8 Cookie Dough Recipes You’ll Want for Every Dessert

8 Cookie Dough Recipes You’ll Want for Every Dessert

If cookie dough ice cream is your favorite cheat meal, you’ll love these deliciously healthy recipes. Featuring everything from nut flours to chickpeas to protein powder, these delightful desserts cut back on the fat, sugar and carbs. And they kick up the flavor with heartwarming spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg, plus vanilla, almond or lemon extracts. Vegan or dairy-free? You’re in luck! These cookie dough recipes use healthy substitutions that give you the same buttery texture and creamy taste you love. The best part: There’s absolutely no cooking necessary. Get scooping!

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Cookie Dough Recipes: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Overnight Oats Recipe

1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

Cookie dough for breakfast? You bet! A heavenly scoop of these chocolate chip-flavored overnight oats is a nice way to start your day with something sweet. Or help you recover from a morning workout. Here, we use Vega’s Performance Protein Powder in vanilla to add muscle-building power, while quick oats provide filling fiber. Almond milk and dairy-free, sugar-free chocolate chips keep this recipe vegan. Photo and recipe: Deryn Macey / Running on Real Food

 Cookie Dough Recipes: Chocolate Protein Cookie Dough with Almond Butter Recipe

2. Chocolate Protein Cookie Dough With Almond Butter

When a chocolate craving hits, turn to this recipe. Made with four simple ingredients, you can have dessert in a flash. Bob’s Red Mill Chocolate Protein Powder gives the dough a rich cocoa flavor without a chalky aftertaste. Almond butter makes it whip up really smooth. Enjoy it on toast or use it as a dip. If you’re feeling extra fancy, add some all-natural rainbow sprinkles. Photo and recipe: Megan Olson / Skinny Fitalicious

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Cookie Dough Recipes: Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookie Dough Recipe

3. Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookie Dough

Chickpeas provide loads of fiber and plant-based protein in this delicious cookie dough. After combining the chickpeas with creamy peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract, allow the mixture to chill in the fridge or freezer. The result is a heavenly ice cream-like consistency. You’ll have to remind yourself to stick to a small bowl. Photo and recipe: Illana Saul / Lauren Conrad

Cookie Dough Recipes: Raw Matcha Cookie Dough Recipe

4. Raw Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches

You’ll get double the anti-inflammatory benefits of matcha with these ice cream sandwiches, thanks to the two layers. You can use ground almonds or almond flour to prepare the dough. Then, simply combine it with raw cashew butter, coconut oil, maple syrup and matcha powder in a food processor until the batter is evenly blended. Coconut milk and cream infuse a nutty flavor into the ice cream, and a touch of Himalayan pink salt balances out the sweetness. Photo and recipe: Georgina Young / Greens of The Stone Age

Cookie Dough Recipes: Cake Batter Protein Cookie Dough Recipe

5. Cake Batter Protein Cookie Dough

This cake batter cookie dough is a healthy take on the beloved Momofuku cake truffles. If you have a nutrition-conscious eater with a sweet tooth, this is the perfect birthday treat for them. Chickpeas and vanilla protein powder give this festive dessert satiating power. Natural peanut butter helps bind everything together, while providing some healthy fats. Photo and recipe: Samantha Bowers / The Fit Brunette

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Cookie Dough Recipes: Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt Recipe

6. Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt

If you like your cookie dough creamier, Greek yogurt will do the trick. This dish calls for peanut flour, but we suggest using PB2, or powdered peanut butter. For just two tablespoons, PB2 contains only 1.5 grams of fat, but has the same salty and sweet flavor. Sprinkle some nuts on top for more crunch! Photo and recipe: Katie Farrell / Dashing Dish

Cookie Dough Recipes: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Chia Seed Parfait Recipe

7. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Chia Seed Parfait

Dairy-free folks will love how the vanilla coconut milk yogurt in this recipe blends beautifully with chia seeds (no setting time necessary). The cookie dough gets a boost of protein from the quinoa flakes. And as you dig into the layers of chia seed pudding, you’ll get chunks of cookie. Now, that’s one fine breakfast-friendly dessert. Photo and recipe: Alyssa Rimmer / Simply Quinoa

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Cookie Dough Recipes: Raw Cookie Dough with Banana N'ice Cream Blizzard Recipe

8. Raw Cookie Dough with Banana N’ice Cream Blizzard

You’ll want to skip your trip to Dairy Queen after a bite of this Blizzard-inspired dish. Cashews, rolled oats and vanilla protein powder give the dough a buttery texture you won’t be able to get enough of. Medjool dates bind all the ingredients together and sweeten things up. Frozen bananas make the ice cream devilishly sweet and creamy, without adding sugar. Photo and recipe: Christal Sczebel / Nutrition in the Kitch

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