Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Long time, no see!
There have been so many factors pulling my attention away from blogging recently; don't worry, all of them positives! 
My Weaving Shop has been taking off more than I could have anticipated! If you follow my instagram, you've seen the mountains of wool I've been working through this Spring! 
My next excuse is that my food choices have shifted quite a bit over the last little while as well (read: less cake, more working out). I'm really working on finding the balance between keeping a healthy house and stocking the kitchen with homemade doughnuts... 
But I'm here with open arms, open arms filled with Peanut Butter Cookies!

These cookies are so, so easy, and they pack a huge protein punch! Over 10 grams per a cookie! Any food with extra protein lately is a big plus in my books!
They do use protein powder in place of a flour, meaning they're also Gluten Free, providing you use GF protein.

The protein I used in this recipe is a particular vegan brand I picked up without tasting first, and honestly... it tastes so gross. Like inedible bad. I've been finding ways recently to sneak it into foods or mask it with bold flavours - just to use it up. These cookies hide the flavour so well! You can't even tell this sweet treat has any kind of protein in it whatsoever, let alone a bad tasting one! So just imagine how good these would be with a yummy one... The lesson here is, don't buy protein based on the price tag, and if you have some protein you're none too pleased with, make some cookies!

Anyway, I've wasted enough time blabbing on about protein, weaves, and tardiness, Let's get right into it!

makes 11-12 cookies
  • 1 cup peanut butter - smooth, natural
  • 1/2 cup (80g) vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 375 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl beat the egg whites until frothy. 
In another bowl combine the peanut butter, sugar, protein powder, and baking powder. Mix until completely combined.
Add egg whites and mix until you have a  stiff dough.
Roll into gold ball size balls (30g), and place on a lined baking sheet. 
Using a fork flatten cookies into plump discs. Sprinkle with sea salt, if desired. (Always desired.)
Bake for 12-14 minutes, until cookies are browning and dry around the edges.
Allow to cool completely before eating.

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