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Have you heard of the viral edible cottage cheese cookie dough? I had to make it and it was so good! It is made with cottage cheese as the main ingredient. Loaded with protein, and makes for a great snack or dessert.

Another edible cookie dough that is also healthy and made without cottage cheese is my healthy edible cookie dough recipe.

cookie dough in a round bowl with 2 crackers in the cookie dough.
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I am always hesitant to try out viral TikTok recipes. I have tried quite a few of them and they were complete fails. But this cottage cheese edible cookie dough recipe was surprisingly good. Sound revolting right? But I promise it’s good! 😍 My kids rated it a 10/10. They had it with some crackers.

If you are a cookie dough fan, then you will love these oatmeal cookie dough bites and these Cookie dough overnight oats.

Why make it

  • Perfectly healthy snack or dessert: Who can so no to a healthy treat?
  • Ready in no time: It takes about 5 minutes to get your ingredients ready and another 5 minutes to put it together. Easy peasy.
  • So good: kids and adults will love this.

Ingredients you will need

ingredients to make edible cookie dough in a round bowl
  • Low-fat cottage cheese
  • Almond flour
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Vanilla extract
  • Whey protein powder: vanilla-flavored
  • Chocolate chips: any kind works.

Substitutions

  • using any protein powder: plant-based will also work.
  • almond flour: if you do not have almond flour, use coconut flour or oat flour.
  • cottage cheese: full-fat also works. You can use either a small curd or a large curd.
  • Sweetener: the recipe calls for maple syrup, you can use honey or agave.
blended cottage cheese with maple syrup in a blender.

Step 1: In a blender add cottage cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.

blended cottage cheese is added to a round deep dish.

Step 2: Pour the blended cottage cheese into a dish or bowl.

protein powder and almond flour added over blended cottage cheese.

Step 3: Add the protein powder and almond flour over the cottage cheese mixture.

dough-like texture in a bowl.

Step 4: Mix well to combine.

chocolate chips are added over cookie dough in a dish.

Step 5: Add the chocolate chips to the dough.

chocolate chips blended in with the dough in a round dish.

Step 6: Using a spoon or spatula mix to combine.

My Pro Tip

Recipe Tips

  • Depending on how much you blend the cottage cheese, I have noticed that you may need to add another 1/4 cup of almond flour or protein powder if the consistency of the dough is a bit too mushy.
  • You can store it in the fridge for a bit to set before serving.
  • I do not recommend freezing, but it stores well in the fridge for up to 5 days.
cookie dough in a round white bowl on a light brown cutting board.

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Frequently asked questions

How do you stiffen cookie dough?

If you cookie dough is too runny, add 1-2 tablespoons of whatever flour you are using at a time and mix until you get the consistency you are looking for.

Why is my cookie dough always runny?

If your cookie dough is too runny then you added too much liquid or in this case too much cottage cheese and not enough flour. Just add in more flour and mix again.

How do I get my cookies to be thicker?

You can either add in more flour or cover it and let it sit in the fridge for 30-45 minutes to settle in and absorb all the excess liquid.

a hand holding a bowl of edible cookie dough.

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5 from 1 vote
By: Rena
Servings: 10
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
cottage cheese cookie dough in a round white bowl.
High protein edible cookie dough recipe made with cottage cheese, maple syrup, and almond flour. Easy to make and ready in just 10 minutes.

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a blender, add the cottage cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth.
  • Pour the blended cottage cheese into a large bowl or dish.
  • Next, add the protein powder and almond flour over the blended cottage cheese. Using a spatula mix well to combine.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and gently mix again to combine. Serve and enjoy as is or with crackers.

Video

Notes

Tips:
  • you may use low-fat or full-fat cottage cheese.
  • if you do not want to use maple syrup, you can use honey or agave.
  • instead of almond flour, you can use oat flour or coconut flour.
  • sugar-free chocolate chips will keep the sugar low.
Serving size:
  • I got 2.5 cups of cookie dough. The serving size is 1/4 cup.
Storing:
  • you can store whatever you do not use in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cupCalories: 318kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 17gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 212mgPotassium: 188mgFiber: 3gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 35IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 162mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! Welcome to my blog. I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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