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My toxic trait is needing a little something sweet after every meal. Lately, I’ve been reaching for either a slice of my 4-ingredient banana bread or a bite of gluten-free almond flour brownies. However, sometimes I just don’t have the time to bake anything – and that’s where this no-bake gluten free cookie dough comes in!

Just 5 ingredients (not including the chocolate chips), one bowl, and only a few minutes to throw together. This seriously simple dessert recipe is so easy, even my husband could make it… and that’s saying something!

a scoop of gluten free edible cookie dough in a small dish with a spoon.

What You’ll Need to Make This Recipe

Softened Butter or Coconut Oil: Choose your preferred butter or coconut oil to create that perfect cookie dough consistency. Butter adds richness, while coconut oil keeps it light and healthy.

Milk: Opt for non-dairy milk to make this recipe dairy-free. Choose your favorite variety – almond, soy, or oat – to enhance the cookie dough’s creaminess.

Sugar: Select your sweetener of choice – brown sugar, coconut sugar, maple sugar, or cane sugar. Cane sugar is best for a sugar cookie flavored dough, and brown sugar is best for a chocolate chip cookie flavored dough. I used maple sugar to make mine a little healthier, but still delicious!

Vanilla Extract: A teaspoon of vanilla extract elevates the dough’s aroma and taste, creating that classic cookie flavor.

Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour: The star of our gluten-free show! Ensure it’s a high-quality gluten-free flour blend for the best tasting results.

Mini Chocolate Chips: Tiny bits of chocolatey goodness – these Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips are perfectly sized for this edible cookie dough. However, if you don’t have mini chocolate chips, feel free to use any size chocolate chip or chunk you’d like!

coconut oil, gluten free flour, vanilla extract, maple sugar, and chocolate chips on a table.

Why You’ll Love This Gluten-Free Edible Cookie Dough

  • Simple & Quick: This recipe is incredibly easy to make with just a few ingredients and minimal prep time.
  • Delicious & Creamy: The combination of sugars and vanilla gives this dough a sweet, creamy flavor that’s perfect for satisfying your cookie dough cravings.
  • Versatile: Enjoy it straight from the bowl, as a topping for ice cream, or use it in other dessert creations like truffles or as a cake filling.

Safety Tips (How to Heat-Treat Flour)

To ensure the gluten-free flour is safe to eat raw, you can heat-treat it:

  • Microwave Method: Microwave the flour for about 1 minute, ensuring it reaches a temperature of 165°F.
  • Oven Method: Spread the flour on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.

Adjust This Recipe to Your Dietary Needs

Dairy-Free/Vegan: Use coconut oil instead of butter and non-dairy milk like almond milk. Ensure the chocolate chips are dairy-free and vegan.

Sugar Alternatives: You can substitute brown sugar with coconut sugar, cane sugar, or maple sugar to fit your dietary preferences.

Recipe Variations and FAQs

Variations:

  • Chocolate Cookie Dough with Marshmallows: Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and mini marshmallows.
  • Matcha White Chocolate Cookie Dough: Add 1 tablespoon of matcha powder and white chocolate chips.
  • Lemon Poppyseed Cookie Dough: Add ½ teaspoon lemon juice, ½ teaspoon lemon zest, and ½ tablespoon poppy seeds.

FAQs:

Can Gluten-Free Flour Be Eaten Raw?: It’s generally safe, but heat-treating the flour is recommended to kill any potential bacteria.

How Long Will the Dough Last in the Fridge?: Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Can You Freeze Gluten-Free Cookie Dough?: Yes, freeze the dough for up to 3 months for later use.

Edible double chocolate gluten-free cookie dough in a small dish with a spoon.

Additional Notes

  • Storage: Keep the dough in an airtight container in the refrigerator to maintain its freshness and prevent it from drying out or absorbing other flavors from the fridge.
  • Use Fresh Ingredients: Ensure your ingredients, particularly the butter and milk, are fresh for the best taste and texture.
  • Enjoy Responsibly: This recipe is meant to be eaten raw, so don’t try to bake it as it won’t hold together properly without eggs.

Gluten Free Edible Cookie Dough Recipe – 2 ways!

4 from 48 votes
Recipe by Samantha Course: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

0

minutes
Total time

5

minutes

A super simple recipe for edible gluten-free cookie dough! It’s a quick and easy fix to satisfy your sweet tooth. Made dairy-free, egg-free, and healthy too!

Ingredients

  • Classic Gluten-Free Cookie Dough
  • 2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, softened

  • 3-4 tablespoons milk, I used non-dairy almond milk

  • 1/4 cup sugar (brown sugar, cane sugar, coconut sugar, or maple sugar)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3/4 cup gluten-free all purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

  • Double Chocolate Gluten-Free Cookie Dough
  • 2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, softened

  • 3-4 tablespoons milk, I used non-dairy almond milk

  • 1/4 cup sugar (brown sugar, cane sugar, coconut sugar, or maple sugar)

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free all purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions

  • Add all the ingredients except the chocolate chips to a large bowl and stir to combine.
  • Then, fold in the chocolate chips and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour: I recommend using either Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Gluten-Free Flour or King Arthur’s Gluten-Free Measure For Measure Flour, I’ve made these recipes with both brands and they’re delicious! The one gluten-free flour brand I would avoid is Trader Joe’s, for some reason the taste of that flour can be quite bitter.

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Don’t Miss These Cookie Dough Recipes!

Seriously delicious healthy no-bake cookie dough bars! These bars are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. Enjoy as a guilt-free dessert or sweet snack!

healthy no bake cookie dough bars on a baking sheet.

What You’ll Need to Make Healthy No-Bake Cookie Dough Bars

Almond Flour – Use blanched almond flour for these dessert bars, not almond meal. Blanched almond flour is ground finer and makes for a smoother cookie dough. Looking for more almond flour recipes? Try these!

Peanut or Cashew Butter – Either peanut or cashew butter will work! I used peanut butter because I love the taste. However, cashew butter yields little flavor and works perfectly to hold these no-bake bars together. But whichever you use, make sure it’s both creamy and unsweetened.

Maple Syrup – We use maple syrup in place of traditional refined sugar to keep these healthy cookie dough bars refined sugar-free. The maple syrup in these bars can easily be replaced with honey, or even your favorite sugar-free liquid sweetener for sugar-free cookie dough bars!

Chocolate Chips – I used the Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips to keep these bars vegan/dairy-free, but really any chocolate chip will work! For refined sugar-free chocolate chips, try these date-sweetened Hu chocolate chips.

three healthy no bake cookie dough bars stacked on top of each other.

Tips and Tricks

  • Chill these healthy no-bake cookie dough bars in the freezer for at least one hour before slicing! Don’t rush this step, otherwise the chocolate won’t be fully set.
  • Store leftover bars in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. Avoiding leaving them at room temperature for too long, because the chocolate may melt.
close-up image of a healthy no bake cookie dough bar.

Adjust This Recipe to Your Dietary Needs

Make it Nut-Free: For a nut-free version of this recipe, replace the almond flour with oat flour. Also, replace the cashew or peanut butter with unsweetened sunflower seed butter!

Make it Paleo: Make paleo cookie dough bars by using unsweetened creamy almond butter in place of the cashew or peanut butter.

Healthy No-Bake Cookie Dough Bars

4 from 34 votes
Recipe by Samantha Course: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Chilling Time

1

minute
Total Time

1

hour

Seriously delicious healthy no-bake cookie dough bars! These bars are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. Enjoy as a guilt-free dessert or sweet snack!

Ingredients

  • For the cookie dough layer:
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut or cashew butter, unsweetened

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • pinch of salt

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

  • For the chocolate layer:
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut or cashew butter, unsweetened

Directions

  • Line a 9×5-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Make the cookie dough layer by mixing together the almond flour, peanut or cashew butter, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, and salt in a large bowl. Add in the chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  • Transfer dough to prepared baking pan and press into an even layer.
  • Make the chocolate layer by melting the chocolate chips and peanut or cashew butter in the microwave in 30 second increments. Stir together until smooth, then pour and spread into an even layer on top of the cookie dough.
  • Chill in the freezer for one hour, then remove and slice into squares.

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Healthy 5-ingredient cookie dough date bites! They’re vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, and totally delicious. Whip up a batch of these healthy snacks in just a few minutes!

Cookie dough date bites in a bowl with milk and chocolate chips on the side.

What You’ll Need to Make Cookie Dough Date Bites

Medjool Dates – Pitted medjool dates are the base of these bites. I love medjool dates for how naturally sweet and soft they are (compared to other varieties of dates). You can either buy them whole and remove the pits yourself for this recipe, or get them already pitted. I use and recommend Trader Joe’s Pitted Medjool Dates, they’re a great deal!

Rolled Oats – Any kind of rolled oats will work in this recipe! Simply avoid using whole or steel cut oats in your cookie dough date bites. The oats in this recipe are a great source of complex carbohydrates. They help to balance blood sugar levels while enjoying this sweet treat!

Peanut Butter – Creamy, unsweetened peanut butter helps these date bites stick together! However, if you don’t have/don’t like peanut butter, you can use any nut or seed butter you’d like. For a nut-free snack, use unsweetened sunflower seed butter instead.

Chocolate Chips – I use and recommend Enjoy Life’s Mini Chocolate Chips for this recipe, but any chocolate chips or chocolate chunks will do the trick. Or, for a totally sugar-free option, replace the chocolate chips with unsweetened cocoa nibs – even healthier!

One cookie dough date bite with a bite taken out.

Tips and Tricks

  • If the mixture seems too dry and won’t stick together, try adding either 2-3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil or an additional 2-3 tablespoons of peanut butter. Though keep in mind that while the mixture might seem a tad too crumbly to stick, these bites will hold their shape once refrigerated.
  • Store cookie dough date bites in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or the freezer for up to 3 months! I love stocking my fridge/freezer with these bites for a quick and energizing snack when I need it.

This Recipe is….

  • Gluten-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Vegan
  • Plant Based
  • Sugar-Free (use unsweetened chocolate chips)
  • and packed with healthy fats, protein, and fiber!

Cookie Dough Date Bites

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Samantha Course: SnacksDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

bites
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

0

minutes
Total time

5

minutes

Healthy 5-ingredient cookie dough date bites! They’re vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, and totally delicious. Whip up a batch of these healthy snacks in just a few minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, unsweetened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • pinch of salt

  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (I recommend mini chocolate chips!)

Directions

  • Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to a food processor and pulse until a dough forms. All ingredients should be very finely chopped, and mixture will appear crumbly but should stick together when pressed between your fingers.
  • Add in chocolate chips and give just 2 or 3 pulses to incorporate.
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop mixture, then roll between your palms into balls. Place on a parchment-lined plate and refrigerate for 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.

Recipe Video

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Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside almond flour chocolate chip cookies! A super easy one-bowl, gluten-free dessert recipe everyone will love. These cookies are perfectly sweet, and stuffed with plentyyyy of melty chocolate.

close-up of a stack of almond flour chocolate chip cookies

What You’ll Need to Make Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Butter – I used Myoko’s Vegan Butter to keep my cookies both gluten and dairy-free. However, you can certainly use any type of butter you’d like. Just be sure to let it come to room temperature before baking, this’ll help whip together the butter and sugar in the first step.

Brown Sugar or Coconut Sugar – Either one works! I used coconut sugar because it’s less processed than standard brown sugar. But I recommend you use whatever you have on-hand. Brown or coconut sugar give these almond flour chocolate chip cookies a deeper, more intense flavor!

Almond Flour – Of course, these wouldn’t be what they are without plenty of almond flour. With any recipe that calls for almond flour, be sure to use blanched almond flour – not almond meal. Almond meal will yield a more grainy and crumbly cookie, which is not what we’re looking for here.

Chocolate Chips – I can’t lie, I’ve got a pretty heavy hand when it comes to the chocolate chips. I used both chocolate chips AND chopped chocolate in my almond flour chocolate chip cookies. The end result was chocolate in every bite – yum! Though, again, feel free to use whichever you have on-hand when baking these cookies.

close-up of a bite taken out of an almond flour chocolate chip cookie.

Tips and Tricks

  • The cookie dough will appear more wet than standard cookie doughs, but this is ok! Simply scoop them onto a baking sheet, tidy up the edges of each cookies, then throw them in the oven to bake. They’ll still bake up beautifully, trust me!
  • For a softer cookie, bake them for only 10 minutes. Or, for a crispier, more well-done cookie, bake these cookies for a full 12 minutes. And always keep a close eye on them toward the end so they don’t burn!
a stack of almond flour chocolate chip cookies with milk on the side.

Adjust This Recipe to Your Dietary Needs

Make it Dairy-Free: Easily make these cookies dairy-free by swapping the butter for non-dairy butter. Also, make sure the chocolate chips you’re using are dairy-free (most aren’t).

Make it Vegan: For vegan almond flour chocolate chip cookies, take the dairy-free option above, as well as swap out the egg for your favorite vegan egg substitute. While I haven’t tried this version myself yet, I have high hopes it’ll work!

Make it Paleo: For a paleo cookie recipe, use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar, and softened coconut oil in place of the butter.

Perfect Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

4 from 10 votes
Recipe by Samantha Course: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

24

cookies
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

20

minutes

Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside almond flour chocolate chip cookies! A super easy one-bowl, gluten-free dessert recipe everyone will love. These cookies are perfectly sweet, and stuffed with plentyyyy of melty chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted (or 2 additional tablespoons of butter)

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 egg, at room temperature

  • 2 1/4 cups almond flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Beat together the butter, coconut oil, and sugar in a large bowl with either a hand or stand mixer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the vanilla extract and egg, beat until combined.
  • Add in almond flour, baking soda, and salt, this time stirring with a spatula or large spoon until just combine.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips, then scoop tablespoon-sized balls of cookie dough onto prepared baking sheet. Place each cookie about 2-3 inches apart, and lightly flatten with the palm of your hand.
  • Bake cookies 10-12 minutes or until golden brown, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Recipe Video

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The healthiest raw cookie dough you’ll ever eat, made from chickpeas! Lightly sweetened with maple syrup, and loaded with extra chocolate chips. This chickpea cookie dough is vegan, gluten-free, super healthy, and totally delicious.

overhead image of scoops of chickpea cookie dough with extra chocolate chips

What You’ll Need To Make Chickpea Cookie Dough

Chickpeas – An entire can of chickpeas is the base to this healthy cookie dough recipe! Drain and rinse your chickpeas well before adding them to the blender. And for a smoother cookie dough, remove the skins off your chickpeas.

Nut or Seed Butter – I used almond butter, but any nut or seed butter will work in this recipe. Peanut butter, cashew butter, or even sunflower seed butter! Though whichever nut/seed butter you use, make sure it’s unsweetened.

Maple Syrup – This unrefined sweetener add sweetness, but keeps this vegan dessert recipe extra healthy. Though if you’d like, you can use honey, agave nectar, or even date syrup instead.

chickpea cookie dough inside a cookie scoop

Tips and Tricks

  • This chickpea cookie dough is high in plant-based protein! However, if you’d like to add even more protein, throw in a scoop of your favorite vanilla plant-based protein powder. I recommend the Aloha Vanilla Protein Powder, it’s not too sweet and won’t throw off the flavor of this healthy dessert recipe.
  • Enjoy it however you’d like! By the spoonful, over ice cream, as breakfast, a snack, or dessert.
  • Taste and adjust the flavor of this edible cookie dough however you’d like. For more sweetness, add in a touch more maple syrup. Or, for a thicker consistency, blend in an extra tablespoons of almond flour.
chickpea cookie dough in a jar with a spoon

Adjust This Recipe To Your Dietary Needs

Make it Nut-Free: For a nut-free version of this chickpea cookie dough, replace the almond flour with 3 tablespoons of coconut flour, and use sunflower seed butter.

Make it Sugar-Free: For an entirely sugar-free healthy dessert, use your favorite sugar-free liquid sweetener in place of the maple syrup. Also, replace the chocolate chips with cacao nibs!

Chickpea Cookie Dough

0 from 0 votes
Recipe by Samantha Course: Snacks, DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

0

minutes
Total time

5

minutes

The healthiest raw cookie dough you’ll ever eat, made from chickpeas! Lightly sweetened with maple syrup, and loaded with extra chocolate chips. This chickpea cookie dough is vegan, gluten-free, super healthy, and totally delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1/4 cup nut or seed butter, I used almond butter

  • 1/4 cup almond flour, see Notes for nut-free option

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon non-dairy milk, unsweetened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • pinch of salt

  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Directions

  • Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to a food processor or high-speed blender, then pulse until super smooth.
  • Fold in chocolate chips and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Make it Nut-Free: Replace the almond flour with 3 tablespoons of coconut flour.

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