Easy Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe

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This Easy Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe is smooth, sweet, and completely egg-free! With just six ingredients and no baking time required, it’s a single-serving treat that comes together in minutes. It’s the perfect way to satisfy your chocolate chip cookie dough craving! 

Up close side view of edible chocolate chip cookie dough in a white bowl.

Is Edible Cookie Dough the Same as Regular Cookie Dough? 

Not quite. Traditional chocolate chip cookies feature a cookie batter made with white flour and eggs amongst other ingredients. 

As a result, they must be baked at a high temperature. Otherwise, you run the risk of salmonella, and they aren’t safe to eat! Although, if we’re being honest, that never stops us from licking the spoon. 

Edible chocolate chip cookie dough on the other hand contains the same subtly sweet cookie dough base and scattering of chocolate chips. However, it is made without eggs and no flour or flour that is heat treated

As a result, edible cookie dough is completely safe to eat raw and actually shouldn’t be baked! 

Edible chocolate chip cookie dough overflowing out of a white ceramic dish.

Ingredients You Need

Below is an overview of the ingredients and instructions for this recipe. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the complete details and nutrition information! 

  • Protein Powder – I use vanilla vegan Orgain protein powder, but any protein powder you like best will work. I recommend a fairly neutral flavor to imitate classic chocolate chip cookies!  
  • Coconut Flour – This combines with the protein powder, creating a thick, dough-like texture. Plus, it doesn’t need to be heat treated like white all-purpose flour! 
  • Unsweetened Applesauce – This adds moisture to the mixture and a touch of natural sweetness. 
  • Butter Extract – Technically optional, I love to include a splash for a rich, cookie taste! 
  • Sugar Free Chocolate Chips – I prefer to use sugar free mini chocolate chips so I get little pockets of chocolate in every bite. However, feel free to use any shape or variety you like best. 

How to Make Edible Cookie Dough in Minutes

  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a small bowl. 
  2. Set the mixture aside to rest, allowing the coconut flour to absorb the liquid. 
  3. Adjust the consistency as needed, adding more protein powder, coconut flour, or applesauce. 
  4. Enjoy!
Easy edible cookie dough with protein powder in a bowl topped with chocolate chips.

Optional Flavor Variations

  • Make it Sweeter – If you prefer your cookie dough on the sweeter side, feel free to stir in a bit of maple syrup or honey. Add more protein powder and flour as needed if the batter becomes too runny. 
  • Swap the Chocolate – Not a fan of semi-sweet chocolate? Use milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate chips instead! 
  • Add Mix-Ins – Upgrade your classic edible chocolate chip cookie dough recipe with mix-ins like chopped nuts, coconut flakes, sprinkles, candy pieces, or pretzels! 
  • Double Chocolate – Make your easy edible cookie dough recipe even more indulgent by stirring cocoa powder into the batter. 

Fun Ways to Serve

Of course, you can enjoy this edible chocolate chip cookie dough recipe with a spoon. Or, you can have a little fun and get creative! 

Some extra ways to serve this dessert include: 

  • Crumbled over your favorite ice cream 
  • Mixed into milkshakes
  • Layered in a cake 
  • On top of a brownie sundae
  • Between two cookies for the ultimate cookie sandwich
Edible cookie dough studded with chocolate chips in a white bowl.

How to Store

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Or, freeze your cookie dough for up to one month. 

Thaw it in the fridge overnight, and enjoy cold! 

Common Questions About this Easy Edible Cookie Dough Recipe

Can you eat raw chocolate chip cookie dough? 

It’s not recommended to eat raw cookie dough of any kind due to the risk of cross-contamination and salmonella from the raw ingredients. 

What makes raw cookie dough edible? 

This recipe is made with natural, nutritious ingredients that do not need to be heated to be safe to consume. 

Do I need to heat treat the flour? 

No, unlike white flour, coconut flour does not need to be heat treated and is safe to consume raw. 

What happens if you bake edible cookie dough? 

Nothing good! Because there are no stabilizers or rising agents in this recipe, the cookie dough will become liquid and likely burn if baked. 

Up close photo of chocolate chips in raw edible cookie dough.
Up close photo of chocolate chips in raw edible cookie dough.
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3 from 2 votes

Easy Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe

Make this easy edible chocolate chip cookie dough recipe with six ingredients and a boost of protein, and enjoy your favorite treat completely guilt-free!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: All American
Keyword: dairy free, dessert, easy edible cookie dough recipe, edible chocolate chip cookie dough recipe, gluten free, how to make edible cookie dough, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 243kcal
Cost: $2.00

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 5 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce (4 ounce container)
  • 4 Tablespoons vanilla vegan protein powder
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon butter extract optional but recommended
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar free mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Mix all the ingredients together in bowl. Let the dough sit for a few minutes to allow the coconut flour to absorb the liquid.
    5 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce (4 ounce container), 4 Tablespoons vanilla vegan protein powder, 2 Tablespoons coconut flour, 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon butter extract, 1 Tablespoon sugar free mini chocolate chips
  • If the dough is too wet, add more protein powder or coconut flour. If the dough is too dry, add more applesauce.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Video

Notes

Everyone’s protein powder is different and everyone’s tastes are different. If you try a couple little tastes of the dough and find it needs to be sweeter, add a little honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, or Stevia. 
 
19 grams protein, 10 grams sugar, 9 grams fat, 41 grams carbs

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal

6 Comments

  1. 3 stars
    Hello! I tried making this recipe. I can see the merit in it. I think it was just a bit too much apple sauce to give it a cookie dough consistency and flavour. I doubled the dry and kept the apple sauce at 5 tbsp and it was much, much better. So either half the apple sauce or double everything else!

    Overall, a great low calorie, high protein dessert!

    • Hi Ashley! Thanks so much for trying this recipe and sharing what worked best for you. I love it when you make a recipe your own by adjusting quantities or using substitutions! Happy snacking. 🙂

  2. 3 stars
    I really wanted to love this, but all I can taste is the applesauce and chocolate chips. Any suggestions?

    • Oh shoot, that doesn’t sound tasty. Bleh! Shawna, I really appreciate your honesty. My guess is the type of protein powder used did not lend well to the recipe. Perhaps adding more vanilla and almond extract will help. Or try a vanilla protein powder and eliminate the extracts all together. This recipe can be tricky because we all have different protein powders that taste completely different. Maybe the consistency was off too? Let me know if I can help further because this snack/dessert can be so yummy!

  3. hello, can i use a non-flavored protein powder?

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