Edible Cookie Dough

This is an easy recipe for Edible Cookie Dough that is Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Keto AND Paleo friendly. Just 7 Simple Ingredients and 10 Minutes to make. It definitely won’t last long - so make a double batch!
Close up of a small white bowl with a scoop of cookie dough.

This is an easy recipe for Edible Cookie Dough that is Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Keto AND Paleo friendly. Just 6 Simple Ingredients and 10 Minutes to make. It definitely won’t last long – so make a double batch!

Side shot of a scoop of cookie dough is a small white bowl with a bite taken out. A spoon with a bite of cookie dough on it in the foreground.

I’ve never met a person that doesn’t love edible cookie dough – so naturally, I had to figure out a way to make a healthier, but still satisfying version of this yummy sweet snack.

The best thing about our Edible Cookie Dough recipe, is how quick it is to throw together – and there’s no cooking involved! These cookie dough bites are gluten-free, because it is made without flour.

Instead of traditional flour, we use almond flour! Almond flour is a popular substitute for traditional flour and is chock full of nutrients. So, when you’re making our edible cookie dough recipe – you’re actually making a pretty healthy and nutritious sweet!

Is Edible Cookie Dough Safe To Eat?

Our recipe is made with almond flour instead of traditional flour. Because almond flour is just ground up almonds – it’s perfectly safe to eat raw and the perfect choice for no bake cookie dough.

Almond flour is also packed with nutrients and so much more delicious than regular flour, and much healthier! See THIS great article about the incredible nutritional benefits of almond flour.

How Many Carbs In Raw Cookie Dough:

With our cookie dough recipe, you’re looking at just 6g net carbs per serving (approximately 4-5 cookie dough bites or 2-3 tablespoons of raw cookie dough).

This makes it a yummy gluten-free sweet snack that can work perfectly well for Low Carb, Keto and Paleo dieters.

The Difference Between Regular Cookie Dough and Edible Cookie Dough?

Regular cookie dough, that is meant to be baked – usually has eggs in it, because raw eggs can carry bacteria and is best not eaten raw. The same goes with flour – it can also carry bacteria making it unsafe to eat raw.

Therefore with traditional edible cookie dough, it is normally made without eggs and the flour gets baked beforehand to kill any potential harmful bacteria.

So, Is Cookie Dough Low Carb, Keto and Paleo?

It all depends on what kind of cookie dough we’re talking about. If you’re talking storebought sugar-laden cookie dough – hell no! BUT, if you’re talking homemade edible cookie dough – hell YES!

The absolute best thing about a Low-Carb, Keto or even Paleo diet, is that it’s not really a “diet” (in the traditional sense) at all. It’s all about choosing your ingredients wisely.

You can recreate all your favorite things into 100% guilt-free things, just by choosing better ingredients. It gets to the point where it almost feels like you’re eating unhealthy, but you’re not!

I mean, think about it – how the heck can cookie dough be “healthy”?

Well, it can be – if you make it with the right ingredients. Homemade anything is better than storebought – and infinitely more healthy.

How Do You Make Cookie Dough From Scratch?

When I did my research for creating this recipe, I looked at dozens of other recipes and feedback from real people. I quickly came to the conclusion that an essential ingredient to making the perfect cookie dough is, you guessed it – baking soda.

It gives the cookie dough that unmistakable authentic “cookie dough” flavor.

Here’s what you need to make healthy Edible Cookie Dough:

  1. Almond Flour
  2. Coconut Oil
  3. Baking Soda
  4. Honey*
  5. Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
  6. A Pinch Of Salt

Step-By-Step Instructions:

step-by-step instructions for how to make healthy edible cookie dough
  1. Toss everything into a mixing bowl, except the chocolate chips. (Photo 1)
  2. Mix well. (Photo 2)
  3. Add the sugar-free chocolate chips (We use stevia sweetened chocolate that we’ve chopped roughly). (Photo 3)
  4. Mix it up. (Photo 4)
  5. Roll into little cookie dough bites, or eat with a spoon! (Photo 5 & 6)

*You can replace the honey with any sweetener that suits your diet, just be sure to add a bit more coconut oil if you’re using a powdered sweetener and the cookie dough seems too dry.

How To Make Cookie Dough Bites:

I like to take the time and portion the mixture into little cookie dough bites, and then keep them in a container in the fridge. 

I use about 2 teaspoons worth of the cookie dough mix and roll them between my hands until they’re smooth little balls. Then, whenever I walk past the fridge – I grab one.

Yep, it definitely gets eaten really fast – especially when everybody else in the house does the same thing I do.

How To Make Edible Cookie Dough For One?

This recipe can easily be adapted for one, although – if I were you I’d make a full batch and so you can portion it out and save some for other days.

But, if you’re set on a single serving, these are the measurements:

  1. 2.5 tbsp almond flour
  2. 1 tsp coconut oil
  3. 1 tsp honey
  4. 1/4 tsp vanilla essence
  5. 1/2 tbsp chocolate chips
  6. 1/8 tsp baking soda
  7. tiny pinch of salt

Just mix it well in a cup or small bowl and eat with a spoon!

Looking For More Healthy Sweet Snacks?

If this Edible Cookie Dough Recipe doesn’t tickle your fancy, we’ve got a few other healthy (low carb, keto and often paleo) sweet snacks up our sleeves, and well as personal favorites from other great bloggers.

  1. No Bake Mini Cheesecake Bites
  2. No Bake Raw Almond Cookies
  3. Honey Pistachio Frozen Grapes
  4. No Bake Coconut Balls from SweetAsHoney.com
  5. Keto Peanut Butter Truffles from SavoryTooth.com

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Close up of a small white bowl with a scoop of cookie dough.

Edible Cookie Dough

This is an easy recipe for Edible Cookie Dough that is Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Keto AND Paleo friendly. Just 7 Simple Ingredients and 10 Minutes to make. It definitely won’t last long – so make a double batch!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 128kcal


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (can use melted butter if preferred)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 cup sugar free chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt


  • Add all the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) into a mixing bowl.
  • Mix everthing together until well combined.
  • Add the chocolate chips.
  • Stir until evenly distributed.
  • Scoop with an ice cream scoop and eat it with a spoon, or roll into little bite-sized balls to snack on (I usually get about 30).
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Tips and Tricks:

  1. I use about 2 teaspoon of mixture and roll it into cookie dough bites (it makes 30 on average)
  2. I stir the chocolate chip is last because with the vigorous stirring when combining the rest of the ingredients, the chocolate chips has started to melt.
  3. Replace the honey with any sweetener of choice, but keep in mind that if you’re using a powdered sweetener you might need to add a few extra drops of coconut oil if the mixture is too dry.


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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This recipe was first published on May 9, 2019 and updated on February 17, 2020 to include detailed step-by-step instructions and faqs.

3 thoughts on “Edible Cookie Dough”

    1. Hi. This is a Keto recipe, so no – you cannot use regular flour. I also removed the rating from your comment, since you cannot give a recipe one star if you didn’t make it. Hope that clears things up for you.

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