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Edible Sugar Cookie Dough is a quick and easy treat to make when you’re craving something sweet! It’s completely safe to eat and tastes just like sugar cookies. Enjoy it by the spoonful or add it to your favorite ice cream!

If you love edible cookie dough, try my Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, Cookie Dough Brownies, Healthy Cookie Dough Bites, and Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles.

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Edible Sugar Cookie Dough

Who doesn’t love cookie dough? Sneaking a few spoonfuls of raw cookie dough while baking a batch of cookies is the best part, am I right? This Sugar Cookie Dough recipe is edible and safe to eat so you don’t have to feel guilty. Unlike regular cookie dough, this edible version is made without any raw eggs, leavening agent, and we use heat-treated flour. 

Edible Sugar Cookie Dough is soft, sweet, and will remind you of traditional sugar cookies, especially if you like them a little soft and gooey. This is the perfect treat if you don’t want to spend time baking cookies from scratch but want to satisfy your sweet tooth craving!

Add this edible dough to the top of cakes, cupcakes, stuff in-between cookies to make a cookie dough sandwich, or dunk cookie dough balls in chocolate for a truffle-like dessert. This is a fun treat for both kids and adults and it’s always a good idea to have this stashed in your refrigerator.

Other favorite sugar cookie recipes to try are Sugar Cookie Truffles, Sugar Cookie Bars, Chewy Sugar Cookies, and Cut-Out Sugar Cookies.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Safe to eat: You don’t have to feel guilty eating cookie dough because this tasty treat is completely safe to eat.

Easier to make than a batch of cookies: You don’t have to worry about the hassle of rolling, scooping any dough, or icing any cookies.

Quick treat: This edible cookie dough recipe takes a couple of minutes to make, that’s it!

Simple Ingredients: We use the same ingredients that are in Classic Sugar Cookies except for eggs and leavening agents.

Satisfying sweet treat: This tastes exactly like sugar cookies so your taste buds will be satisfied.

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key ingredients

  • Heat Treated All Purpose Flour: We heat-treat the flour to avoid any harmful bacteria so you won’t get food poisoning or feel sick. See how-to heat-treat flour in notes.
  • Salt: Just a pinch to balance out the sweetness.
  • Sugar: We use granulated white sugar because what would sugar cookies be without it? Alternatively, you could also use coconut sugar if you wanted a healthier alternative.
  • Vanilla extract: Enhances all of the flavors. I love to add almond extract to give the dough a sweeter flavor- I usually add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract.
  • Softened Butter: Unsalted butter is preferred so you can control the saltiness. Be sure the butter is softened at room temperature so it mixes well with the other ingredients.
  • Rainbow sprinkles: Add these in for fun and color if you wish. You can add any of your favorite add-ins.
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how to make Edible Sugar Cookie Dough

In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, vanilla extract, flour, and salt with an electric hand mixer until combined. Add in sprinkles or your favorite mix-ins and enjoy!

How To Heat Treat Flour

You always want to be sure you heat the flour before consuming it raw in recipes like this. Theres a small chance that raw flour can contain salmonella and other bacterias so we want to be extra careful.

To make raw flour safe to eat, place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for about 5-10 minutes. Just be sure it doesn’t burn. 

You can also microwave the flour which would be the quickest and easiest way. Place the flour in a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 20-45 seconds. Each microwave is different, so please be mindful of the temperature.

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recipe tips & variations

  • Thinner cookie dough: If you want your cookie dough to not be as thick, add about a tablespoon of milk or almond milk to the dough until you’ve reached desired consistency.
  • Small batch recipe: If you want to make a smaller batch, only make 1/2 or 1/4 of the recipe.
  • Large batch recipe: You can easily dough, triple, or quadruple this recipe if you wanted!
  • Chocolate: I love loading my cookie dough with chocolate chips to give it a chocolate flavor. You can add either semi-sweet chocolate chips, chocolate chunks. dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, or white chocolate chips. 
  • Cookie dough bits: Roll cookie dough into mini ball shapes and place in the refrigerator or freezer to add to ice cream sundaes, milkshakes, or on top of cakes.
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IS IT SAFE TO EAT Edible sugar COOKIE DOUGH?

YES! It is with this recipe because we use an egg-free cookie dough and we heat-treat the flour.

No need to worry, friends! Heating the flour will kill any dangerous bacteria present if theres any in the raw flour. To heat the flour simple, place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for about 5-10 minutes. You can also place the flour in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for 20-45 seconds.

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add ins

  • Chocolate chips: I love adding mini chocolate chips but you can add any kind.
  • Holiday themed sprinkles: This makes a delicious treat during the holiday season. Add red and green sprinkles for Christmas or black and orange sprinkles for Halloween.
  • Toffee bits
  • Your favorite chopped up candy bar
  • Chopped nuts: Chopped almonds, peanuts, walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, and hazelnuts all make great options.
  • Peanut butter: Add a few tablespoons of creamy or crunchy peanut butter depending the texture you want. Peanut butter chips and peanut butter cups make a great addition!
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leftovers & storage

  • To-store: Place any leftover cookie dough in an airtight container or wrap tightly with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for up up to 1 week.
  • To-freeze:  Store cookie dough in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag for up to 6 months. I love to roll the cookie dough out into cookie dough balls or small bits and have a stash to add to ice cream or snack on. 
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Edible Sugar Cookie Dough

Edible Sugar Cookie Dough is a quick and easy treat to make when you’re craving something sweet! It’s safe to eat and tastes just like sugar cookies. Enjoy it by the spoonful or add it to your favorite ice cream!
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: edible sugar cookie dough, sugar cookie dough
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heat treated all-purpose flour see notes below
  • pinch salt
  • rainbow sprinkles optional

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, vanilla extract, flour, and salt with an electric mixer until combined. Add in sprinkles or your favorite mix-ins and enjoy!
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Notes

  • Heat-Treat Flour: Heating the flour will kill any bacteria present if theres any. To make raw flour safe to eat, place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for about 5-10 minutes. Just be sure it doesn’t burn.  You can also microwave the flour which would be the quickest and easiest way. Place the flour in a bowl and heat on high for 20-45 seconds. Each microwave is different, so please be mindful of the temperature.
Recipe adapted by Savory Experiments.

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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    What a sweet little treat perfect for any party or occasion. I know my grandkids would love this recipe. I will make it with them next sleepover.

  2. 5 stars
    Edible cookie dough has always been my favorite! I buy a chocolate chip one from a local store sometimes but it doesn’t beat this homemade one, it was so good! I’ll try it with chocolate chips next time.

  3. 5 stars
    Some of the best recipes are the simple ones. Having this delicious sugar dough available is going to be a treat! Many thanks.

  4. I’ve never been a raw dough eater but I know my niece would go nuts for these! They are so cute and festive. Plus, it’s easy to make this recipe with a small helper and no oven time needed!

  5. 5 stars
    I love sugar cookies so this sugar cookie dough was a fun, new treat. Thank you for the steps for heat-treating flour too.

  6. 5 stars
    This quick and easy edible sugar cookie dough is a wonderful treat! The kids enjoyed doing the sprinkles. It is soft, sweet and delicious.