Edible funfetti cookie dough is on the scene, because one can never have enough SPRINKLES.
“She’s my person. If I murdered someone, she’s the person I’d call to help me drag the corpse across the living room floor. “
~ Grey’s Anatomy
So . . . my poor tv choices aside . . . Grey’s Anatomy gave us this wonderful concept of our “persons.” Persons who don’t judge, don’t take excuses, don’t let go, don’t forget, and don’t ever stop loving us, no matter what.
While I am truly blessed to have several persons in my life, i’ve missed my cookie dough bff, my fellow tv trash lover, my adopted sister. Who loves my mom, loves my dad, loved our family dog, knows where the snacks are kept in the kitchen, understands how hard it was as a kid to wait 20 frickin minutes for the computer timer to go off so we could switch with the boys, launched lego cars at light speed across the kitchen floor with me, careened through high school years with me with no direction whatsoever, stood next to me as I said “I do,” and cried with me when I said goodbye to Dad. And not just because I had to say goodbye, but because she had to say goodbye, too.
When I left the state for grad school, we grew up some more without each other. I probably can’t tell you what her favorite song is anymore. She probably can’t tell you what I’m struggling with at work. But none of that matters. Because every time I go home, we sit at the counter and we talk. We pull out the butter; we talk about us. We pull out the sugar; we talk about love. We pull out the vanilla; we talk about life. We pull out the flour and the salt and the soda and we make fun of our husbands. We eat some cookie dough and talk and eat some more.
This cookie dough ritual is the equivalent of cathartic therapy for me and one that we don’t plan on ever giving up. I am quite convinced that even after kids and decades and wrinkles, there is a very strong chance of us continuing the cookie dough habit. And it makes me smile.
This funfetti cookie dough is for my person. I will never ever understand or share your love of all crunchy sprinkles – even the tasteless ones that more closely resemble cardboard, but I will always love you.
IS IT SAFE TO EAT THIS FUNFETTI COOKIE DOUGH?
Past health concerns with eating raw cookie dough stemmed from two ingredients: raw eggs and raw flour. This recipe omits eggs and uses heat-treated flour in order to avoid the risks associated with these ingredients.
WHERE DO I BUY HEAT-TREATED FLOUR?
I personally prefer to purchase my heat-treated flour from Page House, because (a) they have a well-tested process for killing 99.9% of the possible bacteria, and (b) it allows for last minute cookie dough cravings without having to heat treat the flour myself.
CAN I HEAT-TREAT FLOUR AT HOME?
Do so at your own risk. Honeyville has recommended heat-treating your raw flour by toasting it. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spread your flour out on the baking sheet. Bake the flour for five minutes, remove from the oven, and allow to cool completely before using in your recipe. (Using hot flour will change the texture of the cookie dough.)
CAN I BAKE THIS COOKIE DOUGH EVEN IF IT DOESN’T HAVE EGGS?
If you get halfway through the cookie dough and decide you’d rather have cookies, these can be baked up! They will be crispier and chewier, instead of thick and soft, because of the missing eggs and smaller amount of flour. But the resulting cookies are especially good when they are fresh out of the oven and warm! Instructions are below!
HOW DO I STORE LEFTOVER COOKIE DOUGH?
Store leftover funfetti cookie dough in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer for up to three months.
OTHER EDIBLE COOKIE DOUGH RECIPES:
- Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- Edible Lemon Sugar Cookie Dough
- Edible Red Velvet Cookie Dough
- Edible Brownie Batter Cookie Dough
- Edible Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough
- Vegan Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
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