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Edible Cookie Dough for One ~ Easy Recipe That’s Safe to Enjoy

Edible Cookie Dough for One ~ Easy Recipe That’s Safe to Enjoy

Everybody loves cookie dough! Making edible cookie dough for one means you won’t overindulge. When you make it yourself and don’t buy it premade, you can ensure it’s palm oil free as well.

That sweet, gooey, little chunk of goodness, filled with chocolate chips is like a little slice of heaven. However, typical cookie dough has some serious drawbacks – namely the fact that it is made with eggs.

If you eat raw eggs that contain certain bacteria (that are killed during cooking) you can get salmonella. That’s a form of food poisoning that will ensure you have one of the worst days of your life.

So what to do? Cookie dough is so tempting! This recipe is egg-free and ready for you to eat as is, freeze in little bits for later, mix into a shake, or stir into ice cream. Best of all, it’s super easy to make.

Now, to protect yourself from any bacteria that may be lurking in your raw flour, put it in a microwave-safe container and microwave it for 15 seconds at a time, checking the temperature in between. Once it reaches 160 degrees F, it is safe to eat.

Easy Edible Cookie Dough for One

This edible cookie dough recipe is easy to make and uses 8 ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen. I will sometimes make double this recipe to share (or to eat myself which is what usually happens). Best of all, it takes just 5 minutes of prep time.

It is very important to take the extra time to eliminate the possibility the flour is contaminated. We often don’t think of flour being raw but bacteria can be present. Cooking and baking it eliminates potential contaminants. 

This recipe for edible cookie dough is a single serving and only calls for 6 tablespoons of flour which is just over a ⅓ of a cup. Be sure to not overcook it. You can also double the flour to make a larger batch.

Edible Cookie Dough Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar also called granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk – To make this palm oil free, be sure the milk doesn’t contain Vitamin A Palmitate. I’ve found organic whole milk to be a good choice.
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons mini or regular chocolate chips – Optional

If you don’t want to make chocolate chip cookie dough, simply omit the chocolate chips.

How to Make Edible Cookie Dough for One

  1. Set the flour in a microwave-safe bowl and set in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it with a food thermometer. Microwave it in 15 second intervals until the flour reaches 160 degrees F. Then it’s safe to eat raw. 
  2. In a small bowl, cream together the granulated sugar and brown sugar with the butter.

  3. Stir in the milk and vanilla extract.

  4. Add the flour and salt. Mix until well combined. If the dough is too wet, you can add a little more flour.

  5. Add the chocolate chips and mix well.

  6. Use a teaspoon or melon scoop to make uniform cookie dough balls. Or eat it right out of the bowl with a spoon. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. You can also freeze it into small cookie dough balls to enjoy another time. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if my flour is clumpy?

If your flour is clumpy after microwaving, sift it before adding to the dough mixture. You can also use a fork to break it up.

Can I use raw flour to make edible cookie dough?

Consuming raw flour creates a risk of food-borne illness. It’s important to put the flour in the microwave or in the oven until it reaches 160 degrees F (71 degrees C) with a food thermometer.

Is edible cookie dough actually edible?

You can eat cookie dough if it doesn’t contain eggs or raw flour. When making edible cookie dough, you can put the flour in the oven or microwave to kill harmful bacteria. Then you can mix it with the rest of the ingredients.

What is the difference between cookie dough and edible cookie dough?

Cookie dough usually contains eggs and is used to bake cookies. Edible cookie dough is made without eggs and is meant to be eaten raw and not baked.

When someone makes edible cookie dough, it’s made differently than if it’s going to be put in the oven. It’s eggless and doesn’t use raw flour. Eggs and flour can contain bacteria and shouldn’t be eaten raw. When they are used in cookie dough for cookies, the dough is baked and eliminated.

Eggless Cookie Dough

Because you will be eating it raw and not baking the dough, you don’t need eggs for this cookie dough. When baking cookies, eggs add leavening and structure. They help to bind ingredients together. That’s unnecessary when making raw cookie dough.

Edible cookie dough recipes will most likely be egg-free.

I am all about making homemade desserts and treats at home. My son has a palm oil allergy and palm oil intolerance. This means finding already-made cookie dough at the store is not an option. Also, while there may be some edible cookie dough there, most shouldn’t be consumed raw as it’s ready-to-bake.

Now that I’ve gained confidence as a baker, I love making palm oil free desserts at home. They have less preservatives. Even though they aren’t healthy, they are better for my family than store-bought. 

Making edible cookie dough for one means I can make and enjoy a delicious sweet treat quickly without too many extra calories. This raw cookie dough satisfying and mouthwateringly delectable.

Sure this edible dough is amazing but if you love making cookies too, check out these recipes for peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, pizzelles, peanut butter cookies 3 ingredients, and these sugar free peanut butter cookies.

If you make this homemade edible cookie dough, let me know how it went in the Comments. I’d love to hear from you. Baking and making homemade desserts gets easier the more you do it. It will lesson your reliance on store-bought desserts and bakery.

Using a recipe for one person means you can make a controlled portion and won’t be tempted to eat as much as with a larger batch.

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Edible Cookie Dough for One

This homemade cookie dough for one person is egg-free. It's safe to eat when you treat the raw flour before using. This is a quick and easy recipe for edible cookie dough.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword edible cookie dough, edible cookie dough for one, edible cookie dough recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter unsalted, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips optional

Instructions

  • Put flour in microwave-save container and microwave it for 15 seconds at a time, checking the temperature in between. Once it reaches 160 degrees, it is safe.
  • In a small bowl, cream together the sugars and butter.
  • Stir in the milk and vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour and salt. Mix until well combined. If the dough is too wet, you can add a little more flour.
  • Add the chocolate chips if using and mix well.
  • Eat! Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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