Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nothing is quite as irresistible as a fresh chocolate chip cookie. I'd say it's the staple American dessert.

The obvious issue is, if you're working towards accomplishing a specific health or fitness goal ... cookies are a terrible choice when it comes to your nutrition.

Now, I'm not saying that a little treat every now and then is going to completely derail your healthy eating efforts or goals. But you definitely can't be giving into these temptations every day either.

If you're looking for a macro-friendly alternative to a normal chocolate chip cookie ... we've got you covered!

These protein-packed chocolate chip cookies may just be the guilt-free snack you're looking for! Plus, they really aren't that difficult to make either.

After just 10 minutes in the oven, you can whip up some delicious protein chocolate chip cookies. We'll be using Level-1 which gives you the option of switching the flavors to really customize these cookies to your liking!

Check out this recipe and let us know what you think! This recipe comes from 1st Phorm Elite Athlete Kerri Hayes.

What You'll Need

Oat Flour

This type of flour is packed full of fiber, which can help you stay fuller for longer. 

Plus oat flour has a rich, nutty flavor that helps make your protein chocolate chip cookies delicious. 

Level-1 Vanilla Ice Cream

Looking for a creamy and delicious side for your cookies? 

Level-1 vanilla ice cream is the perfect complement! 

This sweet treat is actually rich in protein, so it can provide important muscle support. 

Plus the delicious flavor makes for an extra tasty snack. 


Walnuts are packed full of Omega-3 fatty acids—a powerful ingredient. 

These fatty acids have been shown to support heart health, to reduce insulin resistance, decrease inflammation, support your brain function, and even help with weight loss. 

Walnuts are a food that can help you hit the daily intake of Omega-3s. 

Plus these crunch nuts add satisfying variety and a nutty taste to your cookies. 

Dark Chocolate Chips

Cookies simply aren’t quite as good without a decadent burst of chocolate in each bite. 

Dark chocolate, in particular, is chock full of antioxidants that may benefit heart health. 

Egg Whites

This recipe uses egg whites only, instead of the entire egg. 

That helps keep the cookies lower in calories and fat, contributing to a leaner recipe. 

The whites are also what’s full of high-quality protein for muscle building and repair.

Baking Soda

For your cookies to fully rise, you need baking soda. It’s the rising agent. 

On top of that, it’s a leavening agent too that creates a light and fluffy texture. 


While it seems odd to add salt to something sweet, salt is really an enhancer. 

Adding it actually brings out the sweetness in the cookies and balances all the competing flavors. 

Salt also regulates the taste profile of the recipe. 


You’re making cookies to have a sweet treat. Something has to be added. 

But sugar has way too many calories! 

That’s why we recommend stevia. 

It’s a natural sweetener with a minimal impact on blood sugar.

That way you get sweetness without the calories of sugar.

Vanilla Extract

A little vanilla extract adds a pleasant aroma and enhances overall flavor.

It elevates the taste profile with a hint of sweetness—the perfect addition to a cookie.

Softened Coconut Oil

Adding this instead of a seed oil keeps the recipe leaner. 

This oil contains healthy fats with potential health benefits.

Plus it imparts a subtle coconut flavor to the recipe—which is never a bad idea.


Real butter enhances richness and contributes to a tender texture.

It’s part of what makes cookies so good!

Plus it adds a classic buttery flavor that balances well with the nuts, coconut, and chocolate.


Preheat Oven

Before you dive in, preheat the oven to 350℉. That way the oven can be ready when you’re finished with the cookie batter. 

Combine Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. 

Stir all of these dry ingredients with a whisk.

Prepare Sweetener and Butter Mixture

In a different bowl, combine stevia and butter.

Beat the stevia and butter mixture with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.

Add Vanilla Extract and Egg Whites

Add vanilla extract and egg whites to the stevia and butter mixture.

Beat the mixture for 1 minute.

Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients

To the same mixture, add the flour mixture from the first step, walnuts, and chocolate chips.

Beat the mixture until well blended.

Shape Dough into Balls

Divide and roll the dough into 15 evenly-sized balls.

Place on Baking Sheet

Place the dough balls on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray, keeping them at least 2 inches apart.


Bake at 350℉ for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cool Before Serving

Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 5–10 minutes before serving.

Serve with Level-1 vanilla ice cream!

Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Servings: 15 (1 Cookie = 1 Serving)


  • 1 1/4 Cup of Oat Flour
  • 2 Scoops of Level-1 Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1/4 Cup of Walnuts
  • 1/4 Cup of Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 1 Tsp of Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Tsp of Salt
  • 1/2 Cup of Stevia
  • 1 Tbsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tbsp of Softened Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tbsp of Butter

Macros Per Serving:

Calories: 87
Protein: 6g
Carbs: 6g
Fat: 4g

Protein Chocolate Chip Cookie FAQs

Are Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies Good For You?

“Good for you” can be hard to determine. 

However, in general, something is good for you if it contains nutrients and high quality ingredients. Typically, opt for recipes that use whole, minimally processed components. 

These cookies are packed full of protein, and higher protein content supports muscle health and satiety

Nutrient-dense additions like nuts and dark chocolate chips provide additional nutritional benefits

Are These Cookies Vegan Friendly?

No, they are not. 

If you’re looking for a vegan protein powder alternative, check out 1st Phorm’s Vegan Power Pro

How Do I Make These Cookies Keto Friendly?

Substitute oat flour with almond flour or coconut flour. These are lower-carb options. 

In addition, opt for a sugar-free version of dark chocolate chips or omit them entirely.

Looking For More Recipes or Help?

If you're looking for more healthy recipes, nutrition tips, or anything else ... download the 1st Phorm app! It’s full of tools to help support your health journey. We also have an entire collection of protein-heavy recipes. Check out 1st Phorm’s Protein Powder Recipe Book.

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