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This gluten-free edible cookie dough is a delicious, safe-to-eat (eggless), creamy chocolate chip cookie dough recipe. It is dairy-free, grain-free, Paleo, and Vegan.

Gluten free edible cookie dough in a bowl.

I’m officially addicted to this edible chocolate chip cookie dough! It’s my favorite, safe-to-eat, clean, creamy cookie dough! It is made with healthier ingredients like almond flour, tapioca flour, maple sugar, and olive oil.

Plus, they can actually be made into cookies. But, honestly, I’m just here for the cookie dough. If you do want to make some healthier cookies, try my Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies or my Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Why this recipe works

  • You can eat as much eggless chocolate chip cookie dough as you want without worrying about getting sick from raw eggs.
  • This recipe is made with healthier ingredients than your average cookie dough.
  • This recipe is great for those following a Vegan, Gluten-free or Paleo diet.
  • This recipe is allergy friendly. It is dairy-free, grain-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and peanut-free.
  • You can also make cookies with it!

Recipe ingredients

Ingredients needed to make Gluten Free Edible Cookie Dough.
  • Light olive oil– this is a great butter replacement for this cookie dough recipe. Olive oil is great for you and the flavor does not take over if you use a light olive oil.
  • Maple sugar– maple sugar is a great alternative to other processed sugars on the market. If you don’t have that, y ( coconut sugar or brown sugar)
  • Vanilla– this adds a nice hint of flavor to the dough. You can use vanilla extract both with or without alcohol in it.
  • Apple sauce– this is a great addition to the dough and replaces some of the fat content.
  • Almond flour– this is used to replace regular white flour, for a gluten-free, Paleo option.
  • Tapioca flour– this combines well with almond flour for gluten-free recipes.
  • Coconut flour– this is also a great gluten-free flour option.
  • Chocolate Chips– I like using Enjoy LifeTrader Joes, or Hu chocolate because they are all dairy-free and gluten-free. Hu chocolate is Paleo.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Edible chocolate chip cookie dough on a spoon.

Additions/ Substitutions

  • Instead of maple sugar, you can use coconut sugar or brown sugar. Brown sugar is Vegan, but it is not Paleo.
  • If you want to turn some of the cookie dough into cookies, add baking soda. You can eat half the cookie dough and bake the other half.
  • Instead of tapioca flour, you can use arrowroot powder.

Step by step instructions

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough in a bowl.
Step 1: Make the cookie dough

Step 1: To make the cookie dough, heat the olive oil and maple sugar in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add the vanilla and apple sauce to the bowl and mix.

Mix the almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. Pour into the wet ingredients and mix.

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Paleo cookie dough baked into cookies.
Step 2: Make the cookies ( optional step)

Step 2: If you are going to make this cookie dough into cookies, you can roll the dough into small balls and bake!

Expert tips

  • If you are only making this recipe to have edible cookie dough, do not add the baking soda.
  • If you are interested in also making cookies, make sure to add baking soda. You can eat the cookie dough with the baking soda in it.
    • If you do make cookies, make sure they are small in size. They work best when you roll walnut sized balls of the dough and place them onto the cookie sheet.
  • Maple sugar really adds a wonderful flavor to the cookie dough, I highly recommend it. I always have a 5 lb box of it in my pantry.
Vegan cookie dough that can be eaten raw.

Did you try this recipe? Please leave me a ⭐ review below!

5 from 11 votes
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Gluten free edible cookie dough in a bowl.
Delicious safe-to-eat (no eggs), dairy-free, creamy cookie dough recipe. Made without any preservatives or chemicals and with clean ingredients. Naturally Paleo, Gluten-free, and Vegan. 



Cookie Dough Instructions:

  • Put the olive oil and maple sugar into a microwave safe bowl and mix with a fork. Then, heat in the microwave for 30 seconds and mix again. Add the vanilla and applesauce and mix with a fork until smooth. Make sure there are no clumps, or as little clumps of sugar as possible.
  • In another bowl, mix the almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, salt, and baking soda ( if using the dough to bake cookies ).
  • Then, pour the flour mixture into the wet sugar mixture and mix. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Let the cookie dough sit for 5 minutes so it can thicken.
  • You can either eat the cookie dough as is, or bake it into cookies ( or both!). This recipe yields 2 cups of cookie dough or 24 cookies.
  • Store the cookie dough in an airtight container.

Vegan Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies Instructions:

  • To bake cookies using this dough, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cover a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat ( or parchment paper).
  • Roll the dough into walnut sized balls, and place them onto the cookie sheet. Cook for 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the pan for 2 minutes, then let them cool further on a cookie rack.
  • The cookies will be a bit crispy yet chewy. They are delicate so make sure not to make them too big, and be careful when using the spatula to get them off the cookie sheet.


  • Instead of maple sugar, you can use coconut sugar or brown sugar. Brown sugar is Vegan, but it is not Paleo.
  • If you want to turn some of the cookie dough into cookies, add baking soda. You can eat half the cookie dough and bake the other half.
  • Instead of tapioca flour, you can use arrowroot powder.


Calories: 373kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 4gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0.2mgSodium: 166mgPotassium: 175mgFiber: 2gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. You can’t beat chocolate chip cookie dough for a sweet treat!! Love that you can bake it too!!

  2. I love that it’s vegan. Looks so addictive and delicious. I am trying this out right now!! Yummmy.5 stars

  3. I love that you can eat this dough raw or bake it into cookies. I love smaller-sized cookies anyway, so I totally don’t mind that they work better that way. More crunchy morsels!5 stars

  4. I admit it…I still eat regular raw cookie dough! I figure if I haven’t gotten sick after all these years, I’m safe 🙂 But I do like this eggless option, so I could eat even more and not feel guilty!5 stars

  5. OMG! I can have it for breakfast without any guilt)))) Loved the recipe and definitely give it a try!)5 stars

  6. Now that looks like something I could make and enjoy. For myself, I would bake these because I can’t eat raw dough but my daughter does. She would feast on a bowl of raw cookie dough. Sounds so yum.5 stars

  7. Believe it or not, I actually don’t like raw cookie dough. I think I’m the only one alive that can state that. 😉 So, I want to make your cookie dough and bake them into cookies! My hubby, of course, will eat the dough before I bake them and I’m glad it is eggless so I don’t have to ‘worry’.5 stars

  8. Goodness me! This looks so addictive!!! I love the fact it’s eggless and vegan, and what a great idea to use apple sauce! Saving this one for sure!5 stars