Funfetti Edible Cookie Dough

8 servings
10 min

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This Funfetti Edible Cookie Dough is one-hundred-percent safe to eat. It’s gluten-free, egg-free, and full of rainbow sprinkles. Skip the worries and indulge in this safe and edible cookie dough!

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Let’s face it, we all love sneaking a bite of cookie dough when baking a fresh batch of cookies. Unfortunately, though, that dough is not always edible or safe to eat due to raw flour and unpasteurized eggs. Enter, edible cookie dough.

This funfetti edible cookie dough tastes exactly like regular dough, but it is safe to eat. No raw eggs, and no unsafe raw flour. There is no safety risk involved, but all the reward from that tantalizing cookie dough.

This recipe is incredibly simple to prepare. This edible dough is gluten-free thanks to the use of almond flour (which does not need to be heat-treated) and egg-free. You can use whatever rainbow sprinkles take your fancy, but I have a few suggestions which I have listed below.

Recipe Highlights

  • Easy to follow instructions
  • Quick to make and no need to bake
  • Full of bright, colorful sprinkles
  • Ready in minutes
  • Perfect for end-of-day snacking or celebratory events

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Almond Flour – The almonds are already heat-treated before they are ground into flour, so this flour is already safe to eat. Any other nut flour is great for this recipe. *If using all-purpose flour, though, you need to heat-treat it so it is safe to eat.
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Pure Vanilla Extract – A ¼ teaspoon of almond extract does wonders in this recipe too.
  • Unsalted Butter – Butter provides that essential cookie dough taste and texture. If desired, melted coconut oil is a great alternative. If using coconut oil, use 3 tablespoons to ¼ cup, more if needed.
  • Salt – The salt’s role here is to balance the flavors.
  • Milk – The addition of milk is essentially optional, depending on the texture of the edible dough.
  • Rainbow Sprinkles – It’s Funfetti! Of course, we need sprinkles!

Choose the Right Sprinkles

What makes a recipe “funfetti”? In funfetti desserts, the sprinkles are mixed right into the dough or batter, like in these Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes. Typically used for celebratory events due to its visual similarity to confetti, this eye-catching variation of cookies and cakes is a fun one.

Can any sprinkles be used for funfetti desserts? Rainbow sprinkles, otherwise known as jimmies, are the sprinkles of choice. However, confetti quins are also effective in doughs and cakes for the funfetti effect. I do prefer to use the quins for decoration versus within the dough, but use whatever rainbow sprinkles you have on hand.

How to Make Edible Cookie Dough

The process is just like making regular cookie dough with less hassle. There is no need to turn that oven on, three cheers for that!

First, beat the softened butter and sugar together until fluffy. Then add the vanilla extract.

Beat in the almond flour and salt, followed by the milk. Finally, stir in those colorful rainbow sprinkles.

Recipe Tips

Scoop the dough with a cookie scoop for easy and equal portions. If desired, use your hands to gently form the scooped dough into a ball. Chill until firm before enjoying.

Make cookie dough ice cream! Roll the dough into smaller bite-sized pieces and stir the pieces into vanilla ice cream or homemade no-churn ice cream.

This dough is SO versatile! Feel free to substitute the sprinkles for other inclusions like miniature chocolate chips, coconut, nuts, or toffee. The options really are endless since this is a no-bake treat.

Frequently Asked Questions

How should edible cookie dough be stored? Can it be frozen? Store the dough in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The edible cookie dough balls can be frozen as well.

How long does edible cookie dough last? If stored properly in the refrigerator, the dough will last for up to 5 days. Or, up to 2 months in the freezer.

Can this recipe be made with all-purpose flour? Yes, but you need to heat-treat the flour prior to mixing it with the other ingredients. What is heat-treating flour? When the flour is heat-treated (heated to 165°F), bad bacteria are killed off so that the flour can safely be used in no-bake desserts.

Can I bake this cookie dough? Ideally, no. Because of the absence of eggs and lack of leavening ingredients (baking soda and baking powder), the cookies come out flat and soft.

Other Recipes You’ll Love

Next time you have that urge for cookie dough, make a batch of this funfetti edible cookie dough instead. It has all the same satisfaction but without the risk. This edible cookie dough is fun to eat too! Can you ever really go wrong with sprinkles? I don’t think so.

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Funfetti Edible Cookie Dough
Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp milk *optional or as needed to soften the dough
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles

In a large bowl, beat the softened butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla extract.
Beat in the almond flour and salt until well incorporated. Pour in the milk and mix until the dough is softened, and the milk has blended into the dough.
Stir in the sprinkles.
Serve immediately as is or scoop into dough balls. Roll each dough ball in your hands. Refrigerate until chilled.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
Katelyn | Sugary Logic
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