Edible Cookie Dough Bites (Vegan)

April 3, 2020

Dessert

By: Jasmine Briones 

Who doesn’t love eating cookie dough? Learn how to make these safe-to-eat edible cookie dough bites in minutes using just 5 simple ingredients. They make for the perfect tasty treat, and they’re also gluten-free!

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Today we are focusing on simple, minimal ingredient recipes using pantry items you likely have in your house already.

Regarding pantry-friendly recipes, desserts aren’t as typical as savory dishes. Therefore, we thought it would be helpful to provide a method for this smooth, vegan, edible cookie dough. You read that right, edible cookie dough.

No eggs, granulated or brown sugar, standing mixer, raw flour, vegan butter, parchment paper, baking sheets, or oven needed.

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Ingredients You’ll Need for the Cookie Dough Balls

  • Maple syrup: While we prefer the flavor of maple syrup, you can use any liquid sweetener you like/have on hand.
  • Nut or seed butter: We prefer peanut butter or cashew in this recipe, but you can substitute for any nut or seed butter of your choosing.
  • Vanilla extract: A little goes a long way!
  • Water: Used to get the dough to the proper consistency. You may need to add more or less depending on the runniness of your nut butter.
  • Salt: Adjust the salt as needed. If your nut butter is salted, add less.
  • Oat flour: Not everyone has oat flour in their pantry, but most people have rolled oats. You can make your oat flour using rolled and quick oats by adding them to a blender and grinding them into powder. You can also opt to use 1 1/2 cups almond flour in its place.
  • Chocolate: If you don’t have vegan chocolate chips, you can always roughly chop your favorite chocolate bar as a replacement. We used semi-sweet, but vegan milk chocolate or dark chocolate also works. 

 Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • Spatula
  • 1-tablespoon sized cookie scooper
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A few notes:

  • If you have rolled oats on hand, you can use those to make your oat flour. Place 1 cup in a high-speed blender and blend until fine.
  • You can use 1 1/2 cups of almond flour instead of the oat flour.
  • The nut or seed butter used will affect the flavor of the cookie dough. We like to use cashew butter or peanut butter, but whatever you have in hand should work!
  • While we prefer the flavor of maple syrup, you can use any liquid sweetener you like/have on hand.
  • If you don’t have dark chocolate chips, you can always roughly chop your favorite chocolate bar as a replacement.
  • If the nut or seed butter you use is salted, keep that in mind before salting the dough. We would add half of the amount or 1/8 teaspoon instead.
  • Some nut or seed butter can be runnier or thicker than others. You may have to adjust the oat flour or water as needed, so I would do this before adding the chocolate chips to get the right consistency! It should be like cookie dough, not too dry and not too moist!
  • We have tested baking these cookies, and although they were successful and baked through, they were VERY thick and a bit dry. If you want to bake these, place them on a lined baking sheet and press them down, so they are about 1/2-inch thick, then bake at 350F for 13-15 minutes. Be sure to serve them with almond milk!

Additional Add-Ins and Variations

While this recipe is already delicious, here are a few ideas for spicing it up!

  • Throw in a handful of your favorite chopped nuts (such as pecans, walnuts, or almonds).
  • Add in some ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.
  • Swap the chocolate with vegan white chocolate chips
  • Top it with flaky sea salt
  • Drizzle over a vegan caramel sauce or melted chocolate
  • Serve with a heaping scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream
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Edible Cookie Dough Bites (Vegan)


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cookie dough bites
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Who doesn’t love cookie dough? Learn how to make these safe-to-eat edible cookie dough bites in minutes using just 5 simple ingredients. Plus, they’re also gluten-free!


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, or liquid sweetener of your choice
  • 1/4 cup nut or seed butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup oat flour (see notes)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegan chocolate chips 

Instructions

  1. Add maple syrup, nut or seed butter, vanilla extract, water, and optional salt to a large bowl. Stir together until everything is uniform.
  2. Add in the oat flour and mix until well combined. Then using clean hands, “knead” the dough together to ensure it all incorporates through. We have found that using your hands is essential! If the dough seems too wet, add more oat flour, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until it reaches a cookie dough-like consistency.
  3. Add in the vegan chocolate chips and mix them with your hands.
  4. Using a small 1-tablespoon-sized cookie scooper (or a regular tablespoon or even just with your hands), scoop out some of the dough and roll it into a ball. Continue until you have rolled out the dough– we formed 8. Dig in and enjoy!
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for about 5 days, although these are best enjoyed the day of as they will dry out as they sit. 

Notes

  • If you have rolled oats on hand, you can use those to make your oat flour. Simply place 1 cup in a high-speed blender and blend until fine.
  • You can use 1 1/2 cups of almond flour instead of the oat flour.
  • The nut or seed butter used will affect the flavor of the cookie dough. We like to use cashew butter or peanut butter, but whatever you have in hand should work!
  • While we prefer the flavor of maple syrup, you can use any liquid sweetener you like/have on hand.
  • If you don’t have dark chocolate chips, you can always roughly chop your favorite chocolate bar as a replacement.
  • If the nut or seed butter you use is salted, keep that in mind before salting the dough. Then, taste it after mixing, and add salt as needed.
  • Some nut or seed butter can be runnier or thicker than others. Also, you may have to adjust the oat flour or water as needed, so I would do this before adding the chocolate chips to get the right consistency! It should be like cookie dough, not too dry and not too moist!
  • We have tested baking these cookies, and although they were successful and baked through, they were VERY thick and a bit dry. If you want to bake these, place them on a lined baking sheet and press them down, so they are about 1/2-inch thick, then bake at 350F for 13-15 minutes. Be sure to serve them with almond milk!
  • We have not yet tested storing these in the freezer.
  • The nutrition facts do not take into consideration the optional salt.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, Snack
  • Method: No Bake

Keywords: Dessert, Snack, No Bake, Vegan, Chocolate Chips, Cookie Dough, Edible

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  1. […] you more team cookie dough or team cookie?! For fans of the former, you’ve got to try these Edible Cookie Dough Bites from Sweet Simple Vegan. They’re perfectly sweet, easy to make, and require only five […]

  2. Morgan says:

    Can you use all purpose flour instead of oat flour?

    • Chris Petrellese says:

      Since APF needs to be cooked, you wouldn’t be able to substitute it for the oat flour, unfortunately.

  3. mary says:

    Oh thank you these are perfect for my family! They always want me to buy the vegan cookie dough at the grocery store and it’s eaten in a minute – so this is a much better idea!

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