PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE DOUGH COTTAGE CHEESE

April 01, 2016 12 Comments

PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE DOUGH COTTAGE CHEESE

If you’re looking for a protein-packed snack that tastes like cookie dough, look no further than this Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cottage Cheese! Simply blend the cottage cheese until smooth (or use plain Greek yogurt), then add a few simple pantry ingredients! Even if you hate cottage cheese, I bet you will love this thick, creamy dessert-turned-healthy-snack 😉 It tastes like cookie dough, but you get more for fewer calories and a whole lot more protein. Winning!

PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE DOUGH COTTAGE CHEESE

The first step is to blend your low fat cottage cheese just until there are no big curds left. You can of course skip this step if you’re using plain Greek yogurt, but I’ve found that plain Greek yogurt tastes more tangy and doesn’t get as thick. Once your cottage cheese is pretty smooth, add a little vanilla extract and sweetener of choice (I use this one). Blend again briefly, then taste and see if you want more sweetener or vanilla. What you’ve just done is turned bland, lumpy cottage cheese into a sweet vanilla batter with similar macros to Greek yogurt!

Now, mix in some powdered peanut butter (OR vanilla protein powder for a “peanut-free” version), peanut butter (OR cashew butter), a dash of salt (enhances flavor), and a tablespoon of mini chocolate chips! You can also use sugar free chocolate chips or cacao nibs to cut 4g of sugar and about 5 calories from the recipe.

Gahhhh… get in my mouth!!! Here’s the printable recipe for this Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cottage Cheese. Leave a comment below to tell me whatcha think 😉

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cottage Cheese

This Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cottage cheese is low carb, high-protein, and super satisfying! Make with Greek yogurt if you prefer.
Course Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 348kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 oz. low fat cottage cheese blended
  • 3 tbsp. (18g) powdered peanut butter or vanilla protein powder
  • 1-2 tbsp. calorie-free sweetener I used one that's twice as sweet as sugar
  • 1 tbsp. natural peanut butter or cashew butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Dash salt optional
  • 1 tbsp. (14g) mini chocolate chips or sugar free chocolate chips, or cacao nibs

Instructions

  • Blend cottage cheese just until smooth and no large clumps remain. OR use plain Greek yogurt (a little more tangy).
  • Mix in remaining ingredients and enjoy!

Notes

Calories (using sugar free chocolate chips): 348kcal, Fat: 14.8g, Sat fat: 5.6g, Carbs: 26g, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 10g, Protein: 31g, Sodium: 649mg




12 Responses

Sarah Wilkins
Sarah Wilkins

August 15, 2023

Hi Dawn! No, this recipe will not work for baking but you would love these baked cookies: https://nutritionistmom.com/blogs/blog/chocolate-chip-peanut-butter-protein-cookies

Sarah Wilkins
Sarah Wilkins

August 15, 2023

Nicole – I am so glad it worked amazing for you!!!

Nicole
Nicole

August 15, 2023

Amazing!!! Taste so good!! I freeze mine for just a few minutes I like it cold! Never thought cottage cheese would be my new go to for breakfast!!!

Dawn
Dawn

August 15, 2023

Can this be made into cookies?

Sarah Wilkins
Sarah Wilkins

July 15, 2023

Really appreciate all the feedback on this recipe and the modifications that have worked :)

Nicole
Nicole

July 15, 2023

This is the best!!!! Taste amazing!!!!

Tiffany
Tiffany

July 15, 2023

As I was putting my kiddos to bed tonight I was thinking about this new cookie dough healthy alternatives that I have been trying..and I thought to myself, I bet cottage cheese could create a good one, looked on Pinterest and there this recipe was ! I loved it and thank you for the full nutritional breakdown even if you switch out cocoa nibs.

Jody
Jody

July 15, 2023

This was delicious! I added two scoops of vanilla protein powdered and some milk, and your recipe is just the perfect base!

Sarah Wilkins
Sarah Wilkins

January 25, 2023

Hi Alicia, yes! You can definitely leave it in the fridge in an airtight container. It should keep well for up to three days!

Alicia
Alicia

January 25, 2023

Can I make this ahead of time and leave it in the fridge? How long will it last if so?

Sarah Wilkins
Sarah Wilkins

April 26, 2022

I am so glad you liked this recipe Kass! Coconut is always a great addition :)

Kass
Kass

April 26, 2022

I was looking for a way to use leftover cottage cheese and this was perfect! I added some coconut flakes as well and it was delic

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