There is something about eating raw cookie dough that makes me feel like such a bada**. We all know its wrong and yet we still choose to ignore the big warning label on the back of the package that reads "DO NOT CONSUME RAW COOKIE DOUGH" — along with the nutrition facts. 

What if there was some way we could avoid getting a stomach ache, manage to stay in shape and still stuff our faces with huge spoonfuls of cookie dough? I think this recipe for "Cookie Dough Protein Balls" will definitely do the trick.

Cookie Dough Protein Balls

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:10 mins
  • Servings:12
  • Easy


  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder or plant based if dairy-free
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-4 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips dairy free if needed
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Sadie Vitkus
  • Step 1

    Stir all of the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until the mixture forms a dough that is soft enough to form into balls.

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    Spoon Csu
  • Step 2

    Add extra coconut flour if the dough is too soft or almond milk if it is too dry, in order to reach the right consistency.

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    Msu Spoon
  • Step 3

    Roll into 12 cookie dough balls and enjoy right then and there, or store in the refrigerator for later.

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    Spoon Csu
  • Step 4

    Thats all there is to it!

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    Isabelle Langheim

These "Cookie Dough Protein Balls" can be a great snack after a hard workout, or serve as a simple sweet treat that won't hurt your diet. 

One cookie dough ball only has 120 calories and 7 grams of protein. It may not be as good as a spoonful (or three) of real deal chocolate chip cookie dough, but it will surely reduce those cravings until a cheat day comes along.

The best part is that there is no baking time needed for this recipe so dig in immediately, and be totally guilt free.