I Made the Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough That Went Viral—Here’s What I Thought

I had to put this cottage cheese cookie dough recipe to the test!

If you grew up hearing your mother scold you for sneaking a scoop of raw cookie dough from the bowl, then this edible cookie dough recipe is for you. Thanks to TikTok creators, we can all enjoy this cottage cheese cookie dough recipe by the spoonful!

This easy edible dough is the latest recipe in the cottage cheese trend to take the internet by storm. Loaded with chocolate chips, packed with protein, and without the danger of raw eggs, it has all the makings of being our favorite cottage cheese recipe yet (although cottage cheese pancakes are a close second).

Can You Make Cookie Dough with Cottage Cheese?

Yes! Believe it or not, you can transform a container of cottage cheese into pretty spectacular edible cookie dough. The viral recipe has been blowing up social media lately and requires six simple ingredients, a food processor and minutes to prepare.

Be warned, this isn’t a cookie dough you can bake in the oven. Toss aside your baking sheet!

How to Make Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough

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Step 1: Blend the dough

In a high-powered blender or food processor, purée the cottage cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla until completely smooth.

Editor’s Tip: While the standard recipe is delish as is, you can enhance the flavor of the dough with optional mix-ins. To the blender, try adding 1 tablespoon of brown sugar!

Step 2: Mix in the flour and protein powder

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Transfer the cottage cheese purée to a medium mixing bowl and add the almond flour and protein powder. Stir until thoroughly combined.

Editor’s Tip: Taste your dough at this stage and see if it needs a little salt. Sodium amounts vary between brands of cottage cheese, so feel free to add a pinch or two if you feel like your dough needs a little oomph.

Step 3: Add the chocolate chips

Fold in the chocolate chips and then eat by the spoonful to your heart’s content.

Editor’s Tip: This edible cookie dough is less sweet than the real thing. If you typically reach for dark chocolate chips, consider opting for semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips for this edible cookie dough. You could also try a blend of different chocolate chips for a unique twist.

Here’s What I Thought

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Wow! I was surprised and impressed with how close the texture of this edible cookie dough is to the real thing!

If you love cookie dough, this is a great way to satisfy your cravings with less sugar and a big boost in protein. (Don’t forget about cottage cheese ice cream, either!)

I’m looking forward to trying this recipe again with other mix-ins like oats, cinnamon and raisins for an oatmeal cookie version or peanut butter and M&M’s for a monster cookie twist!

Maybe TikTok is onto something. I think I’ll try cottage cheese bread next.

Lauren Habermehl
Lauren Habermehl is a recipe developer, food photographer and creator of the blog, Frydae. She is a prolific quoter of FRIENDS, lover of weekend DIY projects and procrastinating fitness enthusiast who enjoys exploring the Milwaukee-area with her husband, daughter and ugly mutt named Tyson Doodles.