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Cottage cheese is still having a moment! I feel like it’s kind of like kale or cauliflower from about a decade ago, but the great news about cottage cheese is that it’s high in protein – about 1.5 cups of it will give you around 30 grams of protein! Great for satiety and blood sugar balance.

Dairy can be a bit problematic if you’re trying to get acne under control, so for hormone balance, I often have to take things on a case by case basis to figure out whether or not it will work for my clients. If you’re trying to figure out if and what kind of dairy to consume, check out my post on dairy here. If lactose is a problem for you, you could also try lactose-free cottage cheese in this recipe. If dairy is just not going to work for you and you’re still craving something sweet and satisfying, be sure to check out my Seed Cycling Chocolate Bliss Balls!

Now, onto the recipe! I love that you could keep this as a no-bake recipe OR make cookies out of the dough. I’ve tried it both ways and it works well either way. I personally prefer the cookie dough because dough = life. Try it for yourself and be sure to tag @wellandgreat when you make this!

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Cottage Cheese Cookies + Dough

Ingredients

2 cups of blanched almond flour
1 16 oz container of full fat cottage cheese – I prefer the Good Culture brand
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup of raw almond butter OR 4 tbsp of melted coconut oil
1/2 cup vanilla protein powder – I like to use Kachava or Tejari
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp Himalayan pink or sea salt
3/4 to 1 cup of mini or regular chocolate chips – I like the ones from Enjoy Life or Hu

Process

  1. If you’re planning to bake cookies, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Note: I prefer to use unbleached parchment paper.
  2. Add the cottage cheese, almond butter / coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla to a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, vanilla protein powder, and salt.
  4. Combine with the cottage cheese mixture and fold in your chocolate chips. If all you’re doing is making cookie dough, dig in, you’re done!
  5. Scoop out your cookie dough with a cookie scoop and flatten a bit with your hands. It may be a bit sticky, but will turn out just fine. You could roll the dough into balls as well and then flatten.
  6. Bake for about 15 – 18 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack or cookie plate / platter. Now tell me…do you really miss store-bought cookies or cookie dough? 🙂

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