Tasty cookies with a protein supplement, perfect for people who work out and are grossed out by protein shakes. Can substitute flavored supplements for a fruity twist.

Cathy

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and water. Combine the flour, protein powder, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop dough by heaping spoonfuls onto un-greased cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; protein 7.1g 14% DV; carbohydrates 28g 9% DV; fat 10.3g 16% DV; cholesterol 33.4mg 11% DV; sodium 208.5mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2010
Just make sure that your protein powder is heat stable as most aren't. If the protein powder isn't heat stable the protein will break down & you won't be getting the full amount of added protein. Optimal Nutrition makes a heat stable protein called Any Whey. It is heat stable up to 450 degrees. I use it to make my own protein bars. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2003
make sure the protein powder has no noticable taste. Otherwise this is a great cookie! Read More
(8)
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2010
Just make sure that your protein powder is heat stable as most aren't. If the protein powder isn't heat stable the protein will break down & you won't be getting the full amount of added protein. Optimal Nutrition makes a heat stable protein called Any Whey. It is heat stable up to 450 degrees. I use it to make my own protein bars. Read More
(73)
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2003
I was so excited to find a recipe that would use up that extra protein powder I had sitting around my house. I was wondering if the cookies would be any good and they really really were! One note - I did use a chocolate flavored powder which seemed to blend well with the other ingredients. The cookies seem a little 'heavy' but they are soft and delicious! Also my yield was much higher and I made them into what I thought were decent-sized cookies. Thanks for a good and interesting recipe! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2009
great cookie. made some changes. i used milk instead of water. used 3/4 cup peanut butter (crunchy)and added a cut of coconut. i only had strawberry protein so i used that. yummy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2010
I loved this! I used milk as suggested and because of the comments about the consistency of the cookies i.e. cake like I pressed the dough into a 9 x 13 pan. The came out like brownies and were wonderful. I also used splenda brown sugar mix and regular spenda in place of the sugar. I used butter flavored Pam to coat the pan. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2003
make sure the protein powder has no noticable taste. Otherwise this is a great cookie! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2010
I used chocolate protein powder and a little extra peanut butter and milk instead of water. I added rum-soaked raisins to the mix and made the cookies double-sized. A couple that were slightly undercooked were moist in the center others were more cake-like. I recommend the moist ones and next time I want to use vanilla protein powder and white chocolate chips! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2007
Just made a batch but without chocolate chips. The cookies taste great. They're a little dry - you need a glass of water by your side but they're really good. I'm happy to have found a high protein recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2003
they're more of a cake-like cookie but very good! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2011
I used whole wheat flour and Splenda instead of white sugar and they were still tasty! I will definitely make these again and next time I'll follow another reviewer's tip and use milk instead of water. Read More
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