Best Protein Cookie Recipes

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Fresh baked cookies are a scrumptious treat for many. Who doesn't like to indulge in a warm chocolate chip cookie or chewy peanut butter cookie? But once you eat one (or two or three), you may feel a sugar rush or guilty about indulging in empty calories and excess carbs. However, you're in luck! You can bake homemade protein cookies with a few simple ingredients. Below are a few of our favorite protein cookie recipes that are actually a healthy and protein-packed treat!

protein vegan chocolate chip cookie



  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 2 scoops Smooth Vanilla Clean Lean Protein
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 T almond milk
  • 3 T maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1 flax egg (1 T of ground flaxseed mixed with 2.5 tablespoons water)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix dry ingredients.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
  4. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated into a dough.
  5. Spoon dough onto a lined or greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes.

no sugar sugar cookies



  • 3/4 cup Nuzest Smooth Vanilla Clean Lean Protein
  • 3/4 cup + 3 tbsp cashew flour
  • 3 tbsp maple sugar
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 flax eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Set oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Make flax eggs: 3TB warm water + 1 TB of flax seed meal = 1 flax eggs. Make 2 flax eggs by mixing 6TB warm water with 2TB flax seed meal and allow it to sit for 3 minutes or so. Set it aside.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients together. Mix wet ingredients together.
  4. Mix wet in with the dry ingredients and combine. Dough will seem crumbly, but using your hands, you’ll be able to form a dough ball.
  5. Roll out between parchment paper using the 1/4 inch size on your rolling pin. Or, if you have a traditional rolling pin, take your best guess.
  6. Use cookie cutters. Heads up — the dough can be super fragile. Take your time. Place cookies on parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 8 minutes (Softer cookies) until edges start to brown. Bake for 10-11ish minutes (Crunchier cookies). Allow to fully cool before decorating.

For the Frosting

  1. Mix about 4 tbsp (or more) of maple cream and add the desired amount of Color Kitchen Foods food coloring. Add to a ziplock bag, cut a corner (start small) and decorate your cookies.
  2. Allow frosting to harden on your cookies or eat them right away. Enjoy.
protein in its purest form

matcha sugar cookies



  • 1/2 cup Nuzest Vanilla Matcha Clean Lean Protein
  • 1 cup finely ground almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup applesauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add dry ingredients into a food processor and pulse to combine.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and process on high until incorporated.
    Place dough in a mound on parchment paper. Cover with additional sheet of parchment and use a rolling pin to flatten dough.
  4. Remove parchment and bake for 10 minutes.
    Remove from oven and let dough cool slightly.
  5. Use cookie cutters to cut fun designs and place cookie shapes on a second parchment covered cookie sheet.
  6. Cook an additional 7-8 minutes (longer if you like a crispy cookie). Remove from oven and let cook.
  7. Decorate as desired. Keep leftovers in refrigerator for up to three days.

no bake chocolate cookies



  • 1/2 cup Nuzest Rich Chocolate Clean Lean Protein

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds
  • 1/2 cup oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 2 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


    1. Put all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until you get a chewy consistency.

    2. Make 20-22 small balls and press each with your thumb.

    3. Use desire fillings to make the sandwiches, such as protein icing or DIY chocolate hazelnut spread.

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