Gourmet Toasted Cookie Dough in a Jar

Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

This year I’m adding something unexpected to my give-away cookie trays: gourmet cookie dough! I’m talking about the kind of dough you eat instead of bake. Do you think I’ll get many complaints? Yeah, right! Who doesn’t love delicious edible cookie dough straight from the batter bowl? This cookie dough is eggless, and 100% edible in its raw (read: un-raw) form.

In this recipe, the flour is toasted before you use it as an ingredient. This makes the cookie dough completely safe to eat, as it removes any of the dangers associated with eating raw flour (E.coli, I’m lookin’ at you!). Just place the flour on a baking sheet and toast at 300F for 10 minutes. You can also heat it in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally until an instant read thermometer reads 160F.

Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

You can find the 4 ounce lidded jars I used here. They are PET certified, which means they are food-safe and recyclable. The chocolate chip cookie dough recipe provided makes a little more than the six 4 ounce jars can hold, but that just gives you a little extra to enjoy while putting these gifts together. Of course, you can use any food-safe container you wish such as Mason jars or – my favorite – Weck canning jars.

Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Do you like the labels I designed?  Okay, ‘design’ may be too generous a word, but spare as they are, they get the job done. I printed them on clear Avery labels and you can find them for purchase here and at most any office supply store.

You can find the template for printing labels here, and if you’d like to add ‘refrigerate’ labels to your jars (I recommend) then you can find those here. I used scissors to cut the ‘refrigerate’ labels into long strips, and then adhered them to the tops of the jars and down the sides. This creates a tamper evident seal between the lid and the jar. I think it’s a nice touch, and a good reminder to keep this treat cool!

Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

So, what is ‘gourmet’ cookie dough? In short, it’s cookie dough made with the best ingredients around. The ingredients can be endlessly varied, but consider using your favorite specialty butter (I like French butter). Sea salt, pure vanilla extract, and dark chocolate chips (such as Guittard) will make a big difference in flavor, too.

Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Tie these jars up with stripey ribbon and maybe even include a festive spoon (or two) like these from Sucre Shop. Viola! Instant gift without much hassle.

I love sneaking a bite of this after dinner. Sometimes that’s all I need: one bite. I’ve been known to use a larger dose when staring down a stack of gift wrapping (sugar = energy!).

This recipe can be made up to 3 weeks ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to give.

Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (Toasted Flour Version)

Heather Baird
In this recipe, the flour is toasted before you use it as an ingredient. This makes the cookie dough completely safe to eat, as it removes any of the dangers associated with eating raw flour.
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Six 4 oz. jars with screw tops

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons whole milk

Instructions
 

  • Place the flour on a baking sheet and toast at 300F for 10 minutes. You can also heat it in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally until an instant read thermometer reads 160F. Let cool completely before using.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, stir together cooled flour, salt, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Pour in butter and vanilla extract. Mix until a dry dough forms. Add chocolate chips and mix on lowest speed (this is “Stir” on KitchenAid machines).
  • When chocolate chips are evenly dispersed, add whole milk 1 tablespoon at a time with the machine on low speed. Scoop the cookie dough into six 4-ounce jars and twist the lids on tightly (nibble on the rest while you work). Print labels if using (see blog post) or tie on a hand-written tag. Include wooden spoons with the gifts for maximum cute factor!
Keyword brown sugar, Celtic sea salt, toasted flour
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kucing
kucing
5 years ago

Rhoooooooo!!! The first pic is positively decadent! I want some! Now!!! Uncooked! Give me, give me, gimme!!!!!!
Shame on you Heather to make us drool!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
xxx

Lynn | The Road to Honey
Lynn | The Road to Honey
5 years ago

Oh my Geee! What a brilliant idea for a holiday gift. And on top of that they are so cute to boot. Do you think there is still time for me to make up a bunch of these and mail them out to my friends and family? ๐Ÿ˜‰

La Table De Nana
La Table De Nana
5 years ago

So stinkin' cute as my friend Susan says:)Everything!

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

I just saw some tubs of gourmet cookie dough at the grocery store. It was expensive! I think I'll make my own.

Unknown
Unknown
5 years ago

This is so smart! I always though the eggs were the only dangerous part of cookie dough, now I know better. And I love the labels and the jars

Kristen - Dine & Dish
Kristen - Dine & Dish
5 years ago

This is the smartest idea and so cute! What a great idea, Heather!

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
5 years ago

Thank you Kristen! xo

ล“uvres d'art originales
ล“uvres d'art originales
5 years ago

What a fantastic idea, Heather. Thank you so much for sharing it. Happy Holidays, Ardith

Unknown
Unknown
5 years ago

Ooo looks delicious ๐Ÿ˜€ shall be using your recipe this Christmas ^.^

Unknown
Unknown
5 years ago

Wow! Have gotten many interesting tidbits of info from you, clever girl, you! The flour tip, will remember, as have collected a ton of "cookie dough"treats."Thanks for including the "where to gets",as well. Am a young 54 still learning every day from all of the babes! In more ways than 1! ? LOL! thanks, Happy Holidays!

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

OMG. I love cookie dough so much. I had NO IDEA that flour could be a problem to eat "raw". No idea! Thanks for the recipe and all the resources!

Bella B
Bella B
5 years ago

Oh my gosh that would be wonderful gifts, So yummy!!!

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Maria
Maria
5 years ago

This looks so so good! I'm totally making it!!!!

Maria
http://immariav.blogspot.com.co/

Lisa | Mummy Made.It
Lisa | Mummy Made.It
5 years ago

I love cookie dough. My eldest child is 50% cookie dough as I craved it so much when I was pregnant!

Veronica Thompson
Veronica Thompson
5 years ago

I just made a double batch of these to give as gifts! They are absolutely delicious. And so decadent!

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

Can you bake these too?

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
5 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Hi Mary! I haven't tried baking the dough. I think you'd have to add an egg to the batch before doing so, otherwise it would make a very crumbly, dense baked cookie.

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

This is great, my daughter just asked if we could make something like this for her friends for Christmas present, and I wasent sure how to do it, so thank you for this,

Unknown
Unknown
5 years ago

I guess you need to specify if an egg is needed. Hate to give this as a gift and it is a flop from not knowing that. Otherwise a wonderful idea.

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
5 years ago
Reply to  Unknown

Hi Sharon,

I'm not sure I understand your comment. This toasted eggless cookie dough is not meant to be baked. It is meant to be eaten in dough form.

Unknown
Unknown
5 years ago

Hi, how long will it keep for once made. Thanks

Drea
Drea
5 years ago

Can you sub the butter and milk for vegan butter and almond milk?

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
5 years ago
Reply to  Drea

Hi Drea, I think that would work just fine. I've made some vegan treats for friends and used Earth Balance brand buttery spread and sticks as a substitute for dairy butter. It has good flavor, and I think it would be a-ok in this recipe. Almond milk should work fine, too. Thanks for asking.

KristyMN
KristyMN
5 years ago

I made this as a truffle – I rolled the dough into balls and dipped them in melted chocolate for a cookie exchange. They were a delicious hit! Thanks!

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
5 years ago
Reply to  KristyMN

I love that idea!

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

Hi! This recipe looks delicious! Can't wait to try it, but I have a question. How long will it keep once it is made? I want to gift it to someone but if it will not keep for a few days then I will need to change the gift. Thank you!

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
5 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

There's a note just before the printable recipe that says the cookie dough can be made up to three weeks in advance and stored in the refrigerator until ready to give. The cookie dough has a refrigerated shelf life of about 5 weeks.

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

OMG I have made this 4 times and still cant believe how good this is!! Makes great gifts with coffee and personalized mug or even some wine and a movie for girls night in or when life needs some comfort food!

Corrinne
Corrinne
5 years ago

I probably won't get a reply in time, but I'll try anyway! Can you do this without the stand mixer, because I definitely don't have one? I will be trying it anyway, because I've already bought the majority of the ingredients ๐Ÿ™‚ I am guessing/hoping it will just be more work and elbow grease, I hope!
Decided to include white chocolate chips as well, just for fun. I'm so excited to try this, I am NOT much of a cook or baker, but this looked so easy and so delicious I couldn't wait to try it.

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
5 years ago
Reply to  Corrinne

Hi Corrinne! Yes, it can be made without a stand mixer. You can use a hand mixer or make use of a wooden spoon and elbow grease. I love your addition of white chips. Best of luck! You'll do fine. It's an easy, fun recipe. โ™ก -h

Leticia
Leticia
5 years ago

Good morning , I wonder if you can replace granulated sugar, refined sugar by ? I'm from Brazil , do not speak very good English , the more hope you can understand . Thank you!

Unknown
Unknown
5 years ago

Corinne,
I made this recipe last night but it came out with a dark color not light. Any idea why?

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
5 years ago
Reply to  Unknown

Hi, this is Heather (not sure who Corinne is?). I'm not sure why your cookie dough would be dark unless you accidentally used rye flour or baked it for much longer. Can you tell me more? Did you wait for the flour to cool before you stirred in the chips?

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

Oh my goodness!! Thank you for being so kind to post such a wonderful idea. I'm doing a display for our church (early) Christmas activity and this would be so fun to use on our display. This is just perfect!!

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

Can this cookie dough sit out for 10-24 hours, after being refrigerated? Would like to use as wedding favors.

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

Can this sit out for 10-24 hours after being refrigerated? I would like to use as wedding favors. Thank you

Sue
Sue
4 years ago

This is genius, Heather! Don't know how I missed it from last year!

Michelle
Michelle
4 years ago

Loved your blog! So beautiful pictures and all food looks delicious!

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

Hi Heather! How long do you think this cookie dough can be stored in the fridge for?

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

Hi Heather! How long do you think this cookie dough can be stored in the fridge for?

CupcakeKiller
CupcakeKiller
3 years ago

Where can you find these 4oz food safe jars?

Unknown
Unknown
2 years ago

Would it be alright in mail for 5 to 7 days in air tight jar

Unknown
Unknown
2 years ago

Can this be in mail for 5 to 7 days

Unknown
Unknown
1 year ago

Can you also bake it?

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

Super easy to make and amazingly delicious! Used vegan earth balance sticks and had no issues with flavor or texture. Would definitely recommend and will be making again.

lanikazi
lanikazi
7 months ago

Thank you for this recipe and presentation ideas! My son enjoys the Ben & Jerry chocolate chip cookie dough bites so I have been wanting to make a version without all the additives. Have you tried freezing your cookie dough and if so, do they remain chewy frozen? That is the texture I am going after.