Healthy and Homemade Protein Cookies Recipe (+ VIDEO)

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This recipe and video lesson features how to make homemade 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.

Homemade Protein Cookies 

Homemade protein cookies is the perfect answer to 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.

Homemade Protein Cookies Recipe

This recipe for delicious, healthy protein cookies uses only real food ingredients and no processed protein isolate containing toxins and MSG.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 dozen
Author Sarah Pope MGA



  1. Whip eggs whites with sea salt until stiff.   

  2. Blend in arrowroot, cocoa, vanilla, chocolate extract, and maple syrup. 

  3. Spoon small ladles of the foamy batter onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.

  4. Bake at 300 F/149 C for 30 minutes. To completely dry out the cookies to perfect crispiness, reduce oven temp to 200 F/ 90 C and toast for another 3-4 hours.

Recipe Notes

Do not use liquid egg whites or Egg Beaters for this recipe. These are highly processed and unhealthy.

Substitute 1/2 cup maple syrup and 6 drops stevia extract to make a lower sugar version of these cookies.

Healthy Protein Cookies Video How-to

The 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!

More Cookie Recipes to Enjoy Made with Whole Ingredients

Peanut butter cookies

Sugar cookie recipe

Chocolate chip cookie cake recipe

Gingerbread cookie recipe

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