A thin mint cookie made with protein powder?
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Yes, its nutrition stats DO look good. Hummm .. idk
I was skeptical as I reached for my protein powder. We'll start by making half of a batch
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, “It isn't too 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 taste good!”
Yep, no more settling.
ps: I've made these several times since. The key is to put a small amount of cookie dough into the bottom of the muffin tin. Barely enough to cover the bottom. That way, when you dip them in the peanut butter chocolate protein fudge, you'll have a thin mint cookie
~Adapted from Nutritionist in the Kitchen
Protein Thin Mint Cookies
- ¾ cup protein powder
- 2 ½ Tbsp cocoa
- ½ tsp Stevia, liquid
- 1 tsp pure peppermint extract
- 6 Tbsp coconut oil, melted but not hot
- 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 the 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.