Cookie dough, a universally loved indulgence, often comes with a high sugar content and lack of nutritional benefits. A healthier, protein-packed alternative is now available with our Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough recipe. This innovative take on a classic dessert offers the same enjoyment but adds a twist: it’s a guilt-free, nutritious snack.
The Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough recipe is not just appetizing but also beneficial due to its key ingredients: cottage cheese, almond flour and Nutrisystem Shake Mix. These components come together to provide an excellent source of healthy fats, protein, fiber and calcium, making this treat a nutritionally sound option.
We sweeten this healthy edible cookie dough with maple syrup, a natural alternative to sugar. Low calorie flavor is added with vanilla extract and your choice of simple add-ins for extra texture and taste.
Introducing a healthier take on a classic favorite: the Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough. Unlike traditional cookie dough, this version does not require baking, making it an easy and quick treat to prepare. This protein-rich, guilt-free dessert is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your dietary goals.
Creating this treat involves a handful of simple ingredients. Gather the following foods for the cookie dough base: one cup of 4% cottage cheese, two tablespoons of maple syrup, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, ¾ cup of almond flour, and one scoop of Nutrisystem Shake Mix (in your choice of vanilla or chocolate).
The preparation process is quick and straightforward. Begin by adding the cottage cheese, maple syrup and vanilla extract into a blender. Blend these ingredients until they form a smooth consistency
Once blended, pour the cottage cheese mixture into a bowl. The next step involves adding the almond flour and Nutrisystem Shake Mix into the same bowl.
The real fun begins here, as you can add in any ingredients of your choice to customize the flavor of your cookie dough. (More on this in the following section!) Whether it’s chocolate chips, dried fruits, or a variety of nuts, the possibilities are endless.
The final product can be served immediately if preferred soft and creamy. However, for a firmer texture, refrigerate the dough for at least four hours before serving. Enjoy this delightful treat that’s not only delicious but also packed with nutritional benefits.
The versatility of the Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough recipe allows for an exciting exploration of flavor profiles. Here are three delightful variations that can be added to the base recipe for a unique twist:
For the chocolate lovers, the Chocolate Chip Version is a classic choice. Simply add ¹⁄₃ cup of mini chocolate chips to the base recipe. The sweetness of the chocolate chips perfectly complements the creamy texture of the cottage cheese dough, creating a delightful treat.
The Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Version offers a rich, nutty twist to the cookie dough. To create this combo, incorporate 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and ¹⁄₃ cup of chocolate chips into the base recipe. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate adds a depth of flavor that is both comforting and indulgent.
For those seeking a fruity and sweet variation, the White Chocolate Cranberry Version is an excellent choice. Add ¼ cup of white chocolate chips and ¼ cup of dried cranberries to the base recipe. The tartness of the dried cranberries beautifully balances the sweetness of the white chocolate, offering a refreshing take on the cookie dough.
These are just a few of the countless flavor variations possible with the Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough recipe. Beyond these suggestions, feel free to experiment with other ingredients from the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide to create a personalized cookie dough that caters to individual taste preferences.
The Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough recipe is not only a delicious treat but also a mindful snack, considering its calorie content and nutritional values. The recipe yields eight servings, each offering a different caloric range based on the flavor variation.
For those who prefer a bit more indulgence, the Chocolate Chip Version comes in at 160 calories per serving. The Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Version, with its rich, nutty flavor, contains 172 calories per serving. Lastly, the White Chocolate Cranberry Version offers a balance of sweet and tart at 167 calories per serving. When these versions are counted on Nutrisystem, they equal one PowerFuel and two Extras.
This breakdown of caloric content allows for informed choices, making the Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough recipe a delightful option for those seeking a guilt-free, protein-packed treat that fits within their dietary goals.