Prot: 9g, Carbs: 7g, Fat: 4g, Cal: 90


These delicious cookies puff up like little pillows in the oven! As they cool, they take the shape of traditional chocolate chip cookies. They are Chocolate Chip Protein Pillow Cookies!


Protein Baking Cheat Sheet

The recipe has only five ingredients and is very easy to prepare. My only advice here is to use a whey protein powder that bakes well. I used Jamie Eason’s vanilla whey concentrate because it is delicious and the texture is great when baked! Some whey powders (like very clean isolates) don’t bake into a soft texture. Because this is a simple recipe with few ingredients, it is important to keep that in mind and choose the right type of whey. I wouldn’t recommend vegan protein powders or casein for this recipe.


These Chocolate Chip Protein Pillow Cookies are soft and cake-like in texture. Little pillows of protein cake. Enjoy!

And if you’re looking for a ready-to-go mix, try our Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Mix:

Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Mix

Protein Baking Cheat Sheet

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Chocolate Chip Protein Pillow Cookies
Nutrition Information
  • Serving size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 90
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 9g
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Makes 8 cookies.
  1. Preheat oven to 325F (163C).
  2. Mix vanilla whey and applesauce until smooth.
  3. Add almond meal and baking powder. Mix well.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Let cool slightly, and enjoy! Store any extras in the refrigerator.
A vanilla whey concentrate is recommended for this recipe. Some whey isolates may turn out well (like Jamie Eason's whey isolate), but other types of protein powders are not recommended. See my Recipe Basics video for what happens whey you use the wrong type of protein powder.