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Edible Sugar Cookie Dough

Who doesn’t love sneaking a bite of cookie dough while baking? With this edible sugar cookie dough, you can eat as much as you want risk-free!

When I first heard about edible cookie dough, I was skeptical. How could it possibly taste as good as the real thing?

But let me tell you, this stuff is a game-changer. It’s sweet, creamy, and packed with all the flavors of a classic sugar cookie.

The best part? You can eat it straight from the bowl without worrying about raw eggs or flour.

Homemade edible sugar cookie dough with sprinkles in a glass.
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Why You’ll Love This Edible Sugar Cookie Dough

Customizable: You can mix in chocolate chips, sprinkles, nuts, and more. Whatever your tastes, you can make a personalized treat that’s sure to delight. 

No-Bake Convenience: Since this dough is meant to be eaten raw, there’s no need to bake it. It saves you a ton of time and makes it a quick and easy treat to prepare.

Make-Ahead Treat: You can store this dough in the fridge for up to 5 days. That makes it a convenient option for making ahead and enjoying whenever a craving strikes.

Incredibly Versatile: Enjoy this edible cookie dough on its own, or use it as a topping for ice cream or milkshakes. You can even incorporate it into other desserts! The possibilities are endless! 


  • Flour: Use all-purpose for the best (and most convenient) results. Remember to heat-treat it for safety. 
  • Unsalted Butter: For richness and the perfect soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture. 
  • Granulated Sugar: For sweetness. You can’t have sugar cookie dough without it!
  • Vanilla Extract: A must-have flavor enhancer. 
  • Salt: Another flavor enhancer. It elevates the taste and balances the sweetness. 
  • Milk: Add it gradually to achieve your ideal scoopable consistency. 
  • Almond Extract: (Optional) An extra boost of irresistible yumminess. 
  • Mix-Ins: Use sprinkles or anything else you like to jazz up your dough. You can even tailor the colors to suit specific holidays! 
Funfetti homemade scoops of edible cookie dough in a white bowl.

How to Make Edible Sugar Cookie Dough

Here are the steps for making 100% edible raw cookie dough: 

1. Heat treat. Heat-treat the flour on a baking sheet for 5 to 7 minutes at 350 degrees. Ensure the flour reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit before use. 

2. Cream. Mix the butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Continue until the mixture is light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Then, mix in the salt and the vanilla and almond extracts. 

3. Add flour and milk. Add the heat-treated flour to the butter-sugar mixture. Mix on low speed until incorporated. Then, mix in 2 tablespoons of milk, adding more as needed to reach the desired consistency. 

4. Add mix-ins. Fold in the sprinkles or other mix-ins. Enjoy! 

Fun edible sugar cookie dough, filled with sprinkles and ready to enjoy.

Tips for the Best Edible Sugar Cookie Dough

There aren’t a ton of tips for this edible dough, but here are a few I picked up along the way. 

  • Use a trusty thermometer. The flour needs to reach 160 degrees Fahrenheit before it’s safe to use. Use a food-safe thermometer to ensure this. 
  • Let the flour cool. Don’t mix it with the other ingredients until it’s cooled. If you mix it too soon, the butter will melt. 
  • Give it some chill time. Popping the dough in the fridge will help it firm to a more cookie dough-like consistency. Plus, it makes it a refreshing treat. 
  • Go wild with mix-ins. Sprinkles and chocolate chips aren’t your only option. Try crushed nuts, broken pretzels, M&Ms, crushed candy, and more. 
Homemade edible sugar cookie dough, featuring a rich, creamy consistency and colorful confetti sprinkles.

How to Store

You can store edible cookie dough for up to 5 days or freeze it for a longer shelf-life. 

To Store: Place the dough in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. 

To Freeze: Form the dough into small balls and wrap them individually in plastic wrap. Place them all in a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze for 2 to 3 months. 

To Thaw: Let frozen dough sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes to soften before serving. 

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Edible Sugar Cookie Dough

Course: DessertCuisine: American


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Edible sugar cookie dough is such a fun treat! It’s a no-bake, customizable dessert the entire family will adore.


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional, for flavor)

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 2-3 tablespoons milk

  • 1/4-1/2 cup sprinkles or other mix-ins (optional)


  • Spread the flour on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-7 minutes, until it reaches 160 degrees. Let it cool completely before using.
  • In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Mix in the vanilla extract, almond extract (if using), and salt.
  • Add the heat-treated flour and mix on low speed until incorporated. Mix in 2 tablespoons of milk to start. Add an additional tablespoon if needed to reach the desired consistency.
  • Gently stir in sprinkles or any other mix-ins you’d like. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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