This is for my friends in the audience who bake cookies purely to eat spoonfuls of batter straight from the bowl. Meet Edible Cookie Dough. It’s 100% safe to eat, you can customize it every which way, and I lightened it up with everyday ingredients.
Eating cookie dough out of the bowl is a small pleasure in life and a serious perk of baking cookies from scratch. I grew up licking the beaters and have been known to intentionally leave streaks of cookie dough behind so that I can “clean” them up with my fingers prior to placing the mixing bowl in the sink to wash.
Which is why I found it odd when, a few years ago, I noticed a product called “edible cookie dough” being marketed in grocery stores as a stand-alone item. Something I’d considered a happy by-product of baking cookies—eating the dough—was being sold at a premium price.
Why, I wondered, would a person buy edible cookie dough from the grocery store when it’s so easy (and satisfying and much cheaper) to pilfer some away from a standard batch of Coconut Flour Cookies, Monster Cookies, or [insert your favorite cookie recipe here]?
I assumed it was mostly for convenience, with a side of appealing to more cautious consumers who aren’t willing to embrace eating raw eggs, the long-told reason I’ve heard (and ignored in small quantities) for avoiding eating raw cookie dough.
As it turns out, there’s more to the story. If you are the kind of person who thinks heaven is diving into a big bowl of cookie dough with a spoon, you’ll want to make sure you are eating cookie dough that was designed to be eaten that way and is safe.
Read on for the full explanation, or you can just skip right down to the recipe for a dreamy, homemade healthy edible cookie dough that you can feel fabulous about devouring with a spoon.
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