So I’m kinda in love with peanut butter cookies.
Well, I guess cookies – in general.
But peanut butter IN a cookie? Yes, please!
Problem with cookies is they’re not the best things for a healthy diet.
Not that I can’t enjoy one or two on a cheat day here and there. But, it got me thinking…wouldn’t it be awesome if peanut butter cookies were actually healthy?
After fantasizing about this question for probably way too long, I decided to make healthy peanut butter cookies.
Because, sometimes, you just gotta get creative!
After some trials, I came up with these tasty peanut butter protein cookies right here. They use only 4 ingredients, have no refined flours (no flour at all, actually!) and use unrefined coconut sugar. Plus, each cookie has about 9 grams of protein and is absolutely delicious.
So, if you’re like me and you drool over the idea of healthy, high-protein treats, try these healthy peanut butter protein cookies and your day will totally be made.
Maybe even your LIFE!
A quick word on peanut butters. Sadly, not all peanut butters are created equal. Some are very refined, contain tons of sugar (including high fructose corn syrup) and hydrogenated oils. If you’re looking for the best (cleanest) peanut butter you can find, you can either make your own or find ones that contain only peanuts (or as few ingredients as possible).
It may take some searching, but I think you’ll be shocked at your current peanut butter once you take a look at the ingredients. Warning: it’s gonna be a sad day. So make it better with tasty peanut butter protein cookies. 🙂
Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2/3 cup coconut sugar
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 2 eggs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Combine the peanut butter, coconut sugar, eggs, and vanilla protein powder in a large bowl and mix together until the consistency resembles cookie dough. (Some peanut butters can be creamier than others - so if your mixture looks a little too liquidy, you can add a little more protein powder or, if it looks too dry and crumbly, you can add a little more peanut butter.)
- 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.
- Flatten the ball between your palms and then place on the prepared cookie sheet.
- Repeat with the remaining dough, leaving space in between the cookies on the baking sheet.
- 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.
- Transfer the cookie sheet into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies just slightly start to turn brown.
- Remove from the oven and let sit for a couple minutes to set before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.
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