Low-Carb Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
It has been a LONG and arduous journey to here – to these cookies. It started in 2009 in fact – my journey to find the perfect protein cookie recipe. I cannot even begin to tell you how many protein cookies I’ve made and thrown out; how many protein cookies have made me disappointed; how many protein cookies have led to this expression – an expression of ‘beh, they’re OK… not good, not bad’. Let me tell you: A LOT of cookies; more than I can count. My problem was always the same: too dry, too rubbery, too cakey, too… not there yet. Until now. Zeus! I thought this day would never come! But here it is. I present to you *drumroll* the best protein cookies on earth:
By the way, before I give you the recipe, I’d like to call attention to my Cookie Pack in the Protein Pow App – because the cookies there are also pretty sweet! But, OK, OK. Here’s the recipe. ENJOY!!!!!
2 heaping tablespoons Peanut Butter (See Note 1)
1/4 cup Whey Protein Powder (See Note 2)
1/4 cup Coconut Milk (Or almond milk)
1/4 cup Ground Almonds
1/4 cup Pea Protein Powder (See Note 2)
1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until you get a sort of ‘dough’. Then, grab chunks of this dough and shape six to seven ‘balls’ out of it (depends on how big you want your cookies!)
2. Press these balls onto a cookie tray – I use a silicone cookie tray – and get out a Cookie 3. Stamp! I just bought this one yesterday and I ADORE it – best purchase in quite a long time! You can get it here if you’re in the UK and here if you’re in the US. It’s an awesome stamp!
3. All you need to do is press each of the cookies with the stamp before baking and then bake all the cookies at 170 C (338 F) for about 5-10 minutes or until, when you press them, they feel (and smell) ready.
4. LET THEM COOL DOWN COMPLETELY before eating them.
It’s best if you use a peanut butter that includes nothing other than peanuts in its ingredients’ list and that is, ideally, smooth and creamy.
This may not be sweet enough for some of you so feel free to add your sweetener of choice!