Healthy Edible Cookie Dough Recipe + 8 Flavor Ideas
Gluten Free & Vegan Edible Cookie Dough without Flour, Butter or Eggs!
This healthy edible cookie dough is totally eggless, gluten free and safe to eat! An easy paleo and vegan edible cookie dough base recipe that you can customize with your favorite flavorings and mix-ins. Plus, you can easily add an egg to this recipe and BAKE this healthy cookie dough into cookies if you’d like!
Personally, raw egg has never stopped me from eating raw cookie dough before... BUT, if you’re on the hunt for 100% safe, healthy edible cookie dough (that’s also gluten free AND grain free), look no further. One spoonful of this vegan edible cookie dough and you’d never guess that it’s completely eggless and flourless!
Instead of the classic refined flours and sugars, this healthy edible cookie dough recipe is made with almond flour, coconut flour, coconut sugar, and maple sugar. And, for a totally vegan cookie dough without butter or eggs, this recipe uses coconut oil instead.
The result is an irresistibly and unbelievably healthy cookie dough that’s safe to eat, lower carb, and suitable for vegan, paleo, and gluten free lifestyles! I’ll show you how to make edible cookie dough with my simple base recipe, plus 8 tasty flavor ideas that you can try. Feel free to customize the base recipe however you like to come up with new flavors!
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How to Make Edible Cookie Dough with Almond Flour & Coconut Flour
Whether you’re making an edible cookie dough recipe or freshly baked cookies, the traditional base ingredients are the same: refined flours, refined sugars, various fat sources like butter and/or eggs, and milk of some sort. Plus, any desired flavorings, mix-ins, etc.
Clearly, to transform the classic into a healthy edible cookie dough recipe, we’ve got to make some changes. But luckily, it doesn’t have to be too drastic or complicated! A few simple substitutions make for a vegan cookie dough recipe that’s surprisingly satisfying and deceivingly indulgent:
Healthy Edible Cookie Dough Ingredients & Substitutions
Almond Flour & Coconut Flour
Instead of refined flours, this grain free and gluten free edible cookie dough features almond flour and coconut flour as the base ingredients. The result is an equally fluffy and crave-able healthy cookie dough – that’s also lower carb, paleo friendly and more fuel-filled!
In terms of how to make edible cookie dough at home, the first step for this recipe is to combine the almond and coconut flour, along with a bit of salt. For the best texture, make sure to whisk those dry ingredients together first, before adding the remaining ingredients and mixing into a dough!
Melted Coconut Oil
To replace the traditional butter and/or eggs, this vegan edible cookie dough recipe uses melted coconut oil instead! A simple fat substitute that’s plant based and works just as well in this recipe—especially since we don’t need to bake this vegan cookie dough.
Keep in mind, you CAN bake this healthy edible cookie dough recipe if you want. But, for cookies that bake successfully, you will need to add an egg to the dough.
Coconut Sugar & Maple Syrup
Instead of the typical refined white sugar, this healthy edible cookie dough recipe is made with coconut sugar and maple syrup! Of course, these are still sources of sugar—i.e. they still affect blood sugar—but they’re natural, unrefined sugars with more nutritional value.
Make no mistake, this vegan edible cookie dough is still absolutely a treat, best enjoyed in moderation. But, our bodies are better equipped to digest (and can use at least some fuel) from treats made with unrefined sweeteners and natural ingredients.
Milk of Choice
If you’re looking for a vegan and dairy free edible cookie dough recipe, swapping out the milk is simple. I made this vegan edible cookie dough with almond milk, but you can use any non dairy milk that you prefer!
Flavorings & Mix Ins
For my healthy edible cookie dough base recipe, the only flavoring I’ve added is a bit of vanilla extract. Whether you’re making chocolate chip cookies or oatmeal raisin, it’s just a simple addition that contributes to the overall cookie-tastic flavor!
In terms of customizing this vegan edible cookie dough recipe, your flavoring and mix-in options are truly endless. Below, you’ll find the recipe for my gluten free edible cookie dough base, which you can make your own by adding whichever cookie mix-ins your heart desires!
For some inspiration, I’ve also included 8 easy edible cookie dough flavor ideas that you can try. Of course, there’s a classic edible chocolate chip cookie dough along with peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, and SO many more!
Can You Bake Edible Cookie Dough into Cookies?
Naturally, if you’re making this healthy cookie dough you might wonder: can you bake edible cookie dough into cookies? Or is it just for munching? It’s a smart question!
In general, most vegan edible cookie dough recipes can’t be baked into cookies. You can try, of course, but your cookies might not turn out very tasty or will just remain doughy in texture. This is because the essential fats needed for baking—like eggs and butter—aren’t used in vegan recipes.
So, for this particular recipe, the answer to can you bake edible cookie dough into cookies is simple: YES—if you add an egg to the dough first. After preparing your healthy edible cookie dough recipe, simply mix an egg into the dough before refrigerating. It won’t be an eggless edible cookie dough anymore, but it will be a bake-able cookie dough!
Then, scoop the dough into balls, flatten into disc shapes, and add to a prepared baking sheet. Pop those into the oven at 350°F (180°C) for 10-12 minutes, and you’ve got warm, freshly baked cookies to enjoy! Keep in mind, this gluten free edible cookie dough is best enjoyed in its traditional form—as a DOUGH—but it can be baked if you get a hankering for warm cookies.
Craving LOW CARB & KETO Cookie Recipes?
If you’re looking for tasty, gluten free, low carb and keto cookie recipes that are designed for baking, check out these recipes:
- Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
- Keto Shortbread Cookies
- Low Carb White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
- Keto Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Keto No Bake Coconut Cookies
Gluten Free & Vegan Edible Cookie Dough Recipe Base
This deliciously simple healthy edible cookie dough base is totally vegan, gluten free, and paleo friendly—no eggs or refined grains necessary! Add your favorite flavorings and mix-ins for endless variety. (For some tasty ideas, check out the recipes below.)
To prepare dough, first combine almond flour, coconut flour, and salt, whisking well to integrate. Then, add coconut oil, coconut sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and milk of choice, mixing well to form a dough.
Finally, fold in desired flavorings and mix-ins before refrigerating dough for 30 minutes. (If you can wait that long!) Feel free to enjoy your healthy edible cookie dough by the spoonful straight out of the bowl, or use a cookie scoop to roll into bite-sized balls for portion control.Print
8 Healthy Edible Cookie Dough Flavor Ideas
Transform this vegan edible cookie dough base recipe into any tasty flavor your heart desires—just add your favorite flavorings & mix-ins! If you need some ideas, I’ve got 8 healthy edible cookie dough flavors below for your inspiration.
From classic edible chocolate chip cookie dough to festive funfetti, cookies and cream, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodle, lemon blueberry, peanut butter chocolate chip pretzel, and rocky road!
Keep in mind, the flavorings and mix-ins that you use will affect the nutrition, as well as the dietary restrictions. So, if you want your edible chocolate chip cookie dough to be vegan and dairy free, be sure to use dairy free chocolate chips. If you want your cookies and cream edible cookie dough to also remain gluten free, use gluten free Oreos. You get the idea!
Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
It doesn’t get more classic than this: soft, sweet edible chocolate chip cookie dough with crunchy, chocolaty goodness in every bite! Enjoy it by the spoonful, or practice portion control by rolling into balls and storing in the fridge for easy snacking.Print
Edible Funfetti Cookie Dough
Here's a super sweet, bright, and festive treat—like a doughy, spoonable birthday-cake-in-a-bowl! A simple healthy edible cookie dough base with rainbow sprinkles and white chocolate chips.Print
Cookies & Cream Vegan Edible Cookie Dough
Your favorite ice cream meets edible cookie dough in this smooth, crispy, crumbly classic. DOUGH my goodness!Print
Edible Oatmeal Cookie Dough with Raisins & Walnuts
This dough is sure to give you RAISIN to smile! A totally toasty, comforting, satisfyingly sweet cookie dough that’s chewy and crunchy in all the right places.Print
Edible Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough
Ah, the simple comfort of snickerdoodle—a cinnamony, sweet, doughy delight! Serve this vegan edible cookie dough with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar topping for added indulgence.Print
Lemon Blueberry Edible Cookie Dough
The perfect balance of sweet, tart, and tangy flavors—this lemon blueberry edible cookie dough is so BERRY scrumptious!Print
Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough with Chocolate Chips & Pretzels
A deliciously salty-sweet edible peanut butter cookie dough with chocolate chips and crunchy pretzels, all rolled together into one delectable treat.Print
Rocky Road Edible Cookie Dough
A healthy edible cookie dough that truly ROCKS! With chocolaty, nutty, marshmallowy goodness in every bite.Print