Almond Bliss Protein Cookies

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I remember when I started experimenting with making protein cookies, way back in the day… I ended up with so many disasters! I made dozens and dozens of cookies that tasted of bread, cookies that felt like cardboard, cookies that bounced off the floor, and cookies that broke my heart. It’s just not easy to bake perfect protein cookies, you know? All too often they end up too dry, especially when you make them with whey protein powder. But years and years of experimentation have taught me how to make not just good but actually GREAT protein cookies. Like these ones. The cookie dough alone will make you go gaga!

Almond Protein Cookies

And, as cookies? Dunked in some milk or hot chocolate? Hohohoho!

Almond Protein CookiesAll you need to make them is a few pretty basic ingredients and KAPOW! delicious protein cookies will materialize before you, just like that. Protein wizardry at its finest:

Almond Protein CookiesIngredients

1/4 cup of vanilla or unflavored whey (see Note 1)
2 tbsps (15g each) cashew nut butter or almond butter
1 tbsp Sweet Freedom, agave, or honey
1/8 cup almond milk
1 tbsp coconut flour
1/2 cup of ground almonds
1 tbsp orange zest or orange essence Almond Protein Cookies (optional – but delicious!)

Almond Protein CookiesAlmond Protein CookiesDirections

1. Get a bowl out and chuck all the above ingredients in there. (Feel free to also add any walnuts , chocolate chips, or if you want your cookies to be even higher in protein, add a couple of tbsps of protein crispies.)

2. Mix everything together until you get a soft cookie dough you can roll into balls with your hands. Feel free to sample the cookie dough but BE WARNED: IT IS REALLY GOOD! So many sure you are in a position to mobilize self-control, otherwise you’ll just eat the whole thing.

3. Place on a cookie tray and flatten each ball using your fingers, a fork, or a cookie stamp like I did.

4. Bake at 170 C (320 F) for 6-10 minutes or until they’re cooked through but aren’t rock hard. This is REALLY important – you don’t want to end up with cookie-breads here: you want soft and crunchy cookies. So pay attention not to overbake them.

Macros per one (out of the six you get from the mix above): 131kcals, 8g protein, 4g carbs and 9g fat (from the nuts).

Note 1: I used unflavored whey to make these but I suggest you use vanilla whey instead, just because it’ll add that hint of vanillaness that will compliment the almonds and orange beautifully. You could also use chocolate whey; it’s up to what you have around and what your taste buds like best.

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