Do you ever wish you could eat your cookie dough straight from the bowl? Well, your wish is my command with this keto protein cookie dough! Satisfy your sweet tooth without any added sugars with this chocolate chip cookie dough recipe.
Sponsored by ChocZero.
Why you'll love it
There are few things as decadent as licking your spatula after whipping up a batch of chocolate chip cookies. But this practice is... controversial to say the least.
While eating traditional, raw cookie dough could make you sick, my edible protein cookie dough is designed to eat as is (no baking required!).
I make this healthy cookie dough with low-carb flour, sugar-free ChocZero chocolate chips, and vanilla protein powder for a safe and yummy snack.
Beyond being a delicious dessert, this recipe gives you an additional protein boost that will help keep you full and satisfied.
Prefer your cookies baked? Try my recipe for Keto Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Wondering what goes into the best protein cookie dough? Here are the simple, low-carb ingredients that make this dessert a must-try:
The butter in this recipe gives it some extra fat content – a welcome addition to any keto diet.
It also makes the cookie dough super creamy and rich.
Raw, wheat-based flours can contain germs that could make you sick. But with the addition of naturally gluten-free almond flour, this cookie dough is totally safe to eat.
Almond flour is an awesome keto alternative because it's low in carbs, acts similarly to wheat flour, and provides a satisfying, slightly chewy texture.
You could also use coconut flour in this recipe if it's what you have on hand.
To keep this protein powder cookie dough sugar-free, sweetener alternatives are a must!
And, if you're looking for more information on keto sweeteners, I have an entire post dedicated to the best keto sweeteners out there!
Vanilla protein powder
The secret to this cookie dough is vanilla protein powder; it gives flavor and protein content to make this dessert a nutritious option.
You can use vegan vanilla protein powder or whey protein powder; just ensure that they include no added sugars.
For extra flavor, I add a bit of vanilla extract to my protein cookie dough.
This step makes a huge difference in making your recipe taste like the traditional cookie dough you grew up with – it is not to be missed!
ChocZero chocolate chips
The final ingredient of this edible cookie dough is chocolate chips.
I like using ChocZero milk chocolate chips in my baking because they're sugar-free, low in carbs, and taste incredible.
Want to make sure your protein cookie dough recipe goes off without a hitch? Follow these easy tips for a successful recipe:
- Ensure your recipe is well-mixed for a creamy, lump-free texture.
- Fold in ChocZero chocolate chips last for even mixing.
- Chill dough before serving.
Here's how I make my protein cookie dough in just three simple steps!
Measure and mix
Begin by measuring all of your ingredients.
Then, add all of them except for the chocolate chips together in a mixing bowl. Mix until everything is well-combined.
Add chocolate chips
Next, fold your chocolate chips into your batter.
Stir for even distribution.
Chill and serve
And just like that, your healthy cookie dough is complete!
You can serve this recipe right away or chill it beforehand; it's up to your preference!
A serving of cookie dough is improved by a delicious, sweet drink (low-carb, of course).
Wondering how you make this recipe your own? Choose between these fun variations to personalize your very own creation:
- Swap protein powders for chocolate protein powder or whichever flavor you prefer.
- Add a scoop of nut butter, like natural peanut butter, for more protein, fat content, and yum.
- Mix in a handful of nuts like almonds, pecans, or walnuts.
These are a few common questions I get about my keto protein cookie dough. If you don't see your question answered, please leave it for me in the comments down below.
This cookie dough is gluten-free. With this being said, if you're celiac, always be sure to check the labels of your packaged ingredients.
Ensure that your protein powder is manufactured in a certified gluten-free facility to be safe!
Most chocolate chips are not keto because they often contain added sugars and high-carb counts. Luckily, ChocZero makes low-carb chocolate chips that are sugar-free and can be enjoyed on a keto diet.
It is not recommended that you eat raw cookie dough. Traditional cookie recipes contain raw flour and eggs that could make you sick if you eat them before they're baked.
This edible cookie dough recipe, however, is completely free from these ingredients and, therefore, safe to eat raw!
Inspired by my keto cookie dough? I have tons of yummy keto desserts for you to try.
- Keto Pumpkin Pie tastes even better than its high-carb counterpart with warm, holiday spices – don't forget to top it with some coconut whipped cream!
- Sugar-Free Keto Cheesecake Mousse Fluff is light, airy, and a breeze to prepare; finish it off with keto chocolate or a berry reduction.
- Keto Rice Pudding is a slow-cooker dessert that deserves a serious round of applause; it's rich, creamy, and dairy-free.
- Crustless Coconut Custard Pie is surprisingly quick to make – made with coconut cream, shredded coconut, and a surprising secret ingredient.
- Keto Lemon Loaf is the Starbucks copycat recipe of my dreams with a light lemon pound cake finished with a tart glaze.
Keto Protein Cookie Dough
- Mix together all of the ingredients in a bowl except for the chocolate chips.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Serve immediately, or chill before serving if desired.
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