Edible Christmas Cookie Dough
Edible Christmas Cookie Dough is deliciously sweet treat that’s perfect for the holidays. With no raw eggs or raw flour, this recipe comes together in minutes and is safe to eat with just a spoon!
The holidays are officially here.
Can you believe it? Time just seems to go by faster every year…
And with the holidays comes lots of decorating, parties, and you guessed it…cookies! Christmas just wouldn’t be complete without these hot chocolate cookie cups, white chocolate eggnog cookies, or chocolate peanut butter blossoms.
This year, I’m getting extra creative and making this edible Christmas cookie dough recipe. It’s just what the name states…a raw cookie dough that is safe to eat, with no baking involved.
Because, let’s face it, we all take a few bites of cookie dough before we bake the cookies. It may not be the best idea, especially if you have too much and end up with a stomach ache, but it sure is delicious.
But now, we can make a cookie dough that was made to be eaten as just the dough, with no stomach aches in sight. Sounds pretty good, right?
This eggless cookie dough is perfect for a stunning treat for your holiday dessert table or when you just want something to munch on. It also makes a decadent Christmas gift for teachers, a friend, or even as a fun spin on a cookie exchange.
Is Edible Cookie Dough Actually Edible?
Yes! Because it contains heat-treated flour and no raw eggs, to be exact. By baking flour, essentially, we’re removing harmful bacteria that is present in raw flour (and in regular cookie dough recipes). And the same goes for eggs…it’s best not to eat raw eggs, so these cookie dough bites are free from that (and use milk in its place).
What is Edible Cookie Dough Made Of?
It is made from most of the same ingredients as the standard dough, with the exception of raw flour and eggs.
How to Heat-Treat Flour:
Heat-treating all-purpose flour is necessary to make this edible sugar cookie dough recipe. It kills the harmful bacteria that is present in uncooked flour and makes it safe to eat.
You can heat-treat flour ahead of time and store in an airtight container for up to one year.
- Place flour in a microwaveable-safe bowl and microwave on medium power in 30 second increments, stirring after each increment to break up any clumps, until the temperature of the flour reaches 160℉.
- Preheat oven to 350℉ and spread flour onto a large baking pan. Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until the temperature of the flour reaches 160℉.
- All-purpose flour
- Unsalted butter
- Sugar: brown sugar and granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Add-ins: Christmas sprinkles; holiday chips; etc.
How to Make Edible Cookie Dough:
- Heat-treat the all-purpose flour: this is an important step! While it only takes a few minutes to do this, it will help remove bacteria and put your mind at ease that edible cookie dough is safe to eat.
- Mix the cookie dough base: add the butter, sugars, and salt to a mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer or stand mixer until light and fluffy.
- More mixing: add in the vanilla, flour, and some milk to reach your desired consistency. Then comes the fun part, the add-ins! Stir in some holiday sprinkles, red and green chocolate chips or M&Ms. The possibilities are endless!
Can You Freeze Edible Dough?
Yes! Place dough in a freezer-safe container or bag and freeze for up to three months. When ready to serve, let thaw completely in the refrigerator.
Can You Cook Christmas Edible Cookie Dough?
You can, though I don’t recommend it. Since there are no leavening agents, the cookies will remain flat.
What Mix-Ins Can You Use?
There are so many add-in ingredients that you can use for this eggless dough. To keep it festive, holiday sprinkles, crushed candy canes, or chips are a great option. Otherwise, here are some of my favorites:
- Chocolate chips (or mini chocolate chips), white chocolate chips, mint chops, or caramel chips
- M&M candies
- Mini marshmallows
- Toffee bites
- Crushed cookies, such as Oreos or chocolate chip cookies
- Mini peanut butter cups
Fun Ways to Use This Edible Cookie Dough Recipe:
- Spoon this into mini jars and give as holiday gifts or stocking stuffers.
- Serve at a holiday get-together in mini jars or as part of a cookie charcuterie board.
- Spread between two cookies and eat as a sandwich.
- Sprinkle on top of your favorite ice cream.
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Edible Christmas Cookie Dough
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup unsalted butter, (softened)
- ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste, (or vanilla extract)
- 1-2 tablespoons milk, (I used 2%)
- ¼ cup Christmas sprinkles
To Heat-Treat Flour:
- To a medium microwave-safe bowl, add flour. Microwave at medium power in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until temperature reaches 160℉. Transfer to another bowl and let cool completely before using.
- In a large mixing bowl, add softened butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and salt. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer with fitted paddle attachment, beat until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Mix in vanilla.
- Add in heat-treated flour and mix until combined. Add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, and mix. Add more milk, if needed, to reach a soft cookie dough consistency. Fold in sprinkles.
- Cookie dough is ready to serve immediately, although tastes better once chilled. If refrigerating, let sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes just before serving.
- Cookie dough will last in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer for up to two months.
- See my tips and tricks for making this Edible Christmas Cookie Dough above the recipe box.