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Paleo Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

This eggless, edible cookie dough is made paleo and gluten-free with almond flour, ghee and honey or maple syrup to satisfy your craving. Add a sprinkle of sea salt and grab a spoon! Next time you want to bake cookies, try my paleo chocolate chip cookies.

Paleo Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

It’s Monday. I’m busy, you’re busy – so let’s get right down to business: I have made you some eggless, paleo, no-bake edible cookie dough to get you through this week.

There is a need for this. I know I’m not alone here.

Paleo Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Every single time that I make cookies, I end up eating at least two cookies’ worth of raw dough. Every damn time. I know I shouldn’t do it, I know it’s not good for me, I know I’m going to contract some alien disease that’s tied to raw eggs and sugary happiness, but I do it anyway.

I need to provide myself with an alternative that I can confidently inhale while I’m using another dough to make actual cookies. It’s kinda like eating a bag of cheesy poofs while you’re making dinner because you’re too hungry to wait for the meal itself.

Come on, I know I’m not the only one that does that.

Paleo Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Does it take exactly like raw cookie dough?

I’m going to be upfront with you here: this does not taste exactly like raw chocolate chip cookie dough. The flavor is slightly different, but you can’t expect perfection when you’re omitting all the main ingredients of cookie dough, ya know?

I wish I could tell you that it’s exactly like raw cookie dough, and I wish I could tell you you’d never know the difference between this and that, but I can’t. I’m not perfect. So don’t be mad, don’t leave me hate comments and don’t @ me. Enjoy it for what it is.

This is a perfectly delicious substitute, and honestly I might love it more than your standard raw cookie dough. It feels more intentional, and less like I’m robbing myself of additional freshly baked cookies. Because good lord, do I love freshly baked cookies.

Of which, don’t try to bake this. You’ll just have a hot, melty mess. Bake these paleo chocolate chip cookies instead.

Paleo Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Let’s talk about ghee

Ghee is clarified butter, which is simply butter with the milk proteins, sugars and water removed. It’s great for people who are trying to stay away from lactose or casein in the butter that might give them issues.

But is it really paleo? There’s a long standing debate about whether or not ghee should be considered dairy, so I leave it up to you whether or not you’re comfortable using ghee. Since ghee is the oil from the butter without the lactose and milk solids, most people feel it’s paleo-friendly.

If you feel differently, then this recipe might not be for you. And if you’re not strictly paleo and just want the recipe to be vegan, you can substitute vegan butter.

Paleo Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Flavor tweaks

I like to add almond extract because it gives it a sugar cookie-esque flavor, which means it’s like eating sugar cookies loaded with chocolate chips.

[new recipe idea alert!]

Also, sea salt. I consider this a must. Sweet and salty will never not be my jam.

Just eat this while you’re baking chocolate chip cookies because you’re too hungry to wait for the cookies themselves.

Paleo Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

So there you have it: Edible cookie dough that you don’t have to fear disease from, and a confession that I’m not perfect. What more could you ask for?

After you’ve made this recipe, please leave a comment below with a rating – and if you came from Pinterest, add a photo to the Pin of what you make to the pin to share your experience!

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Paleo Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Paleo Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough


  • Author: Leslie Kiszka
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This eggless cookie dough is made paleo and gluten-free with almond flour, ghee and honey or maple syrup to satisfy your craving. Add a sprinkle of sea salt and grab a spoon!


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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almond flour (aff link)
  • 1/4 cup ghee* (can substitute vegan butter)
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup (or honey, if not vegan)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or almond extract
  • Large pinch of salt
  • 2 ounces unsweetened dairy free chocolate, chopped
  • Sea salt, for topping

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, ghee, sweetener, extract and salt. Use a hand mixer (aff link) and beat to combine. Taste test and add more extract, sweetener and/or salt as needed.
  2. Stir in chopped chocolate. Top with sea salt. Store in the fridge, covered, until ready to eat – then enjoy!

Notes

*Ghee: There’s a long standing debate about whether or not ghee should be considered dairy, so I leave it up to you whether or not you want to use ghee. Since ghee is clarified butter with the milk proteins, sugars and water removed, it can be considered paleo-friendly because it’s the oil from the butter and doesn’t contain the lactose and milk solids. If you feel differently, then unfortunately this recipe might not be for you. If you’re not strictly paleo but are vegan, you can also substitute vegan butter.

Extract Choice: Using almond extract instead of vanilla extract gives it more of a sugar cookie flavor!

Storage: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks (but in my experience, it’ll be eaten long before that!)

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: edible cookie dough, paleo cookie dough, chocolate chip cookie dough

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karen, I WANT THE MANAGER

Wednesday 6th of January 2021

This was so good! I even cooked it and it was delish!

KO

Tuesday 21st of April 2020

Easy to make and it tastes amazing!

Leslie Kiszka

Tuesday 21st of April 2020

So glad you liked it - thanks so much for coming back to leave a comment and rating!

Taylor

Sunday 19th of August 2018

Hi! I just made this recipe for the first time on Friday... and have already made it four times since! So addicting, so yummy and not full of chemicals in store bought dough! Thanks for creating this recipe! You saved this paleo girl.

Sara

Saturday 16th of June 2018

Just made these. So good! I have always been a "Why not both?" person, so I used 1 t. vanilla and 1/2 t. almond extract. Two thumbs up. Coconut oil also works well if ghee or vegan butter isn't your thing (or, like me, you don't happen to have it in the house at the moment). They're even better if you roll them into little balls (this recipe made 8) and put them in the fridge for a bit.

Leslie Haasch

Sunday 17th of June 2018

I love everything about how you made this - thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment and share! <3

VeronikasKitchen.com

Monday 5th of March 2018

My fiance loooves edible chocolate chip cookie dough! will save this recipe for him for later ;)

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