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Best Edible Cookie Dough: Holiday Gift Recipe

The BEST Edible Cookie Dough recipe perfect for a delicious treat. This recipe is also the perfect edible gift idea for your friends and family this holiday season!


November 20, 2018
The Best Edible Cookie Dough recipe perfect for an edible holiday gift! This recipe is easy and makes the perfect present for any occasion. The combination of chocolate chips, sprinkles and M & M's is the candy cookie dough of anyone's dreams. No baking, or chilling required and ready fast! #cookiedough #holidays #ediblegiftidea #Christmas #recipe #dessert #snack

The season of shopping is among us! Black Friday is this week and the early deals are going on nearly everywhere. This week always gets me excited, because I know it is nearly time for Christmas! While I have always loved shopping and the deals during this time of year, this year I am going to do my gift giving a bit differently. Every year I buy things and most of which ends up being junk or cheap (guess it was on super sale for a reason). Therefore, I want to try and make as many gifts for my friends and family as I can. Not only do I think this approach is more thoughtful it is also more creative and cost effective. Immediately I thought of food related gifts and who wouldn’t love the best edible cookie dough as a gift this year?!

What Do You Need To Make Edible Cookie Dough?

This recipe is sooooo simple! It only requires pantry staples and whatever add-ins you choose! I chose to go with a Christmas theme for mine, because I think they make the perfect edible Christmas present. Therefore, I went with dark chocolate chips, sprinkles, red and green M&M’s and some peppermint M&M’s as well! Some other great extras you could add to make this recipe your own are, crushed Oreo cookies, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, mini chocolate chips, or caramels! This recipe is perfect for customizing to your taste or to whoever you plan to gift this to! The required ingredients to make the best edible cookie dough are:

  1. TOASTED Flour
  2. Brown Sugar
  3. White Sugar
  4. Butter
  5. Salt
  6. Vanilla Extract
  7. Milk of Choice (I use Almond Milk)
  8. Any Extra Add-In’s

That is it! Pretty simple and only pantry staples needed! I will go into more detail about how to toast your flour in a bit. For now, the kitchen tools needed for this recipe are:

  • A Cookie Sheet (for toasting the flour)
  • A Large Bowl
  • A Spoon
  • Mason Jars (For Gifting)
  • Any Addition Ribbons, Bows or Tags for your Mason Jars

For gifting this recipe I used three 4 oz. mason jars. Each mason jar contains three servings of edible cookie dough. You could use bigger or small mason jars depending on how many gifts you would like to give. Or, you could keep it all for yourself! This recipe is versatile and can be used as a gift or a Sunday treat for the family!

Above shot image for best edible cookie dough recipe. The image shows a gold spoon in the center on a wooden table with cookie dough on it. Surrounding the spoon is red, white, and green sprinkles, chocolate chips, and Christmas M and M's

How Do You Make Edible Cookie Dough?

This is probably this simplest and fastest recipe I have done thus far. It is ready in less than 15 minutes (that includes flour toasting time). It requires only two steps, minimal equipment and makes a really cute gift!


First, you will need to toast your flour. You can do this ahead of time and store it in a zip-lock bag until you are ready to use it. Doing this ahead of time will save you time and save you from turning your oven on. To toast the flour preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread the flour out evenly on a cookie sheet. Once the oven is preheated, place the flour into the oven on the center rack and toast for 7 minutes.

This step is VERY important to make the cookie dough safe to eat. Toasting the flour kills any potential bacteria making this a safe snack. While this step is very simple and straightforward it is pretty messy. I really do not know of any time flour isn’t messy, so get a kitchen towel ready because you will probably need it. Once the flour is toasted let it cool and then move on to the next step.


Second, you will bring it all together. Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and stir until well combined. That’s it! So simple! If you want the cookie dough to be more of a creamy texture you can use a hand mixer to whip the butter and sugars together before adding the other ingredients. This does not effect the taste in any way and is up to you if you want to take this optional extra step. Personally, I usually skip it because I like to keep this recipe simple and fast. Plus, we do not have a dish washer and I like that I can skip on extra dishes.

Finally, once you have the base of the best edible cookie dough made you can add in your favorite extras! I loved using Christmas themed colors, candies and sprinkles, but you can use whatever you want! My personal favorite besides the chocolate chips is crushed Oreo’s. Now that you have your dough finished you can either enjoy immediately or gift it.

Collage prep image for best edible cookie dough recipe. All the photos are taken from above on the same wooden surface. The first image on the left sides shows all of the ingredients in a glass mixing bowl. The bowl is surrounded by red a green colored candy. The top right image shows all of the ingredients mixed together in the same glass bowl. The bottom right image shows all the ingredients mixed together in the bowl with chocolate chips, sprinkles, and M and M's mixed in with a gold spoon sticking out.

 Perfect Holiday Edible Gift

Black Friday is right around the corner which means I am officially thinking about Christmas presents. Each year I like to think I get everyone is my family something creative, useful and that they will love. This year is no exception, but I am going to take a more minimalist approach this year. I want to still give each person something special, but I do not want to be running about like crazy with everyone else trying to get all my shopping done. Also, a lot of the sales, and gift sets the stores put out are cheap and a waste of money. Therefore, I want to make a lot of the gifts I give this year. This thought made me think of different foods or treats I could make and gift that everyone would love.

First, I thought of cookies. This is a great gift and I probably will give people cookies, but I wanted it to be something that they probably wouldn’t do for themselves. So, I thought why not edible cookie dough?! I think it is such a fun gift and something that they do not have to bake, prepare or do anything to. They can just open the jar and enjoy! I also loved using lots of fun holiday add-ins like peppermint M&M’s, green and red sprinkles, and chocolate chips. You can use any extra you want depending on who you are gifting it too.

Above shot for best edible cookie dough recipe. There are 3 mason jars filled with cookie dough and topped with a variety of candy. They are sitting on a wooden surface. The jars are surrounded by chocolate chips, M & M's, and Holiday sprinkles.

Looking for more holiday treats? Try these!

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Cake Cookies with Peppermint Sprinkle

15 Minute Chocolate Donuts

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Best Edible Cookie Dough Recipe

The Best Edible Cookie Dough recipe perfect for an edible holiday gift! This recipe is easy and makes the perfect present for any occasion. The combination of chocolate chips, sprinkles and M & M's is the candy cookie dough of anyone's dreams. No baking, or chilling required and ready fast! #cookiedough #holidays #ediblegiftidea #Christmas #recipe #dessert #snack
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Best Edible Cookie Dough: Holiday Gift Recipe

The perfect edible holiday gift for friends or family. This recipe also makes a delicious treat just for you! Add in your favorite extras to make this recipe perfect for you! 
Prep Time5 mins
Toasted Flour7 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Edible Gift, Holidays
Keyword: easy recipe for cookie dough, eidble cookie dough recipe, holiday cookie dough with chocolate chips
Servings: 9 Servings
Calories: 263kcal


  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour Toasted *See Recipe Notes
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter Softened
  • 3 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tbsp Almond Milk*

Suggested Extras

  • Sprinkles
  • Dark Chocolate Chips
  • M&M's
  • Crushed Oreos
  • Crushed Peppermint


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine. Add in extras and stir until well incorporated. Enjoy! 
  • If gifting, separate into individual mason jars (I used 3 4oz jars) and decorate if desired. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week. Before eating, remove from refrigerator and let come to room temperature for a softer texture.
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*Toasted Flour: Place flour on a cookie sheet in an even layer and toast in the oven for 7 minutes. This ensures that all potential bacteria is killed and your edible cookie dough is safe to eat!
*Or the Milk of Your Choice
Nutrition Facts
Best Edible Cookie Dough: Holiday Gift Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 97
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.8g 17%
Saturated Fat 7.9g 40%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Potassium 62mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 37.5g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 16g
Protein 3g 6%
Calcium 1%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition info is for the base recipe ONLY and does not include suggested extras.


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10.8g | Saturated Fat: 7.9g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 16g | Calcium: 1% | Iron: 8%
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  • Reply
    Matt @ Plating Pixels
    November 20, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    I’m always tempted to try my cookie dough. Think I have to make one of these finally!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      November 25, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      It is so good!

  • Reply
    November 20, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    I love the idea of trying to make gifts for friends and family as opposed to buying gifts! I’ve got to think up something to make this year too! My husband loooves cookie dough so this would be the perfect gift for him!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      November 25, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      Yes! I think it makes it even more thoughtful!

  • Reply
    Jessica Formicola
    November 20, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Oh my goodness, I could eat this by the spoonful! So good!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      November 25, 2018 at 7:49 pm

      I do! So yummy!

  • Reply
    November 20, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    I would love to recipe edible cookie dough in such a cute jar. Cookie dough is my favorite part of the cookie!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      November 25, 2018 at 7:49 pm

      Exactly! I think it is the perfect gift!

  • Reply
    November 20, 2018 at 11:51 am

    What a great idea! The cookie dough looks so delicious and love that it’s edible!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      November 25, 2018 at 7:49 pm

      Thanks! I love it!

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