A thin mint cookie ..
Made with protein powder?
Yes .. it's nutrition stats DO look good .. hummm .. idk ..
I was skeptical .. as I reached for my protein powder .. we'll just make 1/2 a batch ..
You see .. to date .. homemade protein snacks have made me feel like I was settling .. if even just a little bit.
It's not like any of them were BAD .. but something about the taste and texture that weren't quite on for me the way my favorite chocolaty treat was. The mental conversation I had with myself while it rolled around on my tongue .. “yeah, it's not to bad .. I could live with this”
So I faithfully made a batch .. As they came out of the freezer .. they were love at first bite
Everyone who's tried them since has asked for the recipe and had the same response .. “They actually TASTE good!”
Yep .. no more settling.
ps: I've made these a number of times since .. they key is to put a small amount of cookie dough into the bottom of the muffin tin .. just barely cover the bottom. That way .. when you dip them in peanut butter chocolate protein fudge .. you've got a true thin mint cookie
pps: The secret to a really good cookie? Let the dough rest 72 hours before baking your cookies .. here
~Adapted from: nutritionistinthekitchen.com
- ¾ cup protein powder
- 2½ Tbsp cocoa
- ½ tsp stevia, liquid
- 1 tsp pure peppermint extract
- 6 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
- Place all ingredients into a bowl and stir together
- Scoop onto plate or baking pan, or into the bottom of a muffin tray, then set in freezer to set for 5-7 minutes.
- You want the cookies to be hard to the touch
- Keep in the refrigerator or store in the freezer.
% Protein: 22
% Carbs: 2
% Fat: 10