Edible Cookie Dough


  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup chocolate chips


How to Heat Treat Flour

First, heat treat the flour to ensure it is safe to eat. Do not skip this step, untreated flour can contain contaminants and is not safe to eat.

There are two main ways to heat treat flour so that it’s safe to eat in edible cookie dough. The easiest method is to microwave your flour on high until it reaches 165° F throughout. Use an instant-read thermometer to make sure that it has all reached 165° F, then stir it into your edible cookie dough recipe as usual.

The other method is to heat your flour in a conventional oven. Spread the flour out on a rimmed baking sheet and bake it in a preheated oven at 300° F in 2 minute intervals, checking the temperature after each interval until it reaches 165° F throughout.

In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the vanilla, cream, and salt. Mix to combine. Then add the heat treated flour and mix to incorporate.

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week, or in the freezer for up to six months.

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