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When we were recently in London I finally ate edible cookie dough for the first time! I've wanted that for so long. When we walked into the (gigantic) Selfridges department store on Oxford Street, I discovered Blondies Kitchen where they sell fresh scoops. It was deeelicious! Cookie dough, or cookie dough, was of course originally intended to be baked into crispy cookies. But... there are a lot of people who love the taste of the dough itself and prefer to eat it unbaked. Guilty. This is how the idea of โ€‹โ€‹developing edible cookie dough was born. Read all about it...

What is edible cookie dough?

Edible cookie dough is a modified version of traditional cookie dough, specially made for eating raw. The raw version you normally use to bake cookies often contains ingredients such as raw eggs and unbaked flour, which can cause food poisoning. Edible cookie dough, on the other hand, uses safe ingredients that pose no health risk.

Where does edible cookie dough come from?

The concept of edible cookie dough originated in the United States - wherever else - where eating cookie dough straight from the bowl has always been a popular guilty pleasure. In 2017 , Kristen Tomlan opened 'DลŒ' , a store in New York City that focused entirely on edible cookie dough. The idea was a huge hit, and more stores and brands soon followed that offered edible cookie dough. Nowadays it is popular in many countries, both in physical stores and online.

Why is edible cookie dough so popular?

Why edible cookie dough is so popular can be divided into these four reasons:

  1. Nostalgia and comfort : For many people, eating cookie dough brings back childhood memories of baking cookies with family. It has a nostalgic and comforting effect.

  2. Unique taste experience : The texture and taste of cookie dough are different from those of baked cookies. It is soft, sweet and has a rich flavor that many people find irresistible.

  3. Safe : Because edible cookie dough is specifically designed to be eaten raw, people can enjoy their favorite dough without worry. A totally safe guilty pleasure.

  4. Creativity : Edible cookie dough comes in a wide range of flavors and combinations, from classic chocolate chip to unique varieties with nuts, caramel or even salty snacks. This makes it a versatile and super fun treat.

๐Ÿ’› Fancy regular, tasty, large, vegan cookies? Check out Happlify Crew Member Cookies & Crumbs

Cookie dough - a healthy recipe

Although edible cookie dough is delicious, it can also contain quite a bit of sugar and fat. Fortunately, there is a healthier version that you can easily make at home, without sacrificing taste. Below is a simple recipe for healthy edible cookie dough.


Makes about 4 servings

  • 60 grams of butter or nut butter, at room temperature
  • 50 grams brown sugar substitute
  • 24 grams of powdered sugar substitute
  • 120 grams of almond flour
  • 30 milliliters (almond) milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 90 grams of dark chocolate chips

Preparation method

  1. Mix butter and sugar (substitutes) until creamy : Place the butter and sweeteners in a mixing bowl and mix until fluffy. You can also use a spoon and a mixing bowl.

  2. Mixing ingredients : Add the remaining ingredients, except the chocolate chips, and mix until smooth. Use a rubber spatula to fold in the chocolate chips and any other mix-ins.

  3. To chill : Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to firm up.

  4. To serve : Make it as crazy as you want. You can put a scoop in a container, or roll balls for cookie dough bites.

TIP : Do you want to make a portion for one person? Simply divide all ingredients by four and prepare as described above.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Make it dairy-free by using dairy-free butter and dairy-free chocolate chips.
  • Make chocolate chip cookie dough by adding cocoa powder.
  • Vary it with coconut flakes, cashew butter, almond butter, peanut butter (or other nut butter), walnuts or finely chopped pecan nuts.
  • Replace the almond flour with equal parts oat flour or heat-treated white flour. You can also make oatmeal cookie dough!


  • To store : Store the cookie dough in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Let it thaw for a few minutes before enjoying.
  • To freeze : Place the cookie dough in a flat container and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Would you rather go for the 'real deal'? Then check out Olivia Hops' Cookie Dough recipe book !

๐Ÿ’› Tell me, have you tried this recipe or do you have your own variations?

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