This collagen cookie dough recipe tastes just like raw cookie dough but is actually healthy and made with collagen peptides, oats, honey, and peanut butter.
Collagen peptides are something that I’ve been incorporating into my daily nutrition since pregnancy. Today we’re talking all things collagen peptides, plus sharing our go-to recipe that we always have in the studio freezer.
What is collagen?
Collagen is part of the makeup of animal bone, cartilage, and skin. Collagen peptides are broken-down pieces of whole collagen and have many benefits when ingested. (source)
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What You Need for Collagen Cookie Dough
Collagen Peptides: collagen is obviously the star of these cookie dough bites. We recommend using a vanilla-flavored collage, but really any kind will work. You can use unflavored or really any other flavor. Our favorite brand is Vital Protein.
Oats: we recommend using quick-cooking oats, but rolled oats work too.
Honey: we like to use honey because it’s an all-natural sweetener.
Mini Chocolate Chips: every cookie dough bite deserves chocolate chips!
Water: water is used to give you that true cookie dough texture!
How to Make Collagen Cookie Dough
- Assemble ingredients: add all of the ingredients minus the water into a medium bowl.
- Mix ingredients: use a spoon to mix until combined. Add water by the tablespoon to get the desired cookie dough consistency.
- Roll into balls: use a tablespoon scooper to scoop the cookie dough and roll into balls.
All peanut butters and collagen powders are different. So, start small with the water and add more to get the consistency you prefer.
Collagen Powder –> Protein Powder: feel free to use any kind of protein powder in place of the collagen powder. We’re sharing our top picks below!
Peanut Butter –> Nut Butter: sub almond butter or cashew butter 1:1 for the peanut butter.
Honey –> Maple Syrup: use maple syrup instead of honey.
Store collagen cookie dough in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Collagen Cookie Dough
- Place peanut butter, collagen powder, rolled oats, honey, and mini chocolate chips into a medium bowl.
- Use a wooden spoon or your hands to mix the dough together. At this point, begin to add water by the teaspoon. Depending on how drippy your peanut butter is, you'll need to add more or less water*. The water not only helps moisten things so your balls hold shape, but they actually help your balls become less chalky.
- Use a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop a heaping tablespoon into your palms. Roll into balls until all dough is gone. You should get somewhere between 18-20 balls.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Photography: photos taken in this post are by Erin from The Wooden Skillet.