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Ben and Jerry’s shares their Edible Cookie Dough Recipe!

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There hasn’t been a lot of highlights in 2020 but this is one of them: Ben and Jerry’s is sharing their Edible Cookie Dough Recipe!

No lie, I still remember the first time I had their edible cookie dough ice cream. In college, I visited Provo, Utah on my Thanksgiving break and we stopped at a gas station for a snack…and that is when my friend introduced it to me. Mind blown! 

How To Make Raw Cookie Dough That’s Safe To Eat

It’s tempting to sneak a scoop of your regular chocolate chip cookie dough recipe before it heads into the oven. But even your inner cookie-stealing kid knows that it’s not safe. So how do you make edible cookie dough that you can dig into with reckless abandon? There are two keys: 1) making an eggless cookie dough, and 2) not forgetting to heat treat flour for the recipe. Eggs and untreated flour have a high likelihood of containing contaminants like Salmonella and E. coli.

How to Heat Treat Flour

There are two main ways to heat treat flour so that it’s safe to eat in edible cookie dough. The easiest method is to microwave your flour on high until it reaches 165°F throughout. Use an instant-read thermometer to make sure that it has all reached 165°F, then stir it into your edible cookie dough recipe as usual. The other method is to heat your flour in a conventional oven. Spread the flour out on a rimmed baking sheet and bake it in a preheated oven at 300°F in 2-minute intervals, checking the temperature after each interval until it reaches 165°F throughout.


  • 8 tbsp. unsalted butter (1 stick), room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup flour
  •  ½ cup chocolate chips

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time:  15 minutes 
Total Yield: About 2 cups

Go to Ben and Jerry’s for instructions and additional information including their Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe! 

Mile High Mamas
Author: Mile High Mamas

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