November 21, 2023

Cookies & Cream Protein Cookies

It's cookie season and these Cookies & Cream Protein Cookies bring an unexpected twist! Low in sugar, gluten free, dairy free, higher in protein and totally flourless! Each crunchy chocolate cookie is topped with cream frosting and crumbled sandwich cookies. Yum!

Did you know? The polyphenols in dark chocolate may help lower some forms of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol when combined with other foods like almonds and cocoa. (source)

Cookies & Cream Protein Cookies

Protein recommendation

For these scrumptious cookies, I used LIV Body Lean Vegan Protein in their newest Cookies & Cream flavor. Their pea isolate is free of artificial ingredients and loaded with probiotics and antioxidant superfoods. Feel free to use my code "SARAHWILKINS" for free shipping on all LIV Body orders!

You can use any chocolate-flavored vegan protein for this recipe, or a whey blend if you add an additional flour (whey is less absorbent than pea protein). I have not tested this recipe with collagen or egg white protein, so cannot promise the result.

Cookies & Cream Protein Cookies 

Sweetener recommendation

For these cookies, I used a sugar free brown sugar alternative but you can use any sweetener that measures like sugar. For a stevia-free sweetener, I like this one! You can also use granulated erythritol, baking stevia, or coconut sugar. If using pure stevia or monk fruit extract, please refer to the brand's conversion chart.

Butter substitutions 

I used almond butter and vegan butter for a soft, chewy texture in these cookies. Feel free to swap the almond butter for sunflower seed butter, cashew butter, or tahini (sesame seed butter). The vegan butter can also be swapped for virgin coconut oil, coconut butter, or unsalted butter (which isn't dairy-free).

Cookies & Cream Protein Cookies

Other ingredients

This recipe has no flour, so you will need a high-quality cacao powder. I went with Special Dark cocoa powder, but it really doesn’t matter if you use Dutch-process or regular unsweetened cocoa powder!

The recipe also calls for one egg white, but there are many things you can substitute for vegan! Try an equivalent amount of vegan egg replacer, two tablespoons of aquafaba (chickpea liquid), or one tablespoon of ground flaxseed mixed with two tablespoons of warm water. 

Cream frosting

For the cookie frosting, I simply combined dairy free cream cheese (like Kite Hill or Tofutti), sugar free powdered sweetener, and a tiny bit of pure vanilla extract. You can use any powdered sweetener that measures like sugar :)

Cookies & Cream Protein Cookies

Gluten free sandwich cookies

For the topping, I used dairy free and gluten free sandwich cookies. You can use regular Oreos or any kind of chocolate sandwich cookie - just don't skip this part!

Here's the printable recipe for these Cookies & Cream Protein Cookies. I hope you'll rate and comment below if you try them :)

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