Protein cookies with chocolate chips

Low Carb Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Ultra chewy, peanut buttery cookies that are packed with protein and are gluten free friendly! The perfect low carb cookie for an after-workout protein snack or to have as a healthier dessert. 

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free protein cookies, healthy protein cookies, peanut butter protein cookies, Protein cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 200 kcal
Author A Simple Palate



  1. Preheat oven to 350F. 
    In a food processor, chop dates until they turn into puree/paste. 

    Helpful Tips on baking with dates:  From what i've noticed some dates range in texture. And some are not always chewy and pull-apart soft. When I purchase dates and they're a little harder, I like to soak them in very warm water for 5 minutes to soften them. Otherwise your blender will not process them well.

  2. In electric mixer: mix date paste, peanut butter, vanilla, protein powder, almond flour, coconut oil, and vanilla. Mix in baking soda and eggs. Add chocolate chips in last. 

  3. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Use a one inch cookie scoop (or measure with regular spoon) and line sheet with dough balls. 

  4. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. Store in a sealed container in refrigerator (can freeze too). ENJOY!

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 155
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.2g 26%
Cholesterol 31.3mg 10%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 23.4g 8%
Sugars 12.7g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.