Edible Gluten-Free Cookie Dough with Protein Powder is the perfect sweet treat at night or midday pick-me-up! It’s easy to make, made with simple ingredients and incredibly delicious!

Edible Cookie dough balls on a plate

I LOVE to eat cookie dough straight from the bowl.

However, it’s not the healthiest when there is egg in the batter.

That’s why I created this recipe! You can enjoy your delicious cookie dough without any health risk. Plus, I sneak in some added protein to make it more satisfying.

This recipe is easy to make and the perfect bite when you need a sweet treat or afternoon pick-me-up.

Main Ingredients

Ingredients measured out in bowls to make the edible cookie dough

Best Protein Powder to Use in this Recipe

My biggest recommendation when it comes to choosing a protein powder is to try to use a vegan protein powder.

Vegan Protein Powders tend to blend the best in sweet recipes, especially when baking. My go to protein powders to use would be Orgain, Vega or Truvani.

  1. Combine the softened butter, dark brown sugar and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl
  2. One combined, fold in the almond flour and protein powder
  3. Add in the chocolate chips, feel free to add as many or as little as you like
  4. Mix until fully combined
  5. Use a 1 inch cookie scooper or 1 tbsp to form cookie dough balls
  6. (Optional) Chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes
  7. Enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to use protein powder in this recipe?

Nope! You can substitute the protein powder for 1/2 cup of oat flour or 1/2 cup gluten-free all purpose flour.

If you use gluten-free all purpose flour you must bake it on a sheet pan for 5-7 minutes at 350 degrees F. Watch carefully so that the flour doesn’t burn. Cool completely before using in the recipe.

Can I substitute the butter for oil?

You could substitute the butter for 3 tbsp of oil. I suggest using a coconut oil.

Are there any healthier sugar substitutes I can use instead of the dark brown sugar?

I like to use the dark brown sugar as it helps keep the consistency of your typical cookie dough.

However, you can substitute with honey, maple syrup or date syrup at a 1:1 ratio. You could also try using coconut sugar or date sugar for other alternatives.

What is the trick to getting equally sized cookie dough bites?

I used a 1 inch cookie scooper. You can also use a tablespoon and roll each portion into balls.

How do I store these Edible Gluten-Free Cookie Dough with Protein Powder?

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for 1 month.

Edible Cookie dough balls on a plate
Edible Cookie Dough Balls on a plate.

Edible Gluten-Free Cookie Dough with Protein Powder

Yield: 12 bites
Edible Gluten-Free Cookie Dough is the perfect sweet treat at night or midday pick-me-up! It's easy to make, made with simple ingredients and incredibly delicious!

Ingredients
 

  • 1/4 cup Salted Butter, Softened
  • 1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Almond Flour
  • 2 servings Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder, (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Instructions
 

  • Combine the softened butter, dark brown sugar and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl
  • One combined, fold in the almond flour and protein powder
  • Add in the chocolate chips, feel free to add as many or as little as you like
  • Mix until fully combined
  • Use a 1 inch cookie scooper or 1 tbsp to form cookie dough balls
  • (Optional) Chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1ball, Calories: 106kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 45mg, Potassium: 49mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 120IU, Calcium: 38mg, Iron: 0.4mg
Author: Jessica Selensky
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Chocolate Chip, Cookie Dough, Edible Cookie Dough, gluten free, Gluten Free Cookie Dough

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