Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough – Reindeer Bites

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This no-bake Christmas dessert is for the cookie dough lovers! You’ll love these edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Reindeer Bites. They’re almost too cute to eat!

Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Reindeer Bites

Step into the cozy warmth of the holiday season with a heartwarming twist on a classic favorite—edible peanut butter cookie dough transformed into the cutest reindeer you ever did see. These reindeer treats are not only delicious but also add a personal touch to your holiday festivities. Get ready to infuse your kitchen with the sweet aroma of joy, and let’s create memories together as we whip up these adorable, edible reindeer delights!

Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Cookie dough is so widely loved as a snack that you can purchase it in edible form for snacking. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream is one of the most popular flavors. But have you thought about making your own edible cookie dough as a snack? And what about other flavors such as edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough? Once you learn how to make this delicious indulgent snack, the sky is the limit on the flavor combinations you can create! It also keeps well in the refrigerator and can be frozen, so you can keep a supply on hand for snacking anytime!

Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Questions about cookie dough:

Why can’t I eat raw cookie dough?

Uncooked flour and eggs contain germs such as E. coli and Salmonella. The cooking process makes these ingredients safe to eat, but in their raw forms they can cause food poisoning.

How can I make cookie dough safe to eat?

Omit eggs as an ingredient and heat treat the flour prior to mixing it into the dough. To heat treat flour, spread it on a baking sheet and heat in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can heat treat the flour in a microwave. Heat on high for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until the flour reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Can I bake edible cookie dough?

Without baking soda, baking powder, or eggs, your cookies would be flat and hard. Cooking edible cookie dough is not recommended.

Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Reindeer

Things you’ll need

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Ingredients for Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Butter
  • Peanut Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • White Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Milk
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Mini M&Ms
  • Pretzel Twists
  • Candy Eyes

Heat Treat the Flour

The first step in making edible cookie dough is to heat treat the flour. Here’s how to do it.

Heat Treat the Flour for Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Oven Method

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prepare a 9×13 baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
Spread the flour out evenly on the baking sheet.
Bake for 6 minutes in preheated oven.
Remove the pan from the oven and allow the flour to cool about 15 minutes.

Microwave Method

Place flour in a medium sized microwave safe bowl.
Heat in the microwave on high for 30 seconds.
Stir the flour.
Repeat heating in 30 second intervals and stirring until the flour reaches a temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a kitchen thermometer for an accurate reading.
Then allow the flour to cool.

Now your flour is no longer harmful to consume, and you can use it to make edible cookie dough!

How to Make Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Place room temperature butter and peanut butter into a large bowl. Mix together using a hand mixer for 1 minute.
Add in the brown and white sugars. Continue to mix another 3 minutes or until the mixture is light in color and fluffy in texture.
Next, add the vanilla extract and milk. Mix again with the hand mixer for 1 minute.

Add the flour to the mixture then mix until it becomes the consistency of cookie dough. If your dough is too thick, add 1 teaspoon of milk and mix again to thin it out a bit.
Now it’s time to add the mix-ins! Spread the dough out a bit with a rubber spatula. Add mini chocolate chips and Mini M&Ms to the center of the dough, then fold it all together with the spatula. This step is optional. You can also add in other mix-ins such as peanut butter chips, toffee pieces, sprinkles, or anything else you’d like.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Scoop some dough out using a cookie scoop. This will help you easily make dough balls that are the same size.
Place the dough balls onto the parchment lined cookie sheet. You may need to roll them with your hands a bit to make them more compact and ball-shaped.
Repeat until all the dough has been used.
The dough balls are now ready to eat!

These Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls can be enjoyed all year long!

How to Make Reindeer Bites With the Cookie Dough

It’s easy to turn your dough balls into Reindeer Bites!

To make the reindeer, gather candy eyes, Mini M&M’s, and pretzel twists. Place each ingredient into a small bowl for easy access.
Place 2 candy eyes on the front of the dough ball.
Use 1 red or brown Mini M&M for the nose.
Add a pretzel twist on each side at the top of the dough ball for the antlers. You can use the whole pretzel or break it into pieces.
Now your adorable Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Reindeer Bites are ready to serve!

Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Reindeer

How to Store Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Your cookie dough balls will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
You can also freeze them for up to 3 months. Make sure to remove as much air from the container as possible before freezing.

Tips & Tricks

  • Add any kind of mix-ins such as Reese’s Pieces, peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, mini M&M’s, any kind of chopped nuts, coconut, toffee bits, dehydrated marshmallows or swirl in some marshmallow fluff. 
  • Melt some chocolate chips and dip the cookie dough balls to cover them in chocolate. 
  • To make a high protein cookie dough, mix in ¼ cup protein powder.
Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Reindeer bites

More Holiday Cookie Recipes

If you’re looking for more Christmas cookie recipes for a cookie tray or to make with your family this season, check out these recipes:

Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Reindeer

Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough – Reindeer Bites

Melisha Kreppein
This no-bake Christmas dessert is for the cookie dough lovers! You’ll love these edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Reindeer Bites. They’re almost too cute to eat!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 cookie dough balls
Calories 225 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour heat treated
  • 4 tbsp butter softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips regular or mini
  • 3 tbsp Mini M&Ms
  • pretzel twists
  • candy eyes

Instructions
 

Heat Treat the Flour

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prepare a 9×13 baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • Spread the flour out evenly on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 6 minutes in preheated oven.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and allow the flour to cool about 15 minutes.

Make the Cookie Dough

  • Place room temperature butter and peanut butter into a large bowl. Mix together using a hand mixer for 1 minute.
  • Add in the brown and white sugars. Continue to mix another 3 minutes or until the mixture is light in color and fluffy in texture.
  • Next, add the vanilla extract and milk. Mix again with the hand mixer for 1 minute.
  • Add the flour to the mixture then mix until it becomes the consistency of cookie dough. If your dough is too thick, add 1 teaspoon of milk and mix again to thin it out a bit.
  • Now it’s time to add the mix-ins! Spread the dough out a bit with a rubber spatula. Add mini chocolate chips and Mini M&Ms to the center of the dough, then fold it all together with the spatula. This step is optional. You can also add in other mix-ins such as peanut butter chips, toffee pieces, sprinkles, or anything else you’d like.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Scoop some dough out using a cookie scoop. This will help you easily make dough balls that are the same size.
  • Place the dough balls onto the parchment lined cookie sheet. You may need to roll them with your hands a bit to make them more compact and ball-shaped.
  • Repeat until all the dough has been used. The dough balls are now ready to eat!

Decorate the Dough Balls like Reindeer

  • To make the reindeer, gather candy eyes, Mini M&M’s, and pretzel twists. Place each ingredient into a small bowl for easy access.
  • Place 2 candy eyes on the front of the dough ball.
  • Use 1 red or brown Mini M&M for the nose.
  • Add a pretzel twist on each side at the top of the dough ball for the antlers. You can use the whole pretzel or break it into pieces.
  • Now your adorable Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Reindeer Bites are ready to serve!

Notes

Storage

Your cookie dough balls will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
You can also freeze them for up to 3 months. Make sure to remove as much air from the container as possible before freezing.

Tips & Tricks

  • Add any kind of mix-ins such as Reese’s Pieces, peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, mini M&M’s, any kind of chopped nuts, coconut, toffee bits, dehydrated marshmallows or swirl in some marshmallow fluff. 
  • Melt some chocolate chips and dip the cookie dough balls to cover them in chocolate. 
  • To make a high protein cookie dough, mix in ¼ cup protein powder.

Nutrition

Serving: 1dough ballCalories: 225kcalCarbohydrates: 28.5gProtein: 4.6gFat: 10.7gSaturated Fat: 5.4gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 128mgPotassium: 85mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 10.4gCalcium: 29mgIron: 2mg
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