Delicious Do’s and Don’ts of Edible Cookie Dough: A Recipe Guide

However, there are ways to enjoy that delicious cookie dough flavor without the risk! Here’s a guide to safe and yummy edible cookie dough recipes:


  • Heat-treat your flour. This eliminates harmful bacteria like E. coli that might be present in raw flour. Check your chosen recipe for specific heating instructions, but generally, it involves microwaving the flour for a minute or two, stirring frequently
  • Use pasteurized ingredients. Opt for pasteurized eggs and dairy products to further minimize risk of foodborne illness.
  • Get creative with mix-ins! Explore different flavors and textures with edible ingredients like chopped nuts, dried fruit, crushed pretzels, or even cocoa nibs.
  • Chill your dough. This helps it set and makes it even more enjoyable to eat.
  • Enjoy responsibly! Remember, even edible cookie dough is still calorie-dense, so enjoy it in moderation.


  • Use raw flour. Heat-treating is crucial for safety.
  • Use raw eggs. Opt for pasteurized eggs or egg substitutes.
  • Consume large quantities. Savor it as an occasional treat.

Recipe Inspiration:

Here are some online resources for heat-treated, edible cookie dough recipes:

  • Allrecipes’: [Link to Allrecipes edible cookie dough recipe]
  • Liv for Cake: [Link to Liv for Cake edible cookie dough recipe]
  • Preppy Kitchen: [Link to Preppy Kitchen edible cookie dough recipe video]

Additional Tips:

  • Involve friends and family! Making and enjoying edible cookie dough can be a fun social activity.
  • Get festive! Decorate your edible dough with sprinkles or food coloring for a special occasion.
  • Experiment with different flavors. Try adding spices like cinnamon or nutmeg, or extracts like almond or peppermint.

Remember, safety first and foremost! By following these tips, you can enjoy the delicious taste of cookie dough without the risks.

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