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Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough

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This viral cottage cheese cookie dough recipe is a protein-packed, healthier dessert, snack, or topping to yogurt and ice cream!

If you have a sweet tooth and love eating raw cookie dough, you've got to try this recipe.

This edible protein cookie dough tastes just like traditional cookie dough with a slight tang, and without raw eggs or all-purpose flour, so it's safe to eat.

Cottage cheese cookie dough in a white ramekin with a silver spoon.

This protein-packed snack contains 16 grams of protein per serving! It's a delicious, sneaky way to get some extra protein. 

Edible cottage cheese cookie dough has been blowing up on social media recently - along with several other viral cottage cheese recipes (Mustard Cottage Cheese Dip and Whipped Cottage Cheese). Blending cottage cheese gives it a smooth texture that makes it useful in dips, desserts, and sauces!

Cottage cheese is fantastic for a high-protein diet and has a wonderful tangy flavor. If you don't like the taste of cottage cheese, don't worry! You won't taste it in this dough. 

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Here are the simple ingredients you'll need to make this edible cookie dough recipe with lots of protein. 

Ingredients for cottage cheese cookie dough in glass bowls.
  • Cottage Cheese - This is the star ingredient, so use a high-quality brand like Good Culture or Trader Joe's, if possible. Low-fat cottage cheese or whole milk cottage cheese will work. It can be small curd or regular cottage cheese since we'll blend it. 
  • Pure Maple Syrup - The maple syrup will add the perfect sweetness without going overboard. If you want a sweeter recipe, you can double the amount or add additional sweeteners like coconut sugar, brown sugar, or honey.
  • Vanilla Extract - I like adding a bit of vanilla flavor even though we use a vanilla protein powder. It just makes the dough taste like traditional cookie dough. 
  • Almond Flour - Adding flour helps to make the texture more cookie dough-like. Almond flour tastes great, but feel free to swap the almond flour for oat flour or coconut flour. Do not use raw flour that's made from wheat (the FDA recommends never eating raw wheat flour).
  • Vanilla Protein Powder - Use your favorite brand of vanilla protein powder. Any powder that you like the taste of will work. 
  • Chocolate Chips - I prefer dark chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips. If you'd like to use sugar-free chocolate chips, I recommend these ones sweetened with Stevia. And if you don't want chocolate chips at all, you can swap them for white chocolate chips or your favorite mix-ins like chopped nuts, dried fruit, peanut butter, or sprinkles!

See the recipe card for quantities and the full recipe.


Combine cottage cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a blender or food processor.

Cottage cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla in a food processor.

Blend till smooth.

Whipped cottage cheese in a food processor.

Place blended cottage cheese mixture in a large mixing bowl.

Whipped cottage cheese in a glass bowl with a black spatula.

Stir in the almond flour and protein powder till combined.

Mixing cottage cheese cookie dough batter in a glass bowl.

Then, stir in the chocolate chips.

Mixing cottage cheese protein cookie dough in a glass bowl.

Serve the cottage cheese edible cookie dough immediately or chill in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Tips for Making this Recipe

Serving Tips - Chill the dough for 30 minutes to an hour before serving to give it that perfect cookie dough texture! When it's chilled, you can scoop it out and eat it by the spoonful, add it to your favorite yogurt, add it to ice cream, or even mix it into a vanilla shake. 

Diet/Allergy Alternatives - If you are nut-free, you can swap the almond flour for oat flour.

Cottage cheese cookie dough in a white ramekin.


  • Flour - you can substitute coconut flour for almond flour
  • Sweetener - the maple syrup can be substituted for agave or honey
  • Mix-ins - feel free to add your favorite ingredients like chopped nuts, coconut flakes, dried fruit, sprinkles, and more!


The dough will keep for up to 4 days in the refrigerator when stored in an airtight container.

Freezing & Thawing

You can also freeze it in small balls or an ice cube tray for longer storage, up to three months. Just let them thaw a bit in the refrigerator before eating. 

More Healthy Dessert Recipes

If you enjoy a sweet treat but are looking for healthier alternatives, check out our full list of Healthy Desserts or make some of these favorites!

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Yield: 4 servings
Cottage cheese cookie dough in a white ramekin with a silver spoon.

This viral cottage cheese cookie dough is so good! It's a protein-packed healthier dessert that's easy to make.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 8 ounces cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ⅓ cup vanilla protein powder
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips


  1. Blend cottage cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a food processor or blender till smooth.
  2. Place blended cottage cheese in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in the almond flour and protein powder till combined.
  4. Then, stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge for 20 minutes before eating.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237Total Fat: 9.5gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 277mgCarbohydrates: 21.5gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 16g

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