Edible Sugar Cookie Dough recipe for one is the ultimate guilty pleasure. Buttery, sweet, and soft -- it's everything there is to love about sugar cookie dough. Perfect size to enjoy all to yourself, or share if you really want to.
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When making sugar cookies, it's impossible not to eat little bites of cookie dough along the way. Even though we all know the CDC recommends against eating raw cookie dough.
There's just something about buttery sweet sugar cookie dough that's too hard to resist.
So why not make a batch of eggless cookie dough just to enjoy?
This no bake recipe for delicious edible sugar cookie dough has heat-treated flour and no raw eggs and tastes just like regular cookie dough.
It's a fun sweet treat you can eat straight from the bowl, roll into cookie dough balls, or put on ice cream sundaes.
Best part? It's the perfect portion for one so you don't have to share it (or even tell anyone you made it!).
Why You're Going to Love This Recipe
- Delicious quick treat to satisfy a sudden sweet tooth
- Easy edible cookie dough recipe with simple ingredients
- Perfect portion for one (or two, if you feel like sharing)
- Fun treat that tastes just like real cookie dough!
See the recipe card at the bottom of the post for the full list of ingredients.
All purpose flour. If desired, heat treat the flour in the oven or microwave to help eliminate harmful bacteria.
Softened butter. I use unsalted butter, but you can use salted butter and adjust the salt to taste. To soften butter, let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. It should be neither mushy nor hard.
Milk. Just a teaspoon or two of milk or almond milk helps pull the dough together.
Add ins, optional. Feel free to add your favorite mix-ins like rainbow sprinkles, colored sugars, mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or nuts.
Almond extract. Start small, a little goes a long way.
Candies. Heath bits, M&Ms, mini peanut butter cups
How to Make Edible Sugar Cookie Dough for One
In a medium mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla.
Sift in the flour, add the salt, and mix. Add 1-2 teaspoons of milk as needed until the dough comes together into a ball.
Optional, add sprinkles, colored sugars, mini chocolate chips, or nuts, and stir or mix on low speed until combined.
Dig in with a spoon right away or chill to slightly firm the dough. If desired, scoop the dough into balls.
Disclaimer: The FDA warns that eating uncooked flour can cause illness and that heat treating flour at home may not effectively kill all bacteria. Please eat cookie dough at your own risk.
Storage & Freezing
Store edible sugar cookie dough in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
To freeze, portion the dough into desired quantities, wrap in plastic wrap, and place in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag. Freeze for up to one month. Thaw in the refrigerator.
How to Heat Treat Flour
Raw flour has the potential to harbor harmful bacteria, such as E. coli and Salmonella. Heat treatment, such as baking or microwaving, can help kill these bacteria. However, it's important to note that heat treating flour at home may not guarantee complete bacterial elimination, because it can be challenging to achieve uniform heat distribution. Commercially heat-treated or pasteurized flour is available and can provide a safer option for consuming raw flour-based products.
There are two easy ways to heat treat or toast your flour at home.
Microwave. Place the flour in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high in 30-second intervals, stirring in between.
Oven. Spread onto a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
It's important to stir frequently to keep hot spots from developing and burning the flour.
Heat until the temperature of the flour reaches 165 degrees f. Use an instant read thermometer to check it in several places.
Let the flour cool completely. The flour will clump slightly so be sure to sift before using.
Sift heat-treated flour into the dough to eliminate clumps.
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy for the smoothest, creamiest texture.
Add a little bit of milk to the dough until the mixture comes together into a ball.
This easy edible sugar cookie dough recipe is a version of cookie dough that does not contain eggs and the flour is treated to help remove potential bacterial contaminants. It can be enjoyed as a sweet and indulgent treat without the need for baking.
The main difference between edible sugar cookie dough and regular cookie dough is the omission of eggs and leavening agents.
Eggs are typically used in traditional cookie dough recipes to add moisture, structure, and flavor. Leavening agents like baking powder or baking soda add volume to your batch of cookies.
In edible cookie dough, eggs are removed and leavening agents are omitted. Additionally, the flour used in edible cookie dough is treated to help remove harmful bacteria like salmonella and E. coli.
No. This recipe for edible sugar cookie dough does not work well for baking sugar cookies.
Yes, edible sugar cookie dough can be used to make cookie dough ice cream.
Cut the dough into small pieces and fold them into softened ice cream and freeze. You can also fold them into a homemade ice cream base during the last few minutes of churning or stir them into no-churn ice cream before freezing.
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Edible Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe for One
- ⅓ cup flour heat treated
- 2 ½ tablespoons softened butter
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1-2 teaspoons milk or almond milk
- sprinkles, colored sugar, mini chocolate chips optional
- Cream the butter and sugar together with a mixer on high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Mix in the vanilla. Mix in the flour and salt. Add 1-2 teaspoons of milk as needed until the dough comes together into a ball. Optional, add sprinkles, colored sugars, and/or mini chocolate chips. Stir or mix on low.
- If desired, scoop into balls and chill until firm. Let chilled dough warm slightly at room temperature before enjoying.