Valentine Cookie Dough {edible}

Creamy cookie dough sprinkled with pretty Valentine M&M’s and large semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Valentine Cookie Dough - edible and delicious! @sweeetbakedlife

What comes to mind when you think of Valentine’s Day? For me it’s…

Love. Chocolate. Kindness. Hearts. Thoughtfulness. Cupid. Romance. Pink.

And I love spoiling my family on this special day to show how much I love them.

I like to spruce up the house, play music, light candles, cook a delicious meal, and of course make something sinfully sweet for dessert.

As far as my husband goes, the dessert thing is the best part. His sweet tooth is never ending, and for that I am thankful that he adores my sweet treats.

Valentine Cookie Dough - edible and delicious! @sweeetbakedlife

Even though I have baked a ton of sweets over the past 12 months and as a family we have definitely spent more time together at home than ever before, I still want to make this day special.

Part of that is to take time to truly enjoy one another.

With that being said, we all deserve a break. A break from all the craziness we’ve been handed throughout this last year.

A break to slow down, be kind to ourselves, and cherish the celebration of love.

So, forget slaving over the hot oven baking a complicated dessert. It’s time to whip up this delightful edible Valentine Cookie Dough.

Toss in a spoon or two and you’ll be good to go!

Valentine Cookie Dough - edible and delicious! @sweeetbakedlife

This sweet recipe only takes a few ingredients that you probably have in your pantry, plus just a few extra pink things to make it pretty.

It’s stress free and fun.

And literary it only takes maybe 5 minutes to make.

Allowing you more time to relax and savor the moments with that special someone or your family.

And who doesn’t love cookie dough – raw, uncooked, and even better, edible!

Valentine Cookie Dough - edible and delicious! @sweeetbakedlife

Yep, you heard me right.

This Valentine Cookie Dough requires no baking and you can literally indulge in a big scoop the moment it’s done.

The result is soft, creamy goodness! The buttery vanilla base dotted with the milk chocolate M&M’s and the semi-sweet chocolate chips is truly an amazing combination. One that will probably bring you back to your youth when you asked to lick the beaters or bowl when your mom made cookies!

You can even make this recipe all year round, just swap out the Valentine M&M’s for either the regular M&M’s or any other holiday colors you like.

Keep it in the refrigerator for quick snacking (if it lasts that long!), or you can even freeze it!

Valentine Cookie Dough - edible and delicious! @sweeetbakedlife

Valentine Cookie Dough {edible}

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Valentine Cookie Dough - edible and delicious! @sweeetbakedlife

By: Sheila | Sweet Baked Life

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup all purpose flour*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Valentine M&M’s
  • 1/2 cup large semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Guitttard Super Cookie Chips)

Instructions

  1. Into a bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, add the butter, sugars and salt. Whip on high speed for about 3-5 minutes until pale and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  2. With the mixer on medium speed, add 1-1/2 tablespoons of the milk and the vanilla extract and beat until well blended. The, with the mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour then gradually add the remaining 1 to 1-1/2 tablespoons of milk and blend until you get the consistency you like.
  3. Remove the bowl from the stand and add the M&M’s and chocolate chips. Stir with a spoon until incorporated. Eat and enjoy. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. You can freeze up to two months.

*Note: To eliminate any bacteria risks, toast your flour on a baking tray at 350 degrees for 5 minutes or place flour in a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 50-60 seconds.

Valentine Cookie Dough - edible and delicious! @sweeetbakedlife

Come on – spoil yourself and that someone special by sharing this pretty and delicious Valentine Cookie Dough!

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Shultz

Sweetly,

Sheila


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