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Edible Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough Recipe

This edible cottage cheese cookie dough recipe is a great way to enjoy a high protein treat with simple ingredients. First created by Jake Cohen, this recipe has gone viral on social media and is getting it’s well-deserved spotlight.

close up shot of edible cottage cheese cookie dough in a white bowl

Today, we’re diving into the world of cottage cheese cookie dough. By incorporating this unexpected ingredient, we elevate the classic cookie dough to new heights, resulting in a moist and flavorful treat. 

Each serving contains 20 grams of protein, and contains simple dairy products with a little vanilla extract for a flavor bomb in your mouth. If you have a sweet tooth but don’t want to derail your health goals this is a great option.

So, put on your apron, gather your ingredients, and let’s get mixing! If you want to try other viral cottage cheese recipes you may want to try my Strawberry Cheesecake Cottage Cheese Ice Cream or my 3 Ingredient Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip.

THE MAGIC OF COTTAGE CHEESE

Cottage cheese might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of cookie dough, but trust us when we say it’s a game-changer. This versatile ingredient adds a unique twist, making the dough irresistibly moist and tender. 

Additionally, the subtle tangy flavor of cottage cheese complements the sweetness of the dough, creating a balanced flavor profile. Picture cream cheese stuffed chocolate chip cookies, but in dough form. 

Cottage cheese has taken over cauliflower and can now make delicious cottage cheese cookies, cottage cheese pancakes, and a delicious ice cream base. If you’re craving a sweet treat, this just might be your answer.

top down view of the jake cohen cookie dough recipe with mini chocolate chips in a white bowl

INGREDIENTS FOR THE COTTAGE CHEESE COOKIE DOUGH RECIPE

You will need the following ingredients listed below to make this creamy dessert (the exact measurements and full recipe are in the printable recipe card below):

  • Cottage cheese – can use full fat or lower fat cottage cheese.
  • Maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond flour – a few cups of almond flour if you’re making a big batch, but my recipe only calls for one cup.
  • Vanilla protein powder
  • Dark mini chocolate chips – alternatively can use semi-sweet or white chocolate chips.
  • Optional add ins – peanut butter, brown sugar, greek yogurt, etc. 

close up side view of viral cottage cheese cookie dough with mini chocolate chips

HOW TO MAKE

  1. In a blender or food processor combine cottage cheese, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add the cottage cheese mixture to a medium bowl. Then add the almond flour and protein powder. Mix until combined and desired consistency is acheived.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips. Optional – top with flakey sea salt and enjoy!

HOW TO STORE THE EDIBLE COOKIE DOUGH

Storing the cottage cheese cookie dough properly is crucial to maintain its freshness and ensure you can enjoy cookie dough whenever you desire. Here’s how you can store the dough:

  • Once you’ve prepared the cottage cheese cookie dough, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • Transfer the dough to an airtight container or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Make sure the container is sealed well to prevent air from entering and drying out the dough.
  • Label the container with the date to keep track of its freshness.

side view of edible cookie dough in a white container with chocolate chips in the background

CAN I FREEZE THE HIGH-PROTEIN TREAT?

  • If you want to store the dough for a longer period, freezing is another option.
  • Shape the dough into individual cookie dough balls or form it into a log shape. Wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap, ensuring there are no exposed areas.
  • Place the wrapped dough in a freezer-safe bag or airtight container, and label it with the date.
  • Frozen cookie dough can typically be stored for up to 2-3 months without significant loss in quality.

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Yield: 4 servings

Edible Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough Recipe

close up shot of edible cottage cheese cookie dough in a white bowl

This edible cottage cheese cookie dough recipe is a great way to enjoy a high protein treat with simple ingredients. First created by Jake Cohen, this recipe has gone viral on social media and is getting it's well-deserved spotlight.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 1/2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a blender add the cottage cheese, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add the cottage cheese mixture to a medium size bowl. Then add the almond flour and protein powder. Mix until combined.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips. Optional - top with flakey sea salt. Enjoy!

Notes

I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla Protein Powder - use code BAILEY at checkout to save $$ on all products.

Can use 2-4 tbsp chocolate chips depending on preference.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 219mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 20g

The nutrition information provided is calculated based on industry-standard software and should be used as a general guide only. The information may vary depending on ingredient substitutions, cooking techniques, and individual serving sizes. It is the responsibility of the reader to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of the nutritional information provided. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for personalized medical or nutritional advice.

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12 Comments

  1. This is the most concise recipe for this I’ve found. I don’t like almond flour, so I ended up doing 2 scoops vanilla protein powder, 2 tablespoons PB2 and it was still a great dough-like consistency! Thanks for breaking it all down for us!

    1. Hi Ivy,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! Your changes sound perfect! xx

    2. Do you bake these? If so what are the instructions?

    3. Hi Paula,

      No, you do not bake these. It’s strictly cookie dough! 🙂

    4. How was the taste with the subs??

  2. Barbara M says:

    Why do you explain how to bake this?

    1. Hi Barbara,

      I’m not sure what you mean, I haven’t added any instructions on how to bake. This is cookie dough created strictly to eat as a safe dough, not to bake! 🙂

  3. These were great! I did find that my blender just spattered the cottage cheese mixture to the walls, even on low. Using My immersion blender worked much better to smooth out the batter. Thanks!

  4. This recipe is addicting! I despise cottage cheese, well, I did. This stuff is amazing. It’s a great alternative to other dessert; those without cottage cheese as a base ingredient. This is filling, and delicious!

    1. Hi Nikki,

      Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this review! I’m so glad you like it!! 🙂

  5. I’ve tried a few now and this edible cookie dough recipe is the BEST! I divide it into four servings and can’t wait for it at the end of the day! Delicious, thank you!!!

  6. Amazing – I cannot recommend enough. I was super skeptical with cottage cheese having its moment in the spotlight in 2023 but will make this one on repeat. So rich and creamy – almost like cheese cake filling in the best way possible.