This single-serve edible cookie dough is egg-free and needs no baking. Let’s be honest, one of the best things about making cookies is eating the dough. But let’s also be honest about the fact that cookie dough is kind of a pain to make. You have to dirty a bunch of bowls, electric mixers, and spoons, and then you have to clean it all up again. So what’s a cookie dough lover to do?
Make single-serve cookie dough, of course! This way, you can have your cookie dough and eat it too (literally). Plus, it’s super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
This recipe needs just one pan, and no whisking. It is egg-free and has cooked flour, which makes it perfectly safe to eat. After a long tiring day, I look forward to having some me time, with a bowl of this delicious dough and a double shot of espresso. How very childlike and grown-up of me!
So without further ado, let’s get the ingredient out, and get beat our cookie craving!
Why you will love this edible chocolate chip cookie dough
-It only takes a few minutes to make – faster than baking in the oven.
-You only need a few staple ingredients
-It’s egg-free and safe to eat
-Makes portion control easier! No giant batch of baked cookies calling to you in the middle of the night!
-Can be made gluten-free and low-carb.
What is edible cookie dough?
Cookie dough is the raw cookie dough we make before baking it in the oven. Normally, it contains raw flour and raw eggs. Eating raw cookie dough may increase your chance of food poisoning by certain bacteria. Regular cookie dough needs to be baked before eating.
But our edible cookie dough recipe needs no eggs and contains well-roasted flour, thus making it safer to eat without baking. This is not raw cookie dough, as the ingredients are cooked, and we do not use raw eggs.
Ingredients List (in order) – Cookie Dough For One
Butter – SInce we are going to melt this butter in a pan, we do not need softened butter. If you forget to bring it to room temperature, it’s okay! For a vegan option, use non-dairy, plant-based options which are made with oil and water. You can also use ghee or coconut oil.
Flour: I have used regular all-purpose flour (not self-raising flour). Since the flour is roasted well, it will significantly kill off dangerous bacteria that can make you sick. You can also cook the flour in an oven, or a microwave. I just find cooking everything in one pan, just so easy. Less mess to clean up. Since there is no raw flour, it is safer for my kids too.
Brown Sugar: Brown sugar contains molasses and will add a richer, deeper flavor with more moisture. If you do not it, just use white granulated sugar, molasses, maple syrup, or your favorite sweetener. White sugar might make the dough slightly drier, so add an extra tablespoon of milk if you need it.
Vanilla extract – I have used regular vanilla extract. You can also use almond extract.
Milk: I have used full-fat cow’s milk. You can substitute it with almond milk, coconut milk, macadamia milk, or any of your preferred milk for a dairy-free option.
Sea salt – Just a pinch of sea salt brings out all the sweetness and flavors in the cookie. You could also use regular table salt or pink Himalayan salt.
Chocolate Chips– Although optional, chocolate chips will make your dough extra special. If you are making these cookies vegan, make sure to get vegan chocolate chips. Chocolate chips, combined with brown sugar, make a decadent dessert.
You do not need baking soda, since we are to going to be baking the cookies.
How to make Edible Cookie Dough for one?
- Heat a pan or a skillet on medium heat.
- Add butter and allow it to melt. Do not let it burn.
- Sprinkle flour and keep stirring for a minute or two. This will ensure that your flour is cooked evenly and is just lightly browned. It will smell deliciously nutty at this point. Too long in the pan, and it will burn. This is heat treating the flour to make it safer to eat. If roasted well, the internal temperature will be well above the recommended 165 F.
- Once the flour is cooked, add salt, brown sugar, and vanilla essence and mix well. Reduce the heat to very low.
- Add milk and mix well to incorporate all ingredients.
- Take the pan off the heat, and chocolate chips, if using.
That’s it! Your edible cookie dough is ready to eat. Enjoy your cookie dough balls with a cup of your favorite hot drink or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Storage and Freezing
If you intend to scale up this edible cookie dough recipe and make a bigger batch, just scoop them into individual positions and wrap them tightly in plastic wrap, and store them in the freezer. They will last in your freezer for 3 months. You can also keep the dough in your fridge for up to 4 days.
How do I make this cookie dough gluten-free?
Since the dough does not need to rise, it can be easily substituted with almond flour, coconut flour, or any nut flour of your choice.
Note: If using coconut flour, use only 1/2 of the recipe required. Also increase the milk by 1-2 tablespoons, so that it all comes together well and does not look too dry.
How do I reduce the carbs in this cookie dough?
Other than substituting the all-purpose flour with nut flour, coconut flour, or any low-carb flour mix of your choice, you can also swap the sugar with your favorite sweetener. Erythritol is slightly less sweet than sugar. So adjust the amount slightly to your preferred level of sweetness.
You can also use sugar-free chocolate chips.
Some Useful Tips:
-Do not leave your pan unattended while the flour is roasting. I have had to throw out a few batches in my life because I got too distracted. It only needs your attention for a couple of minutes.
-Take the pan off the heat before adding chocolate chips. The residual heat in the pan will lightly melt your chocolate chips making them gooey and delicious.
For more cookie dough recipes, try our Edible Snickerdoodle Dough Recipe.
For gluten-free cookies recipe you might like our eggless cookie dough recipe Chickpea Cookies.
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Single-Serve Edible Cookie Dough
- 1 Pan or Skillet
- 2 Tablespoon Butter
- 3 Tablespoon All Purpose Flour
- 1.5 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Milk
- 2 Tablespoon Chocolate Chips
- Heat pan or skillet on medium heat, and add butter.
- Once butter is melted, sprinkle flour and keep stirring till lightly roasted.
- Add brown sugar, salt, and vanilla. Stir well.
- Take the pan off the heat, and add the chocolate chips.
- Scoop up into liitle dough balls, and enjoy!
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