A delicious single serve egg-free, dairy free Edible Vegan Cookie Dough recipe just for you! Made in one bowl and with just 6 ingredients, this will be your new go-to recipe when a sugar craving strikes.
Vegan cookie dough is becoming a staple in my diet, so I thought I'd share the recipe so you can enjoy it too! It's the perfect texture and ideal for those nights when you're craving cookies, but aren't feeling up for the task.
I know some people say eating raw cookie dough is "bad", but those people have clearly never tried vegan cookie dough. Personally, I don't think eating a bite or two of regular cookie dough will harm you, but you can rest assured knowing that this egg-free version will not only not get you sick, but it'll leave you feeling completely satisfied.
If you're wanting to make cookies instead, head on over to my vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe!
- Can use all purpose flour or oat flour to keep it gluten free
- An edible cookie doughrecipe that's made with only 6 ingredients and ready in under 5 minutes
- Can customize the add-ins and use sprinkles, white chocolate chips or even crushed pretzels
Vegan cookie dough ingredients
- Flour: For this recipe, you can use either all purpose flour, or oat flour -- both work great! The recipe card includes the option for all purpose flour in the ingredient list, and the oat flour option in the notes below.
- Sugar:Brown sugar and butter were made for each other, but if you don't want to use light brown sugar, cane sugar works too! I would NOT use honey or maple syrup as they will alter the texture too much.
- Butter: Preferably unsalted dairy-free; if you can't find unsalted, use salted butter and omit the additional salt from the recipe.
- Milk: Any kind of dairy-free milk -- you only need one tablespoon (I used almond milk)
- Vanilla extract: No substitution
- Chocolate chips: Double check to make sure they're vegan-friendly
Did I mention this recipe is made in one bowl? Because it is, which makes it embarrassingly easy.
Step 1: Melt the butter. Add the butter to a microwave-safe bowl, then microwave it for 15-30 seconds. You want the butter to be mostly melted, but not completely. If it does melt completely, don't sweat it.
Step 2: Add the sugar. Pour sugar into that same bowl, then use a whisk to whisk the butter and sugar together for 10 seconds or so.
Step 3: Add remaining wet ingredients. Add the milk and vanilla to that bowl and again whisk everything together.
Step 4: Fold in the flour and chocolate. Pour the flour and salt in to the bowl, then use a rubber spatula or spoon to fold everything together until the batter is smooth. Last, stir in the chocolate chips.
Tips and FAQ's
- If you don't own a microwave, melt the butter over the stovetop, then transfer it to a bowl.
- Every microwave is a little different; check the butter at 15 seconds, then continue microwaving in 5 second intervals until it's the correct consistency.
- If you want to make this gluten free but don't have oat flour, you can either make your own homemade oat flour, or use gluten free 1:1 baking flour instead. NOTE: I haven't tested this with almond flour, but I assume that would work as well (start with ¼ cup and increase as needed).
- Love chocolate peanut butter? Add 1 tablespoon peanut butter to the dough for the ultimate treat, and/or serve it alongside a scoop of vegan ice cream.
- Not a fan of any kind of raw flour? Try my chickpea cookie dough instead!
How to heat treat flour
Consuming raw flour isn't safe, but it's very easy to make it safe for consumption! Below, I'm providing two ways to ensure you kill any potential bacteria from the flour.
Microwave method: Place flour in a microwave-safe bowl, then microwave it for 1 minute. Heating it will kill off any germs. Allow the flour to cool to room temperature before using it.
Oven method: Spread flour onto a baking sheet, then bake it in the oven at 300° for 10-12 minutes, stirring halfway through.
How do I know if chocolate chips are vegan?
The safest way to know is to buy chocolate chips that specifically state that they are allergy friendly, like Enjoy Life or Nestle carries an allergen friendly brand of chocolate chips as well.
Can this be made with gluten free flour?
Yep! Simply use the same amount of gluten free baking flour, or use ¾ cup of oat flour instead.
Can I bake edible cookie dough?
No! This recipe lacks necessary ingredients needed for a cookie recipe. This is meant to be eaten as cookie dough, not baked into cookies.
Refrigerator: Store cookie dough in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours. It may harden a bit in the refrigerator, so pop it into the microwave for 5 seconds to soften it.
Freezer: Store in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 2 months.
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Edible Vegan Cookie Dough
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter dairy free
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk any kind; dairy free
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup all purpose flour see notes for substitutions
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoon chocolate chips dairy free
- Melt the butter in the microwave for 20-30 seconds; it's ok if it isn't completely melted. Add the brown sugar and whisk them together for 10 seconds or so. Then, add the milk and vanilla and stir to combine.
- To that same bowl, add the flour and salt and use a rubber spatula to fold the ingredients together. Last, stir in the chocolate chips. Enjoy!
UPDATE NOTE: This post was originally published in September 2015. It was updated with new text in March 2023.
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
Does this mean I don't have to share? I can see myself eating this for dessert often because I can't resist cookie dough, especially when it is vegan!
Jess @hellotofit says
Mmm this looks so so good. I love cookie dough! I made homemade ice cream for the first time a couple weeks ago. Perhaps I should add some of this next time... 😉
Have fun in PR!! Hope you post some pics to IG 🙂
yesterday was rough, i could have used this to cope. LOL! and your PR tips for a vacation i so need! LOL!
Jen @ Chase the Red Grape says
I may try this with coconut flour - to make it GF but also because I love the coconut taste and have no notions of what cookie dough tastes like (it's not something we ate back in the UK). Then again I have a feeling this may be lethal! Haha!
How exciting about PR! Even if you have to do a bit of work you will be doing with with Miguel by your side which will make it so much better!
Dani @ Dani California Cooks says
The texture of this cookie dough looks SPOT on.
Amanda @ .running with spoons. says
I've always said that I liked cookies over cookie dough, buuuuuut that's mostly because this girl is afraid of raw eggs 😆 So this basically looks like perfection and I'd eat the entire thing in one sitting. Juuust saying.
Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon says
PR again!!! SO JEALOUS. Have fun!
And this cookie dough is going to be filed in my brain as "okay to eat every night after dinner" 😉
Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie says
I looooove this! And how perfect that I already have all the ingredients ;). I'm thinking this would make for a perfect "I made it through Monday, time for dessert" treat tonight!
I have always wanted to go to Puerto Rico! I was thinking about going with my sister next year, but some people said it is pretty unsafe. I guess they say that about everywhere though! Have fun! And this cookie dough! YUMMMMM
Ooh, you just had your wedding dress delivered as well?! I still haven't gotten to see mine that I ordered in my size yet and I do not get to see it until October 9th when I fly back to my mother's house. The anticipation is killing me. And Puerto Rico--I have always wanted to visit! I may hit you up on those tips and insights one day...
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
This looks perfect for those times when my sweet tooth acts up (like after EVERY meal!) BTW - could I sub ground oats/oat flour instead? I must try it and see what happens! Hope you enjoy your time away and squeeze in some much needed R&R!
Katalina @ Peas and Peonies says
I will make this, double or triple the servings and still call it for one as it probably taste amazing!
Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health says
Mmm, this looks so good! It reminds me of this vegan chocolate chip cookie dough cinnamon bun I had in Berkeley...ugh, the best!
And yay PR!! I hope you have a wonderful time! Soak up every second of sunshine for me. 🙂
Christine@ Apple of My Eye says
That chocolate sweet tooth craving hits me every.single.night. So yeeeppppp, this recipe is basically the holy grail for a girl who sometimes bakes cookies JUST to eat the cookie dough hahaha. It gets to the point where I get so sick of the dough that I hardly even touch the cookies once they come out of the oven. Now I don't have to feel bad about potentially wasting cookies that way (<----- biggest tragedy right there) and can get my fix in using a healthier recipe than my norm.
Love love loveeeee!
Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food says
I would totally eat this! Cookie dough's so addictive. Jealous you're going to PR today! I'm going to Charlotte today. For work haha. Definitely not the same thing. Happy travels!
Heather @Fit n Cookies says
Uhm, yes please! Ahh I just love anything to do with cookie dough, haha. I don't have coconut sugar but I'm guessing regular sugar would work!? Getting your wedding dress is so fun! I remember when mine came in. I couldn't contain my excitement and get there faster, haha. Have a wonderful trip!
Angelica @ Gardening in High Heels says
Yay for wedding dresses and friends and yoga and PR! And, of course, this recipe. I'm busting it out for the next rainy day here in Pittsburgh...so like, later today.
EEEE cannot wait to see your wedding dress. I can't even imagine how exciting that must be. Oh and this cookie dough? Yeah I don't think I could be trusted around it.
Rachel @ athletic avocado says
this looks amazing!!! im actually compelled to lick the screen!
Miss Polkadot says
While your weekend might not have included any parties or else getting your wedding dress IS a major happening. I can't imagine the excitement.
I've always preferred cookie dough to actual cookies so hi! This sounds delicious and like a great way to balance out all that kale and broccoli ;). Admittedly, my go-to when craving chocolate is just that: chocolate bars.