Are you looking for a different take on classic cookie recipes? The cottage cheese cookie batter is the only place to look. This creative recipe creates a tasty treat that is both fulfilling and nutritious by combining the traditional cookie ingredients with the creamy smoothness of cottage cheese.

You can use cottage cheese for more than just salad dressings and cracker spreads. It is a flexible component that can improve the taste and consistency of baked products, such as cookies. In addition, cottage cheese is a healthier substitute for typical cookie dough ingredients like butter because it is a rich source of protein, calcium, and other nutrients.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Baking powder
  • Cottage cheese

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Preparing the Cottage Cheese

Start by using cheesecloth or a fine-mesh strainer to remove any extra liquid from the cottage cheese. This will assist in keeping the dough from getting overly moist.

2. Mixing the Ingredients

The drained cottage cheese should be combined with flour, sugar, eggs, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt in a large mixing basin. Blend until a uniform dough is formed.

3. Forming the Dough

Stir in optional additions (nuts, chocolate chips, etc.) to give the dough some taste and texture. Next, divide the dough into portions on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet using a spoon or cookie scoop.

Baking the Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges are beginning to brown. After letting the cookies cool slightly, move them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Tips for Perfect Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough

  • To prevent too much moisture in the dough, be sure you completely drain the cottage cheese.
  • Try varying the mix-ins you use to personalize the taste of your cookies.
  • Any remaining dough can be frozen for extended storage or kept in the refrigerator for up to a week in an airtight container.

Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough

The ideal protein-rich dessert is this edible cottage cheese cookie dough! With just 7 basic ingredients, it can be prepared in about 10 minutes and is naturally sweetened, gluten-free, and egg-free.

Cottage Cheese Cookie

I’m all for cottage cheese’s moment, which is currently quite strong! Thanks to Jake Cohen’s incredible recipe, cottage cheese ice cream and now cottage cheese cookie dough have become quite popular.

I thought I might as well post the original cookie dough recipe to the blog because I actually released my recipe for cottage cheese cookies a few weeks ago, which was based off of this recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Packed with protein: A single dish has 14 grams of protein!
  • Healthy indulgence: Made with healthier ingredients, this dish nevertheless has all the fun of cookie dough. You may feel good about indulging in this sweet delicacy.
  • Simple to prepare: No baking or difficult preparations needed! It just takes ten minutes to prepare this recipe, which calls for seven basic components.
  • Family-oriented: It is both adult- and kid-approved!

Ingredients Needed

  • The star of the show is cottage cheese! Any kind will work, however bear in mind that small curd cottage cheese has less moisture, so you may need to use less almond flour if that’s your preference. I enjoy using Good Culture cottage cheese made with whole milk. For optimal results, I suggest using 4% milk-fat cottage cheese. Additionally, since cottage cheese has more sodium than other cheeses, this dish requires additional salt.
  • Maple syrup: provides a hint of organic sweetness. All it takes is two tablespoons.
  • Vanilla: offers that traditional flavor of cookie dough.
  • Almond flour is a high-nutrient, gluten-free, grain-free flour. Super fine almond flour from Bob’s Red Mill is my favorite brand.
  • peanut butter: I adore this inclusion
  • of peanut butter in the recipe for cookie dough. It adds extra protein, good fats, and a hint of nuttiness. Feel free to swap out the peanut butter for your favorite nut or seed butter.
  • Vanilla protein powder significantly increases the amount of protein and tastes good. I used Nuzest protein powder (save 15% off your order with the code eating bird food), but my favorite is Sun Warrior Vanilla Warrior Blend.
  • Without chocolate chips, what would cookie dough be? You may use any brand of dark chocolate chips, but I used Lily’s because they are low in sugar and sweetened with stevia.

How to Make

Just two easy steps and less than ten minutes are needed to prepare this recipe:

  • Blend: In a food processor or blender, add the cottage cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Process until smooth and creamy.
  • Mix well: Move the cottage cheese mixture to a medium-sized mixing basin and thoroughly mix in the protein powder, peanut butter, and almond flour. Add the chocolate chunks and fold gently. Savour it right away or keep it in the refrigerator for a cool treat!

How to Eat Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough

There are so many various ways to serve this very adaptable cottage cheese cookie dough recipe! Here are some suggestions:

  • Straight up: For a tasty, high-protein snack or dessert, just dig in with a spoon. It’s a perfect treat for mid-afternoon or right after the gym.
  • Sundae: To make a cookie dough sundae with a chocolate drizzle, just scoop the dough into a small dish using an ice cream scoop. In the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds, melt 1-2 Tablespoons of extra chocolate chips along with 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil. Pour chocolate over the dough for the cookies. Have fun!
  • Balls: Using a heaping Tablespoon, roll the dough into balls. Cookies dough nibbles coated in chocolate can also be made by dipping these in chocolate. The cookie dough balls can also be frozen for a quick and cool treat at any time!
  • Dip: To make the texture ideal for dipping, add a quarter or so of almond milk. Accompany with graham crackers, bananas, strawberries, or apple slices.
  • Parfait: To make a delectable parfait, layer this cookie dough with Greek yoghurt and fresh berries. It’s the ideal way to greet the day!
cottage cheese cookie dough recipe

Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough Recipe


Can I use cottage cheese of any kind?

Absolutely, you can make this recipe using any kind of cottage cheese; just be sure to drain the excess liquid before combining the dough.

Can the cookie batter be frozen?

The cookie batter is indeed freezer-friendly for up to three months. Just divide the dough into small cookies and arrange them on a parchment paper-lined baking pan. After the cookies are frozen, move them to a freezer-safe bag or container.

Are cookies with cottage cheese healthier than those without?

Because cottage cheese adds extra protein and nutrients, these cookies are generally healthier than conventional ones. They should still be included in a balanced diet and enjoyed in moderation, though.

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