The Best Edible Cookie Dough Recipe


This week I’ll be live-streaming a cookie dough cake on the Food Network! With that in mind, I figured it was time I post my edible cookie dough recipe!

If you want to be sure your flour is safe, you can pasteurize it by microwaving it!! Just be sure that the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit. I’ve made a few tweaks to this recipe over the last year, and this is my final recipe:


  • Β 1 1/2 cups of unsalted butter (3 sticks), room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups of brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles


Place butter and brown sugar into bowl, and beat on medium speed using a hand mixer or the paddle attachment of a stand mixer. Once the butter and brown sugar are creamed together, mix in the salt, heavy cream, and vanilla.

Next mix in the flour, one cup at a time. With a spatula, gently fold in both types of chocolate chips, and sprinkles.

The batter should be sturdy enough to shape with your hands. If it still seems too tacky, add in more flour, 1/4 cup at a time. If your dough seems too firm, add in more heavy cream, 1 Tbsp. at a time.

I like to shape the dough into either disks to place between cake layers, or into balls for cake decorating! You alsoΒ forgoe this step and just eat the dough out of the bowl πŸ˜›


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11 thoughts on “The Best Edible Cookie Dough Recipe

  1. This was a big hit in my house! I made the chocolate chip cookie cake and had extra cookie dough balls. Nom nom nom for several days!

  2. Hey, there! I made your vanilla cake recipe today and it’s love! I’m also making your edible cookie dough discs to put in between the layers. Will this recipe make more than one disc? My layers are 9in so I’m thinking I should get at least 2 discs out of this recipe, right?

  3. So I’m making a chocolate cake with this cookie dough between… Does it keep the cake moist like a layer of mousse or buttercream would? Just have a worry about being too dry but I worry too much so I don’t know if it’s justified πŸ˜‚

    1. I would definitely add some buttercream with it between the layers! It won’t dry out the cake, but it won’t be as moist as a mousse or buttercream would be!

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