I'll admit it. One of my guilty pleasures when I'm making homemade cookies is to snag a few bits of raw cookie dough for myself. I can't help it. It's just so tempting and kind of makes you feel like a kid again. However, I do know to refrain myself from eating too much because there are some risks like food borne illnesses and salmonella when consuming raw eggs.
Since cookie dough is so popular, there are many safe eggless cookie dough recipes out there for you to enjoy without the worry. Did you know that some grocery stores even sell tubs of cookie dough that you can purchase when you're having a craving? And in some areas, there are stores dedicated to scooping out edible cookie dough by the pint. I live about 40 minutes from one of those shops and the line is usually so long that you have to wait over an hour to get in. What some people do for their fix of edible cookie dough!
If you want to skip the wait, check out these recipes so you can satisfy your craving of safe, raw edible cookie dough.
1. Chocolate Cookie Dough with Peanut Butter Chips
Chocolate and peanut butter is a match made in heaven. This dough is full of chocolate flavor and easy to whip up when you're having a serious cookie dough craving. If you don't have peanut butter chips on hand, mini Reese's peanut butter cups would also be good to add in.
2. Funfetti Cookie Dough Balls
You'll have these cookie balls rolled out in minutes to stash away in the refrigerator or freezer for that midnight craving.
3. Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
These cookie dough ice cream sandwiches look insanely addicting. Edible chocolate chip cookie dough made with mini chocolate chips, is layered in between vanilla ice cream (you can use any ice cream flavor for this), allowed to freeze and then cut into bars.
If you're a chocolate lover, you can dip half of each frozen bar into melted chocolate.
If you do not want to make this as ice cream sandwiches, this chocolate chip cookie recipe is good enough to eat on its own with a spoon.
4. Brownie Batter Cookie Dough
That may look like dark chocolate ice cream, but have no fear cookie dough lovers, it's actually brownie batter flavored cookie dough in a cone with rainbow sprinkles. Yum! You can also drizzle some hot fudge on top for double the chocolate flavor.
If you enjoy swiping a taste or two of any leftover brownie batter from your large bowl, you'll have to try this egg-free cookie dough recipe.
This recipe also suggests baking the raw flour on a sheet pan for a few minutes if you're concerned about consuming raw flour. You can use this tip for any of these recipes as well.
5. Oatmeal Cookie Truffles
These edible oatmeal raisin cookie dough truffles will impress you and your friends. Oatmeal cookie dough is made, rolled out and dipped into white chocolate. For an extra sweet touch, a little brown sugar is sprinkled over each truffle. These will look so elegant on any cookie tray and if you're like me, you can ditch the raisins for dried cranberries!
6. Pumpkin Cookie Dough Pops
Cake pops were definitely a huge trend not too long ago. They're fun to eat and the perfect bite sized treat.
The cake pop craze has kind of died down recently, but maybe it will start up again with these cookie dough pops! For this recipe, pumpkin cookie dough is surrounded by a semisweet chocolate shell and then dipped in crushed graham crackers. Delicious!
7. Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites
Is this the most genius idea or what? It's like a salty pretzel sandwich with chocolate chip cookie dough. Oh, and I can't forget that it's dipped in chocolate and the perfect size. No need to feel guilty after eating a few of these little gems.
If you're feeling fancy, try sprinkling some flaky sea salt over the chocolate right after dipping. It doesn't get better than this.
8. Monster Cookie Dough Dip
This colorful, kid-friendly (and adult-friendly) cookie dough dip is best served with pretzels, fruit, graham crackers, cookies, etc.
9. S'mores Cookie Dough
You can sit around the campfire while snacking on this s'mores cookie dough. It's filled with chocolate chips, graham crackers, vanilla extract and marshmallows. I'm sure you'll have a bunch of dough leftover to store away in the freezer for your next craving.
10. Sugar Cookie Dough Bark
Sugar cookies are great. They're simple and sweet and take on other flavors really well. I sometimes will add lemon or orange zest or vanilla beans to the dough for some extra flavor.
This cookie dough bark is fun for kids and adults and you can use any type of sprinkles you'd like. For a shortcut, you can use a bag of premade sugar cookie mix and follow the instructions, substituting one tablespoon of milk for the egg.
11. Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars
Helpful tip: After the dough is made and the chocolate is spread on the top, it will have to spend some time in the freezer to firm up. To quickly cut the frozen dough into bars, run a sharp knife under warm water and wipe the excess with a towel. Having to wait too long for these bars would not be easy!
12. Blueberry Lemon Cookie Dough
Lemon and blueberry is another amazing combination of tart and sweet flavors. This egg-free recipe is so easy and get this, you can even bake the dough into cookies.
Whichever way you choose to enjoy this cookie dough, it's sure to be amazing. To get consistent, perfectly sized cookies, use a small ice cream scoop.