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Vegan Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe

Updated on December 8, 2013

Make Edible Cookie Dough!

It's really hard not to eat cookie dough before it becomes delicious cookies, right? But you also know that it's not really safe to eat raw eggs or egg substitute, so you avoid it anyway.

Not any more! This vegan edible cookie dough is safe to eat without baking - and can also be baked into delicious cookies! Follow this recipe and you'll have delicious edible cookie dough in minutes.

The only issue will be not eating it all at once! (And really, that's not an issue at all: you can always make more!)

Cookie Dough Ingredients

  • 120g vegan baking margarine, unsalted
  • 120ml coconut cream
  • 120g plain flour
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 30g light brown sugar
  • chocolate chips, as many as you want

How Long Will This Take?

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: 20 cookies worth of dough

How to Make Vegan Chocolate Chip Edible Cookie Dough

  1. Cream baking margarine, brown sugar and caster sugar together, either using an electric or stand mixer, or by hand, until completely combined.
  2. Alternate between adding flour and coconut cream in small amounts until all combined
  3. Fold in chocolate chips. As many chocolate chips as you feel are appropriate (the correct answer here is 'all of them').
  4. You can start eating straight away or refrigerate until you feel like eating your cookie dough. You probably won't make it to the refrigerator if you taste it now.

Want To Make Actual Cookies?

Exchange the plain flour for self-raising in the recipe (or if you've already made your dough, add half a teaspoon of baking powder) and bake teaspoon-sized balls on a baking sheet at 180C/350F for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Depending on the absorbency of your flour, you may want to add a little more to get a firmer dough.

Tips and Tricks for Edible Cookie Dough

  • If you're not worried about keeping the recipe vegan, you can use unsalted butter and regular milk or single cream for this recipe.
  • If you still want to keep it vegan but don't have access to baking margarine or coconut cream, any vegan table spread and any milk substitute will do! Almond and oat would work particularly well. You might want to add a little less of these, though, since they aren't as thick.
  • You can put whatever mix-ins you like in your cookie dough! There's no need to limit yourself to chocolate chips if they're not really your thing.

Rate This Recipe!

4.3 stars from 3 ratings of Vegan Chocolate Chip Edible Cookie Dough
It tastes as good as it looks!
It tastes as good as it looks!


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    • FullOfLoveSites profile image


      5 years ago from United States

      I'm not a vegan or vegetarian, but the coconut milk in the ingredient sounds really interesting as I like coconut milk. Might try to use those ingredients. Thanks for posting.

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      Cecil Wilde 

      5 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      @rebeccamealey it's not necessarily *healthier* than anything else, it just doesn't have any animal products.

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Hmmmm...I have never heard of vegan baking margarine. I guess I am on to the ways of the vegan, but I am assuming it is healthy. I may have to try this. Thanks!

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      Cynthia Calhoun 

      5 years ago from Western NC

      This looks incredibly good and though it's not 100% healthful, it's MUCH better than regular cookie dough, hehe. I'm definitely going to have to try this. ;)

    • PurvisBobbi44 profile image


      5 years ago from Florida


      What a great idea for a recipe. Thanks for sharing it. My little niece will enjoy making this one.

      Have a great New Year.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Natasha Peters 

      5 years ago

      Great idea and recipe - and I love how you simply put, "chocolate chips, as many as you want", because who ever follows these things? (Personally I seem to always quadruple the recommended amount...)

      And congrats on the accolade!

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      Better Yourself 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      What a wonderful cookie creation! I'm a vegetarian, not vegan but I do limit my animal bi-products and it's tough to find dessert recipes that will taste good. Congrats on HOTD, and thanks for sharing this recipe - can't wait to try it out!

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      Amy Gaertner 

      5 years ago

      Excellent recipe! And Congrats on HOD. Allow me to apologize for my fellow Americans who are deficient in Google. For anyone else who is wondering, Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips are vegan (and should be widely available), as is a brand called Enjoy Life. I'm not sure of the availability of that brand in stores, but it is available on Amazon. (And then of course there are the specialty brands you would find at places like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, but I suppose if it were your first day being vegan, you wouldn't think to look there.)

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      5 years ago

      Way to go! Nice hub and great recipe - vegan! And congrats on Hub of the Day! I gotta check out your hubs!

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      Cecil Wilde 

      5 years ago from Melbourne, Australia


      I am also awful with chocolate chips. They're so tiny! You can't eat just one!

      To be honest I have no idea of the status of margarines available in the US - I know my mum uses one that's a dairy/canola blend, which is obviously Not Vegan, and I wouldn't be surprised if similar substances were available in the US.

      I'm really not sure on the status of the chocolate chips available in US supermarkets. Non-milk chocolate here decidedly *is* vegan naturally (but there's always someone willing to slap a 'vegan' label on exactly the same thing and charge you four times the price) but it's entirely possible there are animal-derived additives in chocolate *candy*, which I understand is not necessarily real chocolate.

      There's no reason you can't use rice milk, though you may need to add less or up the flour content (more cookies!), since rice milk is significantly waterier than coconut milk and would make for an even thinner dough (but I promise you the fat in coconut milk won't hurt you! Coconut milk contains good fats and a bunch of other health-boosters to boot).

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      Cecil Wilde 

      5 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Hi Daisy!

      I honestly don't know what's available in the US, but I *do* know that baking chocolate is very rarely 'real' chocolate (it's usually compound, which could be made of just about anything). If you can get your hands on it (perhaps from a chocolatier or specialist sweet shop?), real dark chocolate is both much more delicious and should be vegan. It should really only contain cocoa and sugar (and perhaps some emulsifiers and vegetable oil depending on quality). Health food stores may also carry vegan chocolate?

      Obviously you can also just chop a chocolate bar into chunks of whatever size you like in your cookies, if it's easier to acquire that way. I'm afraid I can't be of much more help than that because I've never been grocery shopping in the US. I wish you luck, though!

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      Liz Elias 

      5 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Congrats on HOTD! Well done!

      I love chocolate chip cookies...but I have a bad reputation with chocolate chips. If they are in the house, hubby asks, "Do we get cookies this time, or are you just going to eat them?" LOL

      I am a vegetarian, but not vegan. I was not aware that ordinary margarine wasn't vegan...or semi-sweet (not milk) chocolate chips, either for that matter.

      I wonder if rice milk would work? (Note: coconut oil is high in saturated fats; canola is a healthier choice.)

      Voted up, interesting and useful.

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      Daisy Mariposa 

      5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)


      I am a vegetarian, and my boyfriend is a vegan.

      Can you please tell me what your source is for vegan chocolate chips? The chocolate chips found in the baking section of supermarkets can't be used since, as I'm sure you know, chocolate candy isn't vegan. Thanks for any information you can provide.

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      Stephanie Bradberry 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Very interesting recipe. It's cool that people are able to adapt traditional recipes to different eating preferences.

      Congratulations on your Hub of the Day!

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      Cecil Wilde 

      5 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      @M. T. Dremer - there's not a strong coconut flavour to it, no. Also, coconut oil/fat is much better for you than the fats in soy. If coconut is really going to bother you, almond milk is another, healthier, better-tasting alternative to soy milk.

      There's no (real, effective) substitute for wheat flour but unbleached flour is fairly widely available, if not in your supermarket then in your local health food store. Unbleached has the finished eating qualities of white flour without the chlorine. That said there are a lot of cookie recipes fairly well-suited to whole wheat flour.

      You may also want to look up gluten-free recipes for cookies. I have a hub for peanut butter cookies made with only three ingredients, all of which could potentially be organic and vegan (if you use an egg substitute) -

    • M. T. Dremer profile image

      M. T. Dremer 

      5 years ago from United States

      Does it taste like coconut in the final product? My wife and I usually make it with soy milk, but if the coconut flavor isn't too strong, we might try this method. Also, we've been constantly on the lookout for a healthier flower alternative. White flower is too heavily processed, but whole wheat flower has a terrible texture for cookie dough.

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      John Sarkis 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Congrats on winning HODT! voted up and sharing

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This sounds interesting and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

      Congrats for HOTD!

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      Al Wordlaw 

      5 years ago from Chicago

      Ummm, this is right up my alley. I like vegan carrot cake so I bet I'll like this recipe too. I like trying vegan recipes. Thank you so very much for sharing.

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      5 years ago

      Nice tips to make vegan chocolate chip. Thanks for sharing it with us..

    • torrilynn profile image


      5 years ago

      I never knew that you could make vegan chocolate chip cookies until I came across this hub. Thanks for the read and recipe. Up and useful!


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