Healthy Protein Cookies Recipe (plus video)

by Sarah Recipes, Snacks and Sweets, VideosComments: 36

healthy protein cookiesThis recipe and video lesson features how to make healthy protein cookies that your family is sure to love.

This particular protein cookie recipe is really vanilla or cocoa macaroons without the shredded coconut added. Although I enjoy the flavor of coconut, I don’t prefer the texture in a cookie (and neither does the rest of my family), so I leave it out when making my version of this classic dessert.

Please feel free to add some coconut if you enjoy it when you make them at home, however.  It certainly would be a healthy addition.

The crunch and flavor of these protein cookies are wonderful. They make a fabulous snack (with a glass of fresh from the farm, whole milk of course) when the kids get home from school.  I also use them to pack in a school lunch.

Be Sure to Avoid Processed Protein Cookies, Bars, and Powders

Skip all those unhealthy, protein powders, bars, cookies, and other highly processed, high protein foods (full of MSG, by the way … they all have some form of protein isolate in them which is an alias for this additive) at the healthfood store and make your own with egg whites left over from other real food recipes you’ve made.

This video below shows you how I make approximately 3 dozen small or 16 large protein cookies from 8 leftover egg whites. The photo above shows the larger sized cookies to give you some idea.

Please comment on how you like them and any changes you make to the recipe to personalize it for your family!

Healthy Protein Cookies Recipe

Makes approximately 40 cookies


8 eggs whites
pinch of sea salt
1 cup Grade B maple syrup  or 1/2 cup maple syrup and 5 drops stevia (where to find)
splash of vanilla

4 Tbl arrowroot (where to find)

Splash of chocolate extract (where to find) optional

2 Tbl organic cocoa or carob powder (I like this brand) optional


Whip eggs whites with sea salt until stiff.    Blend in arrowroot, cocoa, vanilla, chocolate extract, and maple syrup.  Spoon small ladles of the foamy batter onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.

Bake at 300 F/149 C for 30 minutes and then reduce oven temp to 200F and dry out cookies for another 3-4 hours or until crisp.

I hope you enjoy this delicious, healthy snack!

Healthy Protein Cookies Video How-to

The Healthy Home Economist holds a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Mother to 3 healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, ABC, NBC, and many others.

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