Cottage Cheese Cookies

Cottage Cheese Cookies


"Chocolate cookies with cottage cheese and nuts mixed in. These cookies are very chocolate-y and moist. Very good! "

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 151 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 151 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 7.6 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.9g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 93 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and white sugar, until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Fold in the cottage cheese and pecans. Cover dough and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll the dough into walnut sized balls then roll the balls in the confectioners' sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Reviews 13

  1. 15 Ratings


Excellent use for leftover cottage cheese, but definitely not worth actually buying cottage cheese to make them. NOT very chocolately at all. They need something - maybe cinnamon, granulated coffee, chocolate chips... something to give them more flavor. Everyone who has tasted them so far has tried to be polite about the flavor... These are by far one of the worst cookies I've made in a while, could ruin my reputation as a good cookie baker - and I still have 2 more batches to make out of this dough that is supposed to make 72 cookies!


I've been reading the reviews for this and I don't understand why most people don't like how they turn out. I've been making these for close to 20 years, they are a family favorite and everybody else that tries them asks for the recipe. As for flattening them out, they are supposed to be cake like in the way they rise. And when it comes to rolling them in powdered sugar, you need to make sure there is a deep enough dish of it to coat them really good. It doesn't soak into the cookies then. I just made a double of these this last weekend and shared them with all my friends in my apartment building and they wanted more. I'm sorry some of you didn't like them. One other thing, since I don't like nuts and my daughter-in-law- is allergic to them, I never add them. The cottage cheese in them feels like a soft nut anyway once they are baked.

Jenny D.

Great receipe for leftover cottage cheese. Tastes like chocolate cake. I made a 1/2 recipe and added 1 cup mini chocolate chips (equal amount to pecans). This was a huge improvement on the recipe.