High Protein Cookie Dough

Sometimes you just want the dough, ya know? This edible protein cookie dough is super easy to make and satisfies your biggest cookie dough cravings. This edible high-protein cookie dough recipe gives you that classic chocolate chip cookie dough flavor but with a ton of protein, fiber, and nutrients too! And this eggless cookie dough is safe to eat straight from the bowl.

four spoons around a cute glass serving dish, all filled with the gluten free edible cookie dough with chocolate chips. A few chocolate chips are scattered around the spoons and a white linen is in the background.

Let’s be honest… who doesn’t love enjoying a scoop of cookie dough?

By using almond flour in this recipe your healthy cookie dough is packed with nutrients, fiber, and protein. It’s also accessible to more people because it is an edible gluten free cookie dough recipe! Using almond flour also means you don’t need to heat treat your flour (less steps between you and cookie dough goodness).

This protein powder cookie dough also helps to keep you satisfied longer because of it’s high protein content.

If you’ve been looking for a recipe for edible cookie dough without brown sugar, edible cookie dough for two, or want to satisfy your sweet tooth with a healthier option that still tastes awesome, this high protein cookie dough recipe is for you!

TELL ME ABOUT THIS HIGH PROTEIN EDIBLE COOKIE DOUGH RECIPE

Level of difficulty: Easy. Measure, mix, and enjoy!

Flavor: Tastes like a chocolate chip cookie

Time: It will take you approximately 5 minutes to prepare your edible cookie dough

Top down view of the ingredients needed for edible cookie dough.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED

Salted Butter

Almond Flour

Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

Pure Maple Syrup

Chocolate Chips

Optional: Pinch of Salt

OVERVIEW: HOW TO MAKE HIGH PROTEIN COOKIE DOUGH TO EAT

  1. Melt butter in a medium sized mixing bowl (about 30-seconds in the microwave)
  2. Add almond flour, protein powder, almond milk, and maple syrup to the bowl and stir until combined and a dough is formed
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips
  4. Grab a spoon, dig in, and enjoy!
6 series collage showing the process of making this almond flour edible cookie dough.

See a step-by-step story series here!

MODIFICATIONS FOR DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: VEGAN, GF, DF

This recipe is already a gluten free edible cookie dough and is vegetarian too! This protein cookie dough can easily be made vegan and dairy free:

  • If you have celiac disease, make sure to select an almond milk brand that is certified as gluten free to ensure you are making a gluten free edible cookie dough. While almond milk is naturally gluten free, it may be cross-contaminated depending on how it is processed.
  • To make this into a vegan edible cookie dough, you will need to make a few easy substitutions:
    • Replace the butter with a vegan alternative like coconut oil or vegan butter. Note: using coconut oil does change the flavor a bit. I like it, but it isn’t as classic of a chocolate chip cookie flavor as when butter is used.
    • Replace the vanilla whey protein with a vanilla vegan protein powder
    • Ensure the chocolate chips you have selected are vegan (I like this brand that is certified to be vegan)
  • To make this into a dairy free cookie dough recipe you will need to:
    • Select a vanilla protein powder that is certified to be dairy free. It may be easier to look for a vegan vanilla protein powder as that will be dairy free.
    • Ensure the chocolate chips selected are dairy-free (I like this brand that is certified to be dairy free)
6 series collage showing the process of making this almond flour edible cookie dough.

FAQS

What’s the best protein powder to use in this recipe? I personally use this whey protein powder because it has a clean ingredients list and tastes great! However, select a protein powder that fits your dietary needs.

Why do you use almond flour in this recipe? I’ve chosen to use almond flour for this high protein cookie dough recipe for a several reasons:

  • Almond flour is packed with vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and protein.
  • It is also low in carbs, has healthy-fats, and is high in fiber.
  • Almond flour is safe to eat as-is. No need to take the time to heat treat wheat flour! It also helps avoid any potential safety issues if you don’t know how to heat treat flour.
  • Using almond flour makes this protein cookie dough recipe accessible to those who are gluten free
  • Almond flour helps to make this a healthy cookie dough to enjoy for dessert (ok, while, at least a healthier cookie dough!)

Want to make edible cookie dough for one? Cut the recipe in half! While I will fully admit that I have destroyed an entire batch of this cookie dough by myself a time of two (no shame!), the full recipe is really a better size for two people to enjoy. If you’re looking for an edible cookie dough for one, I would recommend cutting the recipe in half. Or, saving half for the next day. But it’s up to you!

Top down view of the glass serving dish filled with protein cookie dough and 4 spoons arranged around it also piled high with this edible gluten free cookie dough recipe. Chocolate chips and a white linen are also in the image.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

Medium-Sized Mixing Bowl

Measuring Cups

Measuring Spoons

Liquid Measuring Cup

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High Protein Cookie Dough

This edible protein cookie dough is super easy to make! It gives you that classic chocolate chip cookie dough flavor but with a ton of protein, fiber, and nutrients too! And this eggless cookie dough is safe to eat straight from the bowl.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 516 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tbsp salted butter melted
  • 3/4 C + 2 Tbsp almond flour
  • 1/4 C vanilla protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 C chocolate chips
  • Optional: pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • Melt butter in a medium sized mixing bowl (about 30-seconds in the microwave)
  • Add almond flour, protein powder, almond milk, and maple syrup to the bowl and stir until combined and a dough is formed
  • Stir in the chocolate chips
  • Grab a spoon, dig in, and enjoy!

Notes

*While this recipe as written is gluten free, if you have celiac disease it is a good idea to verify that the almond milk brand you buy is certified as gluten free. 
* To make this into a vegan edible cookie dough, you will need to make a few easy substitutions:
  • Replace the butter with a vegan alternative like coconut oil or vegan butter. Note: using coconut oil does change the flavor a bit. I like it, but it isn’t as classic of a chocolate chip cookie flavor as when butter is used.
  • Replace the vanilla whey protein with a vanilla vegan protein powder
*To make this into a dairy free cookie dough recipe you will need to:
  • Select a vanilla protein powder that is certified to be dairy free. It may be easier to look for a vegan vanilla protein powder as that will be dairy free.

Nutrition

Calories: 516kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 19gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 106mgPotassium: 102mgFiber: 5gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 175IUCalcium: 217mgIron: 2mg
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  1. Emily says

    My 4 year old and I made this recipe when we were suffering from a serious sweet tooth one night! It really only took 5 minutes and was just enough for the 4 of us to have some without a massive amount leftover afterward. This recipe is a great one to save and bust out when you want a treat without having to invest time, massive amounts of calories or effort to get it!

    • ourlovelanguageisfood says

      Aw, I love this!! I’m so happy you all enjoyed this, and that you and your 4yo could make this together!