For anyone who has ever licked the spoon while making cookies, or eaten so much dough there is none left to bake, edible cookie dough is a dream come true. This delicious treat has become a favorite among people of all ages, but how did it become so popular? 

Chocolate chip pieces are sprinkled into a cup of cookie dough.

Let’s take a look at the humble beginnings of edible cookie dough and find out.

The first recorded instance of edible cookie dough can be traced back to the early 1800s, when recipes for “eatable cake-mixes” began appearing in English cookbooks. These recipes generally called for uncooked eggs, which poses a food safety risk, so they were not particularly popular. It wasn’t until the late 1990s that edible cookie dough really started to gain traction. The original recipe quickly became a hit with home cooks looking for an easy and delicious way to enjoy their cookie dough without having to bake it first. 

In the years since, edible cookie dough has continued to grow in popularity. What was once found as an inclusion in ice cream can now be found in all kinds of sweet treats.  Dozens of companies now sell premade versions of the treat itself, including us with our Dible Dough edible cookie dough bars.

Why is edible cookie dough so popular? There are several reasons. First, it’s simply delicious. Secondly, we make ours with all natural ingredients, and finally, it’s fun to get guilt-free joy while eating a usually forbidden treat!

What could be better than a guilt-free treat for the holidays? Nothing, we say. Why don’t you get some of our Dible Dough delivered to someone who deserves some joy?