This single-serve edible sugar cookie dough recipe is the best no-bake treat whenever you need a quick and easy dessert. Made with 5 ingredients and no brown sugar, the dough mixes together in 5 minutes and has a delicious sugar cookie flavor. Mix in your favorite sprinkles and enjoy this safe-to-eat cookie dough treat!
Just like these edible cookie dough bites with chocolate chips, this sugar cookie dough requires no baking to satisfy all of your cookie cravings. There’s something about the soft and chewy sweetness of homemade cookie dough that’s irresistible!
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Why You'll Love This Cookie Dough
- Quick and easy - This no-bake recipe is insanely quick and easy to make with only five ingredients. It's ready to enjoy by the spoonful in just five minutes!
- Sugar cookie flavor - Every bite of cookie dough is rich, buttery, sweet, and full of sprinkles for the best sugar cookie flavor.
- Single serving - This recipe is perfect for a single serving, but can easily be made for two, three, or four people to enjoy!
- No brown sugar - You only need granulated sugar and no brown sugar.
- Safe to eat - When you use heat-treated flour and no eggs, this edible sugar cookie dough is totally safe to eat without baking.
You only need 5 simple ingredients to make this sugar cookie dough. Remember to see the recipe card at the end of the post for all ingredient information.
- Salted butter - Using salted butter means you don't need to add extra salt to the recipe. Vegan butter or normal butter works well. Make sure it's room temperature.
- Granulated sugar - This adds the perfect sweetness to the sugar cookie dough!
- Vanilla extract - Pure vanilla extract creates the best flavor.
- Flour - All-purpose flour or gluten-free all-purpose flour works well. Make sure to heat-treat the flour before using it in the recipe. This makes the dough safe to eat.
- Sprinkles - Use your favorite sprinkles to add some crunch and color to the dough. You can get creative with other mix-ins, too!
You won't believe that it only takes 5 minutes to make this recipe! Here are step-by-step instructions for how to make edible sugar cookie dough without brown sugar:
STEP 1: Heat treat the flour by microwaving it in four 20-second increments, stirring between each increment. This kills anything unsafe in the flour. Then, let the flour cool.
STEP 2: In a mixing bowl, use a rubber spatula or mixer to beat the softened butter and sugar together. Then, stir in the vanilla extract until soft and creamy.
STEP 3: Gently mix in the cooled heat-treated flour until a soft sugar cookie dough forms. If it is too thick, you can add a splash of milk or water.
STEP 4: Fold in the sprinkles with a rubber spatula until evenly combined throughout the dough. Chill the dough to firm it up, or enjoy it right away.
STEP 5: Transfer the sugar cookie dough to an airtight container and keep it in the fridge to enjoy throughout the week. You can enjoy it cold or at room temperature.
Expert Recipe Tips
- Let the flour cool - After heat-treating the flour, let it cool for 5-10 minutes before mixing it into the cookie dough. This prevents the butter from melting from the hot flour and gives the best cookie dough texture.
- Cream the butter and sugar - While not required, creaming the butter and sugar with an electric mixer incorporates air into the dough and creates an even texture.
- Adjust the consistency - If you like soft and creamy cookie dough instead of thick dough, you can add a splash of milk or water to adjust the consistency.
- Chill the dough - Chilling the dough is optional, but thickens it further and makes the graininess from the granulated sugar less noticeable. There's nothing better than a spoonful of chilled sugar cookie dough straight from the fridge!
- Balance sweetness and saltiness - Sugar cookie dough should be sweet, but not overpowering. You can add an extra ¼ teaspoon of salt to balance the sweetness to your liking.
Cookie Dough Variations
There are so many fun and easy ways to customize the cookie dough to your liking!
- Brown sugar - The recipe is made without brown sugar to keep it simple and easy, but you can use brown sugar instead of granulated sugar if you want the cookie dough to have a rich caramel-like flavor.
- Flavored extracts - Try using almond extract, butter extract, or lemon extract instead of vanilla for an easy flavor twist.
- Sprinkles and toppings - Switch up the sprinkles you use or omit them entirely and add M&Ms, chopped nuts, mini chocolate chips, cookie chunks, caramel pieces, or anything else that sounds delicious!
- No butter - You can use softened cream cheese if you want to make edible cookie dough without butter. Dairy-free versions work well too!
Love red velvet and white chocolate? Give this edible red velvet cookie dough recipe a try next. It's a delicious flavor combo!
Frequently Asked Questions
Most cookie dough recipes contain raw eggs and flour, which are not safe to eat uncooked. However, this cookie dough recipe is eggless and uses heat-treated flour making it safe to eat raw.
Regular cookie dough meant for baking often contains eggs, flour, and leavening agents like baking powder that are not intended to be consumed raw. Edible cookie dough, however, does not contain eggs and uses heat-treated flour. It is completely safe to enjoy without baking!
Using softened butter instead of melted butter gives the cookie dough its classic thick texture. You can use melted butter that has been cooled, but the cookie dough will have a much softer and creamier consistency.
The recipe makes one small jar of cookie dough that can be enjoyed by one person throughout the week, or two people in a couple of days. It depends on how much you want for yourself, but there is plenty to share!
Storing & Freezing Cookie Dough
Store leftover cookie dough in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-7 days. Enjoy a few bites throughout the week for an easy and delicious dessert!
For longer storage, you can freeze the sugar cookie dough. I recommend scooping the dough into balls and freezing them between layers of parchment paper for easy enjoyment later. You can also store the entire batch of cookie dough in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Allow the dough to thaw at room temperature for 1-3 hours before enjoying it again.
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Edible Sugar Cookie Dough
- 2 Mixing Bowls
- ¼ cup salted butter, softened (see notes for vegan option)
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ cup all-purpose flour heat treated (see notes for GF option)
- 2-3 tablespoons sprinkles optional
- To heat treat the flour, microwave it in a bowl for four 20-second intervals, stirring in between each one. Let the flour cool for 5-10 minutes. Alternatively, spread the flour on a clean baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 5 minutes, stirring halfway to eliminate any bacteria.½ cup all-purpose flour
- In a medium-sized bowl, use a rubber spatula or an electric mixer to cream together the softened butter and sugar. Then mix in the vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.¼ cup salted butter, softened, ¼ cup granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Add the cooled, heat-treated flour and mix gently until a thick sugar cookie dough forms. If it's too thick, add a splash of milk or water.½ cup all-purpose flour
- Gently fold in the sprinkles or other mix-ins of your choice. Enjoy right away or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.2-3 tablespoons sprinkles