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Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough (Viral Recipe)

Say hello to cottage cheese cookie dough, the perfect blend of creamy, sweet, and satisfying. This recipe went viral on TikTok, and it’s easy to see why!

It’s so good, you won’t believe it’s made from cottage cheese. 

With just a few simple ingredients and a food processor, you can whip up edible cookie dough in a flash.

Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough in a Bowl
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And guess what? It’s quick, easy, and packed with protein. 

So, if you’re craving something sweet but still want to keep it on the healthier side, this is it.

Make a batch, take a bite, and you’ll understand why cottage cheese cookie dough is all the rage.

Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough

Cottage cheese cookie dough is blowing up on social media. I had to see what all the fuss was about. 

This trendy treat blends cottage cheese, maple syrup, vanilla extract, almond flour, protein powder, and chocolate chips. 

And I was blown away the first time I tried it. It’s sweet, but not too sweet, with a creamy, dough-like texture loaded with chocolatey goodness.

It tastes like the real deal, and you can’t even taste the cottage cheese. If you have kids, they’ll gobble it up and ask for seconds. 

Plus, it’s loaded with protein: I’m talking 14 grams per serving! It’s also gluten-free and egg-free, so it’s friendly for those with dietary needs. 

Looking for a better-for-you dessert that doesn’t skimp on flavor? Cottage cheese cookie dough is the answer.

Homemade Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough in a Bowl

Ingredients 

Prep these basic ingredients to get closer to the ultimate cottage cheese cookie dough!

  • Cottage Cheese – The star of the recipe, cottage cheese brings creaminess and protein. For optimal texture, go for whole milk cottage cheese. 
  • Maple Syrup – This natural sweetener adds just the right touch of sweetness. If your protein powder is already sweet, consider skipping it.
  • Vanilla Extract – High-quality vanilla extract makes all the difference here.
  • Almond Flour – This gluten-free, low-carb flour offers a good amount of protein. Brands like Bob’s Red Mill provide a super-fine texture, perfect for cookie dough. 
  • Vanilla Protein Powder – Elevate the protein content and flavor with vanilla protein powder. Brands like Nuzest or Sun Warrior’s Vanilla Warrior Blend are great options.
  • Chocolate Chips – What’s cookie dough without chocolate chips? Options like Lily’s dark chocolate chips are low in sugar, as they’re sweetened with stevia. 
Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough in a Bowl

How to Make Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough

Full disclosure: you need a food processor for this recipe. Without it, you won’t get the right consistency.

You can use a blender, but you’ll need a tamper to help it along.

Here’s how to make cottage cheese cookie dough:

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1. Puree. Blend the cottage cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla in a food processor until completely smooth.

2. Add the dry ingredients. Stir in the flour and protein powder until well combined.

3. Mix in the mix-ins. Fold in the chocolate chips and any other mix-ins you like to add.

4. Serve and enjoy! You can serve it right away, but chill it in the fridge for about 2 hours for a more cookie dough-like texture.

Tips and Tricks

With these tips, you’re on your way to making irresistible cottage cheese cookie dough every time!

  • Take a chill pill. Chill your dough in the fridge for a few hours before enjoying it.
  • Taste test it. Different cottage cheese brands have varying sodium, so adjust the salt as needed.
  • Sticky solution. Add more almond flour if your dough is too sticky. If you want your dough to be thinner, mix in a splash of almond milk.
  • Go dark. Opt for darker chocolate to reduce the sugar content in your final product.

Substitutions & Variations

Just like any cookie dough,  there are endless ways to customize this treat!

Substitutions:

Almond Flour. If you have nut allergies, try using oat flour. 

Maple Syrup. Use other liquid sweeteners like honey or agave.

Protein Powder. If you prefer to go without protein powder, increase the amount of almond flour until you get your desired texture. 

Mix-ins. Add nuts, seeds, or dried fruits to customize the dough’s crunch and flavor. Experiment with different chocolate chips, such as dark, milk, or white.

Variations:

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip. Blend 1/4 cup of peanut butter with the cottage cheese. Add more almond flour to get your desired texture.
  • Lemon Blueberry. Add fresh lemon juice to the pure. After combining it with almond flour, stir in fresh blueberries and lemon zest.
  • Strawberry. Use strawberry protein powder and stir in 1/2 cup chopped fresh or frozen strawberries.
  • Strawberry Cheesecake. Follow the strawberry variation, but also add 1/3 to 1/2 cup crumbled gluten-free graham crackers.
  • White Chocolate Macadamia. Use white chocolate chips and stir in chopped macadamia nuts.
  • Double Chocolate. Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder when blending the cottage cheese and maple syrup.
Bowl of Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough

How to Eat Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough

This cottage cheese cookie dough isn’t just for savoring with a spoon, though it’s my favorite option!

Here are some creative ways to enjoy this delightful treat:

  • Cookie Dough Sundae. Scoop the dough into a dessert dish and make it even more indulgent with a drizzle of chocolate glaze. 
  • Cookie Dough Truffles. Take heaping tablespoons of the dough and roll them into balls. Dip them in melted chocolate before letting them cool. 
  • Cookie Dough Dip. Mix in a splash of almond milk for an ideal dipping consistency. Serve it with fruit slices and graham crackers.
  • Cookie Dough Breakfast Parfait. Who says you can’t have cookie dough for breakfast? Layer the dough with Greek yogurt and fresh berries for a tasty morning treat.

How to Store & Freeze

If you have leftover cottage cheese cookie dough, here’s how to preserve it:

To Store: Transfer the cookie dough to an air-tight container and refrigerate it for up to 1 week. Stir it thoroughly before serving.

To Freeze: Portion the dough into balls and freeze on a baking tray until solid. Then, transfer them to a freezer bag and store them for up to three months.

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Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough (Viral Recipe)

Servings

6

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Calories

171

kcal

This cottage cheese cookie dough recipe went viral on TikTok! It’s made with cottage cheese, maple syrup, chocolate chips, and more!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cottage cheese

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour

  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Puree the cottage cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla in a food processor until smooth.
  • Transfer the puree to a bowl. Mix in the almond flour and protein powder until well combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate it until ready to serve.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

2 thoughts on “Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough (Viral Recipe)”

  1. Iā€™m on a keto diet and protein powder has to many carbs. Can I substitute anything for it? Or more almond flour? Would the measurements be the same? Would the flavor change to much?

    Reply
    • Hi Debbie!
      If you prefer to go without protein powder, simply increase the amount of almond flour until you get your desired texture (about 1 3/4 cups almond flour).
      The flavor won’t be the same as the powder is where a lot of the vanilla taste comes in.
      But you could add an extra 1/2-1 teaspoon of vanilla to make up for it šŸ™‚

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