This Healthy Cookie Dough is made using nutritious ingredients like almond flour, almond butter, coconut oil, milk, and chocolate chips. No heat-treating flour- Just mix and enjoy!
Consuming raw cookie dough before baking your cookies can pose health risks due to the potential contamination of harmful bacteria, because it contains raw eggs or raw flour.
However, edible cookie dough recipes are specifically formulated to be safe for raw consumption by omitting eggs or heat-treating the flour before mixing. This process eliminates the risk of harmful bacteria, making the cookie dough safe to eat without baking.
The ingredients in edible cookie dough are similar to those used in regular cookie dough, such as flour, sugar, butter, and chocolate chips, but without any eggs. It is often enjoyed straight from the bowl, scooped into smaller portions, or used as a topping for ice cream, desserts, or other treats.
Why is this healthy and safe to eat?
- No eggs.
- Almond flour instead of wheat flour.
- Almond butter and coconut oil instead of regular butter.
- Naturally gluten-free with vegan option.
Scroll down to the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and amounts.
- Almond Flour - As in all my almond flour dessert recipes, use super fine variety.
- Almond butter - Almond flour does not create a smoother cookie dough compared to using all-purpose flour, such as when making chocolate pinwheel cookies. Adding a dash of almond butter helps it combine seamlessly and also enhance the nutritive value, as seen in almond butter balls.
- Coconut oil - Coconut oil is not only a healthier option than butter, but also tastes amazing when combined with almond flour, like in black sesame cookies.
- Brown sugar - Adds caramel notes like in almond flour cake and almond flour shortbreads. I like to use dark brown sugar like in air fryer chocolate chip cookies.
- Milk - It adds richness and moisture and helps bring the dough together.
- Salt - A pinch of salt is a must-have for all homemade cookie recipes. It elevates the sweetness and makes your healthy cookie dough taste irresistable.
- Chocolate chips - Regular size chocolate chips work for almond flour chocolate chip cookies, because the chocolate melts when the cookie is baked, I recommend using mini semi sweet chocolate chips for this recipe. I will explain more in the post.
- Make it vegan - Use almond or oat milk and vegan mini chocolate chips, as in vegan mug cake.
- Healthier - Instead of brown sugar, you can use 1 to 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. However, I prefer the taste of brown sugar, as seen in almond flour brownies.
- Double chocolate - Add cocoa powder or melted chocolate into the healthy cookie dough.
- Peanut butter - As for almond butter chocolate cups, use peanut butter instead of almond butter or swirl in more peanut butter at the end.
- Oatmeal raisin - Use ground oat flour instead of almond flour and raisins instead of chocolate chips. Refer to the oat flour cookies recipe for making oat flour at home.
- Snickerdoodle - Mix cinnamon into the healthy cookie dough and also sprinkle cinnamon sugar as in Hawaiian roll cinnamon rolls.
- Birthday cake - Skip chocolate chips and use colorful sprinkles for a festive touch.
- M&M - Stir in chopped M&M candies instead.
- Red velvet: Add a dash of cocoa powder and red food coloring like in red velvet mug cake.
How to make?
You can find full printable recipe below, but here is a quick overview of the procedure along with step-by-step photos.
1.Add almond flour, almond butter, milk, brown sugar, coconut oil and salt into a medium bowl.
2. Beat with a electric beater or a wooden spoon, until smooth and creamy.
3 & 4. Mix in chocolate chips.
How to store?
This healthy cookie dough recipe yields only about a cup when finished. As a result, it tends to be devoured on the same day, leaving me with no leftovers.
However, refrigerate any leftovers in a tightly sealed container for up to 2 days. It will firm up slightly and also make it easily scoopable.
To freeze - Transfer it to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to a month. You can enjoy it directly from the frozen state or leave it at room temperature for about 30 minutes to thaw.
- Use super fine almond flour - It is made from finely ground blanched almonds, resulting in a finer texture, compared to using almond meal, which is coarser due to almond skins.
- Dark brown sugar - It has a deeper molasses flavor and adds more caramel notes, like in a chocolate chip cookie for one.
- Mini semi sweet chocolate chips - They provide a balanced chocolate flavor in every bite and also add a subtle crunch when eaten, as opposed to biting into larger chocolate chunks.
- To use regular-size chocolate chips - Place regular chocolate chips on a cutting board, chop them into smaller pieces, ensuring they are smaller but not powdered, and then add them into the healthy cookie dough.
Certainly! However, ensuring the flour is heat-treated is essential to make it safe for consumption. To do this, spread the flour evenly on a rimmed baking sheet and bake it at 350 degrees fahrenheit for approximately 5 minutes. Let it cool completely before using. Additionally, around ½ cup of all-purpose flour works perfectly for this recipe.
1. Texture: The smaller size blends in seamlessly, preventing overly large or uneven pockets. Additionally, it adds a subtle crunch when eaten, as opposed to biting into larger chocolate chunks.
2. Even Distribution: They distribute more evenly throughout the healthy cookie dough, ensuring each bite contains a balanced amount of chocolate.
3. Aesthetics: They are less visually dominant compared to larger chips while providing a balanced chocolate flavor in every bite.
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Healthy Cookie Dough
- 1 cup almond flour super fine
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, packed
- 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 tablespoons mini semi sweet chocolate chips
- Add all ingredients, except chocolate chips into a medium bowl.
- Beat with a electric beater or a wooden spoon, until smooth and creamy. Mix in chocolate chips.
- Dig in!
Nutritional information, based on third-party calculations, should be seen as estimates, not guarantees, as various factors like product types, brands, processing methods, and more can alter the nutritional content in recipes.
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