These Edible Cookie Dough Bites are an easy no-bake recipe! Perfect for when you are craving some yummy cookie dough because it takes just 5 minutes to make. These delicious bites are also a huge hit at parties!
There are no eggs in this recipe and the flour is treated with heat to make it completely safe to eat!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
I have a weakness for cookie dough! It may be my favorite sweet treat` in the whole world! And I'll confess that I have eaten my fair share of raw dough despite the risk that comes with eating raw eggs and flour. But I feel so much better sneaking a bite when it's an edible cookie dough recipe! Especially when it is made with simple ingredients and tastes JUST LIKE regular cookie dough! You'll love satisfying your cookie dough cravings with this recipe too!
- Quick and Easy: You can have delicious, safe-to-eat, chocolate chip cookie dough in just a few minutes.
- Make-Ahead: Keep your cookie balls in the refrigerator or freezer to enjoy whenever a craving hits.
- No-Bake Recipe: This is a great recipe to make in the summer because you don't even have to turn on your oven!
- Kid-Friendly: This is an easy recipe for the kids to help with since there is no baking involved. And you know they will be happy to enjoy this sweet snack once you're all done!
Here are a few more no-bake easy recipes that the kids love!
Flour - White or wheat all-purpose flour work great in this recipe! You can also use an alternative flour as well, like almond flour. Just check the label to see if it needs to be heat-treated.
Butter - Soften to room temperature so that it mixes in easily and creates the right dough texture. If you are using unsalted butter then add ¼ teaspoon of salt. Vegan butter can be used.
Sugar - Using a mix of brown sugar and granulated sugar make this taste just like real dough! You can use all white sugar if needed, but the brown sugar adds the classic caramelized molasses flavor that is so good!
Milk - Milk adds moisture to the dough. Start with 2 tablespoons and add additional milk to reach your desired consistency.
Baking Soda - This optional ingredient is added to help the dough taste more like authentic chocolate chip cookie dough. Feel free to leave it out.
Mini Chocolate Chips - You can use your favorite type of chocolate. I used semi-sweet, but milk or dark chocolate is great too! Mini chips are easier to distribute consistently throughout the dough, but you can use regular chocolate chips as well.
Is Raw Flour Safe to Eat?
Flour is made from wheat which is a grain, and grains have naturally occurring harmful bacteria that live on them. Because of this, you need to heat the flour to a temperature of 165°F (74°C) to kill the bacteria and make it safe to eat.
Usually, this would happen while you were baking, but since this recipe is raw cookie dough, you need to heat the flour before you use it. There are two super simple ways you can do this:
- Microwave - Place a bowl of flour in the microwave and heat in 30-second intervals, stirring each time. Microwave for 90-120 seconds total, until the flour temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
- Oven - Just spread the flour onto a baking sheet and place it in a 350°F (177°C) oven for 5 minutes. Stir it after a couple of minutes to help heat the flour evenly.
Personally, I love the microwave method because you don't even have to turn on your oven! But both methods are really easy!
You can read more bout what the CDC has to say about raw flour and eggs in this article.
Step One: Beat Butter and Sugar
- Use a large bowl and a hand mixer or stand mixer to beat the butter and both types of sugar until they are light and fluffy, then add the vanilla extract and milk and mix for one minute.
Step Two: Add Dry Ingredients
- Add the cooled flour, along with the baking soda, if using, and mix on low speed until fully combined.
Step Three: Stir in Chocolate Chips
- Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula or wooden spoon. Folding means you take the dough on the bottom of the bowl and gently press it onto the dough at the top.
Step Four: Portion into Balls
- Use a one-inch cookie scoop or mini ice cream scoop and make level scoops of dough. If you don't have a cookie scoop then you can use a tablespoon.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the dough balls onto the paper. If you want more uniform balls then you can roll them in your hands.
- The dough can be enjoyed right away but the texture is best if it is refrigerated for one hour.
Mix it up and make different flavors of cookie dough bites by adding replacing the mini chocolate chips with one of these ingredients.
- White chocolate chips
- Reese's peanut butter cups
- Seasonally colored M&Ms
- Nuts (like pecans, walnuts, or macadamia nuts)
- Sprinkles for confetti dough
- Toffee bits
- Oatmeal & raisins
- Oreos cookie pieces
- Mint candies
- Shredded coconut
- Dark chocolate chips
- Replace the butter with peanut butter for edible peanut butter cookie dough.
There are so many ways to serve these easy treats!
- Use tiny chocolate chip cookie dough bites as topping for cupcakes or decorated cakes.
- Stir it into homemade ice cream, or sprinkle on top of a bowl of store-bought ice cream, to make your own Cookie Dough Ice Cream!
- Blend with ice cream and milk for a Cookie Dough Milkshake.
- Put it on a stick and dip in melted chocolate for cookie dough cake pops.
- You can even use them as a topping for pancakes and waffles for a special occasion or brunch!
Once your edible dough is chilled and firm you can place the balls in an airtight container or bag and keep them refrigerated or place them in the freezer.
These bites are good for up to five days refrigerated. (If they last that long!)
To freeze: Place the parchment-lined cookie sheet in the freezer for about an hour to harden the dough, and then transfer the dough bites to a container or bag. They will keep in the freezer for 3 months.
No, there are no eggs or leavening agents in this dough so the dough does not bake into traditional cookies. The chocolate chip cookies would not puff up or be the right texture.
Raw eggs carry a risk of salmonella and raw flour could be contaminated with E. coli so it is recommended that both are heated to 165°F (74°C). This cookie dough recipe is made without eggs and uses heat-treated flour so that it can be eaten without baking.
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No Bake Cookie Dough BitesRecipe by:
- 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour 163 grams
- ½ cup salted butter, softened 113 grams
- ½ cup packed brown sugar 110 grams
- ¼ cup granulated sugar 50 grams
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk 30 ml
- 1 pinch baking soda
- ¾ cup mini chocolate chips
- Place the flour in a small bowl and microwave for 90-120 seconds, stirring the flour every 30 seconds. The flour is ready once it has reached 165°F (74°C). Alternatively, you can spread onto a baking sheet and bake at 350°F (177°C) for 5 minutes.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter with the brown sugar and granulated sugar on high speed for 2-3 minutes. The mixture should be light and fluffy.
- Mix in the vanilla extract and milk on low speed, then add in the cooled flour and baking soda (if using). Stir until it is completely incorporated.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, portion the dough into balls. If you want perfectly shaped balls then you can roll them in your hands. Place the balls onto a parchment-lined tray. They can be enjoyed immediately but are best when refrigerated for at least 1 hour.