Edible Cookie Dough

There are so many reasons to make edible cookie dough. The weather is hot, the oven is broken or you have a fierce cookie dough craving. Perhaps all of the above. Enter edible cookie dough: Unburdened by leaveners or raw eggs, it can be enjoyed straight from the bowl with a spoon.We like classic chocolate chip dough, but the variations are endless. A couple of suggestions: Swap M&Ms, crushed Oreos or milk chocolate chips in for the bittersweet chips. Beat in 3 tablespoons of peanut butter with the butter, then fold in 1/2 cup each of chopped salted peanuts and chocolate chips. Slideshow: More Cookie Recipes 

Edible Cookie Dough
Photo: © Abby Hocking
Total Time:
10 mins
4 cups


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons whole milk

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour with the salt. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, beat the butter with both sugars at medium speed until blended, about 2 minutes. At low speed, beat in the milk and vanilla until just combined. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the chocolate chips. Eat the cookie dough straight out of the bowl or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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