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Edible Protein Cookie Dough with Cottage Cheese

Edible Protein Cookie Dough with Cottage Cheese is a viral TikTok recipe that’s worth the hype! It’s high in protein, low in calories, and a tasty sweet treat!

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Protein Cookie Dough

Cottage cheese is one of those foods that I’ve always loved. It’s such a great snack and that’s low in fat and high in protein with 12-15 grams of protein depending on the brand you use.

I recently shared a savory cottage cheese dip recipe, Viral TikTok Cottage Cheese Queso, and it was a huge hit! I’m following that up with this sweet Edible Protein Cookie Dough recipe with cottage cheese that’s a great alternative to protein bars.

This edible cookie dough recipe is great because it tastes just like raw cookie dough but it’s safe to eat because it doesn’t contain raw eggs or raw flour. The best part is, this cookie dough is made with wholesome ingredients like almond flour and a natural sweetener instead of refined sugar like brown sugar and white flour.

Since this recipe is made with almond flour, it’s naturally gluten free. It’s also low carb if you use sugar free chocolate chips like I did.

Edible Protein Cookie Dough with Cottage Cheese in a small white bowl on a white surface with chocolate chip cookies in the background and mini chocolate chips scattered in front

It’s the perfect snack if you’re looking for a little something sweet. A small amount goes a long way in satisfying that sweet tooth!

It’s one of my favorite recipes to make for a late night snack and sweet treat. This high protein cookie dough recipe is a great healthier alternative to anything else I might grab!

Enjoy!

a small bowl of Edible Protein Cookie Dough with Cottage Cheese with a gold spoon in it ready to be eaten

Protein Cookie Dough made with Simple Ingredients

Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list in the recipe card below.

ingredients to make Edible Protein Cookie Dough with Cottage Cheese in individual bowls

How to Choose the Best Protein Powder

This is really simple, the best protein powder to use in recipes is the one that you like the taste of! I use Orgain Vanilla, which I also used in these Low Calorie Pumpkin Muffins, and I could recommend several brands. However, whey protein powder really comes down to personal preference and it might take some trial and error of trying different protein powders to find one that you truly like the taste of.

For this recipe, you could use a plant-based protein powder or vegan protein powder but unless you use a dairy free cottage cheese substitute, the cookie dough won’t be dairy free.


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How to Make Edible Protein Cookie Dough

Step 1. Add the cottage cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla to a blender canister.

Step 2. Blend on medium high until completely smooth.

Step 3. Add the cottage cheese mixture, protein powder, and almond flour to a large bowl.

Step 4. Mix until well combined and add the chocolate chips. Fold the chocolate chips in to incorporate. Optional, use a cookie scoop to roll into protein cookie dough bites.

Step 5. Eat immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat! Store leftovers in an airtight container.


Viral TikTok Protein Cookie Dough Video Tutorial


Tips for making this Protein Cookie Dough Recipe

  1. For best results use Super Fine Almond Flour.
  2. It’s easier to portion by rolling into 16 balls of cookie dough to make cookie dough protein bites.
  3. If you don’t have a blender, you can use a Nutribullet or food processor. You just want to make sure the cottage cheese is blended as smooth as possible.
  4. Some cottage cheeses are saltier than others. If you find the cookie dough to be a little on the bland side, you can mix in a pinch of salt to bring out the flavors.
  5. I have not tested this recipe with any other sweeteners like monk fruit, sugar free maple syrup, or coconut sugar.

Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list below

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If you tried and loved this Edible Protein Cookie Dough recipe, please leave a comment and a star rating below!

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Edible Protein Cookie Dough with Cottage Cheese

​Edible Protein Cookie Dough with Cottage Cheese is a viral TikTok recipe that's worth the hype! It's high in protein, low in calories, and a tasty sweet treat!
5 from 39 votes
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: High Protein, Low Calorie Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Sharon Lachendro

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. 1% Cottage Cheese
  • ¼ cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (see notes)
  • 2 cups Almond Flour
  • 1 cup Lily's Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • Add the cottage cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla to a blender canister. Blend on medium high until completely smooth.
    cottage cheese, vanilla extract, and maple syrup in a blender canister to make Edible Protein Cookie Dough with Cottage Cheese
  • Add the cottage cheese mixture, protein powder, and half of the almond flour to a mixing bowl.
    blended ingredients for Edible Protein Cookie Dough with Cottage Cheese in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon
  • Mix until well combined and add in the remaining almond flour. Stir well and fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Eat immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat!

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Notes

  1. I used Orgain Vanilla Protein Powder. The smoother the protein powder the better. 
  2. Sift your Almond Flour to make it finer and remove any clumps.

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2mg

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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This edible protein cookie dough with cottage cheese was so delicious. I love how balanced the sweetness of this is, plus my kids also loved it. I would definitely be making this again!

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe was so quick and easy to prepare! It’s a convenient choice for satisfying sweet cravings and yet just as healthy. I added a little bit of salt flakes just for a twist and it was awesome!

  3. 5 stars
    I really enjoyed making this with my 6 year old and it’s actually her new favorite cookie dough recipe. thanks for sharing! Looking forward to more cookie recipes like this.

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