This is my favorite recipe so far! I haven’t had real cookie dough in a long time and I am the kind of person who prefers to eat the cookie dough instead of the cookie. I have had this recipe in the works for weeks now trying to perfect it. Let me know what you think!
Clean Eating Cookie Dough – Two Ways:
OPTION #1 (The original way):
Follow the listed ingredients and instructions to make your cookie dough in bite form. Yours will look like the picture below (picture circa 2012 ;-)).
Watch How to Make Our Clean Eating Cookie Dough OPTION #1 (33 seconds):
OPTION #2 (Cookie Dough in a cup):
- Use oat flour instead of quick cooking oats (will make a creamier texture)
- Use cashew butter instead of peanut butter (will make the color much lighter)
Our Favorite Ingredients for Clean Eating Cookie Dough:
- We typically purchase bars of dark chocolate (70% or higher) and then use a meat tenderizer to crush the bar into chunks (place the desired amount from the bar into a Ziploc bag and then gently crush it with the meat tenderizer).
- You could also use dark chocolate morsels
- Use creamy peanut butter (or cashew butter) for this recipe. If your peanut butter does not contain salt you may need to add a dash to the batter. You can taste it once it’s mixed and see if salt is needed. If your nut butter contains salt you will likely not need any extra.
Try more of our drool-worthy chocolate desserts:
- Chocolate Avocado Pudding
- Cookie Cake Mini Pies
- Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Four Ingredient Protein Pudding
- Peanut Butter Balls
Clean Eating Cookie Dough
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 15 pieces 1x
- 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 squares of dark chocolate
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup egg whites (make sure you use the 100% egg whites, pasteurized)
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Add all ingredients to a blender or a food processor
- Blend until the ingredients are mixed together
- Place wax paper on a plate & add cookie dough
- This is the hard part >> Put them in the freezer for at least an hour. I have found that after 2 hours they taste the best!
- Makes 15 pieces (that is if all of your dough makes it into the freezer) 😉
- You can add protein powder or more almond milk if needed
- Alternate Method: If you prefer your cookie dough in a cup, use oat flour (in place of quick oats) and cashew butter (in place of peanut butter)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
Whitney Carlson says
COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS WEBSITE (ADMIN):
So I made a batch of these for the first time today, and baked a few of them. The baked version came out tasty as well!
I’m a cake decorator by trade, and work in a wonderful bakery. I absolutely LOVE my career choice, however, I am around delicious sweets all day long! It is so hard not to reach and grab a chocolate chip cookie (my fav) throughout the day. I managed to lose all of my baby weight plus a few pounds before i began work in the bakery. This recipe satisfies my craving for sweets without blowing my calorie count for the day which has kept me from gaining any weight back. I make a batch at the beginning of my work week and stick them in the freezer at work to munch on when I’m in desperate need of chocolate 🙂 This recipe rocks!! Thanks SOOOOO much for developing such an awesome clean dessert!!
These were great but my boyfriend and I thought they came out like no-bake peanut butter cookies. Although I followed the measurements. Confused if they are supposed to taste really peanut buttery or I did something wrong? Love your recipes!
I made these last night and they were absolutely amazing!! However, I only got about 9 cookies out of the mixture, not sure how you were able to get 15. Did I do something wrong?
Hi. New to your blog…these look so yummy! I know the eggs are pasteurized but I just can’t get beyond eating raw egg so I think I’m gonna try eat with chia “eggs”!
I made these for the first time tonight. Thank you for this recipe. They taste so good and I don’t feel quite so guilty eating them. Just need to remember to not eat them all in one night 😉
After my first two months of eating clean, one night I decided I needed something a bit sweeter than a banana. I came across this page and made these– then immediately made two batches more to share with family. Amazing! The hardest part is keeping my husband from stealing them all. 🙂
These are great! Even my little 2 year old loves them.(I did omit the egg whites). When she asks for a “treat”, this is what I will be giving her from now on (instead of candy). Thanks!
I made these Saturday and they were delicious! My husband loved it as well…will be making more very soon to satisfy the cravings for sweets 🙂
These are delicious, what a great after workout snack!!!!!
Yum yum yum! So good, have been craving sweet things lately!!
I love, love, love these. I accidentally added 1/4 cup honey instead of 1 Tbsp so they were a bit runny but still awesome. My own fault. I can’t wait to make them again.
This recipe blew my mind! If you have a sweet tooth (like I do) this is a must have. Thanks so much! =)
I commented on facebook yesterday that I made this for the first time. I just left it in a container in the fridge and just get a spoonful when needed. I don’t necessarily ‘eat clean’ or yet anyway but this is sooo good! No more candy for me! Thanks a ton!
I made these today. I added a tiny bit of chocolate protein powder and used about 30 mini choc chips bc I didnt have squares. I was hesitant but these turned out amazing! They cured my sweet tooth after supper and were guilt free- the best part. I even ate just one for dessert. My husband gobbled some up too. I will be using this ALL the time. Thank you for the recipe.
I made these with natural almond butter and agave, so good!
SOOOOO good!!!! I made this when we were on vacation up the Poconos this week, and it was a HUGE hit even with the six kids between ages 3-8!!! There was hardly any left for moi!!!
I just made these, oh my goodness!!! SO yummy! I’m proud of myself that any of it made it into the freezer 😉 Thanks for all the incredible recipes! I’m eating clean- and having tons of success in my weight loss journey because of your helpful blog!
Pinning it right now! I am a sucker for cookie dough!
Haha! None lost yet! I love this recipe! I had the ingredients so decided to make it. I will buy pasteurized for my next batch! Thanks!
i just tried this loved them! i didnt get as many as you did only about 5 lol
Just made these. OMG yum! I put the oats in first then processed them to a smooth, flour-like texture. I’m just not a fan of the texture of oats, but this works for me.
YUM!!! This looks incredible and I cannot wait to try!
Great blog – so glad I found you!
These are awesome.I almost lost a finger trying to get the last bit from the blender hehe.
Just a quick question. I used egg whites from actual eggs. Was that a bad idea?
Oh! I did cook one. Not bad. I think I prefer the dough.
Made this today and it was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!! I will definitely be making it often!!! Thanks so much!!!
I love this so much… I just made a batch tonight and it is everything my sweet tooth has been craving since my switch to eating clean. Previously I’ve just been cutting up LUNA bars into small bite size pieces to conquer that craving. This is so much more delicious and nutritious! I didn’t use the almond milk (I accidentally didn’t see it because I was too excited to try it!) and they still turned out great!! Thanks so much!!
Awesome! Made them tonight and have been singing your praises! Thank you!
Oh YUM! This looks DELICIOUS! Will have to try it this weekend as a treat:) Thanks for the recipe!
I just made these using 1 scoop chocolate peanut butter whey protein, 2 Tbs P2b and unsweetened chocolate almond milk! I omitted the chocolate square since I used other chocolate flavored ingredients. The rest of the ingredients were the same. The flavor is amazing!! I’m glad I have a tasty treat that fits into my clean diet!
I’m going to try this, but alter it slightly. Instead of the 1/4 C peanut butter I’m going to use 1/4 C whole wheat and instead of 1 T almond milk I’m going to use 1 T whole milk. I’ll let you know how it goes!
WOW…I’m in love now for sure…Clean-Cookie-Dough…that’s what I’m talkin’ about. Thanx!!
I accidentally deleted my above comment (sorry!) But, I love this recipe. I just made two batches and I was really surprised how FULL just a little bit made me! I ate some fresh out of the blender and they were warm, almost like fresh-baked oatmeal chocolate chip cookies 🙂
Thanks so much for posting this. I am definitely going to make this when I make all my food for the week next Sunday.
This is great!!! Thank you! I will be trying this soon!
Ashley V Ledford says
Yummy! CCCD is one of my favorites so I LOVE that there is a healthy alternative! This is awesome formed into a “cookie cake” as well!
I can not get the recipe for the cookie dough. All I’m getting is the video on how to add all the ingredients & mix it up. Please help.
Whitney Carlson says
Hi Erin, Do you not see the recipe card in the post? It is working for me. Please let me know if the recipe card isn’t showing up. Thanks!
No Whitney, I don’t. All I see is the paragraphs that you wrote about how this is a favorite recipe, a picture of the dough & then it’s the 33 second video, another picture of it & then the rest is comments from your subscribers.
Whitney Carlson says
So weird but I think I fixed it. Please try again. I am so sorry and THANK YOU so much for letting me know!
Yayyyy!!!! I got it now Whitney! I clicked on it, so I could print the recipe! I can’t wait to try it😘 THANK YOU for your help & responding so quick!!
Kaitlyn Sizemore says
I absolutely love cookie dough and that this is a gluten free option makes it the best!
Dudley Shumate says
OMG! I don’t know if I should love you or hate you? Found your recipe during a 2wks road trip. First thing I did today when we got home was MAKE it! Wow, wow, WOW, it is spectacular. No joke. I did sort of a mix of method 1 and 2. Processed most of the organic rolled oats to flour consistency, then threw in the rest and only pulsed a couple of times. YUM. Also added some cinnamon and used fat free half and half as that was all I had and I was NOT going to wait another day. It is insanely good. For real. Thank you! I think? xoxo
is it ok to eat raw egg?
Whitney Carlson says
Hi Kelsey, This recipe uses liquid egg whites which are pasteurized (at least the ones we use!), which means they are safe to use uncooked in recipes like this (protein shakes, no-bake desserts, etc). I hope this helps!
Regarding 2 squares of chocolate- can you be more specific- either in weight or some other measurable amount? Thanks!
Whitney Carlson says
Hi SJR! It will really just depend on which chocolate you use. I mentioned two squares because the Lindt bars we use are in squares. I think that weighs about 20 grams. You can use as much or as little as you want though. If you are using chocolate chunks or chocolate chips, it would probably be 2-3 TBSP. I hope this helps!
So it’s ok to eat raw egg whites?
Whitney Carlson says
This recipe calls for the carton of egg whites which should be 100% pasteurized and safe to eat or use in recipes like these. We also add these liquid egg whites to our protein shakes.
Could you bake these somehow?