Double Chocolate Protein Cookies

    Double Chocolate Protein Cookies
    This recipe is super easy and fast to throw together, so long as you have all the ingredients to hand. If not, then look at your new purchases as building your baking cupboard and moving towards better health!


60g light tahini (or any nut butter)
50g water
5g tamari
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp vanilla powder or extract
50g maple syrup or your choice of liquid sweetener, even date paste would work

30g chocolate powder, raw or cooked
25g pea protein powder, or your protein powder of choice
40g ground almonds, not almond flour
30g 100% dark chocolate, chopped


  • Turn on some epic tunes – check out my playlist The Good Stuff on Spotify.
  • Pre heat your oven to 180c and start feelin’ the tunes
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the first set of ingredients and whisk it up real good and proper like
  • Add the second set of ingredients, whisk it up, add the chocolate chunks and then let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken. Dance around in the mean time and be merry and thankful for your life
  • Damped your hands and roll the dough into 6 equal balls, using a dampened cookie stamp, flatten em up. Alternatively, press them into cookie shapes and then go buy some cookie stamps on Amazon
  • Line a baking tray with teflex or grease proof paper, pop the cookies on and bake em for like 8 minutes, turn the tray and bake another 5-6 or until their bottoms are browned.

    Nutrition Info

    Makes 6 cookies

  • Calories – 184
  • Fat – 13g
  • Total Carbs – 12g
  • Protein – 9g


  1. Cyndi Rook says:

    Would it be possible to sub a seed for the almonds in the case of tree nut allergy?

    • Sure. Sunflower seeds ground up would likely work well.

      • Cyndi Rook says:

        Sunflower seeds were my choice. Thanks, Amy. BTW, I’m just a little ole home cook, and I’ve been using kitchen scales for at least 15 years. I can’t imagine getting through a day without one. If anyone is on the fence about them, hop over immediately. You won’t be sorry.

  2. Hi Amy,

    Love all these recipes you’re sharing so freely! Thank you.

    When you say ‘dark chocolate, chopped’….are you using a bar of sweetened raw chocolate? Or pure cacao nibs? Or would a bar of ‘normal’ dark chocolate work?

    • I used some cooked, good quality 85% dark, but you can use whatever you like. Would be a waste to use raw chocolate, for obvious reasons, but any dark bar you fancy. Even 100% dark would be insane in the membrane (to quote Cypress Hill) 🙂

  3. Roberta says:

    Let’s see…28 grams to an ounce – that’s as far as I go with this, but the recipe look crazy great – who would think tamari and chocolate!

    Happy to read your adrenals are not in the way of your beautiful relationship.

    • Grab some kitchen scales on amazon and get baking, girlfriend! Scales really are the way to go, they are the most accurate way to cook, bake, etc…

  4. Tanja Christ says:

    You’re so funny, I really LOVE your recipes – for the food and all the cheering up 😀

  5. Thanks you! I will surely try this recipe after my vacation. As of now, enjoying the music in your “good stuff” spotify collection while driving to a sacred ancestral tree and waterfalls! Love from the Philippines. 🙂

  6. Oh yeah…these look awesome! I’m preheating my oven as I type 🙂

    I’m really curious to hear about your health journey. I am presently going through some weirdness and am wondering if my adrenals are taxed out as well. My sleep has been horrible and I’ve had some weird anxiety experiences that are not fun. I’m praying that they (adrenals) are not shot because raw chocolate holds a dear place in my heart. I don’t eat it constantly, but I know that if it was taken off the menu, so to speak, I would be sad indeed, as I am planning to launch a raw dessert company that most absolutely includes chocolate. And, you know, I have to sample everything so I know it’s up to speed 😉 Love your work, Amy. You’re a huge inspiration for me.

    • Hey Kaia,

      Really nice to hear from you. I am sorry to hear you are experiencing health issues, but the sooner you get into dealing with them, the sooner they will be healed and you can rock on with chocolate 🙂

      I am slowly getting there on how to approach sharing the past 18 months of my life. It won’t be long now. I’m glad I can be a source of inspiration for you. Thank you for telling me that.

      • Oh yeah… I made em!
        It was a hilarious test of conversion due to the fact that the battery in my scale died…without a replacement and not willing to drive way into town to get one….I winged it with the help of this
        Mine were definitely more chocolaty … based on the photo of yours… not that I’m complaining! 🙂
        So yummy! Cardamom is a favourite of mine so this was heaven.


  7. hey Amy…..can you tell me how you found out your adrenal glands are ok? I suspect I have issues with mine…but don’t wanna stop eating cacao…: ( thankyou!

    • Haha. Well, I know how you feel.

      I have been working with a nutritionist and she got the tests for me. Her name is Sara Bayley and her email website is More recently I have started working with a new one, his name is Steven Grant, and he works more with diets, calorie intake, nutrient timing and such things. Depends on what you want, ultimately. I want full body healing and fat loss, lean muscle gains. So, Steve is perfect for me now, but I worked with Sara for a year.

      • awww thanks for your reply, i’ll check her out. I don’t know if its thyroid, my adrenals, arrrgh! it’s a minefield! I will get there! In the meantime i’ll have the small doses : ))

  8. I have sent many ‘thank you’ vibes over to you after reading your recipes, just thought it was time to put them in writing too.. So here they come- Thank You!! And Lots of Healing Love to you too 🙂

  9. Thank you for sharing another one of your delicious recipes, these look so yummy! Also want you to know I so enjoy reading your posts, so happy you can enjoy Chocolate again 🙂 Thank you for all you share…just love your super witty sense of humor along with your brilliant writing skills and your awesome playlist! What a fabulous treat in every way. Stay well.