Single Serve Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Craving classic peanut butter cookies but don’t want to make a whole batch? This single serve Peanut Butter Cookie Dough is the perfect sweet treat!

jar of peanut butter cookie dough with text overlay for facebook


I have admitted it before, I love cookie dough. I might even enjoy cookie dough more than I do baked cookies. Actually, not might, I do. I often judge the deliciousness of a baked good purely on the batter or dough alone.

And I even eat it raw. *Gasp* Listen, for my nearly 40 years, no raw eggs or flour has killed me yet. And quite frankly, I don’t understand why a drippy egg yolk mounted on Eggs Benedict is any better than raw cookie dough.

It is only slightly warmer and certainly not to the extent that it needs to be to kill germs. The moral of this tangent: raw cookie dough has a very low chance of harming you.

Sometimes when I want a sweet treat, I make myself a little bowl of single serve eggless cookie dough. After I realized I wasn’t alone when my Single Serve Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough went viral, I decided to also share my beloved Eggless Single Serve Peanut Butter Cookie Dough recipe.

We all have those nights when we want to put on our PJ’s, watch guilty pleasure TV, chill and indulge in tasty treats. I like to rationalize that Single Serve Peanut Butter Cookie Dough is actually semi good for you because it has peanut butter and peanut butter is loaded with protein. Wink Wink.

I mean, what’s not to love about cookie dough that you’re allowed to eat? Here are a few reasons why we love it:

  • Quick and easy – This is a dessert that you can literally have ready to go in only 5 minutes, maybe even less.
  • Simple ingredients – This recipe is made with all pantry ingredients, plus butter. I bet you already have them all!
  • Loved by all – Unless there is someone with a peanut allergy, this recipe is sure to be a winner with everyone.
overhead shot of cookie dough in a jar

Heat-Treated Flour

Uncooked flour has a small chance of containing some yucky things, so 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.

The oven is another good option, simply place it in a thin layer on a baking sheet at 350°F for 5ish minutes. Just make sure it doesn’t burn. This should be plenty to kill off any harmful bacteria.

I can almost guarantee that you have most, if not all of these simple ingredients already on hand. If not, they’re super easily found at the grocery store.

  • Butter – I always like to use unsalted butter. Different brands have different amounts of salt. Using unsalted softened butter allows me to control the salt content.
  • Sugar – Granulated white sugar is what we will use for this sweet treat.
  • Light brown sugar – Brown sugar adds a nice molasses type flavor. It’s also soft and adds a great texture.
  • Vanilla – Pure vanilla extract is what gives this easy edible sugar cookie dough the classic taste of sugar cookies.
  • Smooth peanut butter – Unless you like a crunchy cookie dough, I would recommend using creamy peanut butter.
  • Flour – All purpose flour is what we need here. Check the section above for how to heat treat it to ensure it’s safe to eat.
  • Salt – We just need a pinch. If you are using salted butter, you can totally omit this all together.
overhead shot of spoon in peanut butter cookie dough

It really couldn’t be easier to satisfy your sweet tooth with this edible peanut butter cookie dough recipe. Check out how below.

  1. Soften butter. This step is the most commonly messed up step and I can no stress enough that your butter must be soft, but not melted. Here are a few ways to soften butter fast. This is also the number one reason you won’t achieve the desired cookie dough texture. After you melt it, it is hard to get back.
  2. Stir to combine. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir.


There are plenty of ways to make this eggless peanut butter cookie dough your own. Here are some options:

  • Add ins – To really amp up the peanut butter flavor, try stirring in some peanut butter cups or peanut butter chips. Regular chocolate chips, nuts or sprinkles would also be great ideas.
  • Thin it out – If you feel that your delicious edible sugar cookie dough is too thick, try adding a little bit of regular milk or nut milk.
  • Cookie dough balls – You can shape your dough into little bites of cookie dough that are great for topping ice cream or any other fun treat.
  • Chunky peanut butter – If you like a little crunch to your regular cookie dough, you can certainly use crunchy peanut butter instead.
spoon in bowl of cookie dough

Storage and Freezing

How Long Does Edible Cookie Dough?

Refrigerate and store any leftovers in an airtight container or covered tightly with plastic wrap so it doesn’t dry out. It should stay good for about 2 days. Keep in mind that this version doesn’t have any preservatives or additives.

Can You Freeze Edible Cookie Dough?

You can freeze this peanut butter cookie dough for up to 6 months. If you want to make them into little balls or add it to ice cream as a tasty treat, add an additional tablespoon of flour so it holds its shape.

close up of cookie dough in bowl
Is raw cookie dough safe during pregnancy? 

I am not a medical physician, so this is not medical advice, however since this is 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.

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 believe that you are fine eating anything in moderation. But… peanut butter has protein. You like that rationalization? Hahahaha! 

Can edible cookie dough be baked?

You can bake it all you want, but since there aren’t eggs or leaveners, it won’t amount to much.

Can I make this recipe with crunchy peanut butter?

Sure! Use whatever texture peanut butter you prefer. 

collage of peanut butter cookie dough for pinterest

More Favorite Dessert Recipes

straight on shot of stuffed cookie dough cupcake on a plate

Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes

4.96 from 43 votes
Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes are vanilla cupcakes stuffed with edible cookie dough and topped with whipped chocolate frosting. You won’t beleive how easy these are to make! 
See The Recipe!
scoop taken out of chocolate chip cheese ball

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

4.94 from 62 votes
With soft flavored cream cheese, this Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball is so delicious, you’d think it was actual cookie dough!
See The Recipe!
brownie cupcake with peanut butter frosting and hershey bar topping

Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

4.50 from 26 votes
Delicious Brownie Cupcakes topped with whipped peanut butter frosting because chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven!
See The Recipe!
overhead shot of single serve peanut butter cookie dough with text overlay for pinterest
angled shot of jar of peanut butter cookie dough

Single Serve Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Recipe

4.58 from 75 votes
Indulge in small bowl of heaven: eggless single serve peanut butter cookie dough. You know you want some.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1



  • Combine the butter, sugars, vanilla, peanut butter, flour and salt in a small mixing bowl. Stir until combined. Add any mix-ins you prefer.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or star ratings.



Calories: 597 kcal, Carbohydrates: 54 g, Protein: 11 g, Fat: 39 g, Saturated Fat: 17 g, Cholesterol: 60 mg, Sodium: 735 mg, Potassium: 207 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 26 g, Vitamin A: 700 IU, Calcium: 14 mg, Iron: 2.1 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 597
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter cookie dough, single serving cookie dough
Did you make this recipe?I’d love to see your recipes – snap a picture and mention @savoryexperiments or tag #savoryexperiments!
Jessica Formicola in her ktichen

About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

Read More About Jessica

Join The Discussion

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

Questions and Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    Pro-tip: cream the butter, peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla before adding the flour, just like real cookie dough. It makes it much better.

  2. Quick and easy but needs about half the salt – it was pretty much all I could taste with the regular recipe. Otherwise it’s good!

  3. 5 stars
    Due to a recently realized allergy to nearly all nuts (only walnuts are safe for me), I made this with sunflower butter–it was SOOOOO good! Amazing what one can adjust to when it’s necessary, and I have zero complaints about using sunflower seeds made into drippy seed butter. Delicious stuff!

  4. 4 stars
    I tried this and it didn’t turn out too well. I only tested it once so there could be a multitude of errors. I think peanut butter balls are much more delicious and simple. I don’t want to hate on the recipe, just giving feedback 🙂

    1. A lot of times it has to do with the butter- allowing it to soften on its own versus microwave makes a huge difference. I agree, peanut butter balls are the best! This recipe was more of a single serving hack in an emergency peanut cookie situation 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    I have been craving peanut butter heaps Jessica and sense it might have to do with your great photo and recipe!
    Thanks for stopping by the Say G’day Party and sharing! Pinned all your submissions and look forward to seeing you next Saturday!!