If you’re a fan of cookies but also conscious of your health, we have a delightful surprise for you – cottage cheese cookie dough! This innovative recipe combines the creamy goodness of cottage cheese with the sweet comfort of cookie dough. Whether you’re looking for a healthier alternative or simply want to try something new, this cottage cheese cookie dough is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Let’s dive into this unique and delicious treat.
For the Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough:
1 cup of cottage cheese
1/4 cup of honey or maple syrup
1/4 cup of almond butter (or your nut butter of choice)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
A pinch of salt
1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips (optional)
Sliced fruits (such as strawberries or banana)
Grahams crackers or pretzel sticks
- Prepare the Cottage Cheese: Start by draining excess liquid from the cottage cheese. You can do this by placing it in a fine-mesh strainer and gently pressing with a spoon.
- Blend It: Transfer the drained cottage cheese to a food processor. Add honey (or maple syrup), almond butter, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Blend everything until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Fold in Chocolate Chips: If you want to add some extra sweetness and texture, fold in the mini chocolate chips into the mixture. This step is optional, but it adds a delightful touch.
- Chill It: After blending, transfer the cottage cheese cookie dough to a bowl and cover it. Let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Chilling allows the ingredients to meld and the dough to firm up slightly.
- Serve: Once chilled, your cottage cheese cookie dough is ready to enjoy! Serve it with sliced fruits like strawberries or banana for a refreshing contrast. You can also offer graham crackers or pretzel sticks for a satisfying crunch.
- Store Any Leftovers: If you happen to have any leftover cottage cheese cookie dough (although it’s so good, it might disappear quickly), store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Cottage cheese cookie dough is a unique and tasty treat that’s not only delicious but also offers a healthier twist on traditional cookie dough. It’s a great option for those looking to satisfy their sweet cravings without indulging in excessive sugar and calories. Plus, it’s a fun and easy recipe to make, perfect for sharing with family and friends. So, the next time you’re in the mood for a sweet snack, give this cottage cheese cookie dough a try. It might just become your new fave guilt-free pleasure. Enjoy!
To your Balanced health,
The Balanced Company