Tradition With A Twist: 3 Protein-Rich Cookie Recipes

Who doesn't love mom's cookies? These healthier snickerdoodle, oatmeal raisin, and chocolate peanut butter cookie recipes turn traditional cheats into a protein-powered treats!

Some of my favorite childhood memories are of baking cookies with my mom. I'd sit on the counter and fight my brother for the right to stir with the wooden spoon. I ate more dough than I did actual cookies. Those were great days, and surprisingly, my life hasn't changed drastically—I still cook with my mom, fight with my brother, and enjoy cookies.

One thing that does differ, however, is my nutritional awareness. So when I was feeling particularly nostalgic, I decided to adapt my favorite childhood cookie recipes to fit my current protein-rich nutrition plan! Much to my delight, the recipes worked. I got cookies that tasted like I remember, but had an extra nutritional punch. They're also gluten-free!

Here are three recipes for traditional cookies with more protein, less sugar, and the same delicious taste. Prepare yourself for a punch of protein awesomeness and get ready to become your neighborhood (protein) Cookie Monster!

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a bowl, combine whey, almond flour, Splenda, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. There are two ways to make the sweet potato puree. One: Skin and dice a sweet potato, boil it for approximately 25 minutes until the chunks are soft, and then puree them in a blender with a bit of water. Two: Buy canned sweet potato or pumpkin puree.
  4. Mix puree with butter, egg white, and vanilla extract.
  5. Stir in dry ingredients to puree mixture.
  6. On a greased cookie sheet, place spoonfuls of cookie dough about two inches apart.
  7. Use a spoon or the bottom of a glass to flatten the cookie dough. Since the dough is a bit sticky, you'll probably have to go back and forth between the cookies and cup of water. (Or, if you don't plan on sharing, there's no harm in licking the back of the spoon!)
  8. Sprinkle the flat cookies with cinnamon.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown around the edges.
  10. Smile, devour, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size Per cookie, recipe makes 18
Amount per serving
Calories 64
Total Fat 3g
Total Carbs 3g
Protein 5g

Snickerdoodle Cookies PDF (93.5 KB)


Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookies

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Mix whey, almond flour, oats, Splenda, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a large bowl.
  3. Rinse garbanzo beans and puree them. Mix puree with egg, butter, vanilla, raisins, and walnuts.
  4. Combine puree mixture with the dry ingredients.
  5. Grease a cookie sheet and place dough in small spoonfuls two inches apart. Flatten dough with spoon or bottom of a cup.
  6. Bake for 7-10 minutes.
Notes
  1. You can use quick oats if you want a softer texture.
  2. Try using golden raisins for a different flavor if you're not sensitive to sulfides.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size Per cookie, recipe makes 18
Amount per serving
Calories 71
Total Fat 2g
Total Carbs 7g
Protein 5g

Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookies PDF (81.7 KB)


Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients
  • 2 scoops Chocolate Myofusion Protein
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup Almond Meal Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Adzuki Beans, pureed
  • 3 tbsp melted low-calorie Butter
  • 1/2 bar melted Dark Chocolate
  • 1/4 cup Dark Chocolate Mini Chips
  • 1/4 cup Peanut Butter Chips
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix protein, cocoa, almond flour, and baking soda.
  3. Puree adzuki beans with a little water. Combine with butter, melted chocolate, and chocolate and peanut butter chips.
  4. Combine puree with protein mixture.
  5. Grease a cookies sheet and place dough in small spoonfuls two inches apart. Flatten dough with spoon or bottom of a cup.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes
Notes
  1. This batter has a slightly runny consistency. Don't worry! If it makes you nervous, just add a bit more protein powder until you can spoon the dough on the cookie sheet.
  2. If you can't find or don't have adzuki beans, replace with black beans. They just have a slightly stronger flavor.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size Per cookie, recipe makes 18
Amount per serving
Calories 72
Total Fat 4g
Total Carbs 5g
Protein 4g

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies PDF (81.8 KB)