4 Irresistible Protein Paleo Cookies

Enjoy these 4 different ways to make irresistible protein paleo cookies using paleo baking flour for some cookie baking magic.  This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.

4 Irresistible Protein Paleo Cookies | Enjoy these 4 different ways to make irresistible paleo protein cookies using paleo baking flour for some cookie baking magic. A Sweet Pea Chef AD @bobsredmill

I think we all can agree there’s something special about cookies.  Whether it’s because they’re sweet and handheld or they remind us of our youth, enjoying a freshly baked cookie is one of life’s great treasures.

BUT what about maintaining a healthy lifestyle?

Is it possible to eat cookies and still follow the “rules” so you don’t fall off the wagon?

YES!  The best way, I’ve found, to enjoy your healthy lifestyle is to have these tasty treats built in — whether they’re sweet or savory.   Just because you’re going to enjoy a sweet treat doesn’t mean you don’t want to use the best ingredients you can, right?  Part of eating well is to choose the very best ingredients so you take care of your body and your tastebuds.

And, yes, I totally just explained all of this so I could introduce to you 4 very amazing, very sweet-tastic paleo cookies to do just that: enjoy!

How to Make Paleo Cookies

You might be surprised at how easy it is to make paleo cookies. Like clean eating, paleo recipes don’t allow for any processed ingredients. That means no refined sugar or flour.

The main difference between clean eating and paleo, however, is that paleo doesn’t allow for any grains, either. So, if a clean eating recipe calls for whole wheat pastry flour, for example, that would work for a paleo recipe.

Instead of grains in cookies and baked goods, paleo recipes call for any of the following substitutions:

  • Almond flour
  • Chickpea flour
  • Tapioca starch
  • Cassava flour
  • Coconut flour
  • Hazelnut flour

Remembering which flours to use and what amount of liquid ratios can get a little tricky, which is why I like using Bob’s Red Mill paleo baking flour because it’s an awesome blend of several paleo flours and makes paleo baking super easy.

All four paleo cookies laying a rimmed baking sheet next to a bag of paleo baking flour. The four cookies are peanut butter paleo cookies, chia seed lemon cookies, chocolate chunk paleo cookies, and no oatmeal oatmeal raisin cookies.

Are Paleo Cookies Healthy?

Paleo cookies are definitely a healthy option if you’re trying to follow a clean eating lifestyle and you’d like to avoid processed foods. Paleo takes clean eating a step further by removing any grains, meaning no oats or wheat, which can be necessary for those looking to avoid gluten, too.

How to Add Protein to Paleo Cookies

As you might imagine, not many protein powders would be considered paleo since they are often quite processed and contain artificial ingredients. While some do exist, there are other options for how to add protein to paleo cookies that aren’t protein powder. Here are some of the options:

  • Chia seeds
  • Nut butter
  • Eggs
  • Hemp seeds
  • Chlorella

My favorite ways to include protein into paleo cookies is to use chia seeds, eggs, and nut butters – particularly peanut butter and almond butter, all of which are used in the recipes below.  Adding protein to cookies is a great way to make them a well-balanced sweet treat you can feel good about.

Now, onto the cookies!

1. Peanut Butter Paleo Cookies

Peanut butter paleo cookies stacked on top of each other, setting next to raw peanuts.

Ingredients needed to make protein peanut butter paleo coolkies, which include peanut butter, coconut sugar, eggs, and paleo baking flour.

Peanut Butter Paleo Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

You're gonna love these four ingredient peanut butter paleo cookies!

Categories: Cookie, Dessert, Snack, Sweet, Sweet Treat
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 113 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F and lining a cookie sheet with parchment paper and then set it aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add peanut butter, coconut sugar, Bob’s Red Mill paleo flour, and a couple eggs.
  3. Stir together until fully incorporated.
  4. Now, scoop out about 2 tablespoons of the batter and roll it into a ball using your hands. You may need to wet your hands with a few drops of water to keep the batter from sticking.
  5. Flatten the ball between your palms and then place on the prepared cookie sheet.
  6. Repeat with the remaining dough, leaving space in between the cookies on the baking sheet.
  7. Using a fork, press down gently on each cookie to create criss-cross marks. If the fork sticks, you can dip it in water as necessary.
  8. Transfer the cookie sheet into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies just slightly start to turn brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and let sit for a couple minutes to set before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Paleo Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 26
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.9g4%
Saturated Fat 0.4g2%
Cholesterol 2.1mg1%
Sodium 37mg2%
Carbohydrates 16.8g6%
Fiber 0.6g2%
Protein 3.7g7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

2. Chia Seed Lemon Paleo Cookies

Chia seed lemon paleo cookies stacked on top of each other, setting next to fresh lemon and chia seeds. Ingredients needed for chia seed lemon paleo cookies, which includes fresh lemon, lemon zest, chia seeds, paleo baking flour, pure maple syrup, and eggs.

Chia Seed Lemon Paleo Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

These Chia Seed Lemon Paleo Cookies are chewy, lemony, and full of tart goodness. 

Categories: Baking, Cookie, gluten free, Paleo, Sweet, Sweet Treat
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 141 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill paleo baking flour
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest (about 1 medium lemon)
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 medium lemon)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, add our Bob’s Red Mill paleo baking flour, lemon juice, lemon zest, chia seeds, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and pure maple syrup.  Stir together until fully incorporated.

  3. Now, scoop out about 2 tablespoons of the batter and transfer to the cookie sheet.
  4. Shape the dough into a round cookie, using water to help keep it from sticking to your hands, as needed.
  5. Repeat with the remaining dough, leaving space in between the cookies on the baking sheet.
  6. Place the cookie sheet into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies just slightly start to turn brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and let sit for a couple minutes to set before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Chia Seed Lemon Paleo Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.6g15%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 38.2mg13%
Sodium 164.2mg7%
Carbohydrates 12.9g4%
Fiber 0.6g2%
Sugar 5.1g6%
Protein 8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

3. Chocolate Chunk Paleo Cookies

Dark Chocolate Chunk paleo cookies stacked on top of each other, setting next to dark chocolate morsels. Ingredients needed to make the chocolate chunk paleo cookies, which includes almond butter, chocolate morsels, maple syrup, egg, cocoa powder, coconut oil, and paleo baking flour.

Chocolate Chunk Paleo Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

These chocolate chunk paleo cookies are rich and loaded with chocolate and protein.

Categories: Clean Eating, Cookie, Dessert, gluten free, Paleo, Sweet, Sweet Treat
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 93 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
  • cup  creamy almond butter
  • 1/2  pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill paleo baking flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • eggs
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate morsels
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, add the almond butter, cocoa powder, Bob’s Red Mill paleo baking flour, pure maple syrup, coconut oil, and eggs.

  3. Stir together until fully incorporated, then add in the dark chocolate chunks or chips, and fold into the batter.
  4. Now, scoop out about 2 tablespoons of the batter and transfer to the cookie sheet.
  5. Shape the dough into a cookie, using water to help keep it from sticking to your hands, as needed.
  6. Repeat with the remaining dough, leaving space in between the cookies on the baking sheet.

  7. Place the cookie sheet into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies just slightly start to turn brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and let sit for a couple minutes to set before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chunk Paleo Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 51
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.7g9%
Saturated Fat 2.9g15%
Cholesterol 5.8mg2%
Sodium 62.2mg3%
Carbohydrates 10.1g3%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 4.2g5%
Protein 3.9g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

4. No Oatmeal Oatmeal Paleo Cookies

No oatmeal oatmeal raisin paleo cookies stacked on top of each other, setting next to raisins. Ingredients needed for the no oatmeal oatmeal raisin paleo cookies, which include eggs, raisins, sea salt, pure maple syrup, paleo baking flour, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.

No Oatmeal Oatmeal Raisin Paleo Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

These Oatmeal Raisin Paleo Cookies contain no oats but taste just like a real oatmeal raisin cookie!

Categories: Clean Eating. Gluten-Free, Cookie, Dessert, Paleo, Sweet, Sweet Treat
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 79 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, add our Bob’s Red Mill paleo baking flour, sea salt, ground cinnamon, eggs, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract, and stir to combine.

  3. Stir together until fully incorporated, then add in the raisins, and fold into the batter.
  4. Now, scoop out about 2 tablespoons of the batter and transfer to the cookie sheet.
  5. Shape the dough into a round cookie, using water to help keep it from sticking to your hands, as needed.
  6. Repeat with the remaining dough, leaving space in between the cookies on the baking sheet.
  7. Place the cookie sheet into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies just slightly start to turn brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and let sit for a couple minutes to set before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
No Oatmeal Oatmeal Raisin Paleo Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 79 Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.6g2%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 27.2mg1%
Carbohydrates 18.1g6%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 7.2g8%
Protein 3.9g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Stacks of paleo cookies in a row, which includes chocolate chunk paleo cookies, chia seed lemon paleo cookies, peanut butter paleo cookies, and no oatmeal oatmeal raisin cookies.

So the big questions is which paleo cookie would YOU choose?

1. Peanut Butter
2. Chia Seed Lemon
3. Chocolate Chunk
4. No-Oatmeal Oatmeal Raisin

Secret hidden answer: 5: ALL of them! 🙋

4 Irresistible Paleo Cookies

This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.  This post contains affiliate links for products I use regularly and highly recommend.

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

2 thoughts on “4 Irresistible Protein Paleo Cookies

  1. I tried making the lemon chia seed cookies and they stayed in balls and never spread or anything… dry and crumbly. Any suggestions of what I did wrong? Thanks!

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