Chocolate Chip Walnut Protein Cookies

Chocolate Chip Walnut Protein Cookies

Chocolate Chip Walnut Protein Cookies

Adapted from a recipe I found on Allrecipes, these cookies are truly some of the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve made. For this recipe, I replaced the white sugar with granulated Stevia and used whole wheat flour and whey protein powder in place of all purpose flour to increase the fiber and protein content and decrease the added sugar. The addition of walnuts provides protein, fiber, antioxidants, healthy omega-3 fats, and important micronutrients, including copper, manganese, molybdenum, vitamin E, folate, and biotin. These cookies would be a great post-workout treat to replace lost glycogen and amino acids.

Chocolate Chip Walnut Protein Cookies
Serves 24
A cookie that is crisp on the outside and soft in the middle and packed with nutrients.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup butter, melted
  2. 1 cup Stevia or other granulated sweetener
  3. ¾ cup brown sugar
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 2 tsp vanilla
  6. 2 tsp hot water
  7. 1 tsp baking soda
  8. ½ tsp salt
  9. 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  10. 1 ½ cups vanilla protein powder
  11. 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
  12. 1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350⁰F
  2. In a large bowl or mixer, cream butter, Stevia, and brown sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in eggs one at a time, and then stir in vanilla.
  4. Dissolve the baking soda in hot water and add to batter along with salt.
  5. Add flour and protein powder and mix until just combined, followed by chocolate chips and walnuts.
  6. Drop by large spoonfuls (about 1 ½ Tbsp) onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes or until edges are nicely browned. The cookies will look slightly underdone in the middle but will firm up when cooling.
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 161mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 16g
Protein 10g 20%

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

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Collette Sinnott, RD, CPT

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