6 awesome cookie dough recipes

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As a kid, did you hover around the kitchen while goodies were being prepared for bake-off, all so you could lick the bowl? Perhaps now you’re the parent and you give the bowl a surreptitious lick before your kids have a chance to swoop in for the kill. (But it’s for their health!)

Here are some incredible cookie dough recipes that you can sink your teeth into.

Note: the raw egg and raw flour in some of these recipes carry small food poisoning risks. If you want to be a bit more careful, use the recipes which contain neither of these ingredients.

EDIBLE COOKIE DOUGH

This is your basic but brilliant cookie dough recipe -perfect for when you just want to hoe into some raw smooshy goodness. All you need to do is combine butter, brown sugar, vanilla, flour, milk and choc chips. For full recipe and instructions, see Bigger Bolder Baking. 

edible cookie dough

Image and recipe: Bigger Bolder Baking

But wait, there’s more!!!

You can use these babies to make…

COOKIE DOUGH MILKSHAKE

Yummo! Add a few of these cookie dough pieces to vanilla ice cream, milk and vanilla extra and VOILA!

milkshake

Image and recipe: Bigger Bolder Baking

COOKIE DOUGH HUMMUS

Yep, you read that right. Healthy Hummus that looks and tastes like cookie dough. And with chickpeas now considered part of the ‘vegetables’ food group (see here), this marvellous concoction takes the concept of hidden vegetables and elevates it to hidden-in-plain-sight vegetables. Better yet, it’s also allergen-friendly. Genius!

All you need is chickpeas, rolled oats, brown sugar/maple syrup, dairy-free mills and choc chips, unsweetened applesauce, vanilla and a pinch of salt. See Fork & Beans for the full recipe and instructions.

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Image and recipe: Fork & Beans

EGGLESS COOKIE DOUGH – FOUR WAYS (NO RAW EGG)

If you have some food safety concerns with using raw egg, this no-egg recipe will go a long way in reducing the risks. It also toasts the flour, thereby reducing the small e coli risks associated with consuming raw flour.

All you need to do is bake the flour on 180C oven for 5-7 minutes, allowing it to cool before you add unsalted butter, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla extract, salt, choc chips and your favourite topping (peanut butter, sprinkles or Oreo pieces). See full recipe and instructions by Sugar Spun Run here.

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Image and recipe: Sugar Spun Run

CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE WITH COOKIE DOUGH FROSTING

Haley’s clever recipe from If you give a blonde a kitchen captures the exquisite flavour of cookie dough in the icing. It’s a terrific way to bling up an ordinary cupcake (not that there’s anything ordinary about these particular babies).

You can achieve this amazing icing by combining the usual suspects in an unusual way – butter, sugar, flour, vanilla extract, milk.. and light brown sugar to help achieve that slightly grainy texture raw cookie dough has.

Haley has also kindly provided a delicious recipe for the cupcake base which will beautifully complement the frosting.

See If you give a blonde a kitchen for the full recipe and instructions.

icing

Image and recipe: If you give a blonde a kitchen

COOKIE DOUGH TRUFFLES

Delicious cookie dough in equally delicious packaging – what more could a gal ask for? Check out this recipe from Corinne Le, a friend of Dorothy’s from Shockingly Delicious. Combine all the cookie dough ingredients in a bowl and shape into balls. Refrigerate these, then add melted chocolate coating before refrigerating again.

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Image and recipe: Corinne Le/Shockingly Delicious.