This healthy cookie dough is a simple no bake dessert recipe made with a handful of ingredients! No sugar or flour needed, it can easily be made single serving!
Need dessert-time inspiration? Here’s a healthy dessert that is always a massive hit in our house: healthy edible cookie dough.
Inspired by my protein cookie dough, this healthy version is pretty darn magic. The texture is thick and smooth and is perfectly sweet and delicious. We loaded them with chocolate chips so that every mouthful has some in them!
This dessert looks so darn impressive, but is straightforward and simple. Ready to give this a try?
As the name suggests, edible cookie dough is pretty much your favorite chocolate chip cookie before placing them in the oven. It uses simple ingredients and takes minutes to make. For this recipe, you’ll need:
- Almond flour. Blanched almond flour, not almond meal. The latter will yield slightly gritty cookie dough.
- Sugar substitute. A combination of a brown sugar substitute and powdered sugar substitute.
- Butter. Softened to room temperature. You can use light butter or vegan butter for fewer calories.
- Milk. I used unsweetened almond milk but any milk works.
- Vanilla extract. A must for any good cookie dough.
- Chocolate chips. Use your favorite chocolate chips.
Cookie dough is very simple to make: the only thing to remember is to cream the butter and sweeteners very well, so there is no grittiness throughout. Here is the basic idea of how to make healthy cookie dough (or see the recipe below for specific steps):
- Cream butter and sugar (substitutes): Add the softened butter and sweeteners to a mixing bowl and using a hand mixer, beat together until fluffy.
- Beat in ingredients: Add the remaining ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, until combined.
- Fold mix-ins: Using a rubber spatula, fold through the chocolate chips and any other mix-ins in you like.
- Chill: Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, to firm up.
Dietary and flavor variations
Follow a specific diet or can’t have a certain ingredient? This cookie dough is super forgiving and here are some tested options:
- Cut out the dairy by using dairy free butter and vegan chocolate chips.
- Make chocolate cookie dough by either add cocoa powder or make edible brownie batter.
- Add mix-ins like coconut flakes, chopped nuts, or finely chopped chocolate pieces.
- Swap the almond flour for equal parts oat flour or heat treated white flour.
Easily condense this dessert to be single serving.
Simply divide all the ingredients by 4 and prepare it as instructed. Specific measurements are in the recipe card below.
Wondering how best to store healthy cookie dough? Here are best practices for cookie dough storage:
- Up to one week: Keep cookie dough in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. Let it thaw for several minutes before enjoying.
- Up to 6 months: Place the cookie dough in a shallow container and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months.
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Frequently Asked Questions
It is not recommended to substitute the almond flour for coconut flour. They are NOT equal swaps.
Yes, swap out the almond flour for oat flour.
With just 3 grams of net carbs per serving, this recipe is suitable for a low carb diet.
Healthy Edible Cookie Dough
- Add the butter, brown sugar substitute, and powdered sugar substitute in a mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat together until creamy and smooth.
- Add the almond flour, milk, and vanilla extract and mix well. Fold through the chocolate chips.
- Cover the cookie dough and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.