A lot of us probably have fond memories of baking cookies. Or, really, we have fond memories of cookie dough. Moments before you dipped your spoon into your batch of homemade cookie dough or a tube of store-bought cookie dough (we’ve been there), a voice rang out in your mind: “You’ll get salmonella!” You either begrudgingly used that spoon to scoop out cookie-sized dollops of cookie dough onto a baking sheet or you went the route of living life on the wild side. After all, cookie dough is indisputably one of the most delicious dessert creations to ever grace the earth’s surface.
Well, we’ve got good news for ya, cookie dough lovers — you don’t need eggs to make cookies. That means when you make a big batch of vegan cookies, you can skip the middleman (the oven) and get right to the good stuff without having to worry about that pesky salmonella the adults in your life warned you about. And at One Green Planet, we love cookie dough so much, that we have recipes that are all about cookie dough.
You heard right — we have recipes that will satisfy cookie dough-loving part of your soul like nothing else. Just try and make it through these 12 cookie dough recipes without stopping halfway through and running to the grocery store for ingredients.
Made from cashews and almond milk, this Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Ice Cream is about as creamy as you can get when it comes to frozen desserts. The ice cream base has a rich vanilla flavor with bites of chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough throughout. It’s an indulgent balance of delicious flavors and addictive textures that you need to try to believe.
2. Cookie Dough Chocolate Pops
These Cookie Dough Chocolate Pops are pretty epic, considering how easy they are! And if you’re lacking in sweet potato and are a bit more adventurous you can even use chickpeas (with more non-dairy milk) or pumpkin, but the latter will definitely change the flavor. The best part is, you don’t need any fancy popsicle molds to make them (all though you totally could use them if you have them).
3. Brownie Brittle With Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip
This Brownie Brittle With Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip is like cookie dough made fancy. The dip is made from chickpeas instead of flour, so it’s gluten-free and healthier than your average cookie dough and it’s egg-free, so you can eat it all raw without a care in the world. The brownie brittle is like a chocolate cracker, which is the perfect edible transport system for getting the cookie dough from the bowl to your mouth.
4. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls
If you love cookie dough, then you have to make these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls! They are a sweet and tasty snack that you can reach for after the gym or to add to a lunch away from home and they’re easy to make, so there’s really not an excuse for you to not have a batch of these babies in your refrigerator. They are a high-energy snack, high in protein, and double as dessert. What could be better!?
5. Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough Nut Butter
Chocolate chunks, almonds for sweetness, walnuts for richness and thickness, and pecans for a caramel-like flavor — this tasty Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough Nut Butter is irresistible. Eat it right out of the jar or try it on apples, bananas, or cookies! Happy snacking!
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6. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Parfait
This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Parfait is a healthy, vegan, and nutrient dense breakfast recipe that will trick your taste buds into thinking that you’re indulging in something extra special, but you won’t actually be sacrificing your health in the process. The no-bake cookie dough is made from a blend of almond flour, quinoa flakes, almond butter, coconut oil and just hint of maple syrup for a low-glycemic, healthy cookie-like treat. You then layer these cookie dough bites between two layers of a yogurt-chia mixture. Basically, each bite of this decadent breakfast is good for you!
7. Chocolate Cookie Dough Dip
Decadent, extra rich, and insanely chocolatey, this Chocolate Cookie Dough Dip is a perfect snack or party food. No one will believe this dip is actually healthy and the secret ingredient will knock everyone’s socks off.
8. Cookie Dough Pops
Ah, dessert on a stick! Coated in a rich chocolate shell, these bite-sized treats are a great sweet-tooth-satisfier. These adorable little Cookie Dough Pops would be the perfect favor at a party!
9. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Coffee Ice Cream
This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Coffee Ice Cream combines two greats in the dessert world. It’s made from sweet, melt-in-your-mouth cookie dough and creamy, homemade coffee ice cream. You know what it’s like to bake cookies and want to eat the whole bowl of batter before you even start preheating the oven. Mix that feeling with cool, refreshing coffee ice cream, and you pretty much have every coffee and cookie lover’s dream dessert. Since one pint has two cups of coffee, feel free to have this treat as an afternoon pick-me-up!
10. Chickpea Cookie Dough
We all know that cookies are delicious, but sometimes the best part of baking cookies is eating the cookie dough itself. If you share this love, satisfy your sweet tooth with this guilt-free Chickpea Cookie Dough – it’s sweet, creamy, and quite a treat. Just throw in some nut butter, coconut sugar, Himalayan salt, and vanilla flavoring along with a handful of chocolate chips and you’ll have something amazing on your hands. 100 percent natural and pretty good for you. Go ahead and eat the whole bowl if you want.
11. Paleo Magic Cookie Bars
These Paleo Magic Cookie Bars are crunchy, creamy, sweet, and crispy — really, they’re everything you want in a cookie bar. They’re baked, but coconut milk is added to the top of the bars, resulting in a top layer that’s soft, sweet, and addictive, just like cookie dough. If you’re a real chocolate lover, go ahead and load up on more chocolate chips. As hard as it may be, let these sit overnight before eating them! The result tastes like magic.
12. 6-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough For One
Do you ever have those days where you just need chocolate? (Trick question: of course you do.) Instead of just reaching for a handful of chocolate chips next time that craving strikes, make this 6-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough instead! It takes all of four minutes to make and is the perfect treat for when you’re having a date night with Netflix.
Whether it’s in ice cream, cake pops, or a single-serve bowl, we love all cookie dough.
Lead image source: Chickpea Cookie Dough