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No-Bake Protein Cookies

No-Bake Protein Cookies

Nothing beats a fresh-baked cookie. But sometimes you just don’t want to bake, and there’s no shame in that.

That’s why I am brining you these NO-BAKE protein cookies!

No Bake Protein Cookies

Just mix everything together and form ’em into a cookie and you’re ready to roll.

Whether you’re in the mood for some double chocolate, or prefer to go the classic chocolate chip cookie route, you can easily customize this recipe for whatever your cookie preferences may be.

Now, before you scroll down to the nutrition for this recipe and freak out, I want to draw your attention to just how BIG these no-bake protein cookies are.

Each cookie weighs in at about 5 ounces, which is quite massive for a cookie. They don’t quite weigh in as heavy as my Giant 6oz Protein Cookies, but they’re very close!

To put the size into perspective, a Lenny & Larry’s cookie is 4oz, contains 420 calories, and only 16g of protein.

These no-bake protein cookies weigh over 5 ounces, have 455 calories, and 31g of protein!

Now, if that’s a lot of calories for you, I totally get it! Since these are no-bake and insanely easy to whip up, you can easily shape these into smaller cookies.

If you want cookies that are about 110 calories each, shape the batch into 4 smaller cookies instead. Whatever works for you!

I turned my No-Bake Sugar Cookie Protein Bars into smaller cookies and can confirm that it works out just great.

no bake protein sugar cookies

 

How to make No-Bake Protein Cookies

No-bake recipes are fascinating to me because you can end up with incredibly different textures depending on what you are making.

For example, I have a recipe for No-Bake Brownies, which you might think are the same as no-bake chocolate cookies, but they are quite different! Brownies require a different consistency than cookies, so I wanted to make sure that these resembled actual cookies.

Likewise, I didn’t want to just take no-bake cookie dough that I had created and form that into cookies. It wouldn’t quite be the same. If you check out my recipes for my Protein Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough or Brownie Cookie Dough Sandwiches, you’ll find that cookie dough quite different from what we’re making here.

All that to say: the ingredients you choose matter!

The main ingredients we’re going to need for these no-bake protein cookies are:

  • Protein Powder: I used a protein powder that is a blend of whey & casein protein, but a standard whey protein should also work. If you want to use a vegan protein, check out my No-Bake Sugar Cookie Bars for a vegan version! You can use that same recipe to create cookies, because using a vegan protein requires a few substitutions.
  • Oat Flour: I don’t recommend swapping out oat flour for a different type of flour, because it really helps give an authentic cookie flavor (and texture).
  • Sugar Substitute or regular sugar.
  • Light Butter: I use Country Crock spread in my recipes because it’s half the calories of regular butter and provides the same buttery flavor. Any kind of butter or buttery spread will work great.
  • Powdered Peanut Butter: It’s a small amount, but it lends a great flavor to the cookies. You can swap this out for almond flour, or potentially coconut flour (although I did not test it). For the chocolate version, you won’t need any powdered peanut butter at all because we use cocoa powder instead.
  • Vanilla Extract: I want to emphasize the importance of using a good vanilla extract. I’ve used cheap imitation vanilla in tons of my recipes and it typically works pretty well, but when it comes to no-bake recipes, I always opt for an authentic vanilla flavor. It’s more expensive, but trust me, it’s totally worth it!

 

The process for making these no-bake protein cookies could not be easier!

Simply add the dry ingredients to a large bowl, mix those up, and then add in the butter and vanilla extract.

 

Use a silicone spatula to mix it all up until it starts to resemble a dough. Don’t worry, it will come together even if it seems dry!

Towards the end (before you have a ball of dough) add in your chocolate chips.

 

I like to get in there and mix with my hands to form it into a ball and to make sure there is no dry powder left behind.

 

Then, all you need to do is form the cookie! I simply put my dough on a sheet of parchment paper, flatten it down with one hand, and use my other hand to smooth out the edges to form a nice uniform circle.

The process is exactly the same for the chocolate version (the recipe is included in the recipe card below).

Once the cookie is formed, we’re just going to put it in the fridge for one hour to allow it to fully set and solidify, then we’re ready to dig in.

 

If you’re worried that you’re going to down the entire cookie too quickly, and you don’t want the 400 calories, cut the cookie up into quarters.

Assuming you didn’t just form smaller cookies from the beginning, this is a very simple way to control your portion sizes.

 

More recipes for chocolate lovers

No Bake Vegan Brownies

If the no-bake double-chocolate cookie is speaking to your soul, check these other recipes out:

 

More recipes for cookie dough lovers

I mean, who isn’t a lover of cookie dough? If you want more cookie dough (and cookies) in your life, check these recipes out:

 

No Bake Protein Cookies

No-Bake Protein Cookies

Yield: 1 Giant Cookie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Dessert tastes even better when it's easy to make! Whether you prefer a classic chocolate chip cookie, or want to go with the double chocolate, these giant 5oz no-bake protein cookies will leave you satisfied.

Ingredients

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie

Double Chocolate Cookie

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients for the cookie of your choice, leaving out the chocolate chips.
  2. Add in the butter and vanilla extract, and use your silicone spatula to mix it up until a dough forms. It may seem like there is not enough liquid, but continue mixing- it will become a ball of dough (use your hands if needed).
  3. Fold in your chocolate chips.
  4. Add your dough to a sheet of parchment paper, and use your hands to form it into a large cookie shape. I like to press down with one hand, and use my other hand to smooth out the edges so a circle forms.
  5. Add to the fridge for 1 hour to fully solidify and for the flavors to fully combine (trust me on that one) then enjoy!

Notes

  • You can easily shape these into smaller cookies if you'd like to! I recommend making 4 cookies for about 100 calories each instead of 1 large cookie.
  • I prefer using protein powder that is a blend of whey & casein protein because the texture is much better. Whey protein alone tends to be very sticky.
  • If you want to make these vegan, check out my No-Bake Sugar Cookie Bars for a vegan version!
  • You can use any flavor of protein powder you'd like to switch things up. A peanut butter or cookies & cream flavor would likely work great.
  • I often use sugar-free chocolate chips in my recipes, but this time I went with regular chocolate chips because I prefer using the mini variety.
  • As a reminder, I don't count sugar substitute in my carb totals, so if you're strict with your carbs, you'll want to take that into account.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1 Large Cookie
Amount Per Serving Calories 455Total Fat 21gCarbohydrates 35gProtein 31g

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No Bake Protein Cookie Recipe

Charlie

Friday 20th of August 2021

Super easy to make , and it’s amazing

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