Cookie dough is something most of us have loved since we snuck that first spoonful from the mixing bowl. These days, we’re still getting our fix of the stuff, thanks to a new craze that involves filling ice cream cones with scoops of cookie dough or deep-frying the cookie dough itself. Luckily, vegan cookie dough avoids the health concerns like salmonella that traditional recipes bring up. These 14 recipes are perfectly safe to eat raw, so you can feel like a kid again without risking a trip to the ER.


1. One Bowl Vegan Red Velvet Cookies: You could bake these babies, sure. But if you want to grab a spoon and eat them right out of the mixing bowl, we won’t tell. (via The Kitchen of Danielle)


2. Vegan Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Walnut Oat Cookies: These cookies are definitely delicious enough to eat straight out of the bowl. But thanks to their wholesome ingredient list, if you bake them, they make healthy treats that are great for breakfast on-the-go. (via Beaming Baker)


3. Healthy Cinnamon Bun Breakfast Cookies: It’s hard to say no to these for breakfast, isn’t it? Roll them into balls and eat them as energy bites on busy mornings, or bake into cookies ready to be dipped into a hot cup of coffee. (via The Big Man’s World)


4. Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles: Chocolate and cinnamon don’t spend enough time together, but this recipe solves all that. Baked or raw, these snickerdoodles will make you feel warm and cozy on the inside. (via Healthy Harvest)


5. Almond Butter Blueberry Cookies: Blueberries add a juicy pop of flavor to each bite of these almond butter cookies. Best of all, they’re grain-free, so they can be enjoyed by vegans and celiac-sufferers alike. (via Simply Sissom)


6. Fudgy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies: Fudgy like brownie batter, this vegan cookie dough can be folded into softened non-dairy ice cream. You can also bake it into chocolatey goodness that is sure to soothe any cravings you may have for sweets. (via A Virtual Vegan)


7. Vegan Lemon Coconut Cookies: When eaten raw, these taste tangy and almost like an energy bar. Baked, they make for crispy yet chewy cookies that are perfect with a cup of tea. (via The Conscientious Eater)


8. Salted Chocolate Chip, Lemon Verbena, and Olive Oil Cookies: It’s not often you see this combination in a cookie. Lemon verbena, chocolate chips, olive oil, and a hint of salt make them taste fancier than the homemade sweets you may be used to eating, even when served raw. (via The Floured Kitchen)


9. Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Balls: Energy balls are a fun way to eat raw cookie dough while knowing it’s something that’s good for you. These combine chocolate, coconut, and oatmeal for a hearty yet sweet treat. (via Delightful Mom Food)


10. Sweet Potato No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies: Sweet potato provides a chewy, dense texture and a touch of sweetness to these decadent no-bake cookies. Along with coconut flour, it makes for a no-bake, gluten-free treat you’ll want to make again. (via Paleo Running Mama)


11. No Bake Nutella Cookie Dough: Chewy and chocolatey, these cookie dough bites are made to be eaten for breakfast. They may taste like dessert, but thanks to an ingredient list that includes coconut flour, almond flour, hazelnuts, and no refined sugar, they’re healthy enough to keep you going all morning. (via The Big Man’s World)

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12. Roasted Almond Cookie Dough Bliss Balls: You don’t need to bake your cookie dough when it’s full of the deep flavor of roasted almonds. Rounded out by oats, chia, coconut, and cacao nibs, you won’t be able to stop popping these delicious bites into your mouth. (via The Healthy Hunter Blog)


13. Vegan Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies: Make raw cookie dough bites by dipping the unbaked batter into chocolate. Or you can bake the dough, for crisp-yet-chewy peanut butter cookies that beg for a glass of almond milk for dunking. (via My Darling Vegan)


14. Salted Peanut Butter Banana Cookies: Peanut butter and banana are a delightful flavor combination, and they’re extra tasty with a sprinkle of salt added. The flavor can be a bit rich, so make sure you serve these with a cold glass of nut milk or hot cup of coffee for best results. (via Rebel Recipes)

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