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High-Protein Peanut Butter Cookies

By Holly Darnell, RD

January 25, 2024

High protein peanut butter cookies

Have you ever noticed that the protein cookies, as well as protein bars, you see sold in convenience stores are often peanut butter flavored? That’s because peanut butter imparts one of the most unique, likable flavors and textures.

Of course, the issue with those processed peanut butter protein cookies and bars is all the other ingredients in them. An ultra-processed food, these packaged protein cookies include a laundry list of ingredients you don’t want in your body.

Meanwhile, the standard peanut butter cookie recipe is a little more straightforward, with butter, eggs, flour and plenty of sugar. Hmm, not exactly healthy, plus bankrupt of protein.

Instead, try these high-protein peanut butter cookies that are low in sugar and absolutely delicious. They feature Ancient Nutrition’s breakout hit supplement Multi Collagen Protein Lean powder (light cinnamon flavor). Check out the macros: 11 grams of carbs, 12 grams of fat and 8 grams of protein per 185-calorie cookie.

Protein Peanut Butter Cookie Ingredients

The first two ingredients will look pretty familiar: peanut butter and unsalted butter (or coconut oil). For the peanut butter, choose an organic variety that’s smooth.

Because it provides protein, fat and fiber, peanut butter helps improve satiety, so you may feel satisfied for a longer period of time after eating this peanut butter cookie. You can substitute almond butter if you have a peanut allergy.

For the sweetener, go with coconut sugar — which is made from coconut palm sap. Vanilla extract will add some sophistication to the flavoring. An egg yolk improves the texture and adds more healthy fat.

Rather than going with a white flour, use a Paleo flour blend or make your own gluten-free flour. Mix 1½ cups almond flour, 1 cup arrowroot flour, 1 cup coconut flour and ½ cup tapioca flour in a bowl. Put in an airtight container and store in a dry place.

Peanut butter cookie ingredients

Lastly, you’ll be using Multi Collagen Advanced Lean powder. The light cinnamon flavor marries incredibly well with this peanut butter cookie. A collagen powder from 10 food-based sources, Multi Collagen Advanced Lean Powder is a healthy weight management* supplement designed to help you burn calories and boost your metabolism.

It features a proprietary fat loss blend that includes organic ashwagandha root extract and organic ceylon cinnamon (the most superior variety of cinnamon). Select ingredients are backed by multiple clinical studies.

*In addition to a healthy diet and lifestyle, including regular exercise.

How to Make High-Protein Peanut Butter Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.

In a medium bowl, add butter (or coconut oil) peanut butter (or almond butter), coconut sugar, egg yolk and vanilla extract. Mix with a rubber spatula until fully combined.

Add in Paleo gluten-free flour, Multi Collagen Advanced Lean powder, baking powder and sea salt. Mix until fully combined and no more flour remains.

Peanut butter cookie directions

If the mixture is too dry, add in water one teaspoon at a time until the dough is no longer dry. Dough should be smooth. 

Scoop out the dough and place onto a baking sheet. Using the long tines of a fork, press down on the cookie twice, once vertically and once horizontally, forming a criss cross pattern.

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, until small cracks form on the top. Allow to cool.

To store, cover leftover cookies tightly and store at room temperature for up to two days or in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Other High-Protein Snack Recipes

Recipe developed by Holly Darnell, RD. Holly is a registered dietitian nutritionist who unlocked self-love at the intersection of exceptional food and practical solutions for healthy living. She’s passionate about helping others make simple, positive lifestyle changes on their individual path to healing.

High-Protein Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Category

Desserts, Snacks

Servings

4

Time

25 min (Prep time: 10 min; Cook time: 15 min)

Calories

185

Author

Holly Darnell, RD

With perfect macros — 11 grams of carbs, 12 grams of fat and 8 grams of protein per 185-calorie cookie — this is the perfect mid-afternoon cookie at work … or pre- or post-workout! You can substitute almond butter if you have a peanut allergy.

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or unsalted butter at room temperature

  • 4 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 tablespoons Paleo gluten-free flour blend

  • 1 scoop Multi Collagen Advanced Lean powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.

  2. In a medium bowl, add butter (or coconut oil), peanut butter (or substitute almond butter), coconut sugar, egg yolk and vanilla extract. Mix with a rubber spatula until fully combined.

  3. Add in gluten-free Paleo flour, Multi Collagen Advanced Lean powder, baking powder and sea salt. Mix until fully combined and no more flour remains.

  4. If the mixture is too dry, add in water one teaspoon at a time until the dough is no longer dry. Dough should be smooth. 

  5. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out the dough and place onto a baking sheet. Using the long tines of a fork, press down on the cookie twice, once vertically and once horizontally, forming a criss cross pattern.

  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes, until small cracks form on the top. Allow to cool.

  7. Cover leftover cookies tightly and store at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

1 cookie (34 g) contains:

  • Calories: 185

  • Total Carbohydrates: 11.1 g

  • Fiber: 1.4 g

  • Sugar: 5 g

  • Total Fat: 12.4 g

  • Saturated Fat: 3.9 g

  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.3 g

  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.3 g

  • Trans Fat: 0.1 g

  • Protein: 8.5 g

  • Cholesterol: 54 mg

  • Sodium: 216 mg (14% DV*)

  • Vitamin C: 22 mg (25% DV)

*Daily Value: Percentages are based on a diet of 2,000 calories a day.

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