Cookies can be a delicious treat that’s also good for you

Cookies are such a delicious treat and you would never guess they could be good for you! We developed a recipe that adds extra protein while still tasting amazing. Many protein baked treats can be dry and flavorless, but that’s not the case with this recipe!

We love using mini chocolate chips in protein baked treats when the serving size is smaller, that way you get a bit of chocolate in each bite. If you do not have mini chocolate chips, feel free to use the regular size or chop up a bar of chocolate.

Whenever you are baking cookies you’ll want to use room temperature butter for optimal results. If not, microwave for 10 seconds at 50% power. Melted butter is not the same as softened butter and will result in flat, crispy cookies. Set your egg out half an hour before beginning to make the cookies. And finally, don’t skip the chilling part! The dough is very sticky and it needs to rest before you bake the cookies.

Dessert, breakfast, pre-workout; we won’t judge when you decide to eat these cookies, but one thing is for sure, just one cookie won’t be enough.

Ingredients

4T. butter, softened to room temperature
2 T. (24g) swerve brown sugar (or other no calorie sweetener)
2 T. (32g) creamy peanut butter
1 whole egg, at room temperature
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 T. (5g) cocoa powder
1/8 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
2 scoops (68g) Core Nutritionals MRP Rich Chocolate
¼ cup (23g) Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Flour*
2 T. (30g) mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, peanut butter and sugar until smooth with no lumps. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. Stir in dry ingredients – cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, protein powder and paleo flour. Fold in chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough for 1-2 hours (don’t skip this step!). Roll into 12 evenly sized balls (about 22g each) and place on baking sheet. Flat slightly if desired with the bottom of a glass.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake cookies at 325° for 8-10 minutes. Remove from pan and place on cooling rack. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition:
103 calories each, 4g Protein, 6g Carbohydrates, 7g Fat per cookie. Recipe makes 12 cookies.

* You can substitute paleo flour for almond, coconut or all-purpose flour however it will change the nutrition facts. We recommend using a blend of those flours if substituting.

Purchase Core Nutritionals MRP rich chocolate protein powder used in the recipe here and use promo code “COURTNEY” to save $$.

Did you make this recipe? Tag @CourtneyMighellFitness on Instagram and hashtag it #CourtneyCooks

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