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Chai-Spiced Edible Cookie Dough (with Collagen!)

Chai cookie dough in a charcoal bowl with cinnamon sticks off to the side.
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This Chai-Spiced Edible Cookie Dough recipe is not only a tasty AIP or Paleo treat, it’s also packed with gut-healing collagen protein!

Looking for a tasty AIP treat you can eat and still feel great about? Give this Chai-Spiced Edible Cookie Dough a try. It’s packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and gut-healing collagen protein, but you’d never know it!

Be honest – when you make a batch of cookies, the best part is eating the raw cookie dough, right? Growing up, making cookies with my parents, I swear I ate more cookie dough than actual cookies, it was so tasty! And I’m ashamed to admit it, but when I was in college (and at the peak of laziness), I would buy those tubes of pre-made cookie dough from the store and just eat a spoonful whenever I felt like it. Ah, college. The good old days.

Now that I’m a much more mature adult, I still have cravings for cookie dough once in a while. At least now I try to keep it at least a little healthy. This edible cookie dough recipe is packed with fiber, protein and healthy fats for a nutrient-dense treat that won’t spike your blood sugar.

Chai cookie dough on a spoon.

What’s in this Chai Cookie Dough?

Tigernut and coconut flours

Despite their name, tigernuts are not actually nuts. Tigernuts are tubers that are gaining popularity in recent years, especially among the gluten-free, AIP and allergen-friendly communities. They are commonly consumed either as a crunchy snack, or milled into a fine flour to be used in AIP and allergen-friendly baking. Tigernuts are rich in fiber (one ounce of raw tigernuts contains 10 grams of fiber!). They also contain various vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C and B6, as well as iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, and calcium. Sounds like a great way to add a nutrient boost to an AIP treat to me!

Likewise, coconuts are not actually nuts. They are classified as a drupe (or stone fruit), and are thus allowed on AIP, while actual nuts are restricted. Coconut flour is another gluten-free, AIP-friendly flour that is also rich in fiber and nutrients, including iron. Coconut flour also has the added benefit of being rich in medium-chain triglycerides (MCT’s), a type of fat linked to brain and heart health. I included it in this recipe not only for its health benefits, but also for its texture.

Chai spices

For an AIP-friendly chai experience, I used vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and mace to flavor this cookie dough. The spices create the perfect balance of sweet and earthy, with just the slightest bite. I’m on a chai kick lately, as I’m just in love with the complex flavors of all the chai spices.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil helps bind the dry ingredients together in this chai cookie dough recipe. It also checks the box for a boost of healthy fats. Coconut oil not only helps balance blood sugar, but it is also high in MCT’s, which have been linked to heart and brain health.

Raw honey

I used honey to sweeten this chai cookie dough, as well as help bind the ingredients together. Fortunately for us, honey is not just any old regular sweetener. It also has many health benefits, including anti-diabetic, anti-cancer and anti-microbial properties. It also helps promote a healthy gut microbiome and has cardiovascular benefits. Honey makes the perfect sweetener for this edible cookie dough!

How to make AIP-friendly Chai-Spiced Edible Cookie Dough

This chai cookie dough recipe is so super simple! It only takes one bowl and two steps. Plus, you can make it in less than 10 minutes and you don’t even need to turn the oven on. It’s perfect for a hot summer day when you’re craving a cookie but can’t bear the thought of heating the house up even one more degree.

First, gather your ingredients:

Step 1: After you’ve gathered your ingredients, measure out all the dry ingredients and add to a medium mixing bowl. Whisk to combine and break up any clumps.

Step 2: Add coconut oil and honey to the bowl and stir well with a spatula to combine.

(Optional) Step 3: Scoop into bite-sized balls, rolling together with the palms of your hands to create cookie dough balls. (One batch makes about 15 cookie dough balls).

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for several months. If frozen, bring to room temperature before eating.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also add some mini chocolate chips or carob chips to the batter after step 2. Chocolate isn’t AIP, but if you make your own AIP-compliant carob chips, the whole recipe will still be AIP compliant. Healing Family Eats has an easy carob chip recipe here, if you want to give it a shot. Just look how tasty it looks!

Chai cookie dough with chocolate chips in a charcoal bowl.

Other recipes to try

Looking for another tasty treat that is super quick to whip up? Try one of these other AIP treat recipes from the blog:

3-Ingredient Carob Nice Cream

Coconut Collagen Bliss Balls

4-Ingredient Carob Date Bars

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Chai cookie dough in a charcoal bowl with cinnamon sticks off to the side.

Chai-Spiced Edible Cookie Dough (with Collagen!)

  • Author: Andrea
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 15 servings 1x
  • Category: Desserts and Treats
  • Method: Mix
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This Chai-Spiced Edible Cookie Dough recipe is not only a tasty AIP or Paleo treat, it’s also packed with gut-healing collagen protein!


Ingredients

Scale

3 Tbsp collagen peptides

1 cup tigernut flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 tsp vanilla powder (or alcohol-free vanilla extract)

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp ground mace

pinch of sea salt

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

1/4 cup raw honey


Instructions

Add all dry ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine and break up any clumps.

Add coconut oil and honey to the bowl and stir well with a spatula to combine.

Optionally, scoop into bite-sized balls, rolling together with the palms of your hands to create cookie dough balls. (One batch makes about 15 cookie dough balls).

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for several months. If frozen, bring to room temperature before eating.



Notes

Nutrition facts are estimates, only.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 99
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 3g

Keywords: chai, cookie dough, edible, aip, paleo

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