Edible Cookie Dough – a Healthy Snack!


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Finally, a healthy edible cookie dough recipe!

You know I love sharing healthy recipes for you and your kids to enjoy!

I love to eat, and my family loves to eat too! And though we definitely indulge in not-so-healthful foods from time to time, I also love finding recipes that make us feel like we are indulging when I know we are filling ourselves with nutrition.

I have a fantastic recipe for you today that will make you and your kiddos very happy!

I have never met someone who didn’t love eating cookie dough. It is sweet and melts in your mouth, and I much prefer to munch on dough than the baked cookies it makes. Our kids also LOVE cookie dough. Who doesn’t!? But it usually has raw egg, which isn’t so healthy, and it can make you quite sick.

Though delicious, raw cookie dough is not safe to eat as it has raw or uncooked eggs and can be contaminated with dangerous bacteria. In particular, kids, older adults, pregnant women, and people with compromised immune systems can be at risk of getting sick from ingesting raw cookie dough. So don’t do it. I know it is delicious. But don’t.

Have you tried the safe edible cookie dough trend yet? Some of the recipes out there are DELICIOUS! Some companies are even making edible cookie dough commercially! But it can be pretty expensive, and some are little more than sugar and flour.

But not the recipe we are going to share here! I am eager to share my healthy and delicious edible cookie dough recipe with you!

This recipe is easy and fast, and you might already have everything you need right in your pantry. In addition, it is gluten-free and can be made vegan if you wish.

This recipe is filled with healthy fat and protein and fiber to boot!

Your kids will devour them and not even know how good they are for them!



Getting the skins off the chickpeas will make a big difference in the texture. It’s a little tedious, but it is so worth it.

An easy method is to rinse them in a colander and spread them out on paper towels or a clean kitchen towel.

Place another layer or paper towel over the chickpeas and rub them back and forth vigorously. The peels will start to come off. Rinse and repeat!

You will watch the dough evaporate! You might want to hide it from your kids and partner!


FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Will eating edible cookie dough give my loved ones or me tummy aches?

We want to avoid eating traditional raw cookie dough, which has uncooked eggs. Uncooked eggs can cause infection with dangerous bacteria. For example, salmonella infection from raw eggs can cause severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, and dehydration. E. coli is a common bacteria found in raw flour that can cause bloody diarrhea, stomach cramps, and vomiting. Foods are usually treated before the substance makes its way onto the packaged product- from field to store without any heat processing!

Can I make these cookie dough recipes with just chocolate chips and brown sugar and no peanut butter?

Yes, just leave the peanut butter out; no need for substitution. Brown sugar is made from evaporated cane juice.

When granulated, it has more texture than the more common white table sugars because of its natural molasses content that gives brownies their soft and chewy texture and contributes to why baked goods containing only this ingredient might be chewier too!

Is it ok eat raw flour?

Avoid eating raw flour. Unfortunately, there may be bacteria on the outside of flour–such as Escherichia coli (E Coli), which causes food poisoning when ingested.

Can I use unsalted butter instead of peanut butter?

You cannot replace salted butter or unsalted butter with peanut butter as the texture will not turn out the same. You can use different nut butter than peanut butter, though. You can substitute half or all of the amount, and it will still taste great!

How many mini chocolate chips do I use if the recipe asks for 4 oz of regular chocolate chips?

You can measure out 4 oz of mini chips if you prefer. Or, for a less intense chocolate taste, substitute 1/4 cup of regular size M&Ms or mini chips for the same amount in large-sized ones.


Dr. Dina Kulik

Dr. Dina Kulik, MD, FRCPC, PEM

Written By: Dr. Dina Kulik, MD, FRCPC, PEM

Dina is a wife, mother of 4, and adrenaline junky. She loves to share children’s health information from her professional and personal experience. More About Dr Dina.

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