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8 Tasty, Protein-Packed Reasons To Put Your Hand In The Cookie Jar

Nothing can quite replace the pure heaven of pulling a batch of fresh-baked cookies out of the oven. But when your heart calls for a cookie and you don’t want to budge on your fitness goals (or daily macros), you’re not doomed to fall asleep dreaming of sweets uneaten.

With so many protein-packed cookies out there these days, there’s a sweet tooth-satisfying treat out there for everyone. Whether you’re plant-based, staying away from artificial sweeteners, or watching your carbs, there’s something on this list for you!

1. Quest Protein Cookie

The Stats: Calories: 250 • Fat: 17g • Carbohydrate: 19g • Protein: 15g • Sugar: 1g • Fiber: 9g

The Protein Source: Milk-whey protein blend

The Flavors: Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter, Snickerdoodle

If you love Quest’s ever-popular bars, their protein-packed cookies will knock your socks off. Made with ingredients like actual butter, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, and corn fiber, these cookies are sweetened with erythritol to keep sugar counts low.

2. Lenny & Larry’s Complete Crunchy Cookies

The Stats: Calories: 160 • Fat: 8g • Carbohydrate: 20g • Protein: 6g • Sugar: 9g • Fiber: 4g

The Protein Source: Wheat gluten, pea protein, rice protein

The Flavors: Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, Cinnamon Sugar

When cookie cravings strike—but you want something vegan, non-GMO, and free from sugar alcohols, high-fructose corn syrup, and anything artificial—Lenny & Larry’s cookies have your back. Their latest creation, Complete Crunchy Cookies, are bite-sized and totally snack-worthy.

3. No Cow Protein Cookie

The Stats: Calories: 240 • Fat: 16g • Carbohydrate: 19g • Protein: 12g • Sugar: 1g • Fiber: 9g

The Protein Source: Pea protein, brown rice protein

The Flavors: Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Snickerdoodle

Plant-based eaters, this one’s for you. Like their bars, No Cow’s cookies are “No cow. No bull. No whey!” These simple cookies feature ingredients like almonds, soluble vegetable fiber, and oat flour. They’re sweetened with stevia, erythritol, and monk fruit.

4. Buff Bake Protein Sandwich Cookies

The Stats: Calories: 220 • Fat: 13g • Carbohydrate: 15g • Protein: 12g • Sugar: 12g • Fiber: 1g

The Protein Source: Peanuts, hormone-free whey protein

The Flavors: Birthday Cake, Double Chocolate, Peanut Butter Cup, Snickerdoodle, Sweet & Salty

What’s better than a delicious protein cookie or a delicious high-protein nut butter spread? Both, together! Every bite of Buff Bake’s sandwich cookies is a fun combo of creamy filling and crunchy cookie. (They’re free from sugar alcohols and gluten, too.)

5. Performix Protein Cookie

The Stats: Calories: 330 • Fat: 22g • Carbohydrate: 20g • Protein: 15g • Sugar: 1g • Fiber: 8g

The Protein Source: ioProtien blend (eggs, milk protein isolate, whey protein isolate)

The Flavors: Chocolate Chip, Caramel Chocolate Pecan

If you’re craving a post-workout treat, Performix’s protein cookie is a great higher-calorie option. It’s also super-satiating, thanks to a higher fat content from almond flour, avocado oil, and coconut oil. A little higher in sugar alcohols (10 grams), they also pack flavor from classic ingredients like salted butter, cocoa butter, and vanilla.

6. BHU Fit Protein Cookie

The Stats: Calories: 200 • Fat: 16g • Carbohydrate: 16g • Protein: 10g • Sugar: 0g • Fiber: 8g

The Protein Source: organic pea protein, organic brown rice protein

The Flavors: Chocolate Chip

Whether you’re keto, vegan, or just want a super-clean treat, BHU Fit’s protein cookie will satisfy your cravings, free of guilt. Made with organic ingredients, like cashews, cocoa butter, and chocolate, it’s a chewy balance of sweet and salty. The only sweetener involved: organic stevia.

7. KNOW Better Cookie

The Stats: Calories: 180 • Fat: 14g • Carbohydrate: 26g • Protein: 8g • Sugar: 18g • Fiber: 6g

The Protein Source: almonds, egg whites

The Flavors: Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon, Double Chocolate, Lemon

Another clean, grain-free, artificial sweetener-free option: KNOW Better Cookie. Its full ingredient list: Allulose (which KNOW calls the ‘sugar-free sugar’), almonds, water, egg white, coconut, soluble tapioca fiber, flax, coconut oil, coconut flour, cinnamon, vanilla extract, chia seeds, leavening, salt. Now how’s that for simple?

8. Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookie

The Stats: Calories: 190 • Fat: 6g • Carbohydrate: 27g • Protein: 8g • Sugar: 15g • Fiber: 3g

The Protein Source: Wheat gluten, pea protein, rice protein

The Flavors: Apple Pie, Birthday Cake, Choc-O-Mint, Chocolate Chip, Coconut Chocolate, Double Chocolate, Lemon Poppyseed, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Spice, Snickerdoodle, White Chocolate Macadamia

Of course, no one can overlook these original all-stars from Lenny & Larry’s! With an absurd number of flavors to choose from, there’s a Complete Cookie for every palate. Like the Crunchy Cookies, they’re non-GMO, and egg-, dairy-, and soy free. (One cookie is two servings, but it’s pretty much impossible not to eat the whole thing.)

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