Healthy Protein Cookies #recipe

Your cookie fix for this month is a healthy one. Protein cookies are something that I have been working on for a while now, knowing that I have a picky eater on my hands who will eat just about anything in cookie form.


Ingredients

1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup applesauce or fruit puree {I used strawberry lentil, homemade)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup softened butter
1 egg
dash of vanilla
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup chocolate protein powder (add more if you'd prefer it to be more chocolatey)

Preheat your oven to 350F.

Mix dry ingredients, including the protein powder, in a bowl. Add your softened butter and apple sauce, then egg and vanilla. Mix well, then add your white chocolate chips.

Drop by the spoonful onto your cookie sheet (or use a cookie scoop)  and bake for approximately 11-13 minutes. Check your cookies after 11 minutes and if you feel that they aren't quite finished, leave them in a little longer, checking every 2 minutes.

Allow to cool for 3-5 minutes on the cookie sheet, and then transfer to a wire rack.

I like to keep out 6 of these cookies, then freeze the rest in small wrapped batches. When Owen's having a particularly rough eating patch, I pull out a pack, let them thaw and then offer them to him. He gobbles them up and is none the wiser!

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