• Jackie Brubaker

Reluctant Housewife: Power Protein Cookies, because we need more power in cookies in our lives



Okay, the new year is here and it's time to amp up our work outs, our headspace and our cookie game! After feeling the sugar rush of the holiday season slowly come down from that sugar high with healthy protein cookies!


This recipe comes from the Women's Health Magazine recipe called Mix and Match Protein Cookies. You can choose either a vanilla protein powder base or a chocolate protein powder base or like I did use unsweetened. This cookie is sooo versitile and just delicious! I love that every time I eat one I know I'm getting tons of non-animal protein and they taste like regular cookies! The dough alone contains more than 6 grams of protein per sweet snack—about as much as you'd find in an egg. Whip up a batch and share them with your gym buddies, and don't forget to let them know you came up with the recipe yourself.


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Power Protein Cookies


1. Choose Your Dough Base


Vanilla Protein Cookie Dough


In a medium bowl, sift together 1/2 cup protein powder, 3/4 cup oat flour, 1 1/4 cups almond meal, 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together 6 Tbsp (3/4 stick) melted butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup almond butter. Whisk in 2 large eggs, one at a time, then 1 tsp vanilla extract.


Add flour mixture and mix until fully incorporated.


Chocolate Protein Cookie Dough


In a medium bowl, sift together 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder, 1/2 cup dutch-processed cocoa powder, 1/4 cup oat flour, 1 1/4 cups almond meal, 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together 6 Tbsp (3/4 stick) melted and cooled butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup almond butter. Whisk in 4 large eggs, one at a time, then 1 tsp vanilla extract.


Add flour mixture and mix until fully incorporated.


2. Pick Your Mix-Ins

We like a combo of crunchy, chewy, and extra sweetness, but as long as you don't exceed 2 1/2 cups total, you're golden! Fold in your mix-ins, then let dough sit to hydrate, covered with plastic wrap at room temperature for 10 minutes.








3. Bake the Cookies

Scoop ¼ cup mounds of the dough (you should have about 24), and space them evenly on parchment-lined sheet trays. Press tops of cookies down to form flattened discs, and bake at 350°F for 10 minutes. Rotate the pan and bake until set around the edges, about 3 minutes more.


And, that's it! Keep covered with plastic wrap or an air tight container in the fridge up to five days and on the counter up to 4 days!


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