14 Easy and Delicious Protein Cookie Recipes

If you are looking for a way to easily add more protein into your diet and quench your sweet tooth, here are several protein cookie recipes for you to enjoy.

Adding protein to your daily protein count can seem a little tricky sometimes. We all have those days where we struggle to meet our numbers on My Fitness Pal or other apps. Finding new ways to add more protein and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time is a no-brainer.

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Personally, I start my day with a homemade oatmeal protein cookie. I’ll add the recipe below. I’ve tweaked it over the years, and I’m pretty happy with it. It has some fiber too, which is always good.

Feel free to tweak any recipe a bit, but be aware when adding more dry or wet ingredients. You will need to keep the ratio close to the original recipe, so you have well-formed cookies that bake well.

If you want to make sure you have exact macro counts, then take the time to weigh out the dough. When I make my oatmeal protein cookie mix, I only want to deal with two cookie sheets. So, I know to divide the dough into 30 dough balls.

After doing this a few times, you will get pretty good at judging what size dough ball you need. You can add the recipe into your app and set the serving per recipe.

Baking Tip: – bake them one cookie sheet at a time in the oven. Protein cookies can tend to be a little dry. Cooking one sheet at a time helps keep the moisture in them consistent.

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Protein Cookie Recipes!

1. Protein Cookies (4 Ingredients!)

This one is easy- peanut butter, chocolate chips, brown sugar, and protein powder. Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 8g |

2. Protein Cookies {5 Simple Ingredients}

Another super easy one: banana, peanut butter, chocolate chips, oats, and protein powder. Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g |

3. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Cookies

This one is more traditional: banana, peanut butter, chocolate chips, oats, and protein powder. Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g |

4. Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies (with coconut)

If you love coconut, this one is for you! : coconut, chocolate chips, oats, raisins, and protein powder. Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g |

5. Oatmeal Protein Cookies with Blueberries

Calling all blueberry lovers, this one is for you! : blueberries, banana, oats, and protein powder. Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 7.1g | Fat: 3.4g 

Baking Tip- You decide how many cookies you make from the dough. If you like the macro ratio, you can make a bigger cookie and have it as a meal cookie or large snack. If you would rather have a tasty protein-enriched morsel of goodness, make them small.

6. 5-Ingredient Oat Protein Cookies {vegan, oil-free, gluten-free}

Vegan and gluten-free: blueberries, banana, oats, and protein powder. Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3.8g 

7. Keto Peanut Butter Protein Cookie – No Oats

Keto-friendly cookies are delicious: peanut butter, chocolate chips, and bone broth protein powder. Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.4g | Protein: 6.7g | Fat: 9.9g 

8. Low-Calorie High-Protein Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodles get their distinctive taste from Cream Of Tarter – make sure you have it! almond flour and protein powder. (no oats) Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g 

9. Vanilla Bean Protein Sugar Cookies

Sometimes all you need is a basic yummy vanilla cookie – ! regular flour and protein powder. (no oats) Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.1g | Protein: 6.8g | Fat: 6.5g 

10. Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie (without oats or peanut butter)

Snickerdoodles get their distinctive taste from Cream Of Tarter – make sure you have it! almond flour and protein powder. (no oats) Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.1g | Protein: 6.8g | Fat: 6.5g 

Baking Tip- Always bake cookies on a baking mat on your cookie sheet. I’ve been using one for years, and I have not burned a cookie since. It’s so great to have perfectly cooked cookies. The cookies will not stick to it like glue. I usually pick them up with my finger after they have cooled.

11. Double Chocolate Protein Cookies

Bring on the CHOCOLATE – – Cocoa powder, chocolate protein mix, and chocolate chips! (no oats, no peanut butter) Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5.4g 

12. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

CHOCOLATE and Peanut Butter – oh my!- – Cocoa powder, chocolate protein mix, peanut butter, and chocolate chips! (no oats, no peanut butter) Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g 

13. 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Thick Peanut Butter and Oats is the mix here. Keep them thick, and you will be happy with the moisture. Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g 

14. Single S’mores Protein Cookie you will want Smore of

S’mores is always a treat, and these have protein. Keep them big if you want a meal cookie, or make them smaller for a treat. Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.5g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 10.8g 

My Oatmeal Protein Cookie Recipe

Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g 

  • 6 Tbl unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup molassas
  • 1/2 cup flax
  • 3 scoops vanilla protein (the 31g scooper size)
  • 3 Tbl pumpkin pie mix powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups whole oats

I’m not a personal recipe blogger. So, here is what I do. I have a stand mixer (I’m so spoiled by this device!)

  1. blend together the butter, eggs and brown sugar
  2. add everything else in except the oats – mix well
  3. add in the oats

I equally divide the dough into 30 cookies. Bake one tray at a time at 350 degrees for 11 minutes.

These might be a little low on the protein amount compared to other cookies. I deal with IBS, and having one of these each morning helps keep my digestive system running a little better. I’m a little heavy on carbs as my first meal and especially if I’m intermittent fasting. Carbs slowly wake up my gut, whereas lots of protein for a first meal usually is an abrupt awakening with pain. So, carbs are fantastic.

Final Thoughts

If you have a sweet tooth, protein cookies come in real handy. I’ve eaten one of mine almost every day for the past four years that I’ve been tracking macros. I don’t track every day, but I’m aware of my protein count on most days.

You can mess around with recipes; just be aware of keeping the moisture right, so the cookies come out a little moist unless you like them crunchy. You can add dried fruit and chocolate chips without messing with moisture content. If you want a more oversized cookie, go for it; just adjust the macros.

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