Whey Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies

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A heartier alternative to the traditional chocolate chip cookie. Feel better about cheating on your diet with these whey protein cookies.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups vanilla-flavored whey protein powder

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 6 tablespoons sucralose and brown sugar blend (such as Splenda® brown sugar blend)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 (10 ounce) bag chocolate chips

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (Optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Combine whey protein, whole wheat flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

  3. Beat butter, white sugar, brown sugar substitute, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing each one in fully before adding the next. Slowly beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts by hand.

  4. Drop tablespoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden brown, 9 to 12 minutes. Let cool for about 2 minutes before removing cookies from the sheets and placing on cooling racks.

Cook's Notes:

You can use Splenda(R) instead of white sugar for a lower-sugar alternative.

You can use any type of morsels you prefer, and any of your favorite chopped nuts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

140 Calories
8g Fat
11g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 140
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 9g
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 47mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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