Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Have your cookies and protein too with our favorite Chocolate Protein Cookies. These delicious chocolate peanut butter protein cookies are gluten free, grain free, and made with your favorite protein powder. Bonus! They are under 200 calories and you get 10g protein per cookie.

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 11 minutesTotal: 21 minutes
Fat 12 Carbs 15 Protein 10
Yield 12 cookies 1x


  • 1 cup all-natural smooth peanut butter*
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate whey protein powder*
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 2 large eggs
  • optional: 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. First, preheat oven to 350ºF and spray a baking sheet with coconut oil cooking spray.
  2. Place all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and mix. The consistency should be similar to cookie dough. It should NOT be crumbly and if it is, this is a sign your peanut butter is not drippy enough and we recommend adding 1-2 teaspoons of melted coconut oil.
  3. Spoon out 2 tablespoons of dough into your palms and roll into a ball. Flatten cookie dough between your palms creating a cookie shape and place on baking sheet. Note that your cookies won’t expand a lot, so flattening is important.
  4. Optionally place mini chocolate chips on top of each cookie.
  5. Bake at 350ºF for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Let cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pan so that the protein cookies can set. If you remove them too soon, they may break in half.

Tips & Notes

  • Peanut butter: make sure that you use a drippy, all-natural peanut butter such as Smuckers, 365 or Kirkland.
  • Protein Powder: for this recipe, we recommend whey protein. Our favorites include Tera’s Whey and Organic Valley.
  • Nutrition information is without chocolate chips.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cookie Calories: 199 Sugar: 11 Fat: 12 Carbohydrates: 15 Fiber: 2 Protein: 10
Author: Lee Hersh

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