Powdered Pistachio Protein Cookies

I have never made cookies with pistachios. I now question that decision, especially since I've tasted these delicious treats! These remind me of a shortbread cookie but with itty bitty chunks of pistachio mixed throughout the cookie dough. They're low in sugar, too, but loaded with sweet pistachio flavor. 


1 cup raw, shelled pistachios
¼ cup oat flour
½ cup almond flour
1½ scoops ARO vanilla whey protein powder, divided
1/3 cup xylitol
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Zest of ½ lemon
1 egg
2 tablespoons almond milk


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Pulse pistachios in a food processor or blender until pistachios are coarsely ground.

3. Pour pistachios in a large bowl and stir in oat flour, almond flour, 1 scoop protein powder, xylitol, extract and lemon zest.

4. Whisk together egg and milk in a separate bowl then add to the bowl of dry ingredients. Mix until cookie dough holds its shape when pressed down.

5. Pour the other ½ scoop of protein powder into a separate bowl.

6. Roll about 2 tablespoons of cookie dough into a ball and drop it into the bowl of protein powder. Roll cookie in the protein powder until cookie is fully coated.

7. Place cookies on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and flatten each cookie with the back of a spoon.

8. Bake in the oven for 12-16 minutes. Let cool then enjoy!

Makes 20 cookies
1 serving is 1 cookie

Macros for 1 serving

76 calories, 4.2g protein, 6.7g carbs, 4.8g fat, 0.6g sugar, 1.1g fiber


  1. Thank you for sharing this awesome post with us, the cookies are finger licking sweet! i will give it a try but im afraid i will get addicted to them hahah

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