Protein “Brookies” Cookie Recipe

Can’t pick favorites when it comes to the classic chocolate chip cookie and a brownie? Why choose when you can bake both into one! These protein “brookies” (half brownie, half cookie) aren’t twice as indulgent, either. Our healthier recipe is paleo, gluten-free and packed with seven grams of protein per cookie thanks to a combination of DailyBurn’s plant-based Fuel-6 protein powder in vanilla and chocolate (post-workout snack, anyone?). Plus, for those keeping an eye on calories, each cookie has fewer than 200 calories apiece. Yes, maybe you can have it all — in one guilt-free treat!

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Brookies Paleo Protein Cookie Recipe

Photo: Lee Hersh

Protein “Brookies” Cookie Recipe

Serves 24

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10-12 minutes

Ingredients

For the chocolate chip cookies:
1 cup almond butter (must be drippy)
1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
1/3 cup coconut palm sugar
1 egg, large
3 tablespoons dairy-free chocolate chips, mini

For the brownie cookies:
1 cup almond butter (must be drippy)
1/2 cup chocolate protein powder
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/3 cup coconut palm sugar
1 egg, large

Brookies Protein Cookies Recipe

Photo: Lee Hersh

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Preparation

  1. First, preheat oven to 350ºF and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In one medium-size bowl, place all ingredients for the chocolate chip cookie side and mix until your consistency is like cookie dough. Depending on the thickness of your almond butter, you may need to add a few more tablespoons of protein powder or add in some water.
  3. In a second medium-size bowl, place all ingredients for the brownie side and mix until your consistency is like cookie dough. Again, depending on the thickness of you almond butter, you may need to add a few more tablespoons of protein powder or add in some water.
  4. Spoon out 1 tablespoon of each dough into your palms and roll into a ball, swirling the flavors together. Flatten between your palms and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 350ºF for 10-12 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden brown.
  6. Let cool for 10-15 minutes so that the cookies can firm up a bit.
  7. Store in a ziplock bag in the freezer for best results (so that they can harden even more).
Brookies Protein Cookie Recipe

Photo: Lee Hersh

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