It’s the season for baking! I love getting my hands on holiday cookies from cookie exchanges, holiday parties and family. One of my favorite recipes is a chocolate sandwich cookie with peppermint filling. I decided to change it up into a healthy, protein holiday cookie. There are many great healthy cookie recipes out there, but I like mine without oats and with some added protein. Chocolate doesn’t hurt either! Top your cookies with whatever you have on hand – candy canes, sprinkles or chocolate covered pretzels.
Double Chocolate Peppermint Protein Cookies
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp peppermint chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine eggs, coconut oil, vanilla extract and peppermint extract. Add in coconut sugar. Add flour mixtures in a few batches and mix until combined. Stir in dark chocolate chips. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll dough into balls and gently press on parchment paper to flatten cookies. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool for 10-15 minutes before decorating. Create a double boiler by boiling water and placing a glass bowl overtop. Melt white chocolate chips and peppermint chips together. Dip cookies into melted chocolate and sprinkle with toppings of choice. Place in the refrigerator to let chocolate harden. Enjoy!
Number of servings: 12 | Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories: 200, total fat: 11 g, total carbohydrates: 23 g, dietary fiber: 2 g, sugars: 13 g, protein: 6 g
What’s your favorite healthy holiday cookie? Tell me below!