Who can resist edible cookie dough? Now add more chocolate and flaky salt to the mix. These Salted Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Bites are perfect for Valentine's Day or to keep in the freezer for whenever you want an irresistible sweet treat or dessert.
Simply bake the flour, cream the butter and sugar, add the remaining ingredients, mix together and shape into hearts for Valentine's Day or bite-sized squares or balls.
The last step is the most important! Dip in melted chocolate and sprinkle with flaky salt. These little cookie dough bites are delicious but so simple to make so skip the boxed chocolates this year and make these!
The best part of this recipe is that is requires no special equipment! We do need to melt chocolate but that can be done in the microwave or on the stovetop.
- All Purpose Flour
- Granulated Sugar
- Vegan Chocolate
- Flaky Sea Salt
- All Purpose Flour: I personally haven't tried this recipe with any other flour. A lot of gluten free flours are very gritty and not super pleasant tasting. I would suggest trying out oat flour or almond flour if you want to make this gluten-free. Be sure to let me know how it goes if you try it out.
- Granulated Sugar: This can be replaced with brown sugar but omit the molasses if you go that route. Brown sugar is simply granulated sugar and molasses mixed together so it would have the same overall flavor. I personally just like to add sugar and molasses separately because I have it on hand already.
This recipe is super customizable! Add in vanilla extract or use unsweetened vanilla plant milk. Instead of chocolate chips, try vegan sprinkles! This would be super cute and taste like a delicious sugar cookie. If you go that route you could dip them in a thick powdered sugar glaze. That would be delicious! You could also add in almonds or walnuts. The options are endless.
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Is it Safe to Eat Vegan Cookie Dough?
Only if the all-purpose flour is baked prior to making the dough. A lot of people think the unsafe portion of cookie dough is the eggs but it's actually well, eggs AND flour. Flour is full of harmful bacteria like Salmonella and E-coli. We can prevent this by baking the flour in a preheated oven for 7-8 minutes.
Tips & Tricks
Why is my edible cookie dough crumbly?
You’ll want to avoid scooping the flour out of the container or bag with your measuring cup. Simply spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level it off with a knife. Do not pack the flour into the cup or bang the cup on the counter. This will make the flour settle and you’ll end up with too much flour. This could be one reason your dough is dry and crumbly.
But this cookie dough is very forgiving because it's not being baked so if you notice your cookie dough is dry then simply add more unsweetened plant milk. I added a total of 3 tablespoons.
Why is my edible cookie dough grainy?
This is somewhat unavoidable because the sugar is raw and since the cookie isn't being baked, it's not melting. I avoided this a bit by melting the butter halfway and creaming it together real well. The end product isn't over gritty and grainy but the texture of the sugar comes through a bit.
Can this cooking dough bite be baked?
I haven't tried it but I don't recommend it. This cookie doesn't have a leavening agent so I am assuming this cookie will spread way too much and be very flat and crisp. I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe that is delicious and truly the only baked cookie you'll need!
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- Chocolate Chip Espresso Scones
- Vegan Ginger Cookies
- Chewy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Salted Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Bites
- 1 ¼ cups All Purpose Flour properly measured & baked
- ½ cup Vegan Butter
- ¾ cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Molasses
- 2-3 tablespoons Unsweetened Plant Milk
- Pinch of Salt
- ½ cup Mini Vegan Chocolate Chips
- More Vegan Chocolate for Dipping
- Flaky Sea Salt
- Preheat oven to 350F. Spoon the flour in to your measuring cup and level off with a knife. Sprinkle the flour on a large baking tray and bake in a preheated oven for 7-8 minutes. Do not skip this step. Allow the flour to cool for a minutes.
- Microwave the vegan butter for about 15 seconds. You want it to be slightly melted but not completely melted. Pour in the granulated sugar and cream together until smooth.
- Add in the molasses, plant milk, a pinch of salt, and the heat treated flour. Start with 2 tablespoons of plant milk then add in 1 more if the dough is dry. The cookie dough is very forgiving because it's not being baked so go ahead and mix the plant milk in if more moisture is needed. You don't want the dough to be dry at all.
- Toss in ½ cup mini vegan chocolate chips and then spread on a baking tray or whatever you want. Freeze for 30 minutes. This will be reshaped but this will help it firm up and be easier to dip in chocolate.
- Cut the cookie dough in bite sized pieces. At this point you can roll them in to bite sized balls, squares, or even hearts. Should make about 30-35 cookie dough bites. Stick them back in the freezer for a few moments while we melt the dipping chocolate.
- Melt the vegan chocolate in the microwave for 30 second and then stir and continue for 30 more second until fully melted. I used two small bars of chocolate but the amount varies with how much you want to decorate. It firms up as it cools so start with a little bit and then melt more later. I chose to dip some full and some half. Get creative with this part. Before the chocolate sets, sprinkle each cookie dough bite with flaky sea salt.
- Place back in the freezer for 15-30 more minutes to allow the chocolate to set. Enjoy!