Safe-to-eat uncooked cookie dough

Safe-to-eat uncooked cookie dough

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Prep: 5 mins - 10 mins No cook


Serves 12 (Makes 30-40 balls)

Who doesn't love cookie dough and this one takes only minutes to make. Keep a batch in the fridge, eat it by the spoon, serve it with ice cream, or mould it, shape it and colour it with food dye like edible Play-Doh!  

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per cookie dough ball (without flavourings)

  • kcal165
  • fat7g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 100g butter, softened to room temperature



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 175g soft brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 140g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp full-fat milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…


  1. Beat the butter and sugar together, preferably in a mixer. Add the vanilla, 1 /2 tsp salt and the flour, then mix until it looks like breadcrumbs. Keep mixing as you add the milk and you’re done – delicious, safe, raw cookie dough. If it’s not amazing enough as it is, then go crazy with these flavourings:

  2. Salted caramel dough: Swirl 1 tbsp dulce de leche through the dough, plus 1/2 tsp of salt and a handful of dark chocolate chips.

  3. S'more cookie dough: Add 1 tbsp Nutella, 2 crumbled digestive biscuits, and some mini marshmallows.

  4. Apple & cinnamon dough: Add some little chunks of dried apple and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar (1 tsp cinnamon mixed with 1 tbsp soft brown sugar).

  5. Peanut heaven dough: Add 1 tbsp peanut butter and a handful of peanut M&Ms.

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NCH5454's picture
11th Jun, 2019
Agree with some of the other comments. Would also definitely try to use the special heat treated flour than ordinary plain flour. I tried this for my grandkids - they seemed happy enough but I wasn't quite so impressed! I've now committed the ultimate sin, cheated and bought some from after trying it at the Sheffield Food Festival.
Lamiya's picture
26th Aug, 2018
you’re in luck if you’re reading this before making this recipe - it states way too much sugar! i believe there was an error and the 175g should be 75g. ended up throwing it away which was such a shame.
10th Aug, 2018
Throat crusty because I added to much cinamonn would not recomend
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olivia helen t
6th May, 2018
i didn’t like this recipe. the flavour of the brown sugar was overpowering and the granules of it were too big to eat, so the texture was weirdly crunchy. perhaps would taste better cooked.
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14Wolf Games
24th Feb, 2018
Was skeptical when looking at this and it seems for good reason. Even with only 75g of brown sugar I found it overwhelming and just not right. I know the novelty of it is being raw, edible cookie dough but it tastes much better baked as actual cookies/biscuits. Very moorish and filling when baked.
3rd Aug, 2017
Really quick and easy to make. However, the taste of the cookie dough without any additions was incredibly overpowering because of the brown sugar. I also heat treated my flour to kill any bacteria and would recommend to do that. In terms of additions I added crushed Oreo cookies and a small handful of chocolate chips this made it taste much better!
Alex W21
28th Jul, 2016
Nice idea, but it is important to remember that this is a combination of raw ingredients that would support the growth of food-poisoning bacteria. Therefore it must either be stored in the refrigerator immediately after mixing and eaten within a very short period, or baked to ensure that it remains safe to eat
17th May, 2016
I absolutely love the idea of these and as soon as I saw the recipe I knew I had to try them! However... put simply, the taste is not good. You know when you bake a cake and lick the mixture from the bowl afterwards, it's like that but eating a thick version of it. Way too buttery, I actually couldn't stomach them and ended up binning them which was a real shame. On the plus side they look great when covered in sprinkles!
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Erin Steward
21st Mar, 2019
These are so nice IF you change the recipe slightly. Instead of doing the 175g of brown sugar it says, I do 87g of caster sugar and 87g of brown. As well as this I also melt the butter in the microwave for 30 seconds as well as ‘cooking’ the flour to make sure there is no bacteria growth.
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