Edible Peanut Butter Monster Cookie Dough from The Yard in Gulf Shores is a must-have when you’re visiting – but in the meantime – you can make this version at home!
I’ve had edible cookie dough before but never knew how easy it was to make! I recently was on a vacation in Gulf Shores and – of course – had to stop at The Yard for a crazy shake – but also got a few scoops of cookie dough to take back to our condo. Now – it’s been a couple of weeks and I’m hangry for it again!
The Yard in Gulf Shores
Gulf Shores is one of my favorite vacation spots!!! It’s just the right amount of laid back beach time with some fun touristy stuff. I always make sure to stop at The Yard for their amazing and over-the-top shakes! But now – they’ve added Edible Cookie Dough to their menu and I had to grab some of that too. They have a bunch of flavors but Monster stood out to me first! Yum – so good!!!!
How do you make Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
- First – you need to heat treat your flour. This ensures that any bacteria is killed since we’re not baking the cookies.
- Once the flour is cooled, add salt, mix and set aside
- In a large mixing bowl, add softened butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar and beat on low with a hand mixer until fluffy, about 3 min
- Mix in milk and the vanilla.
- Add in your flour mixture and stir in with a spatula. Add more milk if you need to thin it – about 1 Tbsp at a time. The batter should be pliable and not too stiff.
- I made mine a Peanut Butter Monster Cookie Dough by using a rubber spatula to fold in Monster Cookie candies! I am doing a copycat of The Yard so I used Butterfingers, Reese’s Pieces, Reese’s Cups and M&Ms.
- Store cookie dough in the refrigerator for up to a month. It will harden up once chilled because the butter will solidify, Just leave it out for a bit to get to room temperature and it will be more pliable again.
FAQs about Edible Cookie Dough
It likely could but it’s safe to keep in the fridge for a month – although I doubt it will last that long!
Yes – definitely! Place scoops on sheets of Parchment paper and freeze until hardened then place in ziploc bags and keep for up to a year.
Yes – it is advised to refrigerate the dough.
You can bake it but it doesn’t contain the leavening agents to rise – so they aren’t too tasty when baked.
Add a little milk!
From all my research, it appears it is as there are no eggs and the flour is heat-treated but always consult your physician.
This recipe is not because it contains milk and butter.
What can you do with Edible Cookie Dough?
Edible cookie dough is great in ice cream, milkshakes, pancakes and more. Just scoop it out and add to your favorite treats – or spoon it up and eat it alone! You could also add it as the top layer to my famous Love After Lockup Prison Fudge!
Here are some other favorite egg-free desserts:
Copycat Edible Monster Cookie Dough
- Heat treat your flour: place in microwave safe bowl and microwave for 45 seconds. Use an instant read thermometer and check the temp is 165. Cool completely.
- Once cooled, add salt to flour – mix and set aside
- In a large mixing bowl, add butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar and beat on low with a hand mixer until fluffy, about 3 min
- Mix in 1 1/2 Tbsp milk and the vanilla.
- Add in flour and stir in with a spatula. Add more milk if you need to thin it – about 1 Tbsp at a time. The batter should be pliable and not too stiff.
- Using a rubber spatula fold in butterfinger, Reese Pieces, m&ms and pb cups
- Store cookie dough in refrigerator (note that it will harden up once chilled because the butter will solidify, you can let it rest at room temperature if desired).
- Store in air tight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks
- Scoop into balls and freeze for up to 6 months
- Great in ice cream, milkshakes, pancakes and more