Edible Cookie Dough

April 8, 2021

Written By: Adriana

Edible Cookie Dough

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Bake: 0
  • Total: 15 min
  • Yield: about 2 cups


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick, 113g) unsalted butter, cold from fridge is fine
  • 1/2 cup + 2 TB (2 5/8 oz) powdered (confectioner's) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • 1 + 1/3 cups (5 3/4 oz) all-purpose flour (bleached or unbleached)
  • 1-2 TB of milk


  • 3 TB sprinkles (I like Wilton's Jimmies)
  • 3 TB of drizzled caramel
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of the following:
    • chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
    • Biscoff cookies
    • broken Oreos
    • mini M&M's
    • Reese's peanut butter cups

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degs F. Place a piece of parchment paper on a half sheet pan and spread your flour into a thin layer on the pan.
  2. Bake for 5 minutes, remove from your oven, stir the flour to ensure even heating, then bake for another 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. Add your butter to your mixing bowl, mix on low speed until the butter is smooth, about one minute,
  4. Add your powdered sugar, salt, vanilla extract, and molasses to the butter and mix on medium speed for 5 minutes. Scrape the bowl at least once during this mixing.
  5. Add your flour, and mix until just combined.
  6. Add 1 TB of your milk and feel the dough. Is it easy to form into a ball? Feel free to add another TB of milk if it seems a little dry or crumbly.
  7. Add your mix-ins! You can do this by hand or using low speed on your mixer.
  8. This dough keeps for a long time - I keep mine in deli containers for a couple weeks in the fridge, but you could also freeze it if you like.

*Note: This dough is meant for eating just as is - no need to bake! In fact, if you do attempt to bake this, it would probably end up pretty crumbly and flat due to the lack of egg and adjusted ingredient ratios.

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