Cookie Dough Bites

I’ve made a few cookie dough cakes in the past (like my funfetti cookie dough cake and my ultimate cookie dough cake), but I felt like it was time to put a different spin on my classic edible cookie dough recipe. That’s where these cookie dough bites comes in.

I love them because they’re super easy to make and are such a fun way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

While you might just want to enjoy them as a snack, you can also use them to top your favorite desserts or even to decorate cupcakes or cake.

image of edible cookie dough bites on a wire rack that have been drizzled with melted chocolate

Why Are These Cookie Dough Bites is Safe To Eat Raw?

These cookie dough bites are safe to be consumed raw for two reasons.

The first is that this recipe doesn’t use eggs! The second reason is that the flour is heated to a safe temperature before being added into the dough.

How To Heat Treat Your Flour

To ensure your cookie dough is safe to eat raw, I recommend heating up your flour in either your microwave or your oven.

Microwave Method

I know it sounds a little crazy, but if you heat your flour for a little over a minute it should be good to go!

I like to heat the flour in 30 second intervals and stir between to prevent the flour from browning. This also helps it heat more evenly.

Be sure that the internal temperature of your bowl of flour reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit. I like to use a digital kitchen thermometer to check.

image of flour being heat treated

Oven Method

If you don’t want to use a microwave you can also heat treat your flour in the oven! It’s a very similar process to the microwave.

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F and bake your flour on a large parchment lined pan.

It usually takes about 12 minutes for the internal temperature of the flour to reach 160 F. I recommend stirring the flour every 2-3 minutes to prevent it from browning.

Cookie Dough Bites – Ingredients & Substitutions

image of vegan edible cookie dough rolled out into small bites sized balls

While I love these cookie dough bites just the way they are, I know some of you might not have all of these ingredients on hand!

Below are some swaps and substitutions that can be made in this recipe.

  • Salted Butter – If you only have unsalted butter on hand, you can use it in place of the salted butter. Just be sure to add in 1/2 tsp of salt to enhance and balance the flavors in this recipe.
  • Brown Sugar – You can use light or dark brown sugar, but I prefer this recipe with light brown sugar. I don’t recommend using regular granulated sugar or a less refined sugar. They can throw off the texture and taste of the cookie dough.
  • Vanilla Extract – This cookie dough would also taste great with vanilla bean paste, almond extract or even coconut extract!
  • All Purpose Flour – You can use a gluten free flour blend in place of the all purpose flour in to make gluten free cookie dough bites. Just be sure to use a good blend like King Arthur’s GF flour. I don’t recommend using straight up almond flour!
  • Chocolate chips – You can use any type of chocolate chips or chunks! I suggest using your favorite type of chocolate and cutting them up into small pieces to make the cookie dough balls easier to roll out.
  • Rainbow Sprinkles – I recommend using the long and skinny sprinkles like the ones in the photo below (jimmies). Nonpareil sprinkles can bleed into the cookie dough, so avoid using them in this recipe. The pretty sprinkles I used are made by sweetapolita!
image of vegan sprinkles made by sweetapolita

Tips for Making The Best Cookie Dough Bites

  • Heat your flour in the microwave or oven to pasteurize it and make it safe to eat raw.
  • Fold the sprinkles and chocolate chips into the dough by hand so they don’t break as they get worked into the dough.
  • Feel free to add your favorite mix-ins! I used mini chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles sprinkles but white chocolate chips, bits of candy or chopped nuts would all be delicious.
  • Do not to use more than 2/3 cup of mix ins or else the dough will have a hard time sticking together.
  • Use a 1/2 tsp measure to make uniformly sized bits of cookie dough.
  • Chill the bits of cookie dough in the freezer for 10 minutes after they’re rolled out to help their shape set.
  • Drizzle them with melted chocolate and top with sprinkles to dress up these cookie dough bites.
  • Make gluten free cookie dough bites by using your favorite gluten free flour blend in place of the all purpose flour.
  • Make vegan cookie dough bites by using vegan butter and vegan chocolate chips.
image of cookie dough bites on a wire rack that have been drizzled with melted chocolate

Making These Cookie Dough Bites In Advance & Storage Tips

These cookie dough bites can be made in advance! They keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or up to 1 month in the freezer (if you can resist eating it that long).

I like to roll out the cookie dough bits and drizzle them with chocolate, then freeze them in an airtight container once the chocolate hardens.

My advice? Enjoy them straight out of the freezer on a hot day. They’re the ultimate afternoon pick me up.

Let Me Know What You Think!

If you try this recipe for cookie dough bites, I’d love to hear what you think!

Please leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts.

image of edible cookie dough bites that can be made gluten free and vegan

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Yield: 6 servings

Cookie Dough Bites

image of cookie dough bites on a wire rack that have been drizzled with melted chocolate

These cookie dough bites are super easy to make and absolutely delicious! They taste great on their own as a snack or are the perfect topping for any dessert!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

Cookie Dough Bites

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, room temperature (113 grams)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar (133 grams)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (8 grams)
  • 3/4 cup heat-treated and cooled all-purpose or gluten free flour - see instructions in the post above (100 grams)
  • 1/3 cup mini or chopped up chocolate chips (60 grams)
  • 1/3 cup rainbow sprinkles (56 grams)

Chocolate Drizzle

  • 1/4 cup of chocolate chips (45 grams)

Instructions

Cookie Dough Bites:

  1. Line a large baking sheet or tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Cream together 1/2 cup room temperature butter and 3/4 cup light brown sugar in a large bowl and mix on a high speed with either a hand mixer or stand mixer.
  3. Add in 2 tsp vanilla extract. Mix on a low speed until incorporated.
  4. Mix in 3/4 cup heat-treated flour on a low speed. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
  5. Fold in 1/3 cup mini or chopped up chocolate chips and 1/3 cup rainbow sprinkles by hand with a rubber spatula.
  6. Use a 1/2 tsp measure to scoop uniform amounts of cookie dough, then roll them into small balls and place on the lined pan or tray.
  7. Chill in the freezer for 10 minutes to help set their shape.
  8. While the cookie dough bites chill, place 1/4 cup of chocolate chips into a piping bag and seal the top with a rubber band. Heat in the microwave in 15 second intervals, squeezing the bag between intervals to help the chocolate melt.
  9. Once the chocolate is fully melted, snip a tiny opening at the bottom of the bag and drizzle the melted chocolate over the chilled bits of cookie dough.
  10. If desired, top with an additional handful of sprinkles and enjoy!
  11. These cookie dough bites can sit at room temperature for up to 3 days, in the fridge for 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to a month. I recommend storing them in an airtight container or large freezer bag.

Notes

Yield

This recipe makes about 1 1/2 cups of edible cookie dough bites. I consider one serving to be 1/4 cup, so this recipe makes 6 servings.

Be Sure to Heat-Treat Your Flour

To make sure your flour is safe to consume raw, pasteurize it by microwaving it or heating it in the oven! Be sure that the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit or 72 degrees Celsius.

Making These Cookie Dough Bites in Advance

These cookie dough bites can be made in advance and stay good in the fridge for up to 2 week or up to a month in the freezer. Store them in an airtight container or ziploc bag.

Tips for Making The Best Cookie Dough Bites:

  • Fold the sprinkles and chocolate chips into the dough by hand so they don't break as they get worked into the dough.
  • Feel free to have fun adding in your favorite mix-ins! I used mini chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles sprinkles but white chocolate chips, bits of candy or chopped nuts would all be delicious.
  • Be sure not to use more than 2/3 cup of mix ins, otherwise the dough can have a hard time sticking together.
  • Use a 1/2 tsp measure to make uniformly sized bits of cookie dough.
  • Make gluten free cookie dough bites by using your favorite gluten free flour blend in place of the all purpose flour.
  • Make vegan cookie dough bites by using vegan butter and vegan chocolate chips.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 357Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 10mgCarbohydrates 64gFiber 2gSugar 43gProtein 3g

Let me know what you think!