Protein Cookies

Course dessert, Protein, Snack
Servings 12
Calories 140kcal


  • 3 tbsp margarine
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup whey protein powder 
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder (if soft cookies are desired)


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. In a mixing bowl, beat margarine and brown sugar. Blend in egg and vanilla. Combine remaining ingredients. Mix will be very dry. (You can add 1 tablespoon of molasses or water to make it stick together.) Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Roll batter into 1-inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.


Helpful hints

  • Use old fashioned or quick cooking oatmeal. Avoid instant oatmeal because sodium content is much higher.
  • Omit baking powder for a crunchy cookie. Phosphorus will decrease to 42 mg per serving and sodium decreases to 146 mg.
  • Soy protein powder may be used but nutrient content will change. Soy protein is usually higher in phosphorus compared to whey protein powder. Ask your dietitian for a list of recommended protein powders that are lowest in phosphorus and potassium.


Serving: 2cookies | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 67mg | Phosphorus: 80mg