Peanut Butter Collagen Protein Cookies

Treat yourself to a batch of soft and chewy Peanut Butter Collagen Protein Cookies. These protein-packed treats come together with 5 simple gluten-free ingredients, leaving plenty of room for delicious customizations: refined sugar-free, low carb, and paleo-friendly.

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If you’re looking for high protein cookies you can feel good about, you’ve come to the right place! As I get older, I’m realizing that I need more protein in my diet to build strong muscles to keep me as healthy as possible in my 40’s.

These peanut butter cookies are soft, chewy, perfectly peanut buttery, and packed with protein thanks to 5 gluten-free ingredients, including totally undetectable collagen peptide powder.

Best Collagen Cookie Recipe

  • Deceptively nutritious and kid-approved
  • Made with only FIVE gluten-free and grain-free ingredients
  • Great breakfast or heathy late night sweet treat
  • Perfect high-protein post-workout recovery snack
  • Low carb and paleo-friendly

🍴Protein Cookie Ingredients

  • Peanut Butter: The best peanut butter is the one made with 100% peanuts. Smooth, creamy all natural peanut butter works best. Look at the ingredient list before purchasing your peanut butter jar. Also, keep in mind that peanuts and ground nuts arent similar.
  • Egg: One room temperature egg to strengthen the cookie dough and yield a chewy cookie.
  • Vanilla Extract: Use a quality pure vanilla extract here.
  • Collagen Peptides: For the boost of protein, of course. You can also use gelatin here.
  • Almond Flour: These cookies came out perfect with almond flour. I can’t guarantee the same results with a different gluten-free or grain-free flour, so substitute at your own risk.
  • Sweetener: This is optional but feel free to sweeten your collagen cookies with granulated sugar or brown sugar. To sweeten naturally, try coconut sugar, maple sugar, or monkfruit sweetener.

📖How To Make Peanut Butter Cookies With Collagen

1️⃣Prepare for baking. Start by preheating your oven to 350F and lightly greasing a cookie sheet.

2️⃣Mix wet ingredients. Add the beaten egg, peanut butter, and vanilla extract to a large bowl. Mix to combine.

3️⃣Mix in dry ingredients. Then, add the flour and collagen to the bowl and continue mixing until a stable dough forms.

4️⃣Shape cookie dough. Roll the dough into a dozen balls using a rounded tablespoon of dough per cookie. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet, leaving space in between each. Gently flatten each ball and score with a fork.

5️⃣Bake. Transfer to your preheated oven and bake for 12 to 14 minutes.

6️⃣Cool and enjoy. Last but not least, let your cookies hang out on the cookie sheet for a bit before transferring to a cooling rack to finish cooling. Enjoy!

Equipment note: If you have a stand mixer, feel free to use it with the paddle attachment to mix your collagen cookie dough.

👩🏻‍🍳Chef Val’s Baking Tips

  • Do not overmix – As soon as the ingredients form into a cohesive dough, leave it be and move on to rolling it into balls.
  • Smush the dough – Since these cookies are oil-free and butter-free, the dough won’t spread much as it bakes, so don’t forget to flatten the balls of cookie dough on the baking sheeet before baking.
  • Do not overbake – As soon as the tops of the cookies begin to brown, remove them from the oven. They will continue to firm up as they cool.

🍫Flavor Variations

  • Paleo collagen cookies – Swap the peanut butter with almond butter or cashew butter. If adding sugar, use coconut sugar, date sugar, or maple sugar.
  • Vegan collagen cookies – Use your favorite plant-based collagen and swap in a “flax egg” to keep things egg-free.
  • Chocolate-dipped – After cooling, dip each cookie in melted chocolate and place on a cooling rack until the chocolate firms up a bit.
  • Chocolate chips – Fold chocolate chips into the dough before rolling.
  • Snickerdoodles – Revamp these peanut butter cookies into snickerdoodles of sorts by adding cinnamon and nutmeg to the dough and topping each cookie with cinnamon sugar.

Are you looking for more ways to incorporate collagen peptides into your diet? Try sipping on bone broth, popping a tart cherry gummy, or stirring collagen powder directly into your morning cup of coffee.

Looking to boost your protein intake while enjoying delicious savory dishes? Learn 15 Ways To Use Unflavored Protein Powder in your favorite savory recipes

❄️Storage & Freezing

Storing: Make sure your cookies are cooled completely before storing them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Freezing: After cooling, transfer cookies to an airtight container and freeze for 2 to 3 months. Another option is freezing the raw dough. When you’re ready to bake, thaw the dough in the fridge and bring it to room temperature before rolling it into cookies.

❔FAQ

What does collagen powder do?

Collagen powder may improve the skin’s elasticity, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also linked to improved joint health and strong bone density.

Is it safe to take collagen powder every day?

You should always consult your doctor before beginning a new supplement. However, collagen powder is generally considered a safe and effective daily supplement.

What is the best form of collagen to take?

Collagen peptides. The peptides are broken down into smaller pieces, so they’re easier to digest.

🍪More Gluten-free Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Texas Sheet cake Cookies
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies

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Peanut Butter Collagen Protein Cookies

Make soft and chewy peanut butter protein collagen cookies with 5 simple gluten-free ingredients. Refined sugar-free, low carb, and paleo-friendly.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 172kcal

Equipment

  • 1 mixing bowl and spoon or stand mixer
  • 1 cookie sheet

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 4 tablespoons collagen or gelatin
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup sugar optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  • Add the beaten egg, peanut butter, and vanilla extract to a large bowl. Mix to combine.
  • Then, add the flour and collagen to the bowl and continue mixing until a dough forms.
  • Using a cookie scoop or a rounded tablespoon of dough per cookie, roll the dough into a dozen balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet, leaving space in between each. Gently flatten each ball and score with a fork.
  • Transfer to your preheated oven and bake for 12 to 14 minutes.
  • Let the cookies rest on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to finish cooling. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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