Cookie Dough Bites made with almond flour (GF) are a quick, easy (and EDIBLE) way to get your cookie dough fix. Plus, they’re made with just 5 INGREDIENTS!
Raise your hand if you sneak dough from the mixing bowl when you’re making cookies at home…
(I’m raising both hands)
But, unfortunately, we’ve all heard the warnings about salmonella from uncooked eggs. Did you also know that there are warnings about e. coli in raw flour too… I just learned about that one.
So, I whipped up a recipe for us so that we can all get our cookie dough fix in a safe and delicious way – by using almond flour and leaving out those eggs.
What Is Almond Flour?
Almond flour is made from almonds that have been blanched to remove the skins. They’re ground to a fine texture much like flour. Plus, almond flour is easy to find right in your local grocery store. I’m using Open Nature® Almond Flour that I picked up exclusively at my local neighborhood Safeway.
Almond flour is gluten free. It’s also paleo and low-carb! Meaning that these cookie dough bites are basically health food in my book.
I’m so excited to be finding more and more products from Open Nature at my neighborhood Safeway. Not only are they a great value, but they put a focus on quality products with simple, clean ingredients. I’ve also recently fallen in love with their line of cleaning products. I love the simple, minimalist packaging and they do such a good job at tackling my messy kitchen after a day of recipe development and photoshoots! I’m also a huge fan of their exclusive O Organics® line of products which are not only affordable, but also USDA certified.
While I buy my O Organics® and Open Nature® products at my local Safeway, you can also find them exclusively at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Supermarkets and Carrs. Visit Albertsons.com or Safeway.com to find a store near you to learn more about their products.
What Do You Need to Make Cookie Dough Bites?
It only takes 5-ingredients to make these cookie dough bites:
- Open Nature® Almond Flour
- Brown Sugar
- Chocolate Chips
(There’s also a pinch of salt and some water in there, but I’m assuming you have that on hand already.)
Can I Use Regular Flour Instead of Almond Flour?
You can definitely use regular flour instead of almond flour in this recipe. If you are concerned about e. coli, you can heat treat the flour by baking it in a 350-degree oven. Sprinkle it evenly on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes, then remove and let cool before using.
How to Make Cookie Dough Bites:
- Combine flour, sugar, melted butter, vanilla, salt and mix.
- Mix in chocolate chips.
- Add water until the mixture is no longer crumbly.
- Roll into balls.
- Let cool in the fridge or freezer to firm up.
Or, you could go the simple route and just eat this cookie dough right out of the mixing bowl…
Here’s a tip for keeping your hands off those delicious bites before they firm up – take that time to clean the kitchen. I give my counters a quick wipe down with Open Nature® Cleaning Wipes, give my hands a wash with Open Nature® Pure Castile Soap Peppermint and then do a quick scroll of Netflix to find a show that’s as binge worthy as these cookie dough bites. Then I dig in!
Open Nature products are available exclusively at Safeway. Visit www.safeway.com/exclusivebrands for more!
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Edible Cookie Dough Bites Recipe
Cookie Dough Bites with Almond Flour
- 1 ¾ cup Open Nature® almond flour
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 4 Tablespoons butter (melted)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Pinch kosher salt
- 1-2 Tablespoons water
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine almond flour, brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla and salt, and mix to combine. The mixture will be crumbly. Add the chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed throughout.
- Add water by the teaspoonful, mixing to combine after each addition, until the dough begins to clump and come together.
- Scoop dough out about 1 tablespoon at a time and roll into balls. Place on parchment paper.
- Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for an hour or in the freezer for about 20 minutes or until mostly firm. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or the freezer for up to 2 months.
I teamed up with Safeway to bring you this post. As always, all opinions are my own.