanilla extract and stir.
  3. Sift in your all purpose flour along with your salt.
  4. Add milk until the cookie dough pulls together and becomes the right consistency (not too sticky and not too thin).
  5. Carefully fold in your chocolate chips.
  6. using a cookie dough scoop or a tablespoon, scoop up approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons of cookie dough and roll it between your hands. Place each cookie dough ball on a lined baking sheet. Refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
  7. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • scant dash of salt

Instructions

  1. Combine your butter and sugar using a hand mixer. Beat until pale and fluffy.
  2. Add your vanilla extract and stir.
  3. Sift in your all purpose flour along with your salt.
  4. Add milk until the cookie dough pulls together and becomes the right consistency (not too sticky and not too thin).
  5. Add in any mix-ins you desire … or leave plain!
  6. Using a cookie dough scoop or a tablespoon, scoop up approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons of cookie dough and roll it between your hands. Place each cookie dough ball on a lined baking sheet. Refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
  7. Enjoy!
Best Edible Egg Free Cookie Dough Recipe

Yes, you can freeze eggless cookie dough. But when you do, it may help to portion it out first.

To do so, scoop your cookie dough into balls before placing in an airtight container or freezer bag. This will make it much easier to thaw your edible cookie dough individually without having to thaw the entire cookie dough batch.

You can leave eggs out of edible cookie dough, but leaving it out of normal cookie dough may not work so well. If you want to leave eggs out of bakeable cookie dough, you’ll need to replace it with a binder of some sort. Some common replacements for eggs in cookie dough include:

  • Applesauce (1/4 cup per egg)
  • Flaxseed and water (otherwise known as a “flax egg”)
  • Yogurt (1/4 cup per egg)
  • Fizzy water (1/4 cup per egg)

As a rule of thumb, you shouldn’t allow any food that is normally refrigerated sit out for longer than 2 hours. This is especially true if your edible cookie dough contains dairy (such as butter). Because of this, we recommend that you chill your cookie dough at least 2 hours after making.

Cookie dough made without eggs usually lasts about 1-2 days in the refrigerator and up to 2 months at best quality in the freezer. In either event, make sure that the eggless cookie dough is stored in an airtight container so that it stays fresh.

Otherwise, your eggless cookie dough may take on flavors and odors from other items in your fridge or freezer, and it also may dry out or become freezer burned.

As you can see, there are many flavors to choose from when it comes to eggless cookie dough. Choose the one that best suits your preference. Just be sure that you refrain from eating regular cookie dough whose flour isn’t heat treated, and that includes egg. If you do, you’re putting yourself at serious risk for acquiring illness.

For another dessert without eggs, check out my eggless brownies recipe!

I hope this has inspired you to try eggless cookie dough the next time you get a hankering. Until next time!

FAQs

What can I substitute for eggs in edible cookie dough?

Edible cookie dough doesn’t typically need egg, and therefore, you won’t need to find a replacement for it. If, however, you need to replace egg in regular cookie dough, try using applesauce, flax egg, carbonated water, yogurt, or other feasible substitutes.

Does store bought cookie dough have eggs?

That depends. There are some types of store bought cookie dough that contain eggs and some that don’t. To know for sure, check the ingredients label on the package or opt to purchase vegan cookie dough instead.

What ways can I use eggless cookie dough?

Eggless cookie dough can be used for cookie dough ice cream, cookie dough cake*, as a filling for cupcakes, or all by itself! 

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