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My guilt-free eggless chocolate chip cookie dough for one is the perfect portion-controlled treat. It’s ready in only 5 minutes to indulge a little when sugar cravings hit!
Why you’ll love it
My thoughts on homemade chocolate chip cookies have always been this: the raw batter is the best part! So I set out to create the best edible chocolate chip cookie dough recipe. This version is very sweet with a smooth, creamy texture, and it’s portion controlled for no guilt.
This recipe has been a hot topic over the years as evidenced by some of the comments below. People get very excited, annoyed, and passionate over edible cookie dough. 😀 I recommend reading through the entire post and comments to make yours perfect.
What you’ll need
- Butter – soften it up so it’s easier to work with
- Sugar – we’re using both granulated sugar and brown sugar
- Flour – to thicken it up and add texture
- Milk – I use whole milk
- Vanilla extract – it’s a classic flavor enhancer
- Chocolate chips – I like semisweet for that traditional chocolate chip cookie taste
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I grew up eating raw cookie dough with eggs and flour, and I never got sick. There aren’t any eggs in this recipe, but there is flour. You’ll sometimes hear that uncooked flour is something to watch out for potential bacteria as well. This is an old recipe (from 2017!) and advice has changed and evolved over the years. It’s entirely up to you what you feel comfortable with and if you make this recipe or not, so consider this my disclaimer.
What makes it guilt free?
- Two comments I sometimes get are “Why is the portion so small?” and “There’s nothing guilt free about 400 calories”, which are totally contradictory!
- This is a small portion to be calorie-friendly, but it easy doubles if you want more.
- As for 400 calories potentially being a lot to some people, that’s much less than your average dessert, and I usually sneak way more dough when actually baking cookies. Everything in moderation is key.
How to make edible cookie dough
This is an overview, and full ingredients & instructions are in the recipe card below.
- Mix the butter and sugars together in a medium-sized bowl using a hand mixer.
- Add in the remaining ingredients (except the chocolate chips), and continue to mix until combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips. Give it a taste, and adjust as needed. Refrigerate or freeze to firm up the texture if desired.
Substitutions and variations
- If you prefer a more “doughy” texture, you could try adding more flour or reducing the amount of milk. I also suggest freezing it for 15 minutes to chill it/firm it up a little!
- Depending on your preferences, you can add a bit of salt or decrease the sugar if you want it to be less sweet.
- Some fun add-ins would be M&Ms, sprinkles, peanut butter, cocoa powder, etc.
- Yes, this is a small portion to be easier on the calories, but it easy doubles. Just straight double all the ingredients!
Can I bake it?
No, it wouldn’t work to bake this edible cookie dough. There’s no eggs or leavening (baking soda or baking powder) to bind them or help them rise, so it wouldn’t work to turn it into actual cookies.
If you made this guilt-free edible cookie batter recipe, leave a star rating and review below! Questions not answered in the post above? Talk to me. You can also find me on Instagram.
Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough for One
- 1 tablespoon butter softened
- 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon milk or water
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
- In a medium bowl, mix the butter and sugar together using an electric hand mixer.
- Add in all other ingredients except for the chocolate chips, and continue mixing.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Enjoy immediately, or you can put it in the fridge or freezer if you prefer it to be more firm.
- This recipe yields a sweet, creamy, soft cookie dough.
- This is the hand mixer I use for this recipe.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
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