Viral Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough (High-Protein)

Super tasty edible cottage cheese cookie dough made with simple pantry ingredients and packed with protein. Enjoy by the spoonful or as a dessert dip for a high-protein treat!

Loving cottage cheese? Don’t miss my Blended Cottage Cheese High Protein Breakfast Bowls.

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A small white bowl of cottage cheese cookie dough on a wooden board with a spoon.

Cottage cheese is having a real moment, isn’t it!? Honestly, it deserves it. Cottage cheese is high protein and has a super mild, creamy flavor making it perfect for tons of different recipes, like a protein-packed snack.

As soon as I saw this viral cottage cheese cookie dough recipe on social media, I knew I had to make my own version! While this can never replace the traditional cookie dough that you sneak a lick of while you’re baking homemade chocolate chip cookies, it’s a great dessert or snack option.

This edible protein cookie dough has 15 grams of protein per serving plus 3 grams of fiber. Pair it with some sliced apples for dipping for a high protein, high fiber filling and balanced snack.

Ingredients for cottage cheese cookie dough on a wooden board.

Ingredients

Cottage cheese: My favorite cottage cheese is Good Culture, but you can use any brand that you like! I go with small curd so that it’s a bit easier to blend.

Almond flour: Almond flour adds a really nice nuttiness, some protein and some fiber to the dough.

Vanilla protein powder: Use whatever protein powder you enjoy here. Premier protein powder and Optimum Nutrition protein powder are two that I like.

Maple syrup: Honey would work here too, but maple syrup gives it a bit of a deeper more cookie-like flavor.

Chocolate chips: Use any kind of chocolate chips that you like here! I used mini semi-sweet chocolate chips but you can use milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or even white chocolate chips. I also love these dark chocolate snacking gems from Hu chocolate.

Vanilla extract: A little vanilla extract adds the cookie dough flavor that we all know and love.

How to Make it:

  1. Combine cottage cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a blender.
  2. Blend ingredients on high until cottage cheese mixture is a smooth consistency.
  3. Transfer to a medium sized bowl and stir in protein powder, almond flour and chocolate chips. Mix until thoroughly combined. Taste test and add more maple syrup if you want it sweeter or more almond flour if you want a thicker texture.
  4. Enjoy on it’s own or as a dip for sliced fruit like apples or pears.

Store for 4-5 days in the fridge in an airtight container.

A small white bowl of cottage cheese cookie dough on a wooden board.

FAQ

Can I use other flours to make cottage cheese cookie dough?

You can definitely experiment! Oat flour would likely be the best option but will offer a different flavor and texture than almond flour. If you choose to use regular wheat all purpose flour, be sure to heat treat it first because it isn’t safe to eat raw flour. Coconut flour may work too but will change the taste and texture.

Does it taste like cottage cheese?

Honestly, not at all! Cottage cheese has such a mild flavor that it just adds a great creamy flavor to this sweet treat.

Why is my edible cookie dough too wet?

If your dough is too wet, it just needs some more dry ingredients. Add a tablespoon at a time of either protein powder or almond flour until you reach the consistency that you want.

Other mix-in ideas

  • Peanut butter or powdered peanut butter
  • Chopped nuts
  • Chopped candy (ex: peanut butter cups)
  • Mini M&Ms
  • Dried cranberries
  • Brown sugar
  • Cocoa powder

More Cottage Cheese Recipes:

Easy Cottage Cheese with Fruit Bowls

Blended Cottage Cheese: High Protein Breakfast Bowls

Cottage Cheese Ice Cream (Ninja Creami Recipe)

A small white bowl of cottage cheese cookie dough on a wooden board.

Viral Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough (High-Protein)

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Course: Dessert, Snack
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 251kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 3 tbsp mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Add cottage cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a blender.
  • Blend ingredients on high until cottage cheese is a smooth consistency.
  • Transfer to a medium sized bowl and stir in protein powder, almond flour and chocolate chips. Mix until thoroughly combined. Taste test and add more maple syrup if you want it sweeter or more almond flour if you want a thicker texture.
  • Enjoy on it's own or as a dip!

Notes

If using as a dip for fruit, add all ingredients to a blender until smooth and then mix in chocolate chips by hand for a more dip-like texture.
If the mixture is too “wet”, add more flour or protein powder.

Nutrition

Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 1mg

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