Hey guys! I made a recipe with protein powder again!
Honestly, I am finding every excuse to bake or make something different with this protein powder I bought. It tastes amazing, but I can’t drink it by itself mixed with water. I just can’t. It clumps, and overall it just doesn’t mix well in liquid.
Last week it was these peanut butter and chocolate protein bars. This week, I was craving cookies. So here we go.
I think peanut butter cookies was my first recipe I ever made. It is just so accessible to a young person wanting to use the oven for the first time.
Growing up on peanut butter, I would always look at the label and see a “super easy peanut butter cookie recipe” on the back. With only 3 ingredients, I would bake the peanut butter cookie recipe almost every week. I think that is where my baking addiction began.
But as a food blogger, it seems like I need to reinvent the way I make cookies. I can’t just make plain old peanut butter cookies, I need to make peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, chia seed peanut butter oatmeal cookies or peanut butter pretzel chocolate chip cookies.
I almost forgot how good a plain old peanut butter cookie tastes. Almost.
This recipe is like your basic plain peanut butter cookie recipe, but with a twist. An extra scoop (or two) of vanilla whey protein powder and you have a peanut butter cookie that you can take with you to the gym. Or to work. Or whenever you are craving a peanut butter cookie.
And as a quick update, I have been using my gym membership more often now! I have been going before work every other day these past couple of weeks, and I am surprised at how much additional energy I have throughout the day.
And with these peanut butter protein cookies in tow, I have a nice reward for after!
Easy Peanut Butter Protein Cookies, made with whey protein. A super simple recipe made with 4 ingredients that really packs in the protein.
- 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter, smooth
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together all of the ingredients until fully combined.
Using a medium cookie scoop (or your hands), scoop the batter onto the prepared cookie sheet, making sure the cookies are at least 2 inches apart. Flatten the cookies with a fork to make the criss-cross pattern on top.
Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the cookies begin to brown.
Allow to cool on the cookie sheets for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.