Who doesn't love to eat cookie dough? Especially when it's oatmeal raisin, eggless and safe to eat!
Made with naturally sweet California Raisins, this Oatmeal Raisin Edible Cookie Dough is quick, easy to make, and requires no oven! It can be eaten as a topping on ice cream or yogurt, as a fruit dip, on its own as a snack or dessert with a glass of milk, or added to the school lunch bag. It can even be made into fun shapes for little ones to eat. Bigger kids can even make it themselves (my 13- year- old daughter makes her own edible cookie dough). California Raisins are both savoury and sweet, which makes them a great addition to your cooking and baking (and cookie dough recipes).
💭Difference between edible cookie dough and raw cookie dough
Whenever I ate cookie dough as a kid, I knew I was pretty much taking my life into my own hands. Unfortunately, this safe-to-eat cookie dough recipe didn't exist back then. It's comforting to know that I can safely eat cookie dough now - and my kids can enjoy it too! So, you may be wondering, what's the difference between raw cookie dough and edible cookie dough?
Although most ingredients found in edible cookie dough and raw cookie dough are the same, there are a few differences. First, there are no eggs in edible cookie dough because raw eggs present a danger of Salmonella infection. Second uncooked flour is not safe to eat either, as it can contain harmful bacteria that can make you very sick. Therefore, it's necessary to heat-sterilize the flour by cooking it. You can either bake the flour for a short time or simply microwave it, as I have outlined in the recipe instructions.
Go ahead... play with your food!
This eggless cookie dough is not only safe, it's also delicious and FUN! Kids can play around with it, cut it into shapes and even build things, like snowmen. It’s like edible Play-Doh you can eat, but obviously so much tastier! What they make is only limited by their imaginations...
And for the tweens and teens, the fun is in not only eating the cookie dough, but in the making it! It's easy to make and there is no oven required.
But the fun doesn’t doesn’t stop there! No only can you play with this cookie dough, you can also use it as a topping on ice cream or yogurt (with a cherry on top!) Everything's better with a cherry on top.
And if you want to get your kids eating more fruit, then there's no cookie ingredient better than California Raisins. I recommend serving this edible oatmeal cookie dough as a dip with fruit. Try it with apple slices- it's a match made in heaven!
Seriously. They won't be able to get enough apples~
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are the best, but oatmeal raisin cookie dough is even better! So, if you’re looking for a safe, fun, easy and most importantly, delicious snack or dessert for kids and adults of all ages, this recipe is for you.
Made with California raisins, the best raisins in the world, this Oatmeal Raisin Edible Cookie Dough is sure to become a family favourite! If you love raisins like me, be sure to visit California Raisins for more great ideas for baking, cooking and snacking with raisins.
However, if you're really in the mood for baking, then give my Easy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe a try!
📋 Oatmeal Raisin Edible Cookie Dough Recipe
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup quick rolled oats
- ½ cup unsalted butter softened
- ⅔ cup brown sugar packed
- 5 teaspoon milk I use 1 % milk - add more or less to get the texture you prefer. It will depend on how dry it is where you live and/or how creamy you like the dough
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ⅔ cup California Raisins
- Mix flour and oats together and microwave for 1 minute and 15 seconds, taking the mixture out and stirring at 15 second intervals. Cool. (See NOTES for oven method)
- Add cinnamon to oat and flour mixture.
- In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar together with vanilla until creamy.
- Mix flour mixture into butter/sugar mixture and beat together for 30 seconds, scraping the sides. Next, add milk by the teaspoon until you get a cookie dough texture. Remember, the amount of milk you add will depend on where you live/how dry it is and your texture preference.
- Fold in California raisins.
- If too crumbly, add a little more milk until you get the texture you prefer.
- *Leftover cookie dough should be refrigerated.
🥘More Fun Snack Recipes for Kids (and adults too)!
- Raisin Sushi (Cinnamon Raisin Tortilla Pinwheels)
- Healthy Homemade Jello Fruit & Veggie Snack
- Peach Pineapple Fruit Salsa Recipe- in 5 minutes!
- No Bake Chocolate Cherry Bites
This post is part of The Country Cook Weekend Potluck