Healthy Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough | High Protein, Gluten Free

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

This delicious and secretly HEALTHY Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is safe to eat raw! No eggs, no butter, no white flour, and no white sugar.

Plus, it’s high protein, high fiber, gluten free, vegan, with no sugar added!

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

I should start off my saying welcome and I’m glad you’re here!  Desserts with Benefits is a healthy dessert recipe blog that revolves around health, balance and an active, balanced lifestyle…  with some healthified cookies, cakes, and brownies snuck in between  🙂

Desserts can and should be eaten every day without feeling guilty or weighed down (hey, sweet tooth, did I get your attention?).  That is why this blog exists.  As a dessert-obsessed girl who studied Nutritional Sciences in college, I feel like it’s my duty to share the knowledge I’ve gained over the years and provide recipes that any dietician would be glad to chow down on.

Sweet treats with health benefits?  YES, PUH-LEASE!

So go ahead, have that sweet treat on a daily basis without worrying about excess calories, unhealthy fats, highly refined sugars, etc.  Because I sure do!  I can’t remember a day where I haven’t eaten a cupcake, ice cream, a handful of chocolates, or even just a dessert-inspired milkshake.

Are you striving to be healthy but don’t want to give up dessert in order to do so?  That’s why I’m here y’all  😉

And that brings me to this Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough recipe!  It’s safe to eat raw (it’s made without eggs, so no need to worry about Salmonella), it’s 100% whole grain (no bleached all-purpose flour here!), and is refined sugar free, high protein, and high fiber too  — a low glycemic treat so you can avoid the sugar-rush and sugar-crash.

This is the perfect recipe that perfectly represents my blog’s name, Desserts with Benefits — a name that signifies exactly what it states:  desserts with health benefits!

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Cookie dough is a sweet tooth’s classic comfort food.  Just like how savory-lovers will eat mac and cheese or mashed potatoes, us dessert-lovers will head straight to the fridge with a spoon and a smile.

What makes us crave this unbaked treat?  Is it the endless supply of sugar?  The refined flour?  Or is it the abundance of butter that brings it all together?  It’s all of that, and more.  When something so unhealthy is put into a convenient little container, all we see as a consumer is the pretty logo and a background scattered with innocent mini chocolate chips.  I should know, I used to eat cookie dough by the tub…  the Costco-sized tub (yes, it’s embarrassing), so I know firsthand how good that stuff tastes.  But I turned a new leaf and am learning the ins and outs of nutrition.  I now know that the ingredients used by those cookie dough companies sure aren’t “innocent” in any sense of the word.  I know firsthand how bad that stuff is for the human body.  We aren’t made to consume such dangerous ingredients like hydrogenated oils, refined-to-the-bone white sugar and processed flour, we are made to eat natural foods, like this Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Looks delicious, right?  Well, it is!  This all-natural cookie dough tastes just as sweet, just as buttery, and just as unhealthy as any storebought cookie dough, except this cookie dough is good for you…  this cookie dough has health benefits  🙂

Eating nutritionally balanced sweets has given me, my family, my friends and hundreds of thousands of readers a new perspective on the word, “dessert.”

Dessert can now be healthy.
Dessert can now be guilt-free.
Dessert can now be beneficial to you as a whole…  mind, body and soul.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - Naughty or Nice Cookbook: The ULTIMATE Healthy Dessert Cookbook – Jessica Stier of Desserts with Benefits

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - Naughty or Nice Cookbook: The ULTIMATE Healthy Dessert Cookbook – Jessica Stier of Desserts with Benefits
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Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Servings: 4 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Delicious and HEALTHY Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough that's safe to eat raw! Plus, it's high protein, high fiber, gluten free, vegan, with no sugar added!



  • In a large bowl, stir together the protein powder oat flour, oats, chocolate chips and salt.
  • In an electric stand mixer bowl fitted with a beater attachment, add the almond milk, almond butter, vanilla extract, butter flavor and stevia extract. Mix on low speed.
  • Dump the dry ingredients into the stand mixer and mix until the ingredients are fully incorporated.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl if necessary.  Mixture should be thick and fudgy, like cookie dough. Serve immediately, or store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

I made a delicious variation of this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough that I wanted to share.  Here it is!
  • 6 tbs Natural Almond Butter
  • ¾ cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Natural Butter Flavor
  • 1 tsp Stevia Extract
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Vanilla Brown Rice Protein Powder
  • ¼ cup Oat Flour
  • ⅓ cup Mini Dark Chocolate Chips
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Amount Per Serving (1 serving = ¼ cup)
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1.5g9%
Sodium 80mg3%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 12g24%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Edible Cookie Dough

Recipe republished with permission from the Naughty or Nice Cookbook!

Enjoy  🙂


With love and good eats,


– Jess


108 comments on “Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough”

  1. This just looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try it!

  2. LOVE the new site! I’ve been following you on Pinterest since late summer!!! I appreciate all of the Healthy recipes for sweets. I do have 1 question. I am allergic to oats and many of your recipes call for oat flour…do you have suggestions for a healthy substitute? Thanks.

    • dessertswithbenefits

      All flours work differently, especially gluten free flours, but I would recommend substituting the oat flour with brown rice flour or sorghum flour 🙂

  3. Love!!

  4. I followed you on Pinterest! (should have done a long time ago :P)

  5. This looks amazing!! cookie dough is the best 🙂

  6. I love this idea! While I do enjoy all the dessert hummus recipes and using garbanzo beans or white beans sometimes I just want something more simple.

    I did make this but pretty much used all different ingredients. Used Hazelnut butter, coconut flour, coconut sweetener and whey powder. Because of the whey its probably not the same texture just as in some of your other recipes, but I am already aware of that and the flavor is still great 🙂 It is still similar to a cookie dough texture, just a little more sticky.

    Thanks again for always using weighted measurements. I use my scale more than I use measuring utensils which really helps things be more accurate!5 stars

  7. The new design is really cute!

  8. Stevia extract would be great with my dad’s new diet restrictions!

  9. This is actually making me drool onto my computer hahaha looks so yummy!

  10. I love mixing nut butters with delicious protein powders!! I’ve even used peanut flour and vanilla egg white protein powder sweetened with stevia to mix with some water and pumpkin puree. Mmmm, love this recipe!

  11. I already subscribe to your blog. It’s crazy to be a healthy dessert lover and not subscribe!

  12. Looks yummy!

  13. Love you blog! I always am disappointed that I never have stevia so I can’t make a lot of your recipes… Hopefully that will soon change!

  14. The hubs and I have just started eating Keto and I have been wanting to try this stuff forever!

  15. Aw you changed the name of your blog? How come? I do like the New one though, definitely easier to write out

  16. I love using stevia, it is my favorite sweetener! No calorie and natural = good for my bod!

  17. Congrats on the awesome new site!!! This cookie dough looks SOOO perfect and delicious!

  18. Just made a couple tablespoons of this(with a little more protein powder and omitted the flour)with unsweetened carob chips and it tastes so sweet and delicious! Thanks so much for the great idea!5 stars

  19. This looks great! I just found your website and I am in love. New obsession!

  20. I’m really intrigued by Stevia, it looks like in the UK it is easiest to get in a powder format, so would it still be the same quantity. If I was looking to replace sugar in recipes how much stevia should I use?

  21. First of all, that cookie dough looks incredible and yummy and totally not good for you even though it is.

    Second, would you mind sharing a bit about the process of switching from blogger (that’s what you were on, right?) to your new blog? I’m hoping to switch from my blogger blog to a new self hosted domain, but I’m feeling a bit lost. I love your new site, so any tips would be very welcome.

    • dessertswithbenefits

      Thanks Ruta! I hired a web developer who did all that for me, since I am not the most technologically advanced young adult out there lol.
      I would suggest googling whatever questions you have for a step-by-step process or just going to the blogger help page 🙂

  22. Oh my gosh, this looks AMAZING!! I thought for sure when I
    saw the picture on Foodgawker that it was just another chickpea
    “cookie” dip…I love that it’s packed full of protein! I’ve GOT to
    try this! Thanks for posting!

  23. It would be really helpful and I think much appreciated by lots of people if you could put some nutrition facts with your recipes! Like calories, fat, protein 🙂 thanks for the recipe!! I am definitely subscribing to your blog! Ballerina in training here so this will sure come handy! 🙂

  24. Would it be fine to make this with any ole protein powder?

    • Jessica | Desserts With Benefits

      I’m afraid brown rice protein powder reacts very differently than whey, egg and casein protein powders. Vegan protein powders tend to absorb more water than whey/egg/casein. For some reason, whey tends to get really gooey and sticky?
      While I have not tried it, I think soy protein powder and hemp protein powder might work to replace the rice protein.

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  27. How many calories is this?.

  28. my oldest son was born with disabilities due to intake of artificial sweeteners, so now I avoid them all together, for his health, my own and my other children. How much sugar would you suggest using where you use stevia?

    • I am so sorry to hear that, Glenna. My thoughts and prayers are with you! <3 From what you said in your comment by keeping your family healthy, I'm sure you are a fantastic mother 🙂
      I just thought I'd let you know that stevia is not an artificial sweetener. The stevia linked to in the recipe is made with organic stevia (so no pesky chemicals or pesticides)! Of course, I understand if you would rather skip it. Just know that granulated sugar is sprayed heavily with chemicals and is a genetically modified crop. Please use organic sugar or an unprocessed sugar, such as sucanat or coconut sugar. 1 tsp of stevia extract has the sweetness of 1 cup of sugar. Because of the sheer bulk of 1 cup of sweetener, you may want to increase the almond milk by about 1/4 cup (use more or less if needed)
      Hope you like the healthy cookie dough!

  29. Hello,

    Can I use any kind of vanilla protein powder or does it have to be the one specified?


  30. Jacqui Filak

    I love these recipes. I want to feed my son and myself healthy foods. I do the best I can. My issue is with all the healthy sweet recipes I see, call for almond butters and milks or other nut related ingredients. My two year old has a severe nut allergy and peanut allergy. Are there any options out there for me?????

    • Awww thanks so much Jacqui! Congrats on feeding your son and yourself healthy foods, seriously. With all the sodas, candies and chips available these days, people like you are hard to come across sometimes!
      If your son has nut allergies, I would recommend using seed butters. Tahini (sesame seed), sunflower seed butter, pumpkin seed butter and non-GMO soy butter can replace peanut butter without sacrificing taste. If those aren’t options for his allergies either, you can try using canned garbanzo beans that have been pureed in a blender or food processor.
      To replace the almond milk, you can try using non-GMO soy milk or organic dairy milk 🙂
      I hope these substitutions work out for you, and if not, let me know and I can do some more research to help you find some good allergy-free replacements!

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  32. Finally gave this a try…it was AMAZING!! I substituted most of the ingredients for my own stuff but this is the first one I’ve come across that actually tastes like cookie dough. Fantastic! I’ve got a giant batch of it in my fridge now and can’t wait to eat more of it (although I’m being responsible and taking my time…especially since I’ve cooked and baked a ton of things this past week and need to step back for the next 2-3 weeks and not touch anything but the microwave lol). I’m definitely going to try making those fudgy brownies and putting this stuff on top for the days where I’ve been extra active and can afford a higher calorie dessert. In the meantime, using a tablespoon or two with fruit for dessert or snack is perfect. Great work on these recipes; thank you!5 stars

  33. I just made this, had to do a few substitutions based off of what I had on hand… Used coconut flour and regular whey protein instead of the brown rice, and didn’t have any stevia but I had agave nectar and it still turned out amazing!!! Thank you!5 stars

  34. Hi, I’m doing a school project on baking and how it connects with chemistry. I went through a few recipes on your sight and they were great, I would love to get your input on this matter as a nutritional scientist. Your input would really help me when writing my paper or constructing my experiment. Thank you.

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  37. I’m trying this recipe now. Is it supposed to be slightly runny when just made? Also my mom doesn’t like the taste of stevia, so what is a good substitute?

    • Laura-
      It should be runny, it should be thick and fudgy like cookie dough 😀
      Did you use whey (or casein or egg) protein powder in place of the rice protein? If so, that’s why. The brown rice protein is the magic ingredient here!
      As for the stevia substitute, I would recommend using 1 cup of granulated erythritol (or dry sweetener of choice) OR 3/4 cup of honey/pure maple syrup/agave plus an extra few tablespoons of brown rice flour.

  38. No I used rice protein powder like u said.

    • Hmmm, that’s strange… it should be thick! Did you use a kitchen scale? Brown rice protein is pretty difficult to measure properly with measuring cups since it can pack in loosely or firmly, kind of like brown sugar does. I always recommend using a kitchen scale 😀

  39. Love cookie dough!

  40. I have a little update. I did it again and I got it right this time, although I had to do some tinkering with it.5 stars

  41. what is butter flavor? looking forward to trying this 

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  43. Hi jess, i have a question… Any substituyen for te protein powder??? 😕😕

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