There is nothing like a spoonful of cookie dough, especially when it is safe to eat! This edible red velvet cookie dough is a fun treat you and anyone you want to share it with would love!
So, instead I make cookie dough especially to eat raw. I mean, there are actual cafes and shops dedicated to it, but why not just make it at home? There isn’t anywhere that will have an edible red velvet cookie dough like this anyway. (Or this edible cake batter cookie dough I made earlier!)
I prefer using a Dutch-processed cocoa powder, but since we aren’t baking these, you can use whatever cocoa powder you have available to you. I do like the special dark Hershey’s cocoa powder and the Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa for a Dutch-processed cocoa.
To make this edible red velvet cookie dough safe to eat you also need to cook the flour. You can do this by baking the flour for 10 minutes at 300 degrees F. Or, you can microwave the flour in a microwave-safe bowl for 2 – 3 minutes. I usually do the microwave method for time and ease. I find that the texture is a bit gritty when you cook the flour first, so it is better to allow the finished red velvet cookie dough to rest before eating.
For the best cookie dough, I like to wait about an hour after making it before eating it. This allows the flour to hydrate and for all the flavors to fully develop.
I like to add a mix of things inside my red velvet cookie dough. Chocolate chips, naturally, but I also like to add white chocolate chips for contrast and Oreos. For this particular cookie dough I used the limited edition Valentine’s Day Oreos, but the regular Oreos are amazing in red velvet cookie dough.
Is Edible Cookie Dough Safe to Eat?
Yes, edible cookie dough is safe to eat as long as you do a few things. First, don’t use eggs unless they are pasteurized – it should say so on the packaging. Second, you also need to cook the flour. You can read above for my two recommended methods for cooking flour.
Is Edible Cookie Dough Refrigerated?
Yes, you should keep edible cookie dough refrigerated. This is because the dairy in the butter and heavy cream would cause the cookie dough to spoil if left out too long. You can use dairy-free options which would make the cookie dough safer to leave out for longer periods of time, but I believe the best texture is still preserved by refrigeration.
Is Edible Cookie Dough Vegan?
You can easily make any cookie dough vegan by replacing the butter with a vegan butter or butter-flavored shortening, then replacing the milk or cream with a milk alternative.
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons red food coloring (or red velvet emulsion)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 5 - 8 roughly crushed Oreos
- Beat the butter, sugar, cocoa powder,salt, food coloring, and vanilla extract together until fluffy and well-combined.
- Add the flour and beat until well-combined.
- Add the heavy cream one tablespoon at a time until the dough reaches a nice consistency.
- Fold in the chips and Oreos.
- Allow the dough to rest for an hour in the refrigerator so the flour may hydrate.
Pro tip: You can replace 2 cups of the flour with red velvet cake mix!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310