{VIDEO} 5-Ingredient Cottage Cheese Cookies (Gluten-Free, NO refined sugar, high protein!)

These Cottage Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies are not only so delish, but also packed with nutrients and protein, they're gluten-Free, and have no refined sugar, making them a win-win for parents and kids alike. Whether you're a busy mom with young kids or simply looking for a healthier alternative to traditional cookies, this recipe will become a family favorite in no time!

Who can resist the allure of warm, gooey chocolate chips nestled within a cookie? The combination of cottage cheese and oat flour creates a tender, moist, soft and chewy texture that is soft and delicious, and you'll also be benefiting from the protein, fiber, and vitamins found in the wholesome ingredients used.

Not only will these satisfy cookie cravings, but they'll also provide a healthier alternative that you can feel good about serving... and there has never been an easier homemade cookie recipe, ever!

Cottage cheese is the new kale, or cauliflower, or whatever the last "health" food trend was. But this time, it's kinda good. This recipe was originally going to be reviewing the viral cottage cheese cookie dough. I tried it... and honestly I hated it. But instead of throwing it out... I baked it, and guess what? It was great!

Now, they don't taste like a regular chocolate chip cookie. They almost taste like a breakfast cookie, or baked oatmeal, so if you're wanting a buttery crisp cookie, this is not the recipe you want to reach for. But for a sweet healthy treat, these are great!

These are made in the blender with only a few clean ingredients. They have NO refined sugar, and are nut-free, gluten-free, and high in high protein, with no artificial additives, and blows regular cookies out of the water when it comes to how much protein you'll get per serving.

Now let's talk about cottage cheese. It's is not going to have the same texture in the desserts, as it does out of the tub, because we're blending it up, so if your kids don't like cottage cheese, it doesn't mean they're not going to like this. It's a clever way to incorporate protein into you and your kids' favorite treats without compromising on taste!

These recipes use full-fat cottage cheese, which acts as the rich, creamy base for the cookie dough and also provides a boost of protein and calcium, without as much sugar as a traditional desserts, so it's a great option for kids... and moms.

Cottage cheese has about 12-14 grams of protein per serving, so if you add in nut butters, protein powder, or another ingredient with a good amount of protein into your cottage cheese desserts, you can get even more per serving, if you want. The full-fat cottage cheeses also has less water content than low fat or fat-free cottage cheese, so it's going to make the cookies extra flavorful.

By using oat flour (or blending rolled oats into a powder), we replace refined wheat flour and add a good dose of fiber and essential nutrients. It adds a hearty, nutty flavor while contributing fiber and essential nutrients, and helps maintain steady blood sugar levels and promotes digestive health.

Next ingredient is agave as a natural sweetener (you an also use honey or maple syrup, if you'd like, but I like the neutral flavor of agave). Agave offers a touch of sweetness, and its low glycemic index means it won't give you sugar crashes. Plus, it blends with the cottage cheese so easily, making the dough smooth and creamy without any grit from table sugar.

This is a great treat for not only kids, but for adults too, who are looking for a wholesome dessert alternative, that doesn't have the million artificial chemicals.

I added chocolate chips and sprinkles, because my daughter loves rainbow sprinkles, so this was going to be a for sure win. But, you can get creative and do any flavor you like. Add 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter, chopped nuts or chocolate chunks. Even add a swirl of your favorite jam or some protein powder.

You have to go share this video with somebody who you know would love this, and if you give ita try, make sure to go follow me on social media @TheLindsayAnn and tag me, so I can go like all of your recreations!

Cottage Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Servings: 12 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 10-14 minutes

  • 1 cup oat flour (or a heaping cup of rolled oats blended into a powder)
  • 1 cup cottage cheese 
  • 2-3 tbsp agave or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼-1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles (optional) 


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Blend oats in a high powered blender or food processor, until it ground into a flour consistency.

Add the cottage cheese, agave, and vanilla to the blender. Blend until smooth,. Pour into a mixing bowl and fold in the chocolate chips.

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up the dough, so the cookies don't spread as much.
Scoop dough into 12 mounds. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days. If you want to extend their shelf life, place them in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze them for up to 2 months. Microwave or warm in the toaster to warm them for a few seconds before serving.

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