Recipe - Peanut Butter Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies

These “Peanut Butter Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies” are a yummy gluten-free snack! The high protein content derived from whey protein, eggs, and peanut butter makes it a perfect bite after exercise sessions. 

Protein is essential for overall health. When our body receives the right amount of protein it results in fabulous skin, strong hair, nails, and teeth. Furthermore, it aids in muscle repair and recovery.     

So, munch away a couple of these peanut butter cookies and fill your daily quota of protein & fiber appetizingly!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large egg + 1 egg white
  • 5 cup peanut butter
  • 25 cup coconut sugar
  • 5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 25 tsp salt
  • 5 cup (36g) unflavored whey protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp coconut powder
  • 5 tsp baking soda
  • 3 Tbsp mini chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Firstly, set the oven at 350° F for preheating. Also, ready the baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil.
  • Take a medium-sized bowl and crack the egg in it. Then, add the egg white, peanut butter, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, & salt. Mix the ingredients until well combined.
  • Now, add the whey protein powder, coconut powder, & baking soda. Mix again till you achieve a cookie dough texture which isn’t crumbly.
  • Next, divide the cookie dough into 12-15 portions, roll them into small balls, and place on the lined baking sheet keeping about 2-3 inches gap. Press each ball gently to flatten (as per the cookie-size you desire) and sprinkle some mini chocolate chips on each cookie.
  • Place the baking sheet in the middle rack of the pre-heated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350° F.

Lastly, allow the “Peanut Butter Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies” to cool in the baking sheet for 15 minutes so that they are nicely set and don’t break when removing.

Notes

  • In case your dough turns out crumbly or too tight (mostly happens due to using non-drippy peanut butter), you can correct it by adding 1-2 tsp of melted coconut oil or milk respectively.
  • In case your dough seems too loose, you can fix it by adding some more whey protein powder.
  • Flattening the raw cookie-dough balls with your fingers is a vital step because, while baking, the cookies with puff up but won’t spread in width. Therefore, don’t forget it.
  • If you wish to add flavored whey protein powder, vanilla & chocolate are great options.
  • Palm sugar and light brown sugar are other alternates for coconut sugar. If using Stevie, make sure to use lesser quantity as it is too sweet and may have a slightly bitter after-taste.

Nutrition

The entire batch of Peanut Butter Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies contains-

  • Calories: 1283
  • Protein: 72.57g
  • Fat: 109.78
  • Carbohydrate: 109.78g
  • Sugars: 49.47g