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Chocolate chip protein cookie

Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

These Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies taste just like the traditional cookie, without the bad stuff. Soft, chewy, tender and crispy on the outside these cookies are a must-try.

Course Dessert, Protein, Snack, treat
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip cookies, protein cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 11 Cookies
Calories 268 kcal
Author One Clever Chef



  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Using a fine-meshed strainer, sift 1 3/4 cup almond flour and 1/2 cup protein powder into a large mixing bowl. Add 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp xantham gum, stir well. Set aside.

  4. Melt 3/4 cup butter (measured liquid). I melted mine in the microwave using a glass measuring cup. (Alternately, you could brown the butter on the stove for even more flavor). Pour the liquid butter in a large mixing bowl and stir in 1/2 cup erythritol and 1 tsp espresso powder (espresso powder is optional).

  5. Using a hand mixer, stir in the 2 eggs, one at a time. Mix until very smooth (1-2 minutes).

  6. Gradually pour the dry ingredients into the mixture while constantly mixing, using the hand mixer. Mix until almost combined (not fully combined).

  7. Fold in the chocolate chips, stir gently until just combined.

  8. Scoop the dough (I used an ice cream scoop) on the baking sheet, leaving at least an inch of free space between the cookies. Slightly flatten each cookie using a spoon. Make them about 3/4 inch thick.

  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes (mine were ready at 11 minutes), or until the edges start getting darker.

  10. Let cool a few minutes. When the cookies are cold enough to be manipulated, transfer them on a cooling rack.

  11. Storage Instructions: Can be kept at room temperature for up to 3 days in a sealed container. Up to a week in the fridge and 3 months in the freezer.

Recipe Notes

I do not recommend using plant-based protein powder for this recipe. This type of protein powder will absorb moisture differently, resulting in very dry cookies.

Nutrition Information was calculated as written.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 135mg6%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 430IU9%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.