Cookie Dough Bites
These cookie dough bites are pure perfection! They are quick and easy to make, completely safe to eat, and so creamy. This 10 minute recipe is great for birthdays, movie nights, holidays, Christmas and more. They are always a family favorite!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- These egg free cookie dough bites are quick and easy!
- This recipe only takes about 10 minutes.
- By heat treating the flour, they are safe to eat.
- These bites are eggless.
- Only 8 ingredients needed.
- Delicious for snacks and dessert.
- For a healthier version, try this Healthy Cookie Dough.
- Both kids and adults love them!
- As written, this recipe is gluten free, egg free, and nut free.
- Use dairy free or Vegan butter and dairy free milk if desired.
- Check out this Gluten Free Cookie Dough for a similar dessert!
Ingredients & Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.
Both gluten free 1 to 1 flour and all purpose flour work. For gluten free, use the gluten free flour. I do not recommend substituting almond flour or another flour directly. For a Paleo and grain free option, check out this Paleo Cookie Dough.
Use room temperature butter for best results. It is very easy to combine with the sugars. Beat butter until no clumps remain. For dairy free and Vegan, use a Vegan butter alternative.
Both light brown sugar and granulated sugar act as the sweeteners. Dark brown sugar and coconut sugar may be used, but the dough will be darker.
A little milk helps thin the dough out. This recipe is egg free, so some moisture is required. Use any type of milk! For these photos, I used unsweetened almond milk.
Vanilla extract adds the classic cookie flavor.
A pinch of sea salt goes a long way. If using salted butter, omit this.
Mini chocolate chips are a great option for this recipe! They provide the chocolate flavor without being overpowering. It can be difficult to form round balls of dough with large chunks of chocolate. If necessary, regular sized chocolate chips can be used.
Heat Treating Flour
The process of heat treating flour is very important! This kills off any harmful bacteria found in the raw flour. There are two easy methods for heat treating flour.
For the oven method, spread flour onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake flour at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 to 10 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to make sure flour has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
For the microwave method, add flour to a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 60 second increments, until flour has reached a temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Raw flour can contain bacteria. In order to make edible cookie dough bites, it is vital to heat treat the flour. This is the case for both all purpose flour and gluten free 1 to 1 flour.
Taste & Texture
These edible cookie dough bites taste like classic cookie dough! It is buttery, sweet and delicious. You may detect the slightest difference in flavor due to the lack of eggs. Rest assured knowing this is safe to eat.
The texture is shockingly similar to regular dough. It is somewhat thick, creamy and smooth.
How to Make
First, heat treat the flour. Spread flour onto a parchment lined baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 to 7 minutes.
In a stand mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar for 2 minutes or until no clumps of butter remain.
Add in heat treated flour, milk, vanilla and sea salt. Then, stir until combined.
Next, fold in mini chocolate chips.
Roll dough between hands into bite sized balls.
Finally, serve immediately or refrigerate.
Expert Tips & Tricks
Use room temperature butter for best results. Softened butter beats together easily with the brown sugar and granulated sugar.
Heat treat flour. This kills harmful bacteria found in raw flour. To ensure this recipe is safe to eat, heat treat the flour.
Beat butter and sugars until completely combined.
If your dough is too dry, add a tiny bit more milk.
I highly recommend using mini chocolate chips if you have them!
They are delicious frozen too.
Variations & Add Ins
While these cookie dough bites are irresistible as is, consider these fun add ins.
White chocolate chips
Chopped peanut butter cups
Dip bites into melted chocolate
Dip into melted white chocolate
Roll balls in cocoa powder
Roll balls in sprinkles
Drizzle melted chocolate over top
How to Serve & Store
Serve no bake cookie dough bites once rolled into balls. They are best when chilled or frozen.
Pair with a tall glass of milk or mug of hot chocolate.
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 7 days.
Freeze for up to 2 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Store in the fridge for up to 7 days. Additionally, store in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Sure! Both all purpose flour and gluten free 1 to 1 flour work well.
Yes. Use gluten free flour to ensure they are gluten free.
Yes! Use Vegan flour and plant based milk. In addition, use Vegan chocolate chips.
No. This recipe is missing the eggs and baking soda needed to bake them.
By heat treating the flour and omitting eggs, these cookie dough bites are safe to eat.
You May Also Like
- Edible Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough
- Paleo Cookie Dough Stuffed Brownies
- Vegan Cookie Dough Bars
- Almond Flour Cookies
- Edible Pumpkin Cookie Dough
If you make this cookie dough bite recipe, I would really appreciate a review! You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. I would love for you to follow along! For more ideas, check out these Dessert Recipes.
Get the Recipe: Cookie Dough Bites
- 1 cup flour, gluten free 1 to 1 flour or all purpose flour
- ½ cup butter, room temperature
- ½ cup light brown sugar, tightly packed
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- pinch sea salt
- ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips
- First, heat treat the flour. Spread flour onto a parchment lined baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 to 7 minutes.
- In a stand mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar for 2 minutes or until no clumps of butter remain.
- Add in heat treated flour, milk, vanilla and sea salt. Stir until combined.
- Next, fold in mini chocolate chips.
- Roll dough between hands into bite sized balls.
- Finally, serve immediately or refrigerate.
- Both gluten free 1 to 1 flour and all purpose flour work well.
- Heat treat flour to remove any harmful bacteria.
- Beat butter and sugars until no clumps of butter remain.
- Regular sized chocolate chips work well too.
- Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 7 days.
- These freeze well!
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7 Comments on “Cookie Dough Bites”
These are amazing!
The kids and I are obsessed with these.
I made a batch with semi sweet choc chips and a batch with white chocolate chips.
Both were delicious!!
I remember eating cookie dough as a kid so it is so nice to have a recipe that I know is safe for my kids.
Kids love to help me in making these fun cookie dough bites! We love adding some sprinkles on some for a festive look. So decadent and pleasing!
These bites were so quick and fun to put together! They taste just like cookie dough, too! I’ll definitely be making these a lot in the summer. Thanks!
Made these and they turned out delicious! My kids are obsessed with them as well. Saving this recipe to make it again.
These are dangerously good!! I love that they can be snacked on without baking and they were simple to make.
Too greasy and idek why
Put them in the fridge. That should help!