Edible Cookie Dough for One

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Edible cookie dough for one. Great way to enjoy a sweet treat without overeating!

What do you like to do to relax?  

One of my favorite ways to relax is to work on my blog while eating cookie dough.  I know.  That sounds super healthy, right?

Well, before I get into this not-as-healthy-as-most-of-my-recipes post, I will put out a little bit of advice:

When you want to eat something unhealthy, exercise that same day and burn off some of the calories!

I exercise because I love to eat.  Doing that enables me to enjoy small treats like this with less guilt.  Don’t eat this all the time but when you do, exercise that same day and enjoy!

Now, getting back to the cookie dough…

Edible Cookie Dough For One. Brilliant!

My usual go-to recipe for Egg-less Cookie Dough came from Fun Foods on a Budget.  I’ve made this version an embarrassing amount of times several times! 

I love this version of cookie dough but there was a problem.  

I’m assuming this recipe was intended for several people to share.  When I make this, it’s usually when I’m by myself (so I don’t have to share!)  It makes a pretty big batch and in fear that someone would find it in the fridge, I’d eat all of it within two days.

Because I was being selfish, I’d overeat and then make myself sick.

Then the solution finally hit me–make a smaller batch so you won’t overeat!  

So that’s what I did!  I started making my own smaller batch and changed up some of the ingredient amounts until it was just right.  

The taste and the amount this recipe made was perfect.  My small batch was big enough for my sweet tooth but small enough I wouldn’t feel super guilty for eating the whole thing.  

If you’re not selfish like me, you can choose to share this with a friend!  It would be enough for the two of you to get a small treat!

By the way, if you’re looking for a mixer, this is the mixer I use & it’s awesome!  It’s affordable and it stirs the thick cookie dough like a boss!

Edible Cookie Dough for One
Serves 1
The perfect way to enjoy a sweet treat and not overeat!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  2. 2 TBSP butter, softened
  3. 1/8 tsp vanilla
  4. 1 and 1/2 TBSP milk
  5. 1/3 cup flour
  6. Pinch of salt
  7. Whatever add-ins you like: chocolate chips, M&Ms, nuts, etc.
  1. Combine softened butter and brown sugar with a mixer on low for just under a minute.
  2. Gently stir in vanilla, milk, flour and salt with a spoon.
  3. Then combine the mixture with the mixer on low for about 30 seconds.
  4. If you have ad-ins, pour them in and stir in with a spoon.
  1. If you like the cookie dough texture to be a bit more firm, set it in the fridge for about 30 minutes before eating.
Adapted from Fun Foods On A Budget
Carrie This Home http://carriethishome.com/

You might also like this Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

If you’re more of a sugar cookie person, you’ll love my Edible Sugar Cookie Dough For One!

You can safely enjoy some sugar cookie dough without worries of eating raw eggs or feeling too guilty! Edible Sugar Cookie Dough will safely satisfy your sweet tooth!

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    • I’ve always tried it with regular butter so I don’t know for sure. I think it would still work with margarine. Try it out with margarine and let me know how it goes!

    • Hmmmm…I’m not sure what would cause that to happen! The butter should be at room temperature–not melted. Perhaps using melted butter would cause that reaction. Hopefully the next time will be better!

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  3. I love this cookie dough so much! I made this for my sisters for the first time in March… they have not stopped asking me to make this ever since. We really enjoy having it every once in a while. I also love the other versions. Thank you so much!
    P.S. I LOVE your blog so much. It’s awesome to see other christian woman’s lives!

    • You just made my day Rebecca! I’m happy to hear you and your sisters have been enjoying it as much as I have.
      So glad you’re enjoying Carrie This Home–one of my biggest hopes for this blog is that it’s a place I can share the things Jesus is doing in my life as well as easy recipes & DIY projects. It’s been great to see God using it to reach other women. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. After reading many comments, I’m going to try and mix up a batch and see if I can like the taste. Last time I tried to make raw edible cookie dough I was disappointed, couldn’t get the taste right…Finally added an egg and are the whole thing! Oops, lol

    • If you’re missing the taste of eggs you can try adding a little egg beaters to this recipe. They are safe to consume raw (according to their website under #16 here) I hope that helps!

  5. If anyone(like me) is using coconut flour I suggest using about 2-3 TBSPS of extra milk and it’ll be just like normal cookie dough, thank you for the recipe, I really like it.

  6. This is amazingly awesome… my 3 littles and I enjoyed it to the fullest… thanks for this recipe… it has become my husband’s weekend pleasure… but he doesn’t share his… ha…!!! πŸ˜‰…

    • Yay I’m so happy to hear your whole family is enjoying this! It’s one of my top 5 favorite recipes of all time πŸ™‚ I guess I can’t blame your husband for keeping it to himself since I do the same thing!

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  9. Thank you so much! Amazing recipe πŸ˜‰ I have seen ones like this before but like you said, they all seem to be made for several people instead of one. This is the perfect amount too. Thanks again πŸ™‚

  10. I am so glad I read through the comments before I tried this. I used a hand mixer and cut the sugar a bit and it was okay…added a pinch of baking soda and suddenly it tasted like regular cookie dough. Oh heavenly yum!

    • I’m so glad you were able to customize it to your taste, Brianne! It makes my day knowing recipes like this are making my readers happy!

    • I would say keeping this cookie dough in the fridge for up to a week should be okay. I usually finish it in two or three days so it never lasts that long πŸ™‚

  11. I’ve tried at least three different single serving cookie dough recipes and this is the best one I’ve tried! It was a bit grainy because I made it in my mug instead of a mixer, but it was creamy and delicious! I didn’t have an issue with it being too sweet because I used bitter sweet chocolate chips;) definitely pinning this to use again!

    • Emma I’m thrilled you enjoyed this so much & thank you for taking the time to tell me! Bitter sweet chocolate chips is a great add-on that I’ll have to try!

  12. I added just a bit more flour and milk and it turned out so light and smooth
    (I ended up eating it all and making myself sick)

  13. This looked delicious so I made a double batch in good faith it was gonna be amazing…you can’t mess up cookie dough!!! BUT I don’t know what I did wrong…but your picture looked delicious. I light colored cookie dough with a great looking texture. I just made a batch and it was brown and runny. And honestly tasted terrible. May try again tomorrow….no double batch this time.

  14. Is there anything I could do to make the texture less sugary? I felt like I was chewing on spoonfuls of brown sugar, even after popping it in the freezer.

    • I love the crunchy texture but I realize not everyone is a fan. You can decrease the amount of brown sugar and increase the flour by about 3 tablespoons and see if that makes it a little smoother for you. I hope that helps Delaney!

    • I used myfitnesspal and used half splenda and half brown sugar and got 569 calories per serving without chocolate chips : )

      • This is great! I sometimes want a little cookie dough, but my daughter is usually the one that wants it. This will be perfect for her to make a batch and share it with her sister. Then I’m not tempted to eat spoonful after spoonful of a batch of cookie dough. THANK YOU!

        • I made this recipe for this exact reason, so I’m super excited to hear you appreciate it! Enjoy it with your lovely girls!

  15. Have seen this one on Pinterest too. Had just made a batch and it’s indeed yummy! Would love to try it with vanilla ice cream and for sure they will also be a perfect match! Thanks for sharing! XoXo
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  16. Just curious, is there a certain type of flour you use? One version of flour I used turned out fine, and then a different kind made it taste like paste. I have enjoyed this recipe.

  17. i made this last night after finding it on Pinterest!! LOVE!!! I followed the directions and used my big mixer… Which seemed silly at the time, but was worth it πŸ™‚ I left it in the freezer overnight and it is perfect!!! Thanks so much for creating this fabulous recipe πŸ™‚

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  19. Made this tonight after having a craving. Turned out a little gritty so I doubled the recipe without adding more brown sugar and it was perfect. 1/4 cup brown sugar from now on. This could be dangerous!

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  21. I just made this- I too mixed it by hand and not with the big clunky mixer. I am nervous mind came out nothing like the picture. Perhaps because my butter was melted rather than soften.

    • I see why you wouldn’t want to get out the big mixer for a small recipe like this. To get the right texture, a mixer does need to be used. If you have a smaller hand mixer that will work as well! The butter works best if it’s at room temperature. If it’s to the point of melting, it will be too soft. I’d say try it again with a mixer and you should get the right results πŸ™‚

    • I did this too! I feel like this was way more than a serving, and that I was eating pure sugar. I did hand mix it in a mug, so maybe that was why.

      • When I make a batch I eat half of it the first day and save the rest for the next day. Or I share some with the kids.
        To really get the right consistency, a mixer has to be used. But I promise digging out the mixer will be totally worth it!
        I have a very sweet tooth, so if this is too sweet for you, substitute 2 tbps of the brown sugar with flour. This will make it a little less sweet and smoother. I hope that helps Julia!

  22. I just made this for my husband, he loves cookie dough. I made it exactly like recipe, but I mixed it by hand instead of mixer. Texture was great, it looked exactly like your picture. I added small chocolate chips.

    My husband said it was way to sweet. I made a single serving for my daughter in law, I told her it was way to sweet, but she said she like things sweet so I will see how she likes it. I like the single serving rather than making a full batch. I like your blog, I will try some of your other recipes.

    • I love having a small amount of cookie dough to snack on. I also like things on the sweet side, so my version may be too sweet for some. You can also decrease the amount of brown sugar and increase the amount of flour a little to make it fit your taste a little better. So glad you stopped by, Doreen!

  23. My kids wanted to make this cookie dough for Santa and it came out delicious. Let’s hope the kids don’t see what’s missing πŸ˜‰

    • I don’t think the kids would blame Santa for eating the whole thing. If given the opportunity, the kids would eat it all, right? I’m sure they’ll understand πŸ™‚

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    • I’m sorry to hear that! Did you add all of the ingredients including the milk? If you did and it’s still too dry I would add a little more milk to the dough a half a teaspoon at a time and and see if that helps.

    • This is still one of my all time favorite recipes since I have such a big sweet tooth! I’m so happy to year you’re enjoying it! The idea came out of desperation…I was really wanting some edible cookie dough but I didn’t want to make a whole batch. One day I had the idea of making my own version that was small enough to enjoy but not too big to mess up my diet for the week. Thus Edible Cookie Dough For One was born!

  25. should i put some eggs too? cause ive watch on youtube most of all use egg.. but this recipe is awesome! the most simple recipe i ever found..

    • No for this you don’t want to put in eggs since this cookie dough will be eaten raw. I’m so glad you like it and I have to agree with you–it is really simple! That’s one of the reasons I love it!

  26. I love this! Every time I make chocolate chip cookies, I have the hardest time – all I want to do is eat all of the dough. And its so bad for you! I’m going to make a batch of this dough first, and THEN make cookies. Thank you for sharing – here from SITS share fest. πŸ™‚
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  28. Tasty! I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk and skipped the vanilla. I also eyeballed the measurements and just added stuff until it looked to be the right consistency. Worked out pretty good!

    • That was exactly why I wrote this post. I needed a cookie dough recipe that wansn’t big enough for a whole batch! I’m so glad you like it and thanks so much for sharing this, Blair!

  29. Just made this & set it in fridge for a bit.
    Daughter licked beaters and said it was really good!
    My question is this. Can I use regular sugar to make a sugar cookie dough mix??
    My son likes sugar cookie dough & I’m just curious how this can be adapted for that!?
    I’m not a huge baker so I don’t “experiment” much in the baking dept! Lol

    • That’s a great question Melissa! I love sugar cookies so I can totally see why your son would like sugar cookie dough! I have not tried a sugar cookie version but let me do some research and get back to you. In the meantime, I’m glad to hear your daughter liked this version!

  30. Love this!! I made it last month and it came out perfectly but I made it again tonight and for whatever reason it just didn’t wanna work! πŸ™ Not sure what I did wrong but I loooove this recipe!

    • Sometimes the consistency of the butter really makes a difference. It works best when the butter is about room temperature–not too cold and not too warm. I hope that helps! Thanks so much for letting me know how you enjoyed it!

    • Using almond milk will add a lot of sweetness. I would suggest using less brown sugar and more flour. Or you can wait until you have regular milk and try it then!

  31. I used coconut oil in place of butter and unsweetened almond milk instead of regular. I also added maybe 2 extra tablespoons of flour to give it a smoother texture. And chocolate chip cookie dough just isn’t complete without pecans. This totally hit the spot!

  32. tip : melt the butter fully before adding to sugar and substitute 1 tbsp flour for cocoa powder for a deliciously fudgey treat!

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  34. So I am currently eating this as I type…oh my goodness it is delicious and amazing! I know I can’t allow myself to indulge in this too often, but I went to the gym today so woohoo treat for me! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  35. I made this last night! I absolutely love raw cookie dough, but found this one really sweet and grainy. I added more flour, but couldnt rid the grainy texture of the sugar. I’m gonna have to experiment more, because the small amount (which is still a lot!) Is a Perfect idea!

    • That’s the beauty of recipes–you can always tweak them to your taste! I’m so glad you like it and hope you can find the texture that is perfect for you.

    • Hi

      really nice cookie dough

      mine was grainy too

      i think ive found the answer though : apparently its not mixing the sugar and butter for long enough , so next time im going to mix it for at least 1 minute as it says rather then just mixing until it looks blended together
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      • That’s a great suggestion, Jade! Personally I like the crunch of the brown sugar so I don’t beat it for long. Not everyone likes the crunchy/grainy texture though. For those who like a smoother texture, beating it longer should work!

  36. I thought it was perfect. When you go to other websites they don’t really taste right. This one tastes amazing(:

  37. Me and my bff tried this reci and we added m&ms and chocolate buttons… IT WAS HEAVENLY! Thanks for sharing the recipe, i found it on pinterest πŸ™‚ x

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  40. I just made this with my mom!! We added a bit for vanilla,brown sugar and flour. It turned out great and now were letting it cool in the fridge!

  41. Just made this because I was craving something sweet and easy. SO GOOD! I’m only going to eat half though and save the rest for tomorrow πŸ™‚ (CHEAT DAY) – Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

  42. Hi, this look awesome! I know my friend would love it and I want to make her a batch for her birthday, do you have any idea how long it would last?

    • I haven’t kept it around long enough to find out! I would say it should be okay refrigerated for a couple days. Honestly, if you’re making it for a friend I would make it the day you give it to them so they get the freshest taste. I hope that helps!

    • No but I’m sure it’s a lot! That’s why I don’t make this all the time. Every once in awhile I like to enjoy a treat like this without worrying about calories!

  43. Hi, this recipe was AMAZING!! Because I was out of milk and chocolate chips, I used a dash of water and chocolate sprinkles and it still turned out fabulous!! Will definitely be using the recipe again, thank you πŸ™‚

    • I love recipes in that you can customize them to fit your needs (or what’s currently in your kitchen) I’m so glad you enjoyed it and thank you for your kind words!

  44. Soooo delicious!Thank you for a wonderful recipe πŸ™‚ I put the mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds and then added the chocolate chip for that under baked cookie dough taste and it was perfect!

  45. This is so delicious I don’t know if I should thank you or not πŸ˜‰ I’m definitely going to be eating this a lot in the near future.

  46. Thanks so much for the recipe! Like another commenter, I added extra flour as it was just a little too sweet for me and just a little extra salt, too. I love eating raw prepared cookie dough. I know it has the potential to make me sick but what can I say? I live life on the edge…ha! But I definitely don’t want to take the risk while pregnant so thanks for making this mom-to-be very happy!

  47. So glad I found this! My son has been begging me to let him make some but I’ve hesitated because I didn’t want him (me) to over indulge! This is perfect!

  48. This is amazing!! I mixed it in with some vanilla ice cream to make cookie dough ice cream! It was soooo good! Thank you for the recipe!

  49. I think this will be awesome….the next time I try making it.

    Eyeballing the ingredients was a bad plan, and my vanilla decided to go crazy and just poured out. WAY too much vanilla. So then I had to add a lot more flour. And whole wheat flour…not a good idea either.

    But, next time.
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  50. This may be a dumb question but can you bake these? It would be great just to be able to make a few cookies at a time.

    • That’s not a dumb question–I’ve wondered that myself! I haven’t tried to bake these so I’m not sure. This mix doesn’t have eggs in it so I’m not sure how it would turn out but you can go ahead and try!

  51. I love this recipe! Perfect for that sweet tooth fix. I uped the flour to 1/2 a cup as I prefer my cookie dough a bit more “doughy,” but I absolutely love this recipe!

  52. I love how everyone wants to make then when their kids aren’t around! I’m right there with them..who wants to share??

  53. I just made this by halving the recipe and substituting date paste for the brown sugar…not as decadent but still a delicious treat! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  55. I’m pretty sure that eggs would be okay if you raised your own chickens or they were locally pastured. But…to be safe when you don’t have those…this is a terrific idea. Actually creating a personal size recipe is fabulous. Enjoy your blog and your indulgence, Carrie!

    Thanks for sharing this at Project Inspire{d}!
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    • I love to eat the batter as I’m baking but anything that has eggs in it I have to pass on. I love the fact that you don’t have to worry about eggs in this! So glad you’re enjoying the posts I’m writing, Diane! Thanks for the encouragement!

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  57. Oh my goodness, how embarassing..
    I misread one and a half tablespoons of milk for one and a half CUPS! I thought it was a little strange for how much was going in, but I took your judgement!
    it came out like a cookie dough milkshake… which I am not going to lie was delicious.
    Mistakes were made, but regrets were not!

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  59. I know it’s been said a million times, but this is genius. How many times a week is too many? That is my only conundrum.

    (Found your blog from Feeding Big Linky party)

  60. You are possibly my soulsister. This is not just being pinned but being printed and posted on the kitchen fridge (because I may need this a lot). For me though – I don’t eat just the raw cookie dough (though that is yummy!) I love half baking it so it’s slightly warmed through and then putting a dollop of vanilla frozen yogurt on top to melt. Mmm… Can’t wait!
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  61. I was almost afraid to click on your post as it looks too good! I love the cookie dough bits you get in ice cream, so this looks perfect! Am so making this when kids are at school tomorrow!

  62. I LOVE cookie dough! I am going to have to try this recipe out because I unwisely eat raw cookie dough out of the package all the time, and I know that one day I’ll be sorry for that!

    Thanks Carrie, I enjoy your blog a lot! Every blessing to you, sister.