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:
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
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
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.
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.
Paleo & vegan edible cookie dough base made with almond flour & coconut flour.
Prep Time:5-10 minutes
Total Time:5-10 minutes
Yield:12 servings 1x
Method:30 minutes chill time
Healthy Edible Cookie Dough Base
1 cup almond flour 2 Tbsp coconut flour ⅛ tsp salt 2½ Tbsp coconut oil, melted (or butter) 1–2 Tbsp coconut sugar 2 Tbsp maple syrup ½ tsp vanilla extract 2 Tbsp almond milk
flavorings & mix ins (see recipes below for ideas)
In a large bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour and salt. Whisk to combine.
Add in remaining ingredients, except for mix-ins, and stir until the dough is smooth.
Fold in desired flavorings and mix-ins.
Chill for 30 minutes to an hour. (If you can wait!)
Roll into balls or eat with a spoon!
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze for a month.
To bake into cookies:
Add an egg to dough and mix well to integrate. Refrigerate 30 minutes to an hour.
Shape dough into discs (recipe yields ~12 cookies) and transfer to a lined baking sheet.
Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 10-12 minutes.
Serving Size:1 serving
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.