Winter Snowman Sugar Cookies

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016

The snow outside might be frightful, but the snowmen inside are absolutely delightful. Made from a combo of protein powder and almond flour, these Snowman Sugar Cookies are a light, gluten-free treat everyone can eat. Let the kiddos help you decorate with a rich cream cheese frosting (recipe included) and dark chocolate chips. From top to bottom, everything about these cookies will melt in your mouth – just like the three-layered guy outside.  

Festive Protein Sugar Cookies

Winter Snowman Sugar Cookies

Makes 14 cookies
Macros per cookie (without frosting): 96 calories | 16.4 g carbs | 24.5 g protein


2 scoops Quest Multi-Purpose Protein Powder
2 scoops Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder
2 oz almond flour (or about 48 almonds, ground into powder)
¼ cup erythritol
1/3 cup liquid egg whites
1 large or jumbo egg
1 tsp. baking powder
Dash of almond extract
Dash of cinnamon

Protein Frosting:

4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 scoop Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder
2 Tbsp. coconut flour
1 Tbsp. sugar-free cheesecake instant pudding mix
1/3 cup erythritol
½ cup almond milk
10 drops French vanilla stevia
Dash of vanilla extract
Dash of cinnamon
Dash of cinnamon


98 stevia-sweetened dark chocolate chips
Orange food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with Silpat or liberally coat with non-sticking cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all cookie ingredients until well-blended and smooth. Batter will be very sticky, so I recommend coating your hands in coconut oil before the next step.
  3. Form batter into 14 equal circles and lay on prepared baking sheet, about an inch or two apart.
  4. Bake 5 minutes. The cookies may still look wet after 5 minutes, but it’s best not to over-bake protein powder. These cookies will continue to cook as they cool.
  5. To prepare frosting, mix cream cheese, cottage cheese and almond milk in a blender or food processor until liquefied.
  6. Add remaining frosting ingredients and continue to blend until mixed through.
  7. Chill frosting in refrigerator to thicken. This recipe makes about 2 cups, but you will only need about 14 tablespoons to cover the cookies.
  8. Once the frosting is ready, spread it evenly on top of each cookie.
  9. To make the snowman nose, mix about 2 tablespoons of frosting with a drop of orange food coloring. Adjust the amounts to get the desired color. Pipe the frosting onto each cookie.
  10. Use the dark chocolate chips to make the snowmen’s eyes and mouths.
  11. Look how cute they are! Enjoy!