12 Cookie Dough Recipes That Are Way Better Than Just Eating It Straight From The Tub

Eating raw cookie dough is one of the greatest guilty pleasures that we just can't get enough of — but we don't actually have to open up a pack of instant-bake cookies to get our fix. There are plenty of delicious cookie dough recipes that make it perfectly acceptable (and sometimes healthy) to eat cookie dough however you like it. After all, who needs cookies when you can enjoy some good old cookie dough?

From cupcakes to milkshakes, these unique recipes will have you tasting cookie dough in ways you didn't know were possible. Flip through for some major doughy inspiration that might not even require you to preheat the oven.

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Chocolate Coconut Cookie Dip

This healthy version of cookie dough dip by A Beautiful Mess makes a tasty snack with fresh fruit. Bonus: it’s vegan!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups

These chocolate candies by Half Baked Harvest are a sweet homemade alternative to Reese’s. Cashews and pecans make the filling extra good.

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Cookie Dough Milkshake

We can never get enough simple smoothie recipes, and this cookie dough treat by House of Yumm tastes extra decadent.

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Funfetti Cookie Dough Balls

Chocolate chip isn’t the only option when it comes to cookie dough goodness, as Averie Cooks proves with this Funfetti treat.

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Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

Who needs blondies when you can make Averie Cooks’ chocolate chip cookie dough bars — and top them with gooey hot fudge?

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No-Bake Cookie Dough S'mores

They may just be the most festive s’mores ever — Inside BruCrew Life’s cookie dough treats are a next-level dessert.

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough & Toasted Marshmallow Cupcakes

The only thing better than cupcakes? Cupcakes filled with cookie dough and topped with marshmallowy goodness. Thanks, Joy the Baker!

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Salted Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Snickers Bar

Take a plain Snickers bar, and you’ve still got yourself a pretty delicious treat. But with Half Baked Harvest’s homemade recipe, things get epically chocolatey.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

This ice cream by A Beautiful Mess is a classic. Serve it with your favorite chocolate chip cookies for a sweet treat.

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Chocolate Cookie Dough With Mint Chip Frosting

House of Yumm knows the secret to making cupcakes better than ever — by topping them with minty cookie dough-inspired frosting.

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Monster Cookie Dough Popcorn

For the perfect mix of salty and sweet, whip up Inside BruCrew Life’s cookie dough popcorn to pair perfectly with your next movie binge.

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Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

You can’t go wrong with a simple cookie dough fix. The Kitchn’s recipe tastes just like the real thing — but it’s a lot better for you.

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