Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough that’s safe to eat and perfect for cupcake fillings or ice cream mix-ins in just 15 minutes!
We love cookies and cookie dough so much we had to make an eggless version we snack on while baking our favorite Christmas cookies including our Award Winning Gingerbread Cookies and my favorite Flourless Chocolate Chewy Cookies.
Eggless Cookie Dough
Safe To Eat Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is basically heaven on earth. Psst I also have this Eggless S’mores Cookie Dough that you see in the picture above (to the right) that is AMAZING.
Who didn’t love licking the inside of the cookie bowl when our mom would make cookies for us as kids?
Yes my friends, this is a recipe for eating. For eating and not having to think, “Oh I shouldn’t be doing this, there is raw egg in here.” It can’t be that bad for you right?
Sorry to say as a chef who is certified in food safety, it most certainly can be. Here is some information from the FDA regarding the risks.
When making edible cookie dough you remove eggs which removes some of the risk of salmonella, but not all of it. In untreated flour you run the risk e coli bacteria in the flour. According to the FDA:
“Flour is derived from a grain that comes directly from the field and typically is not treated to kill bacteria,” says Leslie Smoot, Ph.D., a senior advisor in FDA’s Office of Food Safety and a specialist in the microbiological safety of processed foods. So if an animal heeds the call of nature in the field, bacteria from the animal waste could contaminate the grain, which is then harvested and milled into flour.
Don’t worry, I am not about to tell you to ditch this recipe. All you have to do is heat treat the flour. The easiest way is in the microwave! Your flour must reach 160°F to kill the bacteria.
How to Microwave Raw Flour
To make raw flour recipes safe to eat, microwave the bowl of flour for 1 minute and 15 seconds on high in five 15 second increments. Be sure to stir the flour after each 15 second increment.
This recipe is so easy to whip up and stays amazingly well in the freezer. We have batches of different flavored dough in the deep freeze and for when we do stuffed cupcakes…
…or even when we make regular cookies! I pull a few out of the large ziploc bag for us to snack on so we don’t go for the raw egg filled stuff. You can also use this as a filling for truffles! Or if you thin it out a bit more with milk, you can make it into a frosting or a dip! The possibilities are endless, and delicious!
This is a one pot, throw it together and freeze recipe! In a bowl with a mixer or a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars. until they are noticeably lighter in color and very fluffy. This usually takes a couple of minutes. Add in water and vanilla and mix for a couple of seconds. Add in flour, salt and chocolate chips and mix until all combined.
The chips are so small they won’t break apart in there.
Now you can totally customize this. You can use mini chocolate chips or something else… If you are worried or use an alternate type of mix in that is more fragile, use a spatula or whisk to incorporate the mix-ins. Here are 10 other ideas to play around with:
Cookie Dough Mix-In Ideas
- raisins and instant oats
- peanut butter chips
- toffee chips
- white chocolate chips
- crushed or chopped nuts
- S’mores with graham crackers and mini cereal marshmallows
- mini M&Ms
- Oreo pieces
- waffle cone pieces
- mini chunks of your favorite candy bar
When you have mixed it all together you can scoop it out with a cookie scoop or if you are like me, use a ¼ cup ice cream scoop.
Put them in the freezer for at least 3-4 hours. For my purposes, I usually quarter those scoops, so each one is a tablespoon.
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter , softened
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar , packed
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2/3 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
- Add the flour to a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 15 second increments 5 times, stirring in between each increment.
- In a bowl with a mixer or a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars. until they are noticeably lighter in color and very fluffy. This usually takes a 2-3 minutes.
- Add in water and vanilla and mix for a couple of seconds then add in the flour, salt and chocolate chips, mixing until combined.
Its 9:14 at night, I’ve made edible cookie dough before, but not this recipe so im gonna try it!
Heyo, just letting you know that raw flour also has the risk of salmonella. From the FDA: People often understand the dangers of eating raw dough due to the presence of raw eggs and the associated risk with Salmonella. However, consumers should be aware that there are additional risks associated with the consumption of raw dough, such as particularly harmful strains of E. coli in a product like flour.
Yes, but raw flour is a generally accepted safe ingredient as it is used in many preparations and the risk of e.coli in the flour is something you can’t entirely avoid as raw flour use is widespread. If you feel this recipe is too risky, then I would shy away from eating any versions of “raw” desserts as many of them contain flours.
Do you think this can be made with stevia at all, or is that a bad idea?
That would take some more detail. What kind of Stevia are you using? Are you looking to do a full replacement or partial? the sugar does also add some body to the cookies, so the texture would definitely suffer as well. If you have more info I would be happy to look into it further for you 🙂
OMG! This is an amazing recipe! I am guilty for eating raw cookie dough so I am glad there is a safe to eat recipe out there now.
Thanks! Yeah, I am totally guilty of it too, but we love this recipe and making all different versions of it. I have a s’mores version I am posting next week too!
Wait, what? Raw cookie dough that is safe to eat? That’s what i’m talking about! I will have some of that!
Thank you, it’s a family favorite!
I am always pining to eat some raw cookie dough. It is good to know that that is now an option!
Yes, the dream has come true! I hope you enjoy it.
I pinned your post – Davey would love these. He is my Chocolate Chip Nut!
Thanks for the pin! I hope they are a huge hit!
I have to admit this recipe is completely and utterly cool. Raw chocolate chip cookie dough?! How very awesome is that?!
I don’t think I have ever tasted raw cookie dough. Just never seems appealing. This one looks pretty good though
Oh I promise you’ll love this! Tastes similar to a melty warm cookie out of the oven in flavor but colder
This looks so delicious. I will have to try making this on the weekend. My kids are going to love it.
Awesome, let me know what you think!
Awww, what an awesome idea! I’m a sucker for raw cookie dough, so these are right up my alley!
Thanks! Hope you enjoy it!
Wow, these look insanely delicious. But I want you to come make them for me! I don’t think I could ever make them look so pretty.
Aww, you are so sweet!
Since my kids and husband are notorious for wanting to eat raw cookie dough I will have to make them a batch! We would add lots of chocolate pieces!
It is a slippery slope! I started with only eating them when we made cookies, then on ice cream too…now I put bits on banana slices, on top of my oatmeal, sandwich them between pretzels….eat them with a spoon. Slippery slope I tell you.
Homemade cookies are delicious. Thanks for a recipe that is safe to snack on uncooked and perfect for making tasty filled cupcakes.
Yes! Cookie Dough is so delicious it seems like a crime to not sneak bites. That is why I love this recipe!
Oh yummy. I like adding raw cookie dough bits to ice cream — YUMMO!
Yup me too! Sometimes I make myself feel better by adding it to oatmeal. I mean oatmeal is so healthy it makes up for it right?
I just came across a post the other day that was actual raw cookie dough, as in all raw food approved ingredients. Looked interesting. But, this looks amazing. I never really understood the whole issue with raw eggs since so many people use them – in egg nog, body builders use them in protein shakes and so many people have been eating raw cookie dough probably for many years. I know I did it when I was a kid and here I am, 40 years later!
Yeah I am totally guilty of it my whole life too. But even recently there was an outbreak of salmonella in eggs in the news. And for people whose immune systems aren’t as strong as yours or mine, it could lead to serious issues. To be honest though, I love this recipe because it is so easy to put on everything and I only have to feel guilty about the calories! haha.
Oh my goodness. YES. I need this in my life asap. It looks amazing too!
This looks like something that our kids can make with me… which is always a bonus when cooking. I love raw cookie dough but feel horrible when I tell the kids they cant eat any, and trying to sneak some when they aren’t looking. Now we can all eat the dough with your recipe.
Haha mine aren’t old enough yet to catch me when I sneak bites of things. I’m going to have to practice now so I can be good at it in a couple of years!
I always was told to stay away from raw cookie dough. I was so afraid of getting poisoning! But this looks totally doable and delicious!
Yay! Now you can enjoy it without worry!
Yum! There is something just plain fun about eating cookie dough! Love how this can be customized by adding your favorite treats!
Thanks! I love recipes that are easily personalized!
I love cookie dough! Thanks for this recipe!
Yay! I am actually sort of in love with blogging right now, I have always shared recipes with friends and this is the ultimate share!
This just sounds too good right now. I’d love to make some cookie dough that’s supposed to be raw!
I hope you get to try it!
I love the taste of raw cookie dough. This sounds perfect.
This sounds really good. I remember being mad as a kid when mom wouldn’t let us eat the cookie dough. I want to make some with peanut butter chips.
That sounds yummy! I made them once with peanut butter chips and mini chocolate cups with raspberry filling.
Thank you so much for sharing this! I love raw cookie dough, but I know it can make me sick. Not anymore!
Eating the raw cookie dough is the best part of making cookies. I have always taken my chances, but I should use your recipe just to be safe 😉
Haha too much knowledge can be a burden!
How can something with chocolate, butter and sugar be terrible when baked? Explain.
Haha you’re the best. It is terrible because there is no egg in it. Is melts and gets dense and gross