Every Monster Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (Yes, It’s Edible!)


Today is my birthday, and I’m not celebrating with cake, oh no. I’ve never been much of a cake fan. Instead I’m enjoying some delicious nostalgia with this edible chocolate chip cookie dough recipe in Traditional and Double Dark Chocolate.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe for Every Cookie Monster (with Double Dark Chocolate Option) - naturally vegan, gluten, egg-free, flour-free, dairy-free, and nut-free - cookie dough you can eat!

No Eggs, No Flour – Yes, Cookie Dough You Can Eat!

A few weeks ago, I became enamored by a humorous Q&A with the cookie monster for a book called The Joy of Cookies: Cookie Monster’s Guide to Life. In it, the cookie monster shares his whimsical words of wisdom, all focused on, you guessed it, cookies. It isn’t a cookbook, but the cookie monster does include three recipes. And one of them is for Every-Monster Cookies. That thoughtful character whipped up a vegan, gluten-free, top allergen-free cookie recipe using Enjoy Life chocolate chips!

Unfortunately, those Every-Monster Cookies don’t work everywhere (I live at slightly higher altitude), and the coconut oil option is a total bust. But the dough tasted so good that it inspired me to make this Every-Monster Chocolate Chip Cookie DOUGH, which also happens to be gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-friendly!

As a kid, my friends and I would whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough and enjoy it like ice cream while watching movie marathons. Somehow, we survived all of those raw eats.

These days, raw eggs and flour are out. But this chocolate chip cookie dough recipe ensures that tradition will live on. It’s flour-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and thanks to the Enjoy Life chocolate chips, it’s naturally free of top allergens for every cookie monster to enjoy.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe for Every Cookie Monster (with Double Dark Chocolate Option) - naturally vegan, gluten, egg-free, flour-free, dairy-free, and nut-free - cookie dough you can eat!

Recipe Tips: Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Oats – I use quick oats because they are actually pre-cooked (so you can enjoy them raw) and I always have them on hand. You can substitute 6 ounces rolled oats or oat flour, but I’m not sure if the latter is pre-cooked.

Salt – Even though dairy-free buttery spread is salted, we like to use the higher amount of salt. It tastes a touch salty at first, but does mellow. If you are afraid of too much salt, use the lesser amount. But if you are making the double dark chocolate option, I would use the full 1/2 teaspoon. Salt helps to round out the chocolate flavor.

Sugar Alternatives – If you want to focus on unrefined sweeteners, you can substitute coconut sugar for the two sugars. But I would pre-grind it in your spice grinder, because coconut sugar doesn’t dissolve quite as well. It will be a little less sweet. You might be able to use another granulated alternative sweetener, but I haven’t tested this.

Vanilla – In unbaked applications, I use pure vanilla flavoring. It is still pure vanilla, but unlike extracts, it isn’t in alcohol. I find that this yields a nicer flavor.

Chocolate Chips – One 10-ounce bag of Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips contains about 1 1/2 cups, so you can pour in more if you want! Enjoy Life has become my staple brand of chocolate chips since it’s safe for me and for the people I like to share baked goods with. Everything they make is free of the top allergens, including dairy, and the chocolate is pretty darn tasty! We really liked the contrast of the dark chocolate morsels in this edible chocolate chip cookie dough, which are “regular” sized. But the mini chips are great if you are making cookie dough sandwich cookies …

Cookie Dough Sandwich Cookies (because, why not?!)

Smash some of the cookie dough between two cookies. We like Enjoy Life Crunchy Double Chocolate Chip Crunchy Cookies with the traditional dough and Enjoy Life Chocolate Chip or Sugar Crunchy Cookies with the double dark chocolate dough. All of these cookies are vegan, gluten-free, and top allergen-free too.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe for Every Cookie Monster (with Double Dark Chocolate Option) - naturally vegan, gluten, egg-free, flour-free, dairy-free, and nut-free - cookie dough you can eat!This post is sponsored by Enjoy Life Foods, but the story, recipe, opinions, and photos are all my own. In fact, I bought the chocolate chips myself, and keep spare bags in my pantry at all times!

Special Diet Notes: Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and top food allergy-friendly.

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Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (for Every Cookie Monster)
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This spoonable dough is meant to be enjoyed raw, and it's naturally vegan, gluten-free, and free of top allergens! See my notes in the post above for helpful recipe tips.
Serves: 2½ cups (about 20 servings)
  1. Put the oats and salt in your spice grinder (in batches), small blender, or food processor and process until powdered into oat flour.
  2. Put the buttery spread or sticks, brown sugar, and sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until creamed. Add the applesauce and vanilla and beat to combine. Add half of the oat flour and beat to combine. And finally, add the remaining oat flour and beat to combine. The dough will still be a little soft.
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Transfer the cookie dough to an airtight container and refrigerate for 1 hour or longer. It will thicken and the flavor will meld the longer it chills.
  5. This edible chocolate chip cookie dough can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or scooped into tablespoon-sized pieces and frozen to enjoy later.
Double Dark Chocolate Option: Increase the vanilla to 2 teaspoons, and blend in 4 teaspoons maple syrup and ⅓ cup cocoa powder with the vanilla and applesauce.

What is Your Favorite Way to Enjoy Chocolate Chips?

Congratulations to Kelly Klepfer who won a year’s supply of Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips! The giveaway ended on October 12th, but I know you all want some dairy-free, allergen-safe, delicious chocolate chips.

Fortunately, Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips are VERY easy to find on a moments notice. I’ve bought them at Natural Grocers, Sprouts, Whole Foods, Raley’s, and Walmart at different times. And I just learned that they are even available at my local drugstore! See their Store Locator to find this allergy-friendly chocolate near you.

And you can often get a deal on them! Check the Enjoy Life Coupons page for printables. Right now they have $1.50 off 2 products (changes often). They also have regular sales in their Online Store – often with free shipping!

Enjoy the comments on this post for how others enjoy chocolate chips, and feel free to comment with your own favorite idea. And don’t forget to try one of my favorites, the edible chocolate chip cookie dough recipe above! I’ve also got a few more delicious ideas for you …

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. I have two favorites! One is banana peanut butter chocolate chip oat smoothie. And the other is peanut butter chocolate rice krispie treats.

  2. I stuff them in a raspberry for my daughters lunch (seen it on another site with regular chocolate chips) and they taste so good.

  3. um… one of my favorite ways to eat these chips (my favorite, not just saying that!) is by the handful, right out of the bag? does that work? HA. in the afternoon when I am craving a bit of chocolate, this is what I do.

    secret’s out!

    and I’m coming back to make that cookie dough, too. most of the time my cookie dough doesn’t make it to actual cookies anyway… 🙂

  4. I love to bake with chocolate chips. We make chocolate chocolate chip banana bread, banana split muffins (from one of your books!), and of course cookies. We also love chocolate chip pancakes topped with cocowhip!

  5. My favorite is a snack my mom used to make a lot. A graham cracker spread with peanut butter (or any nut butter) and topped with chocolate chips then microwaved or put under the broiler until the chocolate chips melt. Top it with another graham cracker square and eat it like a s’more.

  6. I’m with the previous poster.. always have to have a bag on hand in case of a cookie storage but also great to grab with a spoonful of peanut butter 🙂

  7. Wow… I was just searching for a zucchini/chocolate bread/muffin/brownie recipe… and look what I found! I like chocolate chips here. I like chocolate chips there. I like chocolate chips everywhere, but my favorite way that I like chocolate chips is right out of the bag!!

  8. I love to melt them with a little coconut oil then use it to coat bananas on popsicle sticks. I freeze the whole thing for a healthy, tasty, frozen treat when I’m craving something sweet!

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