Edible cookie dough bites come together in under 10 minutes and are a great no bake dessert. This customizable recipe has just 5 ingredients and is naturally gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and refined sugar free.
Move over betty crocker. These homemade chocolate chip cookie dough bites are the best way to curb any cookie dough cravings when you want something sweet but don't want to go through the full effort of making chocolate chip cookies.
There's no raw flour or raw eggs in this recipe, just a few simple ingredients you likely already have on hand.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Quick and easy - comes together in under 10 minutes from start to finish since this is a no bake recipe.
- Adaptable - make different variations depending on what you're craving (see ideas below).
- Safe to eat - because there are no raw eggs or raw flour (wheat flour or gluten free all purpose flour) in this recipe you don't need to heat treat the flour first to kill off the harmful bacteria or worry about getting sick.
- Allergen-friendly - these edible cookie dough bites are free from common allergens like gluten, dairy, egg, soy, and nut to fit your dietary needs without compromising on taste.
- Oat flour - unlike wheat flour, oat flour doesn't need to be heat-treated first to be safe for consumption. It also has more fiber.
- Tahini - a delicious seed butter made from roasted ground sesame seeds. It gives the cookie dough its signature texture and also adds protein and healthy fats to make it more satiating.
- Maple syrup - adds natural sweetness and also prevents the dough from having a gritty texture.
- Coconut oil or softened vegan butter - I recommend using refined coconut oil for no coconut taste or use room temperature butter.
- Pinch of salt - to balance out the sweetness.
- Mini chocolate chips - I find these to be the best size for cookie bites. You can use dark chocolate, milk chocolate chips, or even white chocolate chips if you want.
How to Make Cookie Dough Bites
Step 1. In a medium bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, mix all the ingredients together except for the mini chocolate chips until well combined.
Step 2. Fold in the chocolate chips with a rubber spatula. Use a small cookie scoop or a spoon to roll the dough into bite-sized balls.
Step 3. Transfer the balls of cookie dough to a baking sheet or plate lined with parchment paper.
Step 4. Sprinkle with flaky salt if desired. Place in the fridge for about 10 minutes to chill and firm up (optional).
Make It Your Way: Substitutions & Variations
Please remember that recipes are just a starting point.
How can you make these cookie dough bites using what you already have? Here are some ideas…
- No oat flour? – blend ⅔ cup of rolled oats in a high-powered blender or food processor until they're broken down into fine flour (you may have a little extra).
- Gluten-free? - make sure to use certified gluten-free oats if necessary.
- No tahini? - use sunflower seed butter to keep this recipe nut free. If not nut free, you can also use cashew butter, peanut butter, or almond butter. Just make sure whatever you use is runny or well-stirred, otherwise, it can affect the texture.
- No maple syrup? - you can use granulated sugar, but you may have to add a little vegan milk to get the right consistency. Start with 1 teaspoon and add up to 1 tablespoon (which is 3 teaspoons) at the most.
- No mini chocolate chips? - chop up your favorite chocolate bar.
- Chocolate covered cookie dough bites - dip the cookie dough bites in melted chocolate.
- Snickerdoodle: leave out the chocolate and add ground cinnamon plus a little organic cane sugar.
- Cake batter: increase the vanilla extract to 1 teaspoon and leave out the chocolate.
- Chocolate peppermint: add 1 tablespoon cocoa powder and swap out the vanilla extract for peppermint extract.
- Oatmeal raisin: swap out the chocolate for raisins and add ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon.
Frequently Asked Questions
These cookie dough balls aren't meant to be baked. They're just for eating raw.
They're delicious on their own as a treat for movie nights or if you have a sweet tooth and crave something sweet after a meal.
You can also add them to your favorite vanilla ice cream for cookie dough ice cream or flatten two cookie dough balls and put a scoop of ice cream between them for an ice cream sandwich.
Once chilled, transfer the cookie dough bites to an airtight container or ziploc bag and store them in the fridge for up to 1 month or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Edible Cookie Dough Bites (No Bake)
- In a medium bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, mix all the ingredients together except for the mini chocolate chips until well combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips with a rubber spatula. Use a small cookie scoop or a spoon to roll the dough into bite-sized balls.
- Transfer the balls of cookie dough to a baking sheet or plate lined with parchment paper.
- Sprinkle with flaky salt if desired. Place in the fridge for about 10 minutes to chill and firm up (optional)