Edible Chocolate Cookie Dough

If you find yourself sneaking bits of cookie dough here and there, check out this Edible Eggless Chocolate Cookie Dough! Cookie dough that’s safe to eat!

Close up of edible cookie dough on a spoon


I’ve never met a cookie dough I didn’t like. I LOVE COOKIE DOUGH! Seriously, my Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is one of my personal favorite recipes, but also one of the most popular on my whole site.

Ingredients for single serving eggless cookie dough

Which is why I started to make a whole line of single serve cookie doughs.

Mixing bowl with eggless cookie dough

In fact, I might enjoy raw cookie dough more than actually baked cookies and I always judge a dessert on the deliciousness of the batter or dough.

DISCLAIMER: Do not eat raw flour or raw eggs. See notes below on heat treated flour…

I am totally guilty of a spoonful or licking the beaters for just about any dessert recipe. 

Mixing eggless cookie dough recipe

It is funny to me that some folks refer to it as “edible cookie dough”… isn’t it all edible cookie dough? Just some forms are safer than others? 

And we’ve all eaten raw cookie dough with uncooked eggs. We also ALL SURVIVED! (Although I am not condoning this or saying you will be fine… just merely making an observation…) 

Chocolate cookie dough for one

I know there is salmonella and all that jazz, but I guess I have a raw cookie dough inferiority complex thinking it will never happen to me and luckily, it hasn’t.

Although I’ve never had any complications from raw cookie dough I figured I’d be on the safe side and to figure out how to make just a little bit of homemade cookie dough instead of a whole batch.

M&Ms pouring into edible cookie dough

Learning how to make edible cookie dough takes just a few minutes to prepare and you can indulge in yummy cookie dough amazingness.

Raw flour can contain E. Coli, to prevent this, pasteurize it at home. Microwaving is the quickest way. Place raw flour into the microwave (flour alone, not the dough) and heat on high for 20- 45 seconds.

Please be mindful that all microwaves are different. Watch the flour closely so it doesn’t burn. You can also put it in the oven on 350 for 5ish minutes.

You don’t need to buy one of those giant tubs of edible cookie dough at the store. In fact, I don’t think I’ve even seen them come in chocolate before.

Chocolate cookie dough in a bowl

I used M&Ms in this batch, but the add-ins are endless. Here are some of my other favorites to put in this Edible Eggless Chocolate Cookie Dough:

  • Chopped nuts
  • Crushed Twix
  • Crushed Snickers
  • Pretzels
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • Swirled with creamy peanut butter
  • Caramel Sauce drizzle
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Plain without any add-ins
spoon of chocolate cookie dough

Single serving cookie dough
Cooking dough in a clear mixing bowl

Is raw cookie dough safe during pregnancy? I am not a medical physician, so this is not medical advice, however since this cookie dough is egg free and if you treat the flour, it should be okay to eat.

I ate it while pregnant if that helps you out at all.

To treat your flour: Raw flour can contain E. Coli, to prevent this, pasteurize it at home. Microwaving is the quickest way. Place raw flour into the microwave (flour alone, not the dough) and heat on high for 20- 45 seconds.

Please be mindful that all microwaves are different. Watch the flour closely so it doesn’t burn. You can also put it in the oven on 350 for 5ish minutes.

Is edible cookie dough vegan? Some recipes for edible cookie dough may be, but since mine contains butter, it is not.

Close up of edible chocolate chip cookie dough

Is no-bake cookie dough healthy? I am going out on a limb here and telling you no, edible cookie dough is not healthy by any standard, however I beleive that you are fine eating anything in moderation.

Can edible eggless chocolate cookie dough be baked? You can bake it all you want, but since there aren’t eggs or leviners, it won’t amount to much.

Does raw cookie dough need to be refrigerated? Yes, please refrigerate until ready to eat. Keep your cookie dough covered.

How long does edible cookie dough last? My cookie dough recipe doesn’t contain any preservatives or additives, so it doesn’t last long.

However, since it also doesn’t make much, I’m not sure how much will be left over. I’d say about 1-2 days, covered, in the fridge.

Edible cookie dough for one

How to make edible cookie dough without butter? My edible cookie dough recipe calls for butter. I suppose you can use a vegan butter, but quite frankly, it is a pinnable of the recipe and I am not sure how good it will be without it.

Can you freeze eggless cookie dough? This is more of a cookie dough truffle and the answer is yes, but you might need to add slightly more flour in order to roll them into balls. 

Roll them into balls and then place them in an airtight plastic bag. They should be good for up to 6 months. Check out more information on how to freeze food properly HERE! 

My cookie dough is soupy, why? I’m going out on a limb to say you melted the butter. Melted butter is the number one cause of yucky cookie dough.

It changes the texture and consistency and forces you to add more flour to avoid cookie dough soup, only this makes the texture gritty and well, flour-y.

What is the difference between vanilla extract and vanilla flavoring? Pure vanilla extract comes from pure vanilla beans whereas vanilla flavoring is just flavored water.

Vanilla extract is typically much more expensive because vanilla pods are pricey. You can use either in this recipe. 

I don’t have brown sugar, what do I do? You can use all white sugar, but it will be more like a sugar cookie dough, not a bad thing, but not chocolate chip. 

Can I use this eggless cookie dough for ice cream? You can totally use this cookie dough recipe for ice cream. Simply freeze little nuggets of the prepare cookie dough and fold them into your ice cream after they are set. 

Chocolate cookie dough for Pinterest
spoon of chocolate edible cookie dough

Eggless Edible Chocolate Cookie Dough

5 from 11 votes
When it comes to edible cookie dough, this Edible Eggless Chocolate Cookie Dough recipe is the best! Just mix the ingredients and you're done!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 heaping tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon(s) butter softened
  • 1-2 tablespoon(s) Chocolate chips or other add-ins
  • 1 tablespoon water or milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons flour* more if your butter is melted
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder


  • Combine sugar, brown sugar, softened butter, chocolate chips, water, vanilla extract, salt and flour in a small bowl and mix well with a spatula.
  • Enjoy!
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!


Calories: 175 kcal, Carbohydrates: 39 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 16 mg, Potassium: 76 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 24 g, Iron: 1 mg
Calories: 175
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: edible cookie dough, eggless cookie dough
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Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    I absolutely love eating cookie dough and love that you have made a cookie dough without eggs. I tried the chocolate chip cookie dough and couldn’t stop eating it. So easy and delicious.

  2. 5 stars
    Edible cookie dough is a hit amongst my little kids. I love all the variations you include so that everyone is happy. This is a bonus that it is eggless. YUM!