Learn how to make edible cookie dough for Easter, or any time of year, with this easy recipe!
Who has time to wait for cookies to bake? Plus cookie dough is so yummy, that it’s hard to resist sneaking a spoonful or two! That’s what makes this Edible Easter Cookie Dough recipe so perfect. It’s not only fun and easy to make, it’s safe to eat straight from the bowl. Kids will find every reason under the sun to make it all the time! Edible sugar cookie dough can also be made any time of year by adding colorful add in’s to match the holiday or occasion. Or just make it because it’s delicious, no holiday needed!
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Edible Easter Cookie Dough!
- Why buy raw cookie dough when it’s so easy to make in minutes? The trick is baking the flour before adding it to the recipe, making it a safe binder for the rest of the ingredients.
- Make it a party and let everyone mix in their favorite add-ins to their own bowl of dough! Or double up the batch without the chopped mini eggs and save one for future snacks!
- Scoop edible cookie dough into cake or waffle cones and chill in advance for a fun, portable, party treat with no bowls or spoons!
What’s in Edible Cookie Dough?
DOUGH: Similar to regular cookie dough, but without eggs and a leavening agent like baking powder or soda, the key to safe, edible cookie dough is heat-treating the flour. Baking the flour kills any potential bacteria so it’s not harmful to eat raw. Simply add butter, white and brown sugar, and vanilla to the flour. Then mix, and enjoy.
ADD-INS: So many add-ins! Chopped malted milk mini eggs give this recipe a fun color and crunch, but Nestle Toll House chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, mini M&M’s, toffee bits, chopped nuts, dried fruit, or any other small candy means everyone can customize their own sweet treat.
How to Make Edible Cookie Dough
For an easy and quick treat, just follow a few steps:
- Bake flour on a prepared cookie sheet and cool completely.
- Cream butter and both sugars until fluffy (per recipe below). Add milk and vanilla.
- Mix in a little flour at a time or until desired consistency is achieved.
- Gently fold in chopped mini eggs (or other add-ins) and serve.
Storing Cookie Dough
Keep edible cookie dough covered in a bag or bowl in the refrigerator up to 7 days. Freeze portions in zippered bags up to 8 weeks. Thaw in the refrigerator to serve, or serve frozen for a delicious summer treat.
Can You Make into Cookies?
Yes! Edible cookie dough can be baked into regular cookies! They won’t rise as much, and will be extra chewy but still super delish! Or give one of these tasty cookie recipes a whirl: M&M Cookies, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pizookie Recipe.
Other Easy Treats To Try!
- Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies – chewy and delicious.
- No Bake Chocolate Macaroons – quick 10 minute prep!
- Puppy Chow Recipe – perfect for snacking.
- Magic Cookie Bars – easy to slice and serve.
- Easter Blondies with Mini Eggs – for Easter or any occasion.
Easter Edible Cookie Dough with Mini Eggs
- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup butter softened
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped mini eggs
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking tray with parchment paper.
- Spread flour on baking tray. Bake 5 minutes. Cool completely.
- Beat butter, brown sugar, and sugar together until fluffy.
- Add milk and vanilla. Add flour a little at a time until reaches desired consistency.
- Stir in chopped mini eggs. Enjoy!
- Serve dough at room temperature, chilled or even frozen!
- Refrigerate dough covered in a bag or bowl for up to 7 days.
- Freeze portions in zippered bags up to 8 weeks.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.