My kids gobbled these cookies up with no complaints. Actually, they loved them and went back for seconds. You won’t feel a bit deprived when you eat one of these healthier peanut butter protein cookies.
Peanut Butter Protein Cookies Make A Great Snack!
There’s very little sugar in these peanut butter protein cookies. They are sweetened with a small amount of maple sugar, a natural sweetener made from pure maple sap and the sugar-free sweetener in the protein powder. If you can’t find maple sugar in your area, you can substitute with natural brown sugar. They both turn out great. I would caution against using coconut sugar, because it will make them too dry.
For the protein powder, I used Quest’s peanut butter protein powder with great results. I cannot guarantee the same results with another protein powder, they are not all created equal when it comes to baking. These guilt-free cookies can satisfy your sweet tooth without sabotaging your diet. Enjoy!
I don’t recommend a pure, natural peanut butter for this recipe where the oil tends to separate from the nut butter. It will make them too dry. Use a no-stir peanut butter that’s creamy that contains added oil to give them a better texture. I have used the Skippy Natural creamy peanut butter and Natural Jiff peanut butter with great success.
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter I used Simple Truth Organic
- 3 tbsp maple sugar can sub unrefined cane sugar or coconut sugar
- 1 whole egg
- 1 tsp good quality vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Quest peanut butter protein powder or your favorite brand
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Mix all ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended
- Roll into tablespoon-size balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Press down on center with a fork and repeat to make the criss-cross pattern
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until firm
- Cool and enjoy.