PROTEIN COOKIES + CHRISTMAS = AWESOME
Back in December I posted this protein cookies recipe on Facebook as a teaser for launching proteinbuff.com, and as a first of a series of holiday protein baking recipes. Now a month later, I’ve finally caught up on writing content for the site, and on the backlog of recipes previous to this one. So I’m almost caught up and ready to officially launch the site, huzzah!
In my previous post, I wrote about the many lessons and eureka moments that came from making my Shortbread Protein Cookies Recipe. This high protein cookies recipe takes all that knowledge and puts it into action in the tastiest way possible! The first batch of these I made was devoured in a matter of a 48 hours (soooooo good!). For the next batch, I was lucky enough to have my sister Rozy visiting from Calgary to help me mix up, decorate, and photograph (Rozy is a professional photographer!) a double batch of these babies, as well as a batch of Gingerbread Man Protein Cookies.
We had a blast making them, and we shared them with friends and family over our christmas travels, and they were a huge hit! My boyfriend Sam’s little nephews (one of which really needs to be encouraged to eat anything) ate three or four protein cookies each! The rest of these high protein cookies were enjoyed by my family over card games and cocktails throughout the holidays (except for a few which I saved for myself in the freezer – this high protein cookies recipe freezes really well by the way, so you can make a big batch and have a constant supply available).
You can use different cookie cutters and decorations to suits your tastes and occasion, and make them your own. This recipe is definitely one of the jewels in my crown of protein baking, so I hope you enjoy!
(makes about 40 protein cookies)
1 cup white flour
1 cup unflavored whey protein powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup butter (room temp.)
3/4 cup erythritol
4 packets stevia powder
1 whole egg + 1 egg white
1/4 tsp vanilla powder (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
2 crushed candy-canes
4 tsp coloured sprinkles
1 – Mix flour, whey powder, baking powder, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.
2 – In another bowl, mix butter until creamy, then beat in erythritol and stevia, then egg, egg white and vanilla.
3 – Combine the flour mix into the butter mix, bit by bit until a crumbly dough forms. (Mix well to avoid dough separating later)
4 – Press into 2 balls, roll the first until its about 1/4 inch thick.
5 – Use cookie cutter(s) to cut out shapes, and place them on cookie sheet. Keep re-rolling and cutting out dough until Its used up.
6 – Decorate cookies with sprinkles and crushed candy-cane.
7 – Bake at 350•F for 5-7 minutes. Repeat with second dough ball.
8 – High protein cookies, huzzah!
(per 1 protein cookie)
53 calories 37 mg sodium
2.7 g protein 4 mg potassium
3.4 g fat 2% vitamin A
3.3 g carbs 0% vitamin C
.2 g fiber 0% calcium
1.1 g sugar 1% iron