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.
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.
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.
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
Some days just require cookie dough. There you go.
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- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 1 Tablespoon real maple syrup
- ¼ 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.