This edible lemon sugar cookie dough is egg-free, uses heat-treated flour, and is reminiscent of your favorite lemon cookie!
I blame Italy for my deep deep love of lemons.
The lemon gelato to be exact. There is a cart in every piazza and a shop on every corner. And when you are touring Rome in the dead of summer, led by a dad with olympic speedwalking potential and a mom who is a born-again tour guide, you NEED sustenance. And while I am usually a chocolate-EVERYTHING kinda girl . . . there is nothing more refreshing than lemon.
This eggless, edible lemon sugar cookie dough is one of my favorites. It has that rich, vanilla-flavored dough, just like traditional cookie dough. But it’s a little bit lighter and this recipe gives it that lemon tang.
David is over the moon for lemon heads, so we also threw some of those on top of the lemon cookie dough. Personally, I preferred the cookie dough with just some sprinkles of sugar on top. The sugar gave the cookie dough just a bit of sweet crunch, just like a lemon cookie. 🙂
Is it safe to eat lemon sugar 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 edible 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 soft, because of the missing eggs. But the resulting lemon 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 lemon sugar 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 Funfetti Cookie Dough
- Edible Brownie Batter Cookie Dough
- Edible Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough
- Edible Red Velvet Cookie Dough
- Vegan Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
mikaela | wyldflour
4 small servings
15 minPrep Time
15 minTotal Time
5 based on 1 review(s)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2/3 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon + 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose heat-treated flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- extra sugar or lemon heads for serving
- Allow the butter to come to room temperature. (Do not melt the butter or you will get a greasy cookie dough.)
- Cream together butter, sugar, and lemon zest in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Stir in vanilla. Then stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. Serve topped with sprinkles of sugar and/or lemon heads!
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or freezer for up to three months.
- For Baking: If you wish to bake up the remaining cookie dough, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and bake 2 tablespoon-sized balls of cookie dough for 9-10 minutes.
DISCLAIMER: The FDA has released information regarding the dangers of raw flour. Luckily, Page House sells a heat-treated flour that is safe to eat. Please make sure you are using heat-treated flour so that you can enjoy cookie dough worry-free!
PS. Looking for more edible cookie dough recipes? Check out my traditional chocolate chip cookie dough, red velvet cookie dough, snickerdoodle cookie dough, brownie batter cookie dough, or vegan chocolate chip cookie dough!
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