Vanilla Cake Batter Sugar Cookies

Nicolette Stramara

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016

Sugar cookies should probably call for sugar. Surprisingly, though, you can get away without it…well, almost. In this chewy, sprinkles-on-top cookie recipe, xylitol subs in for the original sweet stuff. Xylitol comes from the fibrous parts of plants and is absorbed slowly in the body, providing 40% fewer calories than cane sugar. There’s still some “real” sugar in the multi-colored confetti on top. But, honestly, it wouldn’t be a treat without them.

Protein Powder Vanilla Sugar Cookies Recipe

Vanilla Cake Batter Sugar Cookies

Makes 16 cookies
Macros per cookie: 60 calories | 5.3 g protein | 6.2 g carbs | 2.2 g fat | 1 g sugar | 0.5 g fiber


¼ cup cashew butter
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
2 egg whites
1 tsp. butter extract
½ tsp. vanilla extract
2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
1/3 cup oat flour
¼ cup xylitol
1 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt

Optional but strongly recommended: Sprinkles!


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together cashew butter, yogurt, egg whites and extracts.
  3. Add protein powder, oat flour, xylitol, baking powder and salt, stirring until mixture is well combined.
  4. Spoon about 1 tablespoon cookie dough onto sheet pan, making about 16 cookies. Top with sprinkles, if desired.
  5. Bake 8-10 minutes. Let cool before eating.

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