Nothing quite screams holiday season like my grandma’s homemade sugar cookie recipe. Crunchy on the outside, gooey on the inside, and made even better when paired with a big ol’ milk mustache. Swoon.
If nothing else gets you more in the jazzy holiday spirit than a buffet of cookies, you’ve come to the right place. Ahead we’re sharing six high-protein cookie recipes that are sure to fill your bellies with joy and nourishment with every bite. Get the cookie monsters in your lives ready, because we’re about to fill ‘em up with tons of sweet, spice, and everything nice.
6 high-protein cookie recipes perfect for the holidays
1. Protein Balls
Although these aren’t technically cookies, let me clue you in on my hot take of the day: raw cookie dough > freshly-baked cookie. But why risk potentially succumbing to salmonella right in time for the holidays, when you can make these high-protein balls by Feel Good Foodie that are fully safe to eat without going in the oven first. Made with just five simple ingredients—blanched almond flour, protein powder, oat flour, honey, and water—they come together in under 10 minutes. The best part? Add-ins can really jazz things up; think crushed peppermint sticks, hot cocoa, or festive sprinkles.
Get the recipe: Protein Balls
2. Carrot Cake Cookies
Talk about having your cake and eating it too. This carrot cake cookie recipe by Love and Lemons brings together the best of both worlds—cookies and cake—in one delicious dessert. Aside from the usual carrot cake suspects (grated carrot, cinnamon, nutmeg, and nuts), you’ll find a few high-protein ingredients sprinkled throughout the batter. Among them? Ground flaxseed, almond butter, an