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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

Anjali Shah

Healthy Edible Cookie Dough (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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This healthy edible cookie dough recipe is totally irresistible! Grab a spoon, and dig in! This gluten free and vegan cookie dough is made with all natural ingredients and has no raw flour or egg. Dotted with dark chocolate chips in a subtly sweet almond flour dough with a hint of sea salt! It’s so decadent you won’t realize it’s healthy. It’s the ultimate treat!

healthy cookie dough recipe in a glass jar

Calling all cookie dough lovers! Are you guilty of licking the spatula when you’re making chocolate chip cookie dough? I know I am! It’s so irresistible! The cookie dough is sometimes even better than the chocolate chip cookie itself!

However, eating raw cookie dough is not such a good idea, as we all know. Raw eggs and raw flour (commonly found in cookie dough recipes) contain harmful bacteria that can do quite a number on your tummy!

That’s why I created this edible vegan cookie dough recipe that uses all natural whole food ingredients, and safe raw ingredients! It’s eggless cookie dough that tastes just as good as traditional cookie dough. And the best part: you can enjoy this no-bake treat guilt-free and not have to worry about an upset stomach at all!

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It’s the perfect sweet snack to cuddle up under a warm fuzzy blanket, sit back, and watch your favorite movie!

Simple and quick to prepare using pantry ingredients, you can whip up this treat and satisfy your sweet tooth in just 15 minutes!

👩🏽‍🍳 Why This Recipe Works

  • Made with 7 simple ingredients
  • Ready to enjoy in 15 minutes
  • Safe to eat raw!
  • Low sugar, naturally sweetened
  • Vegan friendly
  • Gluten-free
  • Guilt-free treat!
healthy edible cookie dough recipe in a glass jar with a spoon

🥘 Ingredients

This recipe is super easy to make and requires only 7 basic ingredients easily found in your pantry or at your local grocery store! For detailed instructions and quantities, see the recipe card below.

ingredients for healthy edible cookie dough

Almond Flour: Unlike other flours, such as all-purpose flour, almond flour is perfectly okay to eat raw. It is simply blanched almonds that have been ground to a fine powder like consistency. It’s very light, has a nutty flavor, and is the main ingredient for this recipe. You can also use coconut flour if you don’t have almond. And if you have a nut allergy, you can use oat flour. Oat flour is also safe to eat raw, and the consistency of it works well in this recipe.

Chocolate Chips: If vegan, be sure to get a dark chocolate chip without milk. I also recommend using the mini chocolate chips in this no bake dessert. I like the ones from Enjoy Life!

Coconut Oil: Make sure that the coconut oil is softened but not liquid. This will help to keep all the ingredients bound together. Coconut oil adds healthy fats to this healthy cookie dough recipe too!

Almond Milk: I used unsweetened and unflavored almond milk. You can also use an oat milk, or soy milk here if you prefer – any non-dairy milk of your choice will work. Just make sure you choose one that is unsweetened and unflavored.

Maple Syrup: For a light and natural sweetener use organic maple syrup. You can also use coconut sugar, brown sugar, agave syrup, or honey (but if you use honey, it won’t be a vegan cookie dough anymore!)

Vanilla Extract and Sea Salt: The vanilla extract brings out the natural flavor of the other ingredients while the sea salt helps to balance the sweetness.

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📖 Variations

Add Nuts: If you like your chocolate chip cookies with nuts, why not try them with your cookie dough! Add chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds!

Healthy Chickpea Cookie Dough: Use 1 cup of garbanzo beans and 1/3 cup almond flour as the base for this recipe! All of the other ingredients will remain the same – and just be sure to use a food processor to blend everything together (you won’t be able to use a mixing bowl and a spatula when you’re adding the chickpeas in!)

Make Ice Cream: Break up the cookie dough into small pieces, and then add it into your favorite pint of vanilla ice cream for a semi-homemade chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream!

Healthy Edible Cookie Dough Bites: Turn this ultimate edible cookie dough recipe into cookie dough balls! After you’ve chilled the dough, use a large cookie scoop and put individual scoops of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roll each scoop in between your hands to get a smooth ball shape. Chill for another 1-2 hours before serving.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder to this recipe!

Vegan Protein Cookie Dough: To amp up the protein in this recipe, add 1-2 tablespoons of nut butter and 1 scoop of your favorite vegan protein powder! I like using chocolate or vanilla flavored protein powders since they go well with the flavors in this recipe.

🔪 Instructions

Mix Ingredients: In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract and sea salt. Mix until ingredients form a crumbly consistency.

wet and dry ingredients mixed in a bowl

Add Milk: Add the almond milk and stir well again.

eggless cookie dough in a glass mixing bowl

Fold in Chocolate Chips: Fold in the chocolate chips until they stick into the mixture well.

chocolate chips added to mixing bowl with batter

Chill: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill the mixture for 30 minutes in the fridge. 

chocolate chips added to healthy edible cookie dough in a mixing bowl

Serve: Divide this healthy snack into eight small bowls and enjoy!

vegan cookie dough in a glass jar

❓Recipe FAQs

What happens if I bake this cookie dough?

It will likely not turn out well. This dough is not meant to be baked. It’s meant to be eaten raw and chilled. Baking the dough will likely result in a soft cookie that doesn’t hold together.

What is the difference between regular cookie dough and edible cookie dough?

Edible cookie dough, unlike regular cookie dough, uses ingredients that are gentle on the stomach, and perfectly safe to eat in their raw form. For example, edible cookie dough does not include any raw egg, or raw flour that will irritate your stomach and could give you food poisoning.

Is store bought cookie dough safe to eat raw?

No, I do not recommend you eat raw cookie dough that comes in the tube in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. That cookie dough is not meant to be eaten raw, and therefore has ingredients that must be baked before eating.

Eating raw dough from the grocery store could potentially make you sick. There are however, other brands that make a cookie dough that is meat to be eaten raw. For example, BHU Foods, makes a Keto Protein Cookie Dough that comes in a jar.

How do you serve edible chocolate chip cookie dough?

Chill in the refrigerator for a minimum of 5 minutes before serving. Scoop portions into small individual bowls. Top with chopped nuts, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, or sprinkles. Or simply eat it plain with a spoon!

Is this healthy vegan cookie dough gluten free?

Absolutely! And with the almond flour, it’s grain free as well!

🧊 How To Store

Refrigerator: Chill in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It will keep in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

Freezer: Transfer this healthy cookie dough to a freezer safe zip-lock bag. Push all air out of the bag, and seal. Label and date. It will keep in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Defrost: When ready to enjoy, transfer from the freezer to the refrigerator and allow to defrost for at least an hour before eating.

💭 Expert Tips

  • Be sure to measure out the ingredients accurately for the best consistency and texture.
  • Use mini-chocolate chips for an even distribution of chocolate.
  • Add in some creamy peanut butter, almond butter or even cashew butter for a more nutty flavor.
  • Don’t blend the ingredients with an electric mixer! Use a spatula or spoon. The dough is delicate, and doesn’t need any beating.
chocolate chips added to edible cookie dough in a glass jar

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Healthy Edible Cookie Dough

This vegan cookie dough recipe is totally irresistible! Grab a spoon, and dig in! Made with almond flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, and chocolate chips, this healthy cookie dough recipe is made with all-natural ingredients and has no raw flour or egg. Perfect for kids, afternoon treats, and late-night snacking. It’s the ultimate treat!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 191kcal
Author: Anjali Shah



  • In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract and sea salt. Mix until ingredients form a crumbly consistency.
  • Add the milk and stir well again.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips until they stick into the mixture well.
  • Chill the mixture for 30 minutes in the fridge. 
    Divide evenly into four small bowls and enjoy!


Storage Directions
  • Refrigerator: Store leftover cookie dough in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. 
  • Freezer: The dough can also be frozen in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months.
  • Defrost: When ready to enjoy, defrost frozen cookie dough in the refrigerator overnight or until thawed through
Recipe Success Tips 
  • Mini Chocolate Chips: Use mini-chocolate chips for an even distribution of chocolate.
  • Stir In Nut Butter (Optional): Add in some creamy peanut butter, almond butter, or even cashew butter for a more nutty flavor.
  • Hand Mix: Don’t blend the ingredients with an electric mixer! Use a spatula or spoon. The dough is delicate and doesn’t need any beating.
  • Make Cookie Dough Balls (Optional): Make little cookie dough bites for snacking adding to ice cream, and more! Using a small cookie scoop or spoon, scoop little balls of cookie dough and roll until smooth. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for 6-8 hours, or overnight. Move the cookie dough balls to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months. Enjoy individually frozen, sprinkle onto vegan ice cream, or fold into homemade cream to make cookie dough ice cream!


Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g

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18 responses to “Healthy Edible Cookie Dough (Vegan, Gluten Free)”

  1. man this is good. I chose to blend oats for the flour, so it turned out the chewy texture of a granola bar and now i have a delicious recipe for that. next time i’ll use well-ground flour though. the sweetness is perfect though and its pretty filling5 stars

  2. I thought this was really tasty, but a tad bit salty too. I think it would taste better if 1/2 teaspoon of salt was used instead of a full teaspoon.4 stars

    • Glad you liked this recipe Ava and thanks for the feedback! Personally, I liked it with 1 tsp salt, but I can see how the amount of salt needed might differ based on everyone’s preferences. I have updated the recipe with those notes – letting people know to start at 1/2 tsp and add more if needed! Thanks again!

  3. Do you think I could sub the almond milk for water? (Or organic whole milk?) I don’t have any almond or oat milk on hand 🙁

    • Hi Lindsey! I haven’t tried it with either water or organic whole milk, but of the two options I think organic whole milk would work better. The water will make it too runny and won’t have that creamy mouthfeel! Let me know how it turns out if you try it!

  4. Enjoyed this for an afternoon treat and it did not disappoint! Easy, quick and delicious! Exactly what I needed to cure my sweet tooth!!5 stars

  5. one of the things I miss the most about being gluten-free is not being able to eat cookie dough ice cream. Thank you for making this. Im going to make this over the weekend! Yummy!5 stars

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