Vegan Cookie Dough for One

Vegan Cookie Dough For One - 5 minutes, 6 ingredients! The easiest, healthiest cookie dough you'll ever make! #vegan #glutenfreeYou know you do it.

You mix up some cookies. You try to be good. But ultimately, you’re there for the dough. You know it’s a little bit dangerous (raw eggs!!!) but one bite isn’t gonna kill you, right? And do you really know anyone who has ever gotten sick from eating cookie dough? So… You sneak a little bit. Or a lot bit. And then you eat the cookies that just came out of the oven.

Vegan Cookie Dough For One - 5 minutes, 6 ingredients! The easiest, healthiest cookie dough you'll ever make! #vegan #glutenfree

Let’s cut through the drama. Sometimes you just want the dough. Sometimes you just want a treat without having to mix up a whole batch of cookies. Sometimes you’re pregnant (I’m not) and you really just shouldn’t be eating raw eggs.

Vegan Cookie Dough For One - 5 minutes, 6 ingredients! The easiest, healthiest cookie dough you'll ever make! #vegan #glutenfree
I bring you cookie dough. Vegan cookie dough! And you’re not sharing – we’re talking cookie dough for one. This is the healthiest, easiest cookie dough you’ll ever throw together in a moment of need. With only six ingredients, you might already have everything you need on hand.

Coconut oil is magic. It melts in your mouth and doesn’t taste too terribly coconut-y. The temperature of the oil makes a big difference on the consistency here. My house is pretty cold in this polar vortex, so after some good ol’ stirring it was perfect for me. If it comes out too runny for you just pop it in the fridge for a few minutes and it’ll firm right up.

Vegan Cookie Dough For One - 5 minutes, 6 ingredients! The easiest, healthiest cookie dough you'll ever make! #vegan #glutenfree

Let’s talk substitutions. These are things that I think would work, but haven’t tested. If you try them out please let us know in the comments how it worked for you! I honestly think just about any substitution would work since you’re not actually baking the dough, but the flavor and possibly texture will most likely be affected.

Swap melted butter for the coconut oil
Swap brown sugar, honey, or demerara for the maple syrup
Swap any kind of flour for the all-purpose flour including whole wheat or gluten-free flour

Vegan Cookie Dough For One - 5 minutes, 6 ingredients! The easiest, healthiest cookie dough you'll ever make! #vegan #glutenfree

Some days just require cookie dough. There you go.

Vegan Cookie Dough For One - 5 minutes, 6 ingredients! The easiest, healthiest cookie dough you'll ever make! #vegan #glutenfree
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Vegan Cookie Dough for One

This cookie dough is safe to eat, vegan and gluten free optional, and only takes five minutes to throw together!

Ingredients

1 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted

1 Tablespoon real maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

Pinch of salt

1 teaspoon semisweet mini chocolate chips (I like Enjoy Life brand, which are vegan)

In a small bowl, combine coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla with a fork. Add flour and salt and mix until well blended. Mix in chocolate chips. Enjoy immediately, or refrigerate to thicken and stiffen the dough a bit.

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Comments

  1. Myfanwy Hood says

    Thanks for this recipe! :) Just wondering how it goes if you actually bake it into cookies? Do they turn out alright or is it better raw?

    • says

      I haven’t tried it but I’m sure it wouldn’t work. The dough is missing a lot of elements needed to make a moist, fluffy cookie. It is definitely intended to be eaten raw but if you do bake it let me know how it goes!

  2. says

    I have all of these ingredients. You just ruined my pregnancy diet for the day, my friend! :) No, but seriously, I’m pretty excited to make this later today! Yum!

  3. says

    This would be great in ice cream. I like the taste of cookie dough ice cream but don’t want to use traditional dough with eggs. Thanks.

    • says

      I have not tried either, but since it is not actually being baked I am almost certain they would be fine. The flavor might be slightly affected, but if you are used to those flours I’m guessing it would be ok for you!

  4. says

    These pictures are gorgeous! You’ve given me a serious craving for cookie dough. I’m always sneaking bites of the dough when I bake cookies, but I love that I can have the flavor without the guilt with these!

  5. says

    I love you right now!!! Okay, so we don’t even know each other and we can’t get coconut oil where I am, but butter will do until I can give a try proper:) I think I shall follow you so I can keep an eye on other creative ideas you might have;)

  6. says

    Ummm…where was this recipe for the last nine months? I’ve been overdosing on cookie dough since this baby came out because it’s all I could think about while pregnant. Love this idea- – can’t wait to try it!

    • says

      I actually had another go-to egg-less cookie dough that I was eating when I was pregnant, but this one is so much easier and healthier! And it really tastes just like the real thing! I can’t wait for you to try it either.

  7. says

    Oh, I just made this and it was so delicious! I’m not vegan, but I love finding & trying out new healthier cookie dough recipes. But most of those recipes use dates and nuts and while they’re still really good, they don’t taste like cookie dough. This recipe though, reminds me most of cookie dough and even it didn’t, it wouldn’t matter because it’s absolutely delicious! LOVE it!!! I’ll definitely be making this over and over and over! Thanks for sharing! :)

    • says

      It’s super easy Michelle! Just like melting butter. A few seconds in a bowl in the microwave or on the stovetop in a saucepan. I will often melt more than I need and measure it as a liquid, then just pour the leftovers back into the jar (if it is glass).

  8. Vanessa says

    Just made myself some. Absolutely tasty and a perfect snack! Just wondering, though, how many calories does this have?

  9. Vanessa says

    Thanks so much for these; I’m trying to eat more healthily (or less unhealthily) so I was just wondering – how many calories does this recipe pack?
    Nonetheless, these were great. I used manuka honey and it was so full of yum.

  10. BK says

    Eating it right now! Used a little agave in place of honey, added a teaspoon of brown sugar, and used carob chips instead of chocolate chips. Great way to get in some coconut oil. Thanks for sharing this awesome, delicious idea!

  11. says

    This is the one thing I absolutely love about baking vegan! Half the reason I bake my Knock-Your-Socks-Off Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies is so that I can eat the dough. Another thing you can also do with vegan cookie dough is freeze it, then whenever you’re craving a cookie, pop a cookie dough disc into a teacup and heat it in the microwave for 1 minute. Instant cookie cup!

    • says

      What a great idea! I don’t recommend baking this dough though since it’s intended to be eaten raw. I’m definitely going to have to try your vegan cookies!

  12. says

    I made this with a homemade all purpose gluten free flour and added 1 TBS coconut flour because batter was too wet with gfree flour.

  13. says

    I love this recipe and can’t wait to try it! Currently eating vegan and sugar-free, but once I add back in my sweeteners, this sounds like a wonderful recipe to try! And I also happen to love cookie dough with a passion.

  14. Amy says

    Warning to those making this with gluten free flours, I suggest a mixture of ground oat flour and coconut Flour as the milder taste compliments the treat a lot better

    I just made this with all purpose gluten free flour and it contains bean and chickpea flours which I could definitely taste in the dough! D:

    Otherwise it’s great, I added peanut butter and cacoa flour

  15. Shayla B. says

    Thanks for a great recipe! I’m always on the lookout for healthier options for my sweets loving little girl and she had a blast mixing this up and eating her personal bowl of cookie dough!

  16. ck says

    turned out so lovely, we made another batch within 2 hours of the first one – 2nd time, we changed coconut oil with non-dairy butter. i preferred the one we made with coconut oil but my friend said the coconut flavour was too strong for her taste but she did love the second batch.

    now we know! it’s going to be a regular feature! thank you again!

  17. Jacklyn says

    Absolutely fantastic! So glad I found this I was going crazy for vegan alternatives this week ! Your photos are beautiful too! You’re so talented!

  18. Danielle K says

    Made this last night for the first time… I had substituted the maple syrup with agave nectar, but then found the full tablespoon to be too overpowering. So I tried it again this afternoon with half a tablespoon of agave nectar, and half a tablespoon of almond milk. Sooo good! Thanks for the recipe :)

  19. Noelle says

    I scoured all through Pintrest to find a healthier cookie dough recipe I had all the ingredients for and this answered my prayers! So yummy!!

  20. says

    Okay, I admit it … I’m skeptical.

    But I am totally going to try this recipe because yes, I often make cookies just for the cookie dough!

    Thanks for a safe alternative! Can’t wait to give it a try!

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