Cottage Cheese Is The Star Ingredient You Need For Edible Cookie Dough

Once thought of as a chunky, unappetizing snack of the past, #cottagecheese has now garnered nearly 900 million views on TikTok, making it safe to say the dairy product is making a comeback. Cottage cheese today has become the unexpected ice cream base you should try, a last-minute cream cheese substitute, and even a way of revamping queso. But TikTokers have found another way to morph the dish into a dessert you'll crave so much that you may find yourself eating it with a spoon: cookie dough.

In a TikTok video with over 484,000 likes, Jake Cohen shares his recipe for cottage cheese cookie dough, which can be quickly whipped up in a blender. It's easy to see why the recipe is a hit: It's edible, for one, which means you can eat it with a spoon to your heart's content. And by the time the ingredients have been blended together, you'll have no idea that cottage cheese is the base of this dessert. It's thick, studded with chocolate chips, and looks exactly like a scrumptious bowl of cookie dough — minus the eggs. Plus, you're getting 12 grams of protein per half cup of 2% cottage cheese, which is one of the main draws of the dairy product in the first place.

How to make cottage cheese cookie dough

If you've decided to dip your toe into the waters of cottage cheese cookie dough, here's how to make it: Combine cottage cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a blender, then stir almond flour and vanilla protein powder into the mixture in a bowl. Finally, fold in chocolate chips, just like you would with regular cookie dough. It's important to fully blend the first three ingredients together — if not, you may end up with a few lumps still in your cottage cheese, which doesn't lend to the most satisfying cookie dough. 


COTTAGE CHEESE EDIBLE COOKIE DOUGH. I'm unwell, I know, but I need a steady stream of sweets throughout the day and lots of protein so I'm actually vvvvvvvv into a few spoons of this magic whenever my sweet tooth is acting up!! Very easy! Don't try to bake it! Hope y'all are getting swole!!!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰 Cottage Cheese Edible Cookie Dough 1 pound low-fat cottage cheese 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups almond flour 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder 1 cup dark chocolate chips In a blender, combine the cottage cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla, then purée until very smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the almond flour and protein powder until well incorporated, then fold in the chocolate chips. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

♬ original sound – Jake Cohen

If you're not a maple syrup fan, you could sub it out with honey. And while almond flour seems to be a staple ingredient here, some report that the texture is a little grainy — so to counteract this, you can blend everything up except the chocolate chips. The vanilla protein powder will give you the most classic cookie dough taste and smell, but you could also use a chocolate one for darker dough. And feel free to throw in any mix-ins you'd like, including peanut butter, chopped nuts, chocolate chunks, and M&M's — whatever will give you the most delicious spoonfuls in the end.