Edible no-bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls are the perfect sweet treat to satisfy your cookie dough cravings. They taste just like regular cookie dough and are super easy to make!
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Raise your hand if you've ever made a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough but never actually baked any cookies.
Eating the dough is kind of the best part of making chocolate chip cookies -- besides diving into a warm cookie fresh from the oven, that is. But eating raw cookie dough with raw eggs and raw flour carries risks.
These no bake cookie dough bites are just as yummy as regular chocolate chip cookie dough, but they're made with heat-treated flour and no eggs.
They're fun to eat straight from the fridge or freezer with a glass of milk -- or broken into little pieces and stirred into vanilla ice cream!
Why You're Going to Love This Recipe
- Just as delicious as regular cookie dough, but no raw eggs or raw flour
- Easy edible cookie dough recipe with simple ingredients
- Fast no bake recipe you can make in minutes
See recipe card at the bottom of the post for the full list of ingredients.
All purpose flour. Heat treat the flour in the microwave or oven and let it cool completely before adding it to the cookie dough.
Butter. Use room temperature butter that's still slightly firm, not soft and squishy.
Brown sugar. I love the rich molasses flavor from dark brown sugar, but you can also use light brown sugar.
Milk. A little bit of milk helps pull the dough together -- just a few teaspoons.
Mini chocolate chips. Mini chocolate chips are perfect because they distribute evenly throughout little cookie dough bites.
Flaky sea salt. A little sea salt is optional, but highly recommended!
Chocolate chips. Use regular chocolate chips like dark chocolate, semisweet, or milk chocolate chips.
Candies. Add chopped Reese's peanut butter cups or mini M&Ms.
Nuts. Chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds are classic in chocolate chip cookies.
Coconut. Add regular or toasted coconut for flavor and texture.
Sprinkles. Mix them into the dough and sprinkle some on top!
Cookies. Stir in crushed Oreos, Nilla Wafers, or Nutter Butters
Dried fruit. Raisins, dried cranberries, blueberries, or cherries would be delish!
Dipped in chocolate coating. Make chocolate chip cookie dough truffles! Chill the cookie dough balls until very firm and dip them in melted chocolate (thinned with a little oil or coconut oil). Chill until set.
How to Make No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
1. Heat treat the flour.
Heat in the microwave for 60-90 seconds or bake in the oven at 350 for 5-10 minutes until it reaches 165. Cool completely.
2. Make the edible cookie dough.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together with a mixer on high speed for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla.
Sift in the flour and salt. Mix until completely combined. Add milk, one teaspoon at a time, as needed until the dough comes together into a ball.
Add the chocolate chips and mix on low or stir.
3. Scoop and chill -- or dig right in!
Scoop the dough into 1-inch balls with a small cookie scoop or mini ice cream scoop.
Place the cookie dough bites on a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper. Sprinkle the tops with sea salt. Chill until firm.
Or dig right into the bowl with a spoon!
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.
How to Heat Treat Flour
Raw flour can contain harmful bacteria, like E. coli and Salmonella. Heating the flour in the oven or microwave can help kill these bacteria.
Microwave. Place the flour in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high for 60-90 seconds 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.
- 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
Heat-treating flour at home might not completely get rid of all the bacteria since it's hard to evenly distribute heat. You can also use commercially heat-treated or pasteurized flour in your raw flour-based goodies.
Storing Cookie Dough Balls
Store cookie dough in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Freeze in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag for up to one month.
- Let the heat treated flour cool completely before adding it to the cookie dough.
- Sift the heat treated flour before using.
- For the creamiest cookie dough bites, mix the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
They are edible cookie dough bites that do not require baking. This recipe is made with flour, butter, brown and white sugar, vanilla extract, salt, milk, and chocolate chips.
Absolutely! Store edible chocolate chip cookie dough bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze them in a ziploc bag or freezer container for up to a month. Just thaw them in the refrigerator before serving.
Definitely! Feel free to add your favorite mix-ins such as chopped nuts, dried fruits, shredded coconut, or even sprinkles.
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No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
- 1 cup flour heat treated
- ½ cup butter room temperature
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2-3 teaspoons milk as needed
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- flaky sea salt, optional
- Heat treat flour. Place in microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high in 30-second increments for 60-90 seconds. Or spread on rimmed baking sheet and bake at 350 for 5-10 minutes. Stir occasionally. Heat to internal temperature of 165. Cool completely.
- Cream butter and sugars together with a mixer on high speed for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla. Sift in the flour and salt. Mix until completely combined. Add milk, one teaspoon at a time, as needed, until the dough comes together into a ball. Add the chocolate chips and mix on low or stir.
- Scoop the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a parchment lined plate or baking sheet. Sprinkle the tops with sea salt. Chill until firm.