Edible cookie dough bites are a tasty treat that’s both safe and fun to consume. You’re going to love these unbaked cookie dough treats in all their sweet chocolatey goodness. These bite sized pieces of heaven are added to my chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream to deliver a phenomenal cookie dough loaded treat.

If you prefer cookies over cookie dough, we have the best chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and double chocolate chip cookies! Love cookie dough and cake? Then try my Cookie Dough Cake recipe that has edible brown butter cookie dough between the cake layers!

Chunks of homemade Ben and Jerry's Cookie Dough Bites on a light gray cutting board.

Why Make This Recipe

I can’t be the only one who sometimes sneaks bites of cookie dough knowing it’s no-no. …It just tastes so good! Which is probably why Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough ice cream is such a huge seller… because of people like us. 

Safe to Consume

This cookie dough recipe is safe to consume and comes directly from Ben and Jerry, the company that made a no-no into a yes-yes with their Ben and Jerry cookie dough bites and cookie dough ice cream.

Note that this IS the cookie dough you find inside of their ice creams. This is their recipe, untouched and in all of its glory. You can’t fix perfection, am I right? Since they were so kind as to share it with the world, I’m sharing it here with all of you.


While you could buy a package of Ben and Jerry’s edible cookie dough bites in the freezer section of your grocery store, making them at home is so much better. It’s not only cheaper, but you get so much more bang for your buck (and get to lick the spoon).

Munch on your cookie dough bites as-is or serve them with vanilla ice cream. I can picture them making an incredible addition to an ice cream bar at your next party too!

A plate full of chocolate chip cookie dough with a spoon scooping up a portion of the dough.


ingredients used to make edible cookie dough bites on a baking sheet.
  • Flour: All-purpose flour is the base of this cookie dough, just make sure to follow the safety steps for cooking it so that it’s safe to eat.
  • Butter: We want to use unsalted butter that’s been softened to room temperature. This will help it blend more easily.
  • Brown sugar: This is a pretty great ingredient in any chocolate chip cookie recipe because it gives such great flavor and moisture. Even unbaked, it does its job well in this edible dough.
  • Vanilla: Adding in vanilla will help to make the dough taste incredible. Use a high quality vanilla for even stronger flavors.
  • Heavy cream: This is a great way to make our dough soft, rich, and creamy.
  • Salt: Salt will help to make the other flavors in the recipe taste even better.
  • Chocolate chips: I prefer to use mini chocolate chips because there’s more chocolate in every bite but you can use semi-sweet or chocolate chunks if you truly wanted to.

Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. Heat the flour. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the flour on high in 30 second intervals, stirring between each. Continue heating the flour until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F on an instant read thermometer.
  1. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy using an electric mixer in a mixing bowl. This should take about 2-3 minutes.
  1. Add in the vanilla, heavy cream, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  1. Add in the heated flour and mix to combine.
  1. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Eat the dough as is, or turn it into cookie dough bites.

You can store the cookie dough in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.

A spoon holding up a large scoop of edible homemade Ben and Jerry's Cookie Dough.

Roll out your cookie dough into 2 or 3 long ropes about 1/2 an inch thick and lay them on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Place the sheet in the freezer.

Once cold, remove the sheet from the freezer and cut each rope into small bite sized pieces that are about 1/2 inch thick chunks.

Store the dough in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months.

3 ropes of edible cookie dough on a baking sheet against a white background.

Recipe Tips

You can use this edible cookie dough in my Cookie Dough Blizzard recipe.

Recipe FAQs

What are cookie dough bites?

Cookie dough bites are tasty non-baked bits of chocolate chip cookie dough. This recipe is made safe for “raw” consumption and does not contain eggs, and the flour has been heated so it’s safe to enjoy as well. Happy snacking!

Are cookie dough bites vegan

While this cookie dough recipe is egg-free it is not vegan. There is butter, heavy cream, and chocolate which all contain a form of dairy making this treat non-vegan friendly.

Can you bake cookie dough bites?

You can, but I’m not quite sure why you’d want to. This cookie dough is made to be enjoyed chilled and “raw” meaning, no baking required. To bake the dough as a normal cookie is possible, but the results won’t be the same as cooking a real cookie since there are no eggs or leavening agents.

Can you eat cookie dough bites while pregnant?

Yes, this cookie dough recipe is safe to conume meaning pregant ladies, hungry chefs, and even kids can all enjoy a safe treat and bite of nostalgia.

Chunks of homemade Ben and Jerry's Cookie Dough Bites on a light gray cutting board.

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Chunks of homemade Ben and Jerry's Cookie Dough Bites on a light gray cutting board.
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5 from 19 votes

Ben and Jerry’s Cookie Dough Bites Recipe

These cookie dough bites taste just like the Ben and Jerry's Cookie Dough Bites they sell at the grocery store, but making your own is faster, cheaper, and definitely more affordable. Munch on these bites throughout the day or add them to homemade ice cream.
Prep Time: 9 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Freeze Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 1 serving


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter - softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar - packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips - can use regular semi sweet chocolate chips if you prefer, the mini make so there are more chocolate chips in the chunks.


  • Place the flour in a microwave safe bowl and heat on high in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval. Continue heating until flour reads 165°F on an instant read thermometer. This will take about 45 seconds to 1 minute.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer (Fitted with paddle attachment) cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. 
  • Add the vanilla, cream, and salt. Beat until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the heated flour and mix to combine. 
  • Fold in the chocolate chips. 
  • You can keep the dough as is and munch on it, just store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. 

How to Make Into Cookie Dough Bites

  • Roll the cookie dough into 2-3 ropes about ½” inch thick. Place the rope(s) on a parchment lined baking sheet and place the cookie dough in the freezer. Once cold remove from the freezer and cut the rope into bite sized pieces, about ½” inch chunks. Store in a freezer safe bag or container for up to 3 months. These are so yummy to snack on! Stir them into homemade ice cream or use as an ice cream topping. 


Store the edible cookie dough in an airtight container for up to 1 week. 
Frozen cookie dough bites will keep in the freezer in an airtight container for 3 months. 
Recipe source: Ben and Jerry’s


Calories: 2672kcal (134%)Carbohydrates: 374g (125%)Protein: 19g (38%)Fat: 125g (192%)Saturated Fat: 78g (390%)Trans Fat: 4gCholesterol: 299mg (100%)Sodium: 1312mg (55%)Potassium: 482mg (14%)Fiber: 6g (24%)Sugar: 271g (301%)Vitamin A: 3479IU (70%)Vitamin C: 1mg (1%)Calcium: 354mg (35%)Iron: 9mg (50%)
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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