This Vegan Cookie Dough for One is healthy, naturally sweetened, egg-free, and dairy-free, but still tastes and feels just like the real thing! This is the best vegan cookie dough recipe and has been made and loved over 600,000 times. You’ll also love this single serving cookie dough for satisfying your sweet tooth without all the work.
You know you do it.
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! raw flour!!) 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 edible cookie 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 or flour.
I bring you cookie dough. Vegan cookie dough! And you’re not sharing – we’re talking edible 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
- Maple syrup
- Vanilla extract
- Chocolate chips
How to make vegan cookie dough
- Mix the melted coconut oil with the maple syrup and vanilla extract
- Stir in flour and salt
- Add chocolate chips
Coconut oil in cookie dough?
Coconut oil (affiliate link) 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.
I consider coconut oil a healthy fat. If you’d like to learn more about the health benefits of coconut oil I recommend reading The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife.
Does this vegan cookie dough taste like maple syrup?
Coconut oil and maple syrup are strong flavors, but I find they cancel each other out in this recipe. If you measure carefully it shouldn’t taste too much like coconut or maple, although you might still taste it a tiny bit.
Is it bad to eat raw flour?
Recently there have been concerns about eating raw flour. It is generally considered unsafe to eat raw flour.
To make your flour safe to eat, toast the flour on a baking sheet in a 350ºF oven for 5 minutes before using.
How do you make cookie dough safe to eat?
You’ll need to skip the eggs and heat your flour to remove any bacteria. You can read my post on how to make edible cookie dough for a full breakdown on what makes this edible cookie dough safe to eat.
Can I bake edible cookie dough?
No. While this tastes delicious as raw dough, it lacks some of the necessary ingredients to turn it into an actual cookie. See the customization options below for baked options.
Tips for customizing:
People have already shared tons of adaptations in the comments, but here are a few of the highlights:
- If you want vegan peanut butter single serving cookie dough try this version
- For a baked version, try this vegan chocolate chip cookie for one or these vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
- Microwave the dough for 15 seconds for gooey melted chocolate cookie dough
- Swap the coconut oil for vegetable oil or melted butter (not vegan)
- Swap the maple syrup for equal amounts of brown sugar, or slightly less honey (again, not vegan) or agave
- Swap the all purpose flour for a mix of gluten free oat flour and coconut flour to make it gluten free
Some days just require cookie dough. There you go.
More edible cookie dough recipes
- Peanut Butter Cookie Dough for One
- Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- Vegan Cookie Dough Bars
- Pretzel Cookie Dough Truffles
- Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream
- Vegan Cookie Dough Dip for Two
- Single Serve Vegan Cookie
- Single Serve Vegan Brownie
- Healthy Banana Mug Cake
- Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake
- Vegan Brownie Batter for One
- Vegan Mug Brownie
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Vegan Cookie Dough for One
- 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.
This post was updated in July 2020 with additional photos and more information about the recipe. Obsessed as we are with cookie dough? Learn how to make edible cookie dough.