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This Viral Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough Recipe Is Packed With Protein + Preps in 10 Minutes


Cottage cheese has taken over as the latest go-to source for protein in all your favorite dishes. I myself have gone through a few tubs trying viral hits like cottage cheese alfredo sauce and cottage cheese chocolate pudding. Recently a new viral recipe caught my eye, and it’s a total game-changer: cottage cheese cookie dough. This recipe takes edible cookie dough to a whole new level of indulgence. Plus, it takes just 10 minutes to prep without eggs or artificial sweeteners. This creamy, protein-packed dough will satisfying your sweet tooth and give your health a boost. Here’s how to make the viral cottage cheese cookie dough.

What is cottage cheese cookie dough?

Cottage cheese cookie dough is a delicious and nutritious twist on traditional cookie dough. This viral sensation combines the creamy texture of cottage cheese with the familiar flavors of cookie dough, creating a high protein treat that’s both satisfying and healthy. And you won’t find any eggs or butter, making it safe to eat raw. Watch the Instagram video below:

Cottage cheese has surged in popularity, and it’s not hard to see why. This dairy product is packed with protein and has a mild flavor and creamy texture, making it versatile for any recipe. Plus, it’s low in fat and calories. Try some of our other popular recipes like Cottage Cheese Flatbread and Cottage Cheese Chocolate Pudding.

See also: The Cottage Cheese Trend Is Far From Over: Why One Expert Calls It a “Miracle Ingredient”

Making the best cottage cheese cookie dough

Here are some essential tips to ensure your edible dough turns out perfectly.

1. Choose the right cottage cheese

If you choose a low-fat option, make sure it blends thoroughly to avoid graininess. But opt for full-fat cottage cheese for a creamier texture and richer flavor. Small-curd options won’t need as much flour.

2. Blend thoroughly

Ensure the cottage cheese is well-blended to achieve a smooth and consistent dough, mimicking the texture of traditional cookie dough.

3. Sweeten naturally

Use natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup to add sweetness without refined sugars, keeping the dough healthier.

4. Fold in mix-ins

Add your favorite mix-ins such as dark chocolate chips, nuts or dried fruit for texture and added enjoyment.

Read more on protein: “I Lost 130 lbs at Age 53!” — Here’s the Protein Combo That Builds Muscle + Boosts Weight Loss

Easy cottage cheese cookie dough recipe

I followed the original recipe from Instagram user @jakecohen and it was so delicious I made it again the next day.


  • 1 lb. (1 cup) low-fat cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ½ cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips


  • Total time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  1. In a blender, combine the cottage cheese, maple syrup and vanilla, then purée until very smooth.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the almond flour and protein powder until well incorporated, then fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to enjoy.

Storing instructions

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. But If you prefer to make a larger batch, you can freeze the dough for up to three months.

More must-try cottage cheese recipes:

You Have to Try Cottage Cheese Popsicles: Refreshing, Creamy + High in Protein

Cottage Cheese Alfredo Sauce Is Rich, Creamy and Packed With 3x More Protein — 10-Minute Recipe

Cottage Cheese Bread Has Just 2 Ingredients, Boasts 50% More Protein + It’s Easy To Make

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