High-Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

These chocolate peanut butter cookies are a delicious, grain-free protein-filled cookie that are a perfect post-workout snack! High-Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies #recipe #healthy #proteinpowder

All I gotta say is that I’ve made this recipe multiple times and I can’t get enough!

They are a spin off of FFF’s Grain-Free Protein Peanut Butter Cookies..but this time I used less coconut sugar…and added chocolatey goodness. I am a huge fan of making a giant batch, freezing them, and eating them as you need them.

High-Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies #recipe #healthy #proteinpowder

Sadly, I don’t have enough self control to make them last over a week.

So I just make another batch 😀

I am excited to explore even more with these nummy protein cookies, by using different kinds of nut butter such as almond or cashew. I’d also love to explore texture and add some whole nuts or seeds.

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Chocolate Protein Cookies
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181 calories | 15g carbs | 11g fat | 8g protein | 10g sugar
Serves: 12-14 cookies
  • 1 cup peanut butter, smooth
  • ½ cup coconut palm sugar
  • 2 scoops (1/2 cup) chocolate protein powder (I use Designer Whey Chocolate, but feel free to use any kind)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 egg, large
  1. First, preheat oven to 350ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and mix until your consistency is like cookie dough. Depending on the thickness of your peanut butter, you may need to add a few more tablespoons of protein powder.
  3. Spoon out 2 tablespoons of dough into your palms and roll into a ball. Flatten between your palms and place on a baking sheet. Use a fork to create classic peanut butter cookie criss-cross marks on your cookie.
  4. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden brown.
  5. Let cool for 10-15 minutes so that the cookies can harden!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie

Shall we take a look at the nutritional information per cookie? 

Nutrition per cookie (1/12)- 181 calories | 15g carbs | 11g fat | 8g protein | 10g sugar

High-Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies #recipe #healthy #proteinpowder

Happy weekend!

Do you use protein powder on a regular basis? If so, what brand do you use?

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  1. says

    These look perfect for snacks for me right now. I have just taken on a job where I on my feet for 9 hours straight and I need fast protein that doesn’t need to be in the fridge :)

      • says

        It is really exhausting but really fun at the same time. I am working for a whole foods and yoga cafe which is a complete change for me but exciting. Will be great to support me when I am studying :)

  2. says

    Wow cookies like these are enough motivation to work out…although I’m not I could wait that long to dig in ;)! Lately I’ve been using Vega One but I am going to switch back to Sunwarrior- cheaper and more importantly, it tastes better!

  3. says

    just like we were boxing kangaroos, we’re boxing…cookies? Protein cookies too. BOOM. snap. crackle.pop.

    I use protein powder regularly- I love optimum nutrition casein, especially in baked goods.

    I once tried designer whey. White chocolate maybe? It spilt in my gym bag and looked like crack.

  4. says

    YUM!!! Have you ever tried baking with xylitol? It would cut the carbs and calories down on this recipe while maintaining the flavor.

    Love the pictures, too!

  5. says

    What a good idea to get more protein in. What’s the texture like on these cookies? Is it… cookie-ish? They look like they are. Yum. Pinning this for later!

  6. says

    These cookies sound great!! I have to make them asap once I’m back home.
    I have protein powder by the protein works, vanilla and cookies &cream flavour. I don’t use it regularly because it’s expensive for me and I like to use it as a treat. I like it in smoothies and baked goods, or protein pancakes /waffles! Plain protein shakes are boring! 😉

  7. Kerry says

    I made these and added a topping of Greek yogurt “frosting” right before eating. “Frosting” consists of Greek yogurt, coco powder, and sweetener of your choice.

  8. Elise says

    I made these using PB2 in place of regular peanut butter. The batter never really became cookie dough like, despite adding 4 extra tbsps of protein powder. The finished cookie also had a weird texture. Think it was the PB2?

    • says

      Hi! I definitely think it was the PB2. I consider peanut butter more of a “liquid” when it comes to properties and recipes. So sorry you had issues!

  9. Gabriela says


    These sound amazing, but i am allergic to peanut butter so i was wondering if theres anything I can replace it with?

    • michelle hersh says

      Hey Alicia! Unfortunately that isn’t a good substitution for coconut palm sugar. I would only recommend subbing for another sugar!


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