If you're in the mood for cookie dough but don't want to make a whole batch, this recipe is for you. This single serve edible cookie dough for one is perfect for when you crave something sweet but don't want to overdo it.
There are few things more delicious than freshly made cookie dough. Unfortunately, eating raw cookie dough can be dangerous as it may contain bacteria that can cause food poisoning.
The good news is that there is a way to enjoy this tasty treat without having to worry about getting sick. Just make this single serve cookie dough recipe.
It's made without a single raw egg and uses heated flour to make it safe to eat! Plus, it comes together faster than a single serve cookie or an apple pie for one.
It's common knowledge that eating raw eggs can make you sick. But what many people don't realize is that raw cookie dough can cause food poisoning from the raw flour too.
The processing used to make flour will not kill any germs that may be present on the wheat. That's why the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends heating regular wheat flour to 160°F before consuming.
This edible cookie dough recipe for one is quick and easy to make. The best part is that it only requires a few simple ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen.
- Brown sugar
- Softened butter
- Vanilla extract
- All-Purpose flour
- Chocolate chips
See recipe card for quantities.
This eggless cookie dough recipe makes a delicious single serving cookie dough in about five minutes. All you do is measure the ingredients, microwave the flour, then stir everything together!
Before starting, you'll want to heat the flour in the microwave for 30 to 60 seconds. It should reach a temperature of at least 160°F to kill off any bacteria that may be present.
1. Combine the brown sugar and butter in a small bowl.
2. Whisk with a fork until creamy.
3. Add vanilla extract and salt. Beat in with fork.
4. Mix heat treated flour into bowl until dough forms.
5. Stir the chocolate chips evenly into the dough.
You can customize the recipe to your liking with add-ins or changing up the chocolate chips. For a plain dough, the chips can be left out.
Here's our favorite ways to vary the flavor:
- Nut Lovers - Add some chopped nuts. Walnuts or pecans taste great.
- Oatmeal - Sub out a little bit of the flour with instant oatmeal. Chocolate chip cookie dough overnight oats are a great option!
- Peanut Butter - Swap some of the butter for peanut butter and use peanut butter chips.
- Butterscotch - Use butterscotch chips.
- White Chocolate Macadamia - Add chopped macadamia and use white chocolate chips.
- Lower the Sugar - Low sugar cookie dough is a great way to make it healthier.
- Chill the cookie dough before serving. This allows the butter to harden up so you have a stiffer cookie dough. You can either place it in the freezer for a few minutes or the refrigerator for a half hour to firm it up.
- Cook the flour before using because it may not be safe to eat it raw. Heating to 160°F will kill any germs that could cause food poisoning per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The easiest way to eat this single serving cookie dough is with a spoon. But that isn't the only way!
Make a cookie sandwich by spreading the dough between two vanilla wafers. Or try making truffle candies by dipping small balls of the dough in chocolate.
You can also place cubes into vanilla ice cream or use it as a sweet dip.
Homemade edible cookie dough can be stored safely in the refrigerator for up to 14 days. However, it's best to consume it within a week.
For longer storage, the dough can be frozen for up to 3 months. Just thaw it first in the refrigerator before serving.
Yes, edible cookie dough is actually edible. The dough is made with ingredients that are safe to eat such as heat-treated flour, sugar, butter, and pasteurized eggs.
It depends. Edible cookie dough should be labeled as "safe to eat raw" or it may not be.
You should only eat raw dough without eggs if the wheat flour has been heated to at least 160°F or it could contain bacteria.
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Edible Single Serving Cookie Dough
- 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt optional
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon milk
- 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
- Heat flour in microwave for 30-60 seconds or bake at 350°F/177°C for ten minutes. It should reach a temperature of at least 160°F/71°C. Set aside
- Combine brown sugar and butter in a small bowl by beating with a fork until creamy. Stir in vanilla extract and salt (if using).
- Add flour and mix it in until a crumbly dough forms.
- Stir in milk to create a stiff dough.
- Fold in chocolate chips.