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Raw Cookie Dough Recipe

This raw cookie dough recipe is completely safe to eat – no eggs or flour!

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Who hasn’t eaten raw cookie dough at least once in their life?

Who hasn’t snuck bites of unbaked dough while making cookies or broken off pieces of cookie dough to stir into vanilla ice cream?

And who hasn’t ever left the eggs out of their favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and eaten the dough with a spoon?

Apparently it’s not a secret how much I cookie dough.

On Tuesday, the FDA came out with a new statement cautioning people not to eat raw cookie dough, and my phone quickly proceeded to blow up with texts and emails – Four friends, my sister, and my mother all sent me a link to the article.

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After a recent outbreak of E. coli traced back to General Mills flours, the FDA now cautions against eating raw cookie dough–even if it is eggless–because of possible pathogens in raw flour.

What is a cookie dough lover to do???

Thankfully, this egg-free & flourless cookie dough recipe exists.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, chances are you’ve heard of the famous Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip.

Today’s raw cookie dough recipe is similar to that dip, except this time I’ve made it even healthier and have revised the recipe to be refined-sugar-free as well.

Aside from being eggless and flourless, it can also be vegan, grain-free, and gluten-free.

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No need to give up cookie dough completely – You can have your cookie dough and eat it too!

When it comes to eating cookie dough that does contain flour, I feel similarly to many other commenters who aren’t quite sure where they stand. So many other raw foods can also harbor bacteria.

Do these new guidelines set a precedent that means we ought to give up eating foods such as raw spinach, too?

But since I’m not certified to offer nutrition advice, I will simply leave you with this shockingly-just-like-real-cookie-dough recipe, to devour any time you crave cookie dough.

Eat it with a spoon, spread it on a banana or Healthy Banana Bread, use it as a dip for strawberries or graham crackers, or spread it over a batch of homemade Vegan Brownies, to make COOKIE DOUGH brownies!

Raw Cookie Dough Recipe - Ingredients: 1/2 cup quick oats, 1/3 cup chocolate chips, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 cup ... Full recipe: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2016/07/11/raw-cookie-dough-recipe/
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And yes, you can totally bake this raw cookie dough into actual cookies.

Or if you can’t decide between raw cookie dough and baked cookie dough, I highly recommend checking out my recipe for Deep Dish Cookie Pie, because it tastes like eating unbaked cookie dough in the form of a pie.

So, pretty much the best thing ever.

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Raw Cookie Dough Recipe

This raw cookie dough recipe is completely safe to eat, with no eggs or flour!
4.68/5 (22)
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 2 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 can or 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas or white beans
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup almond butter, or allergy-friendly sub
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, honey, or agave
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp quick oats or flaxmeal
  • scant 1/4 tsp salt
  • heaping 1/8 tsp baking soda (this gives a cookie dough flavor)
  • 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Drain beans, rinse extremely well, and pat dry. Process all ingredients except chips in a strong food processor until completely smooth. Stir in chips. (Some readers say a blender works, but try that at your own risk, as the taste and texture will be much better in a food processor.) Cover leftovers and store in the fridge.
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Published on July 11, 2016

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  1. Heidi Bruner says

    Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I have all the ingredients needed! Is almond meal considered a raw flour? Wondered if I could use that to add protein to the dough?

  2. Maggie says

    I made this with high hopes, exactly as written and wasn’t a huge fan. It had a bit of a chickpea taste.

    • Allie says

      It sounds like you just didn’t rinse the beans well enough or pat them dry after. You really need to make sure ALL the liquid is rinsed off because that would give it a taste. I made this and you can’t taste the beans at all.

    • Babs says

      I also find that chickpeas leave a “taste” that is hard to cover up or eliminate. I would encourage you to try with a (well-rinsed) can of navy beans instead – I have found they leave absolutely no beany taste left!

  3. Mae says

    AMAZING!! I did used cannaloni beans, flaxmeal and half date half maple SOOO GOOD! I am going to make it again!

  4. Allie says

    I cannot believe how GOOD this turned out!
    I’ve seen your other cookie dough dip recipe before and have thought about making it in the past, but the amount of sugar always ended up turning me off. So I knew I had to make this one as soon as I saw it. I made it last night and will definitely be making it again!

  5. kate says

    My daughter is allergic to all nuts, sunflower and sesame seeds, and coconut – any idea what to sub for the almond butter?

    • A H says

      IF you’re not vegan, you can use regular butter, or else try vegan butter spread. Or you can use oil, but you might have to add more oats.

  6. Maria says

    I have seen a few recipes but have not yet made any desserts with chickpeas or white beans. This might have to be the one! Perfect for summer too when it’s just too hot to turn on the oven. Cool!!

  7. Claire says

    I just want to thank you for giving so many grain-free options. I really appreciate having more and delicious options for healthier and grain-free desserts! (I get sick when I eat grains.) This cookie dough looks and sounds amazing.

    • Claire says

      I just made this with the flax, and it is so good that I feel sick from eating so much. Totally hit the spot for cookie dough. Thank you!

  8. Jean says

    My best friend is coming over tonight after a brutal break-up and I have wine handy, but what is better than some comfort food like cookie dough that won’t pack on the pounds? YES! Making this!!!

  9. Janette says

    I made this today and it was yummy! Reminded me of the chickpea blondies. I made them into cookies and they were sooooo good. Will definitely make again

    • AnneSo says

      I made a huge batch yesterday (using chickpeas). Already ate half of it with a spoon, even tried to microwave some in a mug like a mug cookie (it was delicious)… I was wondering how I could use the remaining dough to make baked cookies : cooking time and temperature ? Will the cookies hold themselves or fall apart ? Please excuse my poor english, I’m French 😉

  10. Vidya Sury says

    I am sure I’ve said I adore your recipes, Katie. I couldn’t wait to make this – and I did. Just posted it on Instagram tagging you. It is delicious! I used peanut butter as it was available. My folks just can’t believe it is chickpeas! Hahahah. Will have to try baking it another time because – no dough left! <3 Thank you! I have made it my life's mission to try every recipe you post! So far, fantastic.

  11. Chloe says

    Dear Katie,
    What is the difference between this raw cookie dough recepie and the healthy cookie dough dip? Trying to decide which to make. Thank you!

    • Susann says

      I really really wanted to like it, too, yet was afraid to end up like you did… But then it turned out great! Don’t know whether or not this might have helped remove any unwanted flavour but, just in case, I removed all the transparent chickpea skins before blending.

      Thank you for the recipe, Katie!

  12. Kaitlyn says

    This looks delicious! I love how there is no raw egg or flour.. perfect solution to that cookie dough craving without the fear of consuming raw foods!

  13. Gina Spagarino says

    I made this with peanut butter and it tastes amazing!!! I personally love the peanut butter taste. I can’t wait to make more of your recipes, thank you so so much for sharing them/

    • Angela P. says

      I was going to make mine with peanut butter but decided to use cashews and pistachios instead. It tasted great, but next time I make it, peanut butter it is!! ?

  14. Angela P. says

    I made mine a little differently by using a combo of cashews and pistachios instead of almond butter, quinoa instead of oats, omitting the baking soda and adding shredded coconut, and it still came out fantastic!! This is a great recipe and easily modifiable. Thanks for the wonderful idea, Katie!

  15. Cynthia says

    Thank you for this recipe, just thank you. Made it today and just Wow. So similar to the real thing with no guilt except for the chocolate chips.

  16. Dee | Green Smoothie Gourmet says

    Your raw cookie dough recipe is really genius Katie. Love the idea of spreading it into healthy ice cream, or even on cookies as a sandwich middle. I think you might have kicked off a whole new area of recipes!! Thanks for sharing! Dee xx.

  17. Amber says

    Katie, I have been following your blog for years and I have yet to tell you THANK YOU ?. This is one of the oldies but goodies. I recently made this using a big batch of garbanzo beans I made then put in the freezer. I blended them frozen and it was even better- tasted like cookie dough ice cream, I also added a scoop of Tera’s Whey Vanilla protein. I always look forward to your blog posts, thanks again! ❤️❤️❤️

  18. Brianne McCasland says

    I made this with peanut butter, oats, and the half cup of chocolate chips. I used my blender and with enough time got to a good consistency. I threw the chips in the blender last so the entire dip was chocolaty. I also threw some extra chips on top before eating with Graham crackers. I was aprehensive at first, but there is so much chocolate combined with the sweet graham crackers it turned out pretty tasty. It’s still got some sugar but I feel better eating it than the multiple candy bars I usually go for

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