Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough is a dough filled with creamy peanut butter and pieces of Reese’s peanut butter cups that you can eat right from the bowl! It’s a fun treat for all ages! I also have Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough for a classic cookie dough treat.

Bowl of Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough on a white table with some scoops in the bowl and an ice cream scoop next to it.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Sugar: I used light brown sugar (no granulated sugar) in the dough. It provides sweetness and moisture to the dough.

Butter: Be sure the unsalted butter is at room temperature before making the cookie dough. If using salted butter, you may want to lessen the salt added to the recipe.

Peanut Butter: Although I used creamy peanut butter, you could use crunchy peanut butter for a nutty crunch!

Flour: If preferred, bake the all-purpose flour ahead of time before mixing it into the edible dough.

Peanut Butter Cups: To add a little bit of chocolate and more peanut butter to the dough, chop up peanut butter cups. YUM! I just have to make sure I add the pieces to the dough before eating them all…

White bowl of Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough on a white table with reeses peanut butter cups around it.

Edible peanut butter cookie dough is a sweet treat that can be enjoyed by the spoonful right out of the bowl! However, there are other ways to enjoy this treat, too! Here are some delicious options to try:

  • Serve with pretzels and crackers for a sweet and salty treat.
  • Scoop the edible peanut butter cookie dough over a bowl of your favorite ice cream (like vanilla, chocolate, or cookie dough ice cream).
  • Create a dessert parfait by layering the cookie dough with whipped cream. Top with crushed cookies.
  • Use as a filling for cupcakes or brownies.
Cookies baked from Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough on a white counter from overhead.

Can I Bake Cookies With Edible Dough?

Yes, you can use edible cookie dough to bake cookies. There is no leavening agent or eggs in the dough, so keep that in mind. (Check out these peanut butter cookies if you are looking for a perfect peanut butter cookie recipe.) To bake cookies, use a 2-tablespoons scoop to place the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-14 minutes at 350°F.

White bowl of Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough on a white table with reeses peanut butter cups around it.

Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last up to 5 days. Or, for longer storage, freeze the cookie dough in a freezer-safe container for up to a month. Whether storing it in the refrigerator or freezer, let the cookie sit at room temperature for a bit before biting into it.

Bowl of Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough with reeses peanut butter cups around it.

Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough is a dough filled with creamy peanut butter and pieces of Reese's peanut butter cups that you can eat right from the bowl! It's a fun treat for all ages!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (200 g) light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup (1 stick / 113 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup (64.5 g) creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup (61 g) whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cups (187.5 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups roughly chopped miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups

Instructions

  • If preferred, bake the flour ahead of time. Place it on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake it for 10 minutes at 350°F.
  • To a large bowl, add brown sugar, butter, and peanut butter. Beat with a hand mixer until creamy.
  • Add the milk, vanilla, and salt. Mix until combined and smooth.
  • Add flour. Mix until combined.
  • Fold in chopped peanut butter cups until just combined.
  • Add cookie dough to a serving dish. Chill until ready to serve.
  • Store edible cookie dough in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Freeze for up to a month.

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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:

Autumn

Yes, please! I love that you can eat the dough or bake it up into delicious cookies! The best of both worlds!

Elizabeth

Someone, anyone, please get me away from this bowl of cookie dough!!! I could not stop eating this. I can't wait to add some to my bowl of ice cream, too!

Rachael

Cookie dough is my favorite form of cookie! These were over-the-top delicious with the chopped peanut butter cups inside! I could sit down with the bowl of cookie dough and eat it on its own.

Bella

So yummy and creamy! The peanut butter is quite rich and flavorful. An excellent edible cookie dough recipe for peanut butter lovers!

Selena

This. Was. So. Good. So creamy and peanut-buttery and yummy. Absolutely loved it.

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