You would not be surprised to learn that America’s favorite baked good has its own holiday. National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day was recently celebrated on August 4th, by bakers across the country. Chocolate chip cookies have come a long way since their debut in the 1930’s, and famous name brands across the globe have given the nostalgic treat their own twist, including adding protein! The Manildra portfolio of GemPro proteins can help you level up your chocolate chip cookie today.

Roughly 7 billion chocolate chip cookies are eaten in the US every year, and more than 50% of those are made by home bakers (1).  The other 3.5 billion cookies are produced by household brand names like Pepperidge Farm, Chip’s Ahoy, Mrs. Fields, Famous Amos and Keebler that can be found in your neighborhood grocery store. Box mixes are also a popular configuration with brands like Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines and King Arthur offering customers a simple and measure-free option. Frozen and refrigerated doughs are also another convenient offering to customers who can “break and bake” their favorite cookie brands like Tollhouse and Pillsbury. Whether they be stored bought or home baked, the chocolate chip cookie offers consumers a reminder of the sweetness of life.

We know that (almost) everyone loves a chocolate chip cookie, even healthy eaters! In recent years, the growing trend of high protein products has not skipped over the chocolate chip cookie. Many health-conscious brands have made their own versions of these sweet treats including Quest, Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookie, and Atkins. These protein packed offerings range from 10 to 16 grams of protein per serving and help support consumers healthier lifestyle goals. Are you looking to do the same for your chocolate chip cookie brand?

Consider Manildra’s range of GemPro proteins to help boost your product offerings. Our broad range of functional GemPro proteins allows you to optimize both texture and nutrition. GemPro 3300 is high in protein and will help promote aeration and crispiness. GemPro Prime-W can help increase tenderness in your finished cookie and leave your customers wanting more.  Are you looking to create a vegan cookie or decrease egg usage? Our newest wheat protein isolate, GemPro Nova, is optimized for replacing whole eggs in your formulation while packing in the protein.

GemPro Nova in Cookie Applications

Our latest protein offering comes in three variations - GemPro Nova-A, GemPro Nova-C, and GemPro Nova-F. Each of the GemPro Nova proteins offers slightly different attributes in whole egg replacement like resilience, emulsification, texture and volume. To learn more about what GemPro Nova can do, check out our blog post here!

Biscut style cookies offer crispy texture, a clean cookie snap, and a mild melting mouthfeel. When replacing whole egg solids in a biscuit cookie, GemPro Nova-A is substituted at a 1:1 ratio and requires a slightly longer bake time to achieve desired color and texture. 

Wire cut cookies, like traditional chocolate chip, tend to be higher in fat and egg content. These cookies are more open in texture and less uniform than biscuit cookies, and often contain inclusions like chips, nuts, or fruits. GemPro Nova-A can also be used in place of whole egg solids at a 1:1 ratio in a chocolate chip cookie, and too requires a slightly longer bake time to achieve similar texture and color as cookies made with egg solids. 

Biscuit Cookie with GemPro Nova-A

Chocolate Chip Cookie with GemPro Nova-A


Want to know more? Let's talk about wheat!

Whether you are curious about wheat, our products, or collaboration - we are ready to answer any and all questions. 

Contact a Manildra Team Member