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Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
$4.09 recipe/$0.23 cookie
Peanut butter protein cookies are the perfect dessert or afternoon snack! These healthy cookies are so easy to make, only require one bowl and a spoon, and are naturally vegan, dairy free and gluten free! Ready in just 15 minutes and easy enough for a novice baker!
To the peanut butter mixture, add the maple syrup and protein powder and mix well.
Add the gluten free flour and baking powder and stir well, the batter will be thick.
Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Using a tablespoon, portion out 1 cookie and roll it in your hands. Place on parchment paper and repeat with rest of the dough.
Use your middle three fingers to press down on the top of each cookie to start flattening out the round ball of dough.
Use a fork and create the hatch like markings by pressing it into the cookies and then turning it 90 degrees and pressing again.
Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes (12 minutes for thinner cookies, 15 for thicker cookies).
Take out of the oven and allow to cool at least 5 minutes.
Counter: Store on the countertop in an airtight container 2-3 days.
Fridge: Store in the fridge in an airtight container up to 7 days. Fridge is best!
Freezer: Freeze for up to 3 months. Allow cookies to cool completely before freezing on a wax paper lined tray until frozen solid (2-3 hour). Once frozen, cookies can be added to a freezer safe bag and stored up to 3 months.
Peanut butter: Can also use sunflower seed butter, tahini, almond butter, cashew butter.
Protein powder: If you want a recipe without protein powder, I would suggest you follow this recipe and use peanut butter instead of sunflower seed butter.
Maple Syrup: Brown rice syrup or honey can be used. Also to make it lower in carbs, you could use monk fruit sweetener.
GF Flour: Make this grain free by using cassava flour or tigernut flour in place of the gluten free flour.