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Anna Sward

Ask The Protein Powder Chef: Do You Have A Recipe For Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies?

I have a passion for weightlifting, nutrition, and great-tasting food. My specialty is cooking with protein powder. Ask me a question and I'll turn it into a delicious, protein-filled recipe!
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I love chocolate chip cookies. I've followed a lot of recipes for protein cookies online, but they all turn out dry and rubbery! Is there a way to make high-protein, sugar-free cookies actually taste good? Please say yes!

Thank you for your question! Ever since I started my blog two years ago, I've been experimenting with protein cookies. I've gone through dozens of trials and made many errors, creating batch after batch of "dry and rubbery" cookies like the ones you described.

I didn't give up, though; I just took notes and kept on trying! I tried different ingredients, different protein powders, and different cooking approaches until I was able to separate what works from what doesn't.

To make a great batch of protein cookies, you need to remember three important things:

  1. Make sure your mixture is no more than 1/8 protein powder, especially if you use whey. Otherwise, the whey will cook and your cookies will turn out rubbery and weirdly bread-like.

  2. You need to have some fat in your batter. Egg yolk, nut butter, and coconut butter all work great.

  3. Nuts and flaked coconut are a great way to add both crunch and flavor without adding sugar or carbs.

These guidelines aren't the "end all, be all" of protein cookie-making, but I think they represent three really important guidelines to remember.

OK, enough chit-chat. Let's bake!

Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Ingredients
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate Myofusion protein powder
  • 1/4 cup of coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/4 cup of flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup of milk*
  • 10 ground Brazil nuts
  • 1/8 cup sugar-free dark chocolate chips
    • *(I used coconut milk, but any type will work.)

      Directions
      1. Preheat oven to 340 F or 170 C.
      2. Mix together egg, protein powder, coconut flour, baking soda, coconut, milk, and ground nuts.
      3. Once dough is formed, stir in chocolate chips.
      4. Using a spoon, divide mixture into 12 cookies and place on a sprayed cookie sheet.
      5. Put in oven for 15-20 minutes.
      6. Remove them from the oven as soon as they cook through. It's good if they're a bit soft in the center. Make sure you don't overcook them because they'll dry up and lose their charm if you do.

      7. Let them cool, pour yourself a tall glass of milk and boom! Enjoy a couple of cookies!

      NOtes:

      If you want lower-calorie and lower-fat cookies: use oats instead of flaked coconut, almonds or walnuts instead of Brazil nuts, and cocoa powder instead of chocolate chips.

      Nutrition Facts
      Per cookie
      Amount per serving
      Calories 75.5
      Total Fat4.8g
      Total Carbs3.2g
      Protein3.8g

      Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies PDF (55.5 KB)


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Anna's passion for exercise and nutrition inspired her to create proteinpow.com while she was still in the last year of her Ph.D. program.

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Holly444

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Holly444

There's no stevia or anything else to make it sweet?

Mar 8, 2013 5:52pm | report
 
AnnaSward

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AnnaSward

I find the chocolate myofusion to be sweet enough, Holly, so I didn't add stevia or anything else to make the cookies sweet :-)

Mar 9, 2013 11:45am | report
shanbbg3

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shanbbg3

I made these today. And yes, the protein powder makes them plenty sweet. And the coconut flour and coconut add a slight sweetness too. :)

Mar 10, 2013 12:55pm | report
Carloney

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Carloney

I'm going to have to give these a try.

Mar 8, 2013 8:56pm | report
 
travis132

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travis132

Look like cow patties..

Mar 8, 2013 9:46pm | report
 
Ricebanger

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Ricebanger

Can normal flour be used if coconut flour cant be found?

Mar 8, 2013 10:23pm | report
 
AnnaSward

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AnnaSward

Hmmm not really, I'd use ground almonds to sub the coconut flour instead :-)

Mar 9, 2013 11:45am | report
Casali

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Casali

I would eat it.

Mar 8, 2013 11:02pm | report
 
MusclesMarina01

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MusclesMarina01

That's what she said.

Mar 10, 2013 4:30am | report
PDeV1

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PDeV1

oh yea ! I'll try this next week, for cheat meal haha !

Mar 9, 2013 9:30am | report
 
KingBensjamin

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KingBensjamin

You need to eat more as it is

Mar 12, 2013 6:53am | report
shredduck

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shredduck

Can any propeptide work? I hate the taste of.myofusion

Mar 9, 2013 1:09pm | report
 
AnnaSward

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AnnaSward

Give it a shot? Should do :-)

Mar 14, 2013 7:46am | report
Vitruvian

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Vitruvian

Gonna try this!

Mar 9, 2013 8:16pm | report
 
nicnick187

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nicnick187

I made them and there alright, I guess I put them in to long because there a little dry

Mar 9, 2013 9:54pm | report
 
kev9011

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kev9011

This is great! Every other protein cookie recipe I've tried came out rubbery and not appetizing in ANY way. Excited to try this one and make something that actually looks, feels, and tastes like a cookie. Thanks, Anna! Your recipes always impress me

Mar 9, 2013 11:08pm | report
 
MusclesMarina01

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MusclesMarina01

I had to improvise a bit....

Here's what I did..

My milk expired... so I used heavy cream... I used 4 small eggs... 1/2 cup of myofusion... 1/2 tsp baking soda... I used white flour...tsp of vanilla extract... and a ton of almonds.

I baked at 350 degrees for 20 min...

Then I threw them in the freezer for 5 min to cool off.

WOW.. was it horrible.

Mar 10, 2013 4:20am | report
 
AnnaSward

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AnnaSward

Shocking! not. That combination sounds nasty, I never would have recommended that.

Mar 10, 2013 1:52pm | report
shanbbg3

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shanbbg3

These are great! Made them today. I used almond meal instead of the ground brazil nuts and they turned out just fine! Keep the recipes coming! Love trying new things!!

Mar 10, 2013 12:56pm | report
 
AnnaSward

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AnnaSward

Sweet :-)

Mar 10, 2013 1:53pm | report
andrewk1991

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andrewk1991

I am thinking about trying this except with rocky road protein powder. Would it work to add dehydrated cherries?

Mar 10, 2013 2:40pm | report
 
AnnaSward

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AnnaSward

Whey won't work as well as Myofusion (as myofusion is a blend containing egg etc) BUT I'd give it a shot and yeah the cherries sound yummmmmm!!!!

Mar 14, 2013 7:46am | report
AtinaAquitane

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AtinaAquitane

These cookies are not high in protein. 3.8g?

And I would use oat instead of flake. Check out my blogspot chocolate chip oatmeal cookies or squares recipe if you are not counting calories.

Mar 10, 2013 11:28pm | report
 
JHands45

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JHands45

They are not "high" in protein but they contain a nice balance of healthy macros, including fiber. I subbed the Brazil nuts for an oz of walnuts. And the myofusion for whey/casein metabolic drive and they came out looking exactly like the pictures. Plenty sweet without any added sweeteners. They are the perfect thing to satisfy sweet tooth cravings.

Mar 25, 2013 2:47pm | report
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canadian1970

Can not wait to make these. Thanks been craving cookies lately.

Mar 11, 2013 7:45am | report
 
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