September 16, 2021

Funfetti Protein Cookies Recipe

Quick and easy Funfetti Protein Cookies taste just like funfetti cake! A healthy, gluten free treat that you can feel good eating!

PIN Funfetti Protein Cookies

Cookies. With PROTEIN.

Liiiiike, cookies that are gonna build your MUSCLE!

You in? you’re in. I know it.

Protein treats are kinda my “thing”. Whether it’s coconut protein cookies or a more classic protein food like homemade paleo protein bars, you WILL find it here.

Mostly because I am kind of obsessed with getting enough protein (always starting my day with protein cauliflower oats) but also because I love the challenge of making desserts with protein powder actually YUM.

And these here cookies? OMG a mega yum.

I mean….there are sprinkles. Do you even need to question how delicious they are?

Funfetti Whey Protein Cookies Recipe - These quick and easy cookies taste just like funfetti cake! You'll never know they're a healthy, protein-packed and gluten free treat for under 90 calories and 3 SmartPoints! | Foodfaithfitness.com | @FoodFaithFit

Health Benefits of Protein

Our bodies are SO important- I mean, they carry us through each day doing ALL the things, so it’s important that we take good care of them! Protein is one of those nutrients that our bodies need, and I love creating recipes like homemade pumpkin protein bars and protein peanut butter cups that pack a punch in the protein department but ALSO taste like dessert! Today’s high protein cookies are loaded with protein, made with better-for-you ingredients, and are absolutely delicious on top of all of that! Here are some health benefits of incorporating a good amount of protein into your diet:

Reduces Appetite: Consuming protein will keep you full for a while!Increases Muscle Mass and Strength: Adding more protein to your diet will definitely help you to feel stronger as you go about your day to day routine.Boosts Metabolism: Protein can speed up your metabolism and burns fat faster, too.Lowers Blood Pressure: This can reduce your chances of experiencing a heart attack or stroke.

Ingredients Needed

The ingredients required to bake up a batch of healthy protein cookies are healthy, whole ingredients that you’ll feel good about eating and feeding your family, too! Three cheers for desserts with good-for-you ingredients that also give you energy AND keep you full! Let’s round up the ingredients and get started:

Cashew ButterHoneyOrganic Butter ExtractEggVanilla Whey Protein PowderBaking SodaRainbow Sprinkles
Funfetti Protein Cookie Recipe - These quick and easy cookies taste just like funfetti cake! You'll never know they're a healthy, protein-packed and gluten free treat for under 90 calories and 3 SmartPoints! | Foodfaithfitness.com | @FoodFaithFit

How to make Protein Cookies

Prepare

Turn on your oven and let it preheat while you work. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set it aside. 

Blend

Melt the cashew butter in a large, microwave safe bowl. Add in the honey and butter extract and blend with an electric hand mixer until smooth. Add in the egg and beat once more.

Stir

Add in the protein powder, salt and baking soda and stir until everything is well mixed and you have a sticky ball of dough. 

Roll

Pour your sprinkles onto a large rimmed plate. Roll the dough into balls and then roll them in the sprinkles until they are well coated. Place them on the prepared cookie sheet.

Bake

Press the cookies down quite a bit, then pop them in the oven to bake. Bake just until they are set and the cookies have risen. Cool completely, then DEVOUR!

 

Funfetti Protein Cookies - These quick and easy cookies taste just like funfetti cake! You'll never know they're a healthy, protein-packed and gluten free treat for under 90 calories and 3 SmartPoints! | Foodfaithfitness.com | @FoodFaithFit

Top Tips for making Protein Cookies

Weigh the protein: This is important because by weighing the protein powder, you can ensure you won’t use too much of it. Using too much protein powder will result in dry cookies.Use a No-Stir Nut Butter: The no stir variety of cashew butter is the best because the oil doesn’t separate! Bake until JUST set: It’s ok if the cookies are a bit soft when you pull them from the oven. They will firm up! I recommend pulling them when they have JUST set, so they will be chewy and not too dry.
Funfetti Protein Cookies - These quick and easy cookies taste just like funfetti cake! You'll never know they're a healthy, protein-packed and gluten free treat for under 90 calories and 3 SmartPoints! | Foodfaithfitness.com | @FoodFaithFit

Recipe Variations

I’m all about switching up recipes to suit my needs and preferences, and I recommend you do the same for yourself and your crew! Here are a few ways to modify this protein cookie recipe:

Different Protein Flavor: Although I used vanilla protein powder, you could totally go with a chocolate or strawberry flavor! Chocolate protein powder and chocolate sprinkles would be delicious, and strawberry would pair well with chocolate or rainbow sprinkles!

Different Nut Butter: I used cashew butter in this recipe, however almond butter or peanut butter would also be tasty!

How to Store Cookies

When it comes to storing these cookies, I recommend letting them cool completely, then placing them in an airtight container. Store them at room temperature for 2-3 days.

How to Freeze

Store these cookies in an airtight, freezer safe container or freezer ziploc bag for up to 3 months and thaw and enjoy whenever the craving hits!

How to Reheat

Don’t put these cookies in the microwave, as it will dry them out! Simply pull them an hour or so before you want to enjoy them, and let them thaw on the counter. Enjoy!

Funfetti Protein Cookies - These quick and easy cookies taste just like funfetti cake! You'll never know they're a healthy, protein-packed and gluten free treat for under 90 calories and 3 SmartPoints! | Foodfaithfitness.com | @FoodFaithFit

Protein Cookie FAQ

Can you add Protein Powder to baking?YES! I recommend weighing protein powder when you bake it, but it is a great way to up the protein content while enjoying baked goods!

What kind of Protein Powder should I use?I recommend using your favorite flavor of whey protein powder! Feel free to try another kind and let me know how it goes!

How many grams of protein is in each cookie?There is approximately 3.4 grams of protein per serving!

Funfetti Protein Cookies - These quick and easy cookies taste just like funfetti cake! You'll never know they're a healthy, protein-packed and gluten free treat for under 90 calories and 3 SmartPoints! | Foodfaithfitness.com | @FoodFaithFit

Other recipes you might like:

Protein Low Carb Keto Brownies

Healthy Protein Donuts Recipe

Healthy Protein Powder Cookie Dough

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Funfetti Protein Cookies Recipe

.wprm-recipe-rating .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-full svg * { fill: #343434; }Quick and easy Funfetti Protein Cookies taste just like funfetti cake! A healthy, gluten free treat that you can feel good eating!Course DessertCuisine AmericanPrep Time 10minutesCook Time 15minutesTotal Time 25minutesServings 15cookiesCalories 88kcal

Ingredients

1/2CupCashew butter2TbspHoney2tspOrganic Butter extract1Large egg1/2CupVanilla Whey protein powder1/4tspBaking sodaPinch of salt1/3CupRainbow sprinkles

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.In a large, microwave-safe bowl, melt the cashew butter until creamy and smooth, about 1 minutes.

Add the honey and butter extract into the cashew and beat, using an electric hand mixer, until well combined.

Add in the egg and beat until well combined.

Add the protein powder, baking soda and salt into the bowl and stir until well mixed and a sticky, wet dough forms.

Pour the sprinkles into a small, shallow plate with sides. Roll the dough into 1 Tbsp sized balls and then roll just the top half and sides into the sprinkles, and place onto the prepared cookie sheet, sprinkle-side up. At first the dough is a little messy to roll, but gets much easier. Repeat until all the dough is used.

Press the cookies down quite flat, about 1/3 of an inch thick, and bake until the top feels just set and the cookies rise, about 12-13 minutes. Let cool completely on the pan.

DEVOUR.

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 7.2gProtein: 3.4gFat: 5.4gSaturated Fat: 1.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 2.6gCholesterol: 17.1mgSodium: 22mgPotassium: 52mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 3.7g

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Funfetti Protein Cookies Recipe

.wprm-recipe-rating .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-full svg * { fill: #343434; }Quick and easy Funfetti Protein Cookies taste just like funfetti cake! A healthy, gluten free treat that you can feel good eating!Course DessertCuisine AmericanPrep Time 10minutesCook Time 15minutesTotal Time 25minutesServings 15cookiesCalories 88kcal

Ingredients

1/2CupCashew butter2TbspHoney2tspOrganic Butter extract1Large egg1/2CupVanilla Whey protein powder1/4tspBaking sodaPinch of salt1/3CupRainbow sprinkles

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.In a large, microwave-safe bowl, melt the cashew butter until creamy and smooth, about 1 minutes.

Add the honey and butter extract into the cashew and beat, using an electric hand mixer, until well combined.

Add in the egg and beat until well combined.

Add the protein powder, baking soda and salt into the bowl and stir until well mixed and a sticky, wet dough forms.

Pour the sprinkles into a small, shallow plate with sides. Roll the dough into 1 Tbsp sized balls and then roll just the top half and sides into the sprinkles, and place onto the prepared cookie sheet, sprinkle-side up. At first the dough is a little messy to roll, but gets much easier. Repeat until all the dough is used.

Press the cookies down quite flat, about 1/3 of an inch thick, and bake until the top feels just set and the cookies rise, about 12-13 minutes. Let cool completely on the pan.

DEVOUR.

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 7.2gProtein: 3.4gFat: 5.4gSaturated Fat: 1.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 2.6gCholesterol: 17.1mgSodium: 22mgPotassium: 52mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 3.7g

FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:

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Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
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Cashew Butter
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Natural Butter Extract
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Cookie SheetNutrition FactsFunfetti Protein Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 88Calories from Fat 49% Daily Value*Fat 5.4g8%Saturated Fat 1.4g9%Polyunsaturated Fat 8gMonounsaturated Fat 2.6gCholesterol 17.1mg6%Sodium 22mg1%Potassium 52mg1%Carbohydrates 7.2g2%Fiber 0.4g2%Sugar 3.7g4%Protein 3.4g7%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: FREESTYLE SMARTPOINTS: 2 POINTS+: 2. OLD POINTS: 2

(per 1 cookie, could vary slightly based on your protein powder)

Funfetti Protein Cookies - These quick and easy cookies taste just like funfetti cake! You'll never know they're a healthy, protein-packed and gluten free treat for under 90 calories and 2 Freestyle SmartPoints! | #Foodfaithfit | #GlutenFree #LowCarb #WeightWatchers #Healthy #ProteinPowder

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Published Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 10:00:00 +0000

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