Chocolate Chip Healthy Edible Cookie Dough.
You're going to really thank me for this.
And you're going to want to make it now and stuff it in your mouth, and maybe hide in the closet and eat it.
And keep it all for yourself.
This is literally our favorite snack right now. Now, we still LOVE these Green Bean Chips and Coconut Chips, and these Almond Joy Bars, I have to say that I think I knocked it out of the park with this healthy cookie dough recipe.
Not only does this edible cookie dough not have any eggs in it so you don't need to fear the dreaded salmonella, but this paleo cookie dough is seriously good for you.
Like really healthy.
Most “healthy cookie dough recipes” out there either have grain flour or oats in them, or they are high in carbs. Well, carbs can be fine, depending on their source (you can read about my post on my thyroid disease healing to read more about that) but I am not a fan of eating uncooked and unsoaked grains (See How to Soak Grains). Soaking grains helps reduce phytates and makes them more digestible.
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But believe me, when you eat this vegan cookie dough you'll think you were eating the real thing. Tollhouse heaven, I'm telling you. 🙂
Why We LOVE this Paleo Edible Cookie Dough
Our household is really busy. I run this blog and my husband is a busy professor, plus we homeschool and have special dietary needs and health issues we are always working on. (my oldest has life-threatening food allergies and had severe eczema as a baby) and well, let's just say things are hoppin'. So no bake easy recipes are king around here.
When we're running all directions, it's great to be able to whip up something easy and healthy that will fill up my growing boys (boy can they EAT!!) and not take me a bunch of time. I really don't like buying packaged foods–no matter how healthy they are, because frankly, they are expensive.
And due to my son's allergies, it's hard to find things that fit his diet, AND fit my frugal ways, AND pass my standards for being healthy enough.
This vegan edible cookie dough does all of that.
It's healthy, allergy-friendly (except for the almonds, which there are options for–), and it's pretty inexpensive to make, AND it's easy.
I mean those videos of bloggers making edible cookie dough in their blenders might look nice, but this mama doesn't want to deal with cleaning those beaters if she doesn't have to.
This healthy cookie dough? Just mix and eat.
And did I mention delicious? I had one tester of this recipe tell me that it's “dangerous.”
Dangerously good, I say :).
This edible cookie dough comes together so simply, you don't even need electric beaters, but you can use them if you like–because it's kind of fun to lick the beaters and know it's OK to do so, amiright?
Options for this healthy cookie dough
First of all, the recipe shows butter as an ingredient. I've made this with coconut oil also, but we love it made with butter butter. My son can't have dairy but he tolerates butter and, in fact, is supposed to eat it since he now can–once you are able to eat a food that you were anaphylactic to before, you are supposed to keep eating it to help your body keep recognizing it as an “OK” food.
Anyhow, if you need the vegan version, please do use coconut oil, but if you don't need to avoid the butter, by all means use it. You'll be glad you did.
Walnuts taste great added to this dough. I just wanted to keep it simple for those with food allergies. Typically I make a whole batch without walnuts and then portion off 3/4 of the dough and add the walnuts to that part so my son has his dedicated “walnut free” paleo cookie dough to munch on without worries of a reaction.
For the chocolate chips in this vegan cookie dough, we have tried many options. The Kirkland Fair Trade Chocolate Chips were amazing. However, our local Costco isn't carrying them any longer :(. So we tried Nestle chocolate chips and I wasn't really pleased.
The chips tasted kind of waxy to me, plus after I opened the bag I found that they had GMO soy in them–blech:(.
In the past, we have also tried Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips, which are pretty good–they just have sugar in them so if you are eating a keto diet, they won't work.
Then we tried Lily's. They look great and I love that they are low carb, but the taste really leaves something to be desired.
So in my mind, if you are trying to eat low carb, making this paleo cookie dough with my Homemade Chocolate Chips is the way to go. The resulting dough might not be as pretty, but the chunks taste great in there. Add in the walnuts and you have an incredible easy no bake dessert. I have to say, we LOVE Kirkland's nuts. They are much more fresh than a lot of nuts out there. You can really tell. We've purchased nuts from Aldi and compared them side by side to Kirkland's. I'm not saying this to knock Aldi, because it's a great place to shop but if you are able to spend the extra on Kirkland's nuts–do it.
You can serve this paleo cookie dough in little jars like these with a spoon (aren't they fun??). Alternatively, you could make them into little cookie dough bites similar to my Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Bites. I do think I'm going to maybe work on making this dough a little more cookie dough bite-friendly to share with you later. This recipe seems possibly better suited to just eating as dough.
HOW TO MAKE this Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough:
This video shows you just how easy it is to make this Healthy Cookie Dough. No mixer needed–just the ingredients and a little stirring action….
Is your mouth watering yet?
I'm sure it is…so now on to the recipe….
This healthy edible cookie dough is vegan, grain free, paleo, and sooo good! Whip some up for a treat that's sure to please!
- 2 1/4 cups almond flour
- 1 1/4 cup xylitol (use whatever sweetener you like, but if you use something like coconut sugar it will affect the resulting color)
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (see here for DIY Vanilla Extract)
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 cup butter (see alternatives in notes)
- 1/4 tsp (or 8 scoops) white stevia extract powder (See How to Use Stevia)
- 1 tsp salt (I use and recommend Real Salt)
- 2 cups chocolate chips (my DIY Chocolate Chips work great for this!)
- 1 cup walnuts (optional)
Note that using a granulated sweetener might leave you with a bit of a "crunch" to the final product. If you wish to avoid that, you can blend the sweetener first before adding to the other ingredients.
Use coconut oil instead of butter for vegan and paleo.