Desserts and Sweets

Edible Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe

This edible sugar cookie dough tastes absolutely delicious and is the perfect sweet treat
to whip up in a jiffy.

What’s better than a bite of a freshly baked sugar cookie? Sugar cookie dough! If you’re
a big fan of cookie dough and are looking for a safe, edible version to dig into for dessert,
here’s the perfect recipe to get you going.

How to Make Edible Sugar Cookie Dough

Making this sugar cookie dough is super easy. You’ll need just a handful of ingredients
and a few minutes of kitchen time and you’re done.

Why Do I Need to Microwave the Flour?

You’ll notice that for this recipe, in particular, you need to microwave the flour. If you’re wondering why, well, it is because this extra step actually pasteurizes the flour. Pasteurizing the flour helps sterilize it and makes it safe for consumption in its uncooked form. This step can help kill any harmful bacteria that might be present. Plus, with the heat treatment, your raw flour will get slightly cooked too.

Can I Make this Without Vanilla?

Yes, you can definitely make this cookie dough without vanilla. It might lack that subtle
flavor, but you can easily compensate with any other natural flavoring agent that you
might have. Here are some interesting ideas to consider.

● Orange zest
● Lemon zest
● Almond extract
● Maple syrup
● Cinnamon
● Instant coffee powder

Adding these ingredients can lend your cookie dough a nice depth of flavor that it might
otherwise lack without the vanilla.

Cool Variations and Ideas for this Edible Cookie Dough Recipe

While this cookie dough recipe is pretty simple, and in this case, themed around the 4th
of July with those beautiful red and blue sprinkles, you can still tweak it a bit and
experiment with different additions and flavors to the recipe. Here are a few incredible
ideas worth trying your hands at.

● Add some semisweet chocolate chips into the mix to make some edible chocolate
chip cookie dough.
● For a richer, caramel-y flavor, sneak in some brown sugar into the mix while
making the cookie dough.
● You can also make chocolate-flavored cookie dough by adding some cocoa
powder into the basic sugar dough recipe.
● Tweak the basic cookie dough a bit and make it healthier by adding in a spoonful
of peanut butter or any other nut butter.
● Throw in a handful of mini marshmallows to take the cookie dough up a notch
and turn it into smores cookie dough.
● Turn that basic cookie dough into mint chocolate chip cookie dough by adding in
a bit of green food coloring, some mint extract, and some dark chocolate chips.
● Turn that cookie dough healthier by adding some dried cranberries, oats, and
chocolate chips!

How Do I Store The Leftover Cookie Dough?

How Do I Store the Leftovers? Your leftover sugar cookie dough can be stored in the refrigerator. Just transfer it into an airtight container and keep it chilled, since it contains milk and butter.

The cookie dough can stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to a week, and if you’re
freezing it, it can stay good in there for up to 3 months.

Edible Sugar Cookie Dough

Edible Sugar Cookie Dough

Yield: 10 Balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This edible sugar cookie dough tastes absolutely delicious and is the perfect sweet treat to whip up in a jiffy.


  • • 1 cup flour
  • • 1/2 cup butter (Room Temperature)
  • • 1/3 cup sugar
  • •1 tablespoon vanilla
  • • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • • sprinkles


    1. Microwave the flour for 2 minutes in a microwave-safe bowl.
    2. Once heated, add butter and sugar to the flour.
    3. Mix well.
    4. Add vanilla & milk. Start off with 2 tablespoons. Add more if needed.
    5. Mix well.
    6. Add sprinkles to your liking.
    7. Serve & enjoy!


Store leftovers in the refrigerator

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