Chocolate Cottage Cheese Cookies are low calorie, rich and fudgy! These mouthwatering cookies are unsuspectingly delicious, gluten free and healthy. A high protein cookie that is balanced in nutrition. Gluten Free + Low Calorie
Peeps! These aren’t just any cookies. These are protein packed Chocolate Cottage Cheese Cookies that taste like rich, decadent melt-in-your-mouth ooey gooey cheesecake.
This recipe was originally published May 2016 and it’s one of the MOST popular recipes on my website. For good reason too! So, if you’re skeptical about making cookies with cottage cheese you’re gonna have to TRUST ME.
Chocolate Cottage Cheese Cookies
Remember those Cottage Cheese Pancakes that are a client favorite? Well, I warned you I’d be putting cottage cheese in ALL THE FOODS after that delicious recipe and I really hope these goodies become your new favorite way to enjoy cookies. In a healthier way, of course!
These cookies are made flourless using oats making them higher in fiber and more nutritious and filling. You could substitute gluten free baking flour or gluten free oat flour too!
The cottage cheese and egg white make them higher in protein which most cookies are lacking. You could replace the egg white with HALF a whole egg. It’s always a two to one ratio egg whites to whole eggs in recipes. Remember that substitution means the calories will increase though.
These cottage cheese cookies are also made low sugar using coconut sugar. I love using coconut sugar to keep meals and snacks lower glycemic. I don’t like foods too sweet so you can adjust the sugar content as you like.
What You Need
- Low Fat Cottage Cheese
- Egg White
- Vanilla Extract
- Coconut Oil
- Gluten Free Rolled Oats
- Cocoa Powder, unsweetened
- Coconut Sugar
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Mini Chocolate Chips, dairy free
How To Make Cottage Cheese Cookies
Preheat the oven to 375 F then prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper. I definitely recommend using the parchment paper as these cookies are sticky and gooey.
Adds the rolled oats, egg white, cottage cheese, sugar and salt to a blender or food processor and process on high until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients minus the chocolate chips then process again. Fold in the chocolate chips by hand.
Drop one to two tablespoons of the batter onto the prepared baking sheet. I like using a small ice cream scoop for this. Then bake in the oven 10-12 minutes until the center is set. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer the cookies to a wire baking rack to cool. They will cool quickly!
To store, keep them in a sealed container in the refrigerator up to 10 days or in the freezer up to 60 days. Enjoy friends!
Chocolate Cottage Cheese Cookies
Chocolate Cottage Cheese Cookies are low calorie, rich and fudgy! These mouthwatering cookies are unsuspectingly delicious, gluten free and healthy. A high protein cookie that is balanced in nutrition.
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment or slip mat paper.
Using a food processor or blender, blend together the rolled oats, egg white, cottage cheese, coconut sugar, vanilla extract and salt.
Then add the baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and coconut oil . Blend until the ingredients are fully combined.
- Transfer the batter to a mixing bowl, add the chocolate chips and fold them into the batter to disperse them.
Drop 1-2 tablespoons of the batter onto the prepared baking sheet to form one cookie using a small ice cream scoop. Repeat until you have 12 cookies or all batter is used.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until the center of the cookies are firm and set.
Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool 5 minutes then eat! Store cookies in the refrigerator up to 10 days or in the freezer up to 60 days.
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