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Peanut Butter Protein Cookies – 2 Recipes!

Ultra soft and chewy peanut butter protein cookies you can feel really good about putting in your body.

Peanut Butter Protein Cookies – Ingredients: 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup protein powder, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp… Full recipe: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2015/12/14/peanut-butter-protein-cookies-vegan/ @choccoveredkt

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Plus, there are two versions, so you can pick your favorite!

But be warned… These peanut butter cookies are pretty darn addictive!

With so many people on special diets these days, giving loved ones a homemade batch of gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-friendly cookies high in protein and nutrition can be a welcome change from the ubiquitous butter-and-sugar Christmas cookies year after year.

There’s no baking required, and you can switch it up to make as many different flavors as you want.

Peanut Butter Protein Cookies – Ingredients: 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup protein powder, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp… Full recipe: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2015/12/14/peanut-butter-protein-cookies-vegan/ @choccoveredkt

 

Peanut Butter Protein Cookies – Ingredients: 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup protein powder, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp… Full recipe: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2015/12/14/peanut-butter-protein-cookies-vegan/ @choccoveredkt

A few weeks ago, in my recipe post for Healthy Apple Pie, I hinted about an upcoming Chocolate Covered Katie television appearance, and today I am finally allowed to reveal the reason I was in New York City for Thanksgiving Break:

I was filming for The Dr. Oz Show!

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The episode—filmed in front of a live audience and airing this coming Friday (December 18th)—covers healthy holiday gift ideas, and these DIY peanut butter protein cookies are one of the four recipes you can see me making on the show!

Peanut Butter Protein Cookies – 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup protein powder, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp… Full recipe: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2015/12/14/peanut-butter-protein-cookies-vegan/ @choccoveredkt

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Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Adapted from Homemade Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Peanut Butter Protein Cookies – 2 Recipes!

Total Time: 5m
Yield: Depends on size of cookie cutter
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Peanut Butter Protein Cookies - 2 Recipes!
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter OR allergy-friendly alternative
  • 1/4 cup protein powder of choice
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda (even if not baking)
  • 1/4 cup sucanat or brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp applesauce
  • 1/16 tsp salt

Instructions

Gently heat your nut butter until easily stir-able. Stir all ingredients together very well, making sure the baking soda is well-incorporated. Transfer dough to a gallon-sized bag and roll out from inside the bag. Cut open the bag, and cut shapes. I recommend using small cookie cutters so the cookies don’t break apart. To firm them up, you can freeze them until ready to serve OR you can bake them for 6-7 minutes in a preheated 350 F oven on the center rack.

Option 2 – Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cutout Cookies: If you want cookies without any granulated sweetener at all, try the following instead: 1/4 cup peanut butter or allergy-friendly alternative, 1/4 cup plus 3 tbsp raisins, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 tbsp roasted unsalted peanuts, and 1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract. Combine all in a food processor until very smooth, then transfer to a gallon-sized bag and roll out from inside the bag. Cut open the bag and cut shapes with cookie cutters. Cookies can be stored at room temperature a week, or you can refrigerate or freeze for a few weeks.

View Peanut Butter Cookies Nutrition Facts

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Be sure to tune in to The Dr. Oz Show this Friday, December 18th!

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Published on December 14, 2015

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  1. Lauren says

    These cookies look amazing and so easy to make! I hope the episode of Dr. Oz will also be available on the internet for your international fans. 😉 Congrats!

  2. Dana says

    I will plan to see this episode, even if I don’t usually watch Dr. Oz. These cookies look great Katie, and I must say you are beautiful! : )

    • Nina says

      Wow, Dr. OZ! That is so exciting. I will be watching this Friday for sure!!!!!
      Love these cookies! I had to stop myself from eating them all.

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    • Chocolate Covered Katie says

      With the bag closed, roll the dough out that it still inside the bag. So then you’ll have rolled-out dough inside a closed bag. Then you can cut open the bag and have perfectly-rolled-out dough that didn’t stick to the rolling pin 😉

  3. Joanna says

    Love your new recipes and happy for you! Also you look so beautiful! I’m think maybe I should make more healthy desserts =) Will try these with choco hemp protein powder.

  4. mary says

    Hi Katie,
    Are you still scheduled for Dr. Oz on Friday? I looked up the OZ schedule and his Friday guest seems to be “Homemade gifts; hostess gifts; Geoffrey Zakarian (“Iron Chef”) reveals three things to know before starting holiday cooking.” the other Fri. epi is about ecoli. Does this mean your segment isn’t aired here (OR) or ??? Would love to see it. But don’t know quite how… thanks

  5. Ellen says

    Just made them and ate three with breakfast 🙂

    Congratulations on Dr. Oz! That is SO exciting! I’ve never watched his show before but will be sure not to miss it on Friday!

  6. Kristen says

    I made these last night and my family loved them. It’s nice to know I can treat them to something that tastes so good and is not full of additives.

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  7. randi says

    Congrats Katie! It has been a pleasure watching your blog grow over the past few years. So happy for you- and I can’t wait to try these!! Much love and blessings:)

  8. Lucia says

    Hi! I Would love to try this recipe but I don’t have applesauce! it’s just not something you can buy around here (I live in Italy).. I know I could do it myself but it’s not an easy process.. what could I use instead? Does mashed banana works?

  9. Ayaka says

    When I do the recipe #2 (with raisins) I do not need to add protein powders nor baking soda? (My husband dislike protein powders) Could you also tell me what baking soda does in recipe 1 when not baking??

  10. Ayaka says

    Hi Katie! If I am doing the recipe #2, do I not need to put protein powder and baking soda? (My husband dislikes protein powders) Also, could you tell me what the baking soda do in the first recipe when not baking?

  11. Hungry Heather says

    Thank you for sharing, Katie. I made your first cookie option sans rolling out the dough. I used a plain, unsweetened protein powder and brown coconut sugar. I baked the cookies to get the texture I like. They’re falling apart easily but they’re so tasty! I’m sure the type of protein powder used determines the end result.

    The cookies taste like those Lance crackers with the peanut butter inside – in cookie form! And without processed flour. 😀

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    4/5

  12. Jo says

    Can’t wait to try these out! I’m going on holiday in a few weeks and have been nervous I won’t be eating right or have healthy options since I’m going to a friend’s place. But I’m going to make a few batches of these to take with me!

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  13. Natasha says

    Awesome snack. Made it for myself and the boys just now. I actually Never have apple sauce on hand, so any time Katie suggests it in her recipe I sub with a pulverized apple.
    It is good, and my four year old mr sweet tooth is super happy at the moment.

    Didn’t bake, cause it’s hot… -.-

    5/5

    5/5

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