Snacks Alive ! Mix-And-Match Protein Cookies

Create your own protein-packed treats with this easy-to-follow formula.

BY THE WOMEN’S HEALTH TEST KITCHEN; PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIELLE DALY; FOOD STYLING BY JUDY KIM

Protein cookies are the latest way to get your fix of everyone’s favorite muscle-building macro. But you can do better than the store-bought options out there. Follow these easy steps to create a much more delicious cookie that’s totally customized to your tastes.

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.

VANILLA

Vanilla Protein Cookie Dough

In a medium bowl, sift together 1/2 cup protein powder, 3/4 cup oat flour1 1/4 cups almond meal1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together 6 Tbsp (3/4 stick) melted butter1/4 cup brown sugar1/4 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

Chocolate Protein Cookie Dough

In a medium bowl, sift together 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder1/2 cup dutch-processed cocoa powder1/4 cup oat flour1 1/4 cups almond meal1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together 6 Tbsp (3/4 stick) melted and cooled butter1/4 cup brown sugar1/2 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.

Illustrated by Jewelyn Butron

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.

Some Of Our Favorite Combos

Almond-Sunflower Seed Protein Cookies
Almond-Sunflower Seed Protein Cookies
Triple Chocolate And Strawberry Protein Cookies
Triple Chocolate And Strawberry Protein Cookies

Get recipes and more cookie idea’s at:

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/a29475530/protein-cookie-variations-combinations/

Author: Dennis Hickey

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