Flourless Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

June 5, 2012

in Breads, Muffins, Cookies, Gluten Free, Healthy "MAKEOVERS", Kid Friendly, Low Carb, Recipes

You can never really have too many cookie recipes right?  I know!  This recipe is similar to my Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie recipe.  Its gluten free, with added protein!  Its lower carb and low sugar (even with the sweet add ins!).  I find that you can use a small amount of the add-ins and still get the taste in each cookie.  As mentioned below, these are more crumbly than regular cookies with flour, the they are still crazy delicious, and it kinda gives you an excuse to eat it all in one bite!

Flourless Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

Makes 20 cookies


1 egg
1 egg white (2 Tbsp carton egg white)
1/4 cup natural peanut butter (or almond butter)
1/4 cup coconut oil (or butter, softened, or vegan margarine)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 scoops (30 gram scoops) Whey Gourmet vanilla whey protein
1/3 cup stevia for baking (or 10-12 packets of stevia or sugar substitute of choice)
1/2 cup almond meal (I just grind up raw almonds in my blender)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup Craisins (dried cranberries)
1/4 cup chocolate chips (would also be great with white chocolate chips, but I didn’t have any on hand)


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.  In a large bowl, mix together egg, egg white, peanut butter, coconut oil (not melted) and vanilla.  Once that’s smooth, mix in the protein powder, stevia, almond meal, baking soda, Craisins and chocolate chips.

Drop by teaspoon onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake for approx 9 minutes until it just starts to get golden around the edges.

Cool completely.  These cookies WILL be more fragile and crumbly than regular cookies.  Just naturally happens when its flourless and made with almond flour versus bean & rice flours and all the xanthan gum etc.

Nutrition (per cookie)  Calories: 93   Fat: 6.9 g   Carbs: 6.2 g   Fiber: 1.5 g   Sugars: 2.8 g   Sodium: 18 mg   Protein: 3.8 g

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  • cait

    Can I leave out the whey protein powder? Or add something else in its place?

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      You could take out the protein and add extra almond flour. Same amount as the protein.

  • http://katshealthcorner.wordpress.com/ Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner

    Oh my gosh, those sound AMAZING! What a great recipe! I love how you incorporate protein into your baked goods! That is so smart! 🙂

  • http://mylifesansgluten.com/ Cecilia @ My Life Sans Gluten

    They look delicious! I’m always looking for gluten-free cookies and with the protein it’s even better!

  • Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit

    You’re right, you can always add another cookie recipe to the rotation! I love that you added protein powder to the mix. Something about adding protein powder to baked goods gets me so intrigued! All that protein, all that goodness, all in one!

  • http://theguiltlesslife.wordpress.com/ Anna @ The Guiltless Life

    Love it! I was experimenting myself with protein choc chip cookies this weekend, but want to work on them a bit more. They were fine for me but I am not that picky hehe! Flavour is great but it’s all about texture. These look PHENOM. I love the addition of cranberries!

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