A delicious, rich, and safe high protein cookie dough that you can eat with a spoon! Full of chocolate and peanut butter and made with Naked Nutrition's Chocolate Peanut Butter Naked Shake protein powder. This post contains sponsored content.
What Does This Taste Like?
We all have memories of digging into a bowl of raw cookie dough - raw eggs and flour be darned - as children, but what if you could have all of the satisfaction of eating cookie dough that was not only safe, but also gave you an extra bit of protein into your day?
Well, you'll definitely want to try this recipe for edible high protein cookie dough!
This cookie dough uses raw-safe flour combined with chocolate peanut butter protein powder to create a protein-packed delicious cookie dough that you cannot stop eating.
Oh, and don't worry, there are no eggs to be found!
This raw cookie dough is also a great way to use protein powder for those that aren't a big fan of classic protein shakes
What Kind of Protein Powder Should I Use?
You can use any brand or flavor of protein powder that you want. My personal favorite brand of protein powder is Naked Shake by Naked Nutrition. I've been using this protein powder for years now and I love the way it tastes! It doesn't have any weird aftertaste or chemical-ly undertones. It works great in my protein shakes or any high protein recipes.
Naked Nutrition has a variety of vegan protein powders, but I love Naked Shake the most! It starts with pea protein, adds MCT oil, and is sweetened with a touch of fermented cane sugar. Each serving of powder contains around 20 grams of protein and about 150 calories.
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High Protein Cookie Dough Ingredients
You'll be amazed at how tasty this edible cooking dough is when made with just a handful of healthful ingredients. Here's what you'll want to grab:
- Almond Flour: Use this for highest protein content, though you can use any other flour that's safe to eat raw (oat, coconut, flaxseed meal...)
- Peanut Butter: Or you can use almond butter, cashew butter, etc.
- Maple Syrup: Use honey, agave syrup, or liquid stevia (amounts vary) instead.
- Protein Powder: I love using chocolate peanut butter flavor, but use any whey or vegan protein powder that you love, in any flavor you desire.
- Chocolate Chips: Dark chocolate chips are generally agreed to be the best choice, nutritionally, for health conscious recipes. I like the miniature size for this recipe.
- Vanilla Extract: Because why not?
How To Make High Protein Cookie Dough
Couldn't be easier. First, stir together the two dry ingredients - almond flour and protein powder. Next, add everything else - save chocolate chips for last - and mix together! Add the chips at the end, scoop, and serve. Done, done, and done.
How To Serve Edible Cookie Dough
Think of it as room temperature ice cream. Yeah, I know, maybe that's an icky comparison. But it's true! Add a scoop to a ball or small dish and go to town.
Add toppings such as:
- Chopped Nuts
- More chocolate chips
- Chocolate syrups
- Whipped Cream
What else can you do with this recipe? Add a scoop to your high protein ice cream (Halo Top, etc), roll it into balls for easy gym snacking, or squeeze it in between some protein cookies for a cookie dough sandwich.
What About The Raw Flour?
It's true that it's generally considered unsafe to consume traditional wheat-based flours raw due to the potential for small amounts of contaminants to cause food poisoning. Other flours, however, such as almond flour (used in this recipe), oat flour, coconut flour, or flaxseed meal can safely be consumed raw. If you choose to use a flour other than almond flour to make this high protein cookie dough, be sure to check the packaging or do your research before consuming raw.
Fun Flavor Variations
How much you vary the flavor of this high protein cookie dough depends on how much control you want over the nutritional value. There are many different fun versions you can create just by varying a couple of the ingredients!
- Flavored Protein: I used Naked Shake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Powder, but try other flavors like Chocolate Coconut Almond, regular chocolate or vanilla, and more.
- Different Flour: I don't recommend using regular flour since it's not safe to consume raw, but you can use other varieties such as oat flour, coconut flour, or flaxseed meal.
- Nut Butter: You don't have to stop at just peanut butter, try cashew butter, almond butter, or sun butter!
- Chocolate Chips: Instead of dark chocolate, use sugar free chips, semi-sweet, milk, or white chocolate. You could even get extra spicy with peanut butter or butterscotch chips.
- Syrup: If you're looking to lower the sugar or carb content more, skip the honey and maple syrup and add a bit of liquid stevia or other desired sweetener. You may need to add a little extra water or milk to achieve the desired dough texture.
- Milk Instead of Water: You can use your favorite milk (dairy or non) in place of the water, but leftovers will need to be refrigerated.
Can Edible Cookie Dough Be Baked Into Cookies?
Because there are no leavening agents in this recipe, I don't recommend trying to bake this dough into real cookies. It tastes way better when raw!
When the recipe is created as written, this high protein cookie dough can be stored at room temperature in a covered container. Use within a few days for best flavor and texture.
If you choose to use milk instead of water, you will need to refrigerate any leftovers.
If cookie dough starts to dry out after being stored, add a few extra drops of water or milk and mix in to re-moisten.
Edible high protein cookie dough can be frozen! For best results, I recommend rolling the dough into balls and placing inside of a freezer-safe zip top bag. Seal bag tightly and freeze for up to 6 months.
To thaw, simple remove desired number of dough balls from the freezer and allow to thaw on the counter top until ready to enjoy - they will thaw quickly.
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Other Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Use All Protein Powder And No Flour?
Technically, yes, you could. Would I recommend it? Probably not. Protein powder can be rather overwhelming in flavor and texture in larger amounts, and I feel the use of almond flour cuts through some of that and yields a more balanced taste and smoother, less gritty texture. If you give it a try, let me know how it turns out - I'm curious!
This Has Too Much Sugar! How Do I Lower It?
The sugar in this recipe comes from the use of maple syrup or honey to sweeten the cookie dough. There may also be a bit of sugar added to the peanut butter you use - depending on brand- and also from the chocolate chips.
To lower the sugar content, omit the maple syrup/honey and replace with some drops of liquid Stevia. You will need to use a bit more water or milk to get the right texture in this case. You can omit the chocolate chips or use a sugar-free version. Read labels on natural peanut butter jars and make sure that there are no added sugars. Voila! You've just slashed the sugar content!
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