cookie dough

A tasty little bit of fun everyone will love.

Cookie Dough!

Sometimes you just need to do something different and this week that came in the form of cookie dough! I remember baking with my late Mum and being ‘allowed’ to ‘clean’ the bowl and lick the wooden spoon, and this recipe transports me back to those days. What prompted this recipe you may ask? Well, there’s a certain well known ice-cream company that keeps advertising ‘cookie dough ice-cream’ and I thought, you know what, why not! So I had another kitchen experiment session and perfected this recipe for you! The great thing is, once you have the base recipe you can jazz it up as much as you like! Add chocolate, fruit, nuts, seeds, coconut, spices… or leave it as it is! Make a batch and then make a few different flavours, have a play, have some fun, and get creative in the kitchen!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough by Pam Menegakis on Unsplash

The Cookie Dough Recipe

As you would expect, this recipe uses basic ingredients for cookies aka biscuits (biscuit dough sounds a bit wrong)! So you need butter, sugar, flour, a splash of milk and a pinch of salt, vanilla if you have it and whatever additions you like (such as chocolate chips). There is an extra step in the recipe which you may think is a bit strange, but just follow the instructions and all will be well!

Cookie Dough

Ready to eat in minutes as it is, or add to ice cream.

Course: Biscuits, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: biscuit dough, cookie dough, cookies, easy snacks, ice-cream
Created by:: Laurena @LifeDietHealth
  • 150 g plain flour (add a bit more for a firmer dough)
  • 100 g butter (dairy free spread works fine)
  • 90 g sugar (brown or white) (increase if you prefer a sweeter dough)
  • pinch of salt (Maldon or pink Himalayan are great)
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • `1-2 tablespoons milk (I used oat milk)
  • * optional additions (chocolate chips, coconut, fresh fruit, spices, nuts, seeds, extracts).
  1. As we are eating this raw, and flour is usually cooked, first, we need to heat treat it. Spread the flour out on a lined baking tray and bake in the oven (Gas Mark 4 / 350 f / 180c) for approximately 5 minutes (check it and stir halfway through). The flour should keep its pale colour. Remove from the tray (otherwise it will keep cooking) and allow to cool.

  2. Put the butter and sugar in a large bowl and 'cream' them together. The sugar should be completely incorporated and the mixture should be soft and change to a paler colour the more you mix.

  3. Add the cooled flour and mix in until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the salt and vanilla, then add a bit of milk until it comes together into a nice cohesive dough. You can adjust the consistency here to one you prefer.

  4. If you are eating it plain, it is ready to eat! If you are adding extras to it, either separate the dough into the required portions, or add everything to the whole dough and mix in.

  5. Whilst not necessary (you could just eat it like this with a spoon), it is best to break bits off the dough, roll into rough balls (any size from marbles to golf balls) and place in the fridge (you could even roll your cookie dough in extras or dip in chocolate if you wish).

  6. Enjoy!

What do I need?

This section would usually have pictures of items I think would help you create this recipe. However, as Amazon have updated their links, please bear with me until I sort them out! Instead you can search here for items such as baking trays, baking tray liners, mixing bowls, spoons & spatulas, and other items which you might need such a chocolate chips, or nuts.

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Strawberry & white choc cookie dough by Nature-Zen on Unsplash


Serve your cookie dough as it is, eat it straight from the fridge, freeze it, or add it to ice cream.

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Cookie dough & ice cream sign by Nadav Fima on Unsplash


Once ready, the cookie dough should store in the frdige for up to three days. Cookie dough is great for freezing, so roll it into balls, pop them on a tray and freeze. Once frozen, transfer to an airight container, label and date. Frozen cookie dough can be stored for up to three months.

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White chocolate & hazelnut dough by Teresa Kornelsen on Unsplash


This is easily shareable although also very easily eaten by yourself! What variations are you making? Plain? Chocolate? Lemon? Mixed nuts? Coconut!

As always, I love hearing about any recipes of mine you try, any ideas you adapt or suggestions you have for future recipes. Please share and tag me @LifeDietHealth or using #LifeDietHealth on InstagramPinterest,  Facebook or X.

Leave me a comment below… I love to chat!

I hope to speak with you soon

Laurena x

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Chocolate chip & sea salt cookie dough by Timothy James on Unsplash


  • evagallon 18th April 2024 at 17:22

    Hi Laurena, I loved licking the bowl too😋On a healthier note, I also liked picking up the salad bowl and drinking what was left of the dressing haha

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 19th April 2024 at 18:34

      Ah, end of the salad dressing I’m guessing lemony and possibly oil or balsamic or something? Oh, and while we’re at it, have you ever (or would you) drink what I can only describe as the beetroot vinegar!

      • evagallon 20th April 2024 at 20:34

        The vinegar was nearly always Cypressa wine vinegar (Amber sort of colour in a small-ish plastic bottle with a waist lol).

        • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 25th April 2024 at 16:53

          Ooo, sounds good (apart from the plastic)!

  • evagallon 20th April 2024 at 19:37

    Well, I like beetroot and I like vinegar 🙂 Yes, it was always an oil and lemon or vinegar dressing (I recall the oil being Flora sunflower 😋). Mum just uses good quality olive oil now.

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 25th April 2024 at 16:53

      Well, best I find you the beetroot drink then! Did you know Flora is now vegan!

      • evagallon 25th April 2024 at 18:58

        Ooh, I always thought it was x

        • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 25th April 2024 at 19:22

          I think there was buttermilk in it? Now I’m singing the old Vitalite song… lol

          • evagallon 25th April 2024 at 19:24

            Ahh, I see.

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