Protein Peanut Butter Cookies

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Those of you who know me will know there are few things I love more than peanut butter. So when I got hold of a bag of the Protein Pow whey protein cooking mix the first thing I wanted to make was a protein version of the genius invention that is peanut butter cookies!

Protein Peanut Butter Cookies

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If you’ve made peanut butter cookies before, you’ll know that you only really need three ingredients… peanut butter (duh!), sugar and eggs. And if that’s the case, then you’ll also be pleased to hear that the protein version only has four!

I whipped these up on a Sunday afternoon and took them into the box on Monday morning where they were snapped up by my CrossFit friends. I trust them to trial my recipes for me and give me the yay or nay (it’s hard taste-testing your own recipes sometimes!). They seemed to go down well, with my coach even going in for seconds while we were training!

Needless to say these cookies can be adapted to suit taste – add in some chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or dried fruit if you like. Or even add a dollop of smooth peanut butter or, dare I say it, Nutella, to make them melt-in-the-middle. I actually chose to top mine with extra peanut butter and squish two together like a gloriously peanut buttery cookie sandwich! I might try sandwiching with ice cream next time…

Anyway, enough talk (I’m starting to drool over my keyboard!), let’s get on to the recipe!

Protein Peanut Butter Cookies
Yields 16
Crunchy but soft peanut butter cookies with 120 calories and a 6g protein hit per cookie - these will be sure to satisfy the nut butter addict in you!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
12 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
12 min
Ingredients
  1. 200g smooth peanut butter
  2. 100g coconut sugar
  3. 75g Protein Pow whey protein cooking mix
  4. 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
  2. Mix all ingredients until combined to a dough.
  3. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  4. Roll cookie dough into 16 balls and place on baking tray with space around for the cookie to spread.
  5. Bake in batches for 12 minutes (for an even bake it's best to bake them all on the same level in the oven), flattening the cookies with a spatula half-way through baking.
  6. Remove and leave to partially cool before transferring to a wire rack.
Notes
  1. Because of the whey/coconut flour content of this cookie dough the mixture won't spread on its own like some cookie doughs do. It's best to flatten them when partially cooked to prevent the mixture breaking or crumbling. This will also give you that attractive cracked look a cookie should have when it's baked!
Adapted from BBC Good Food
Adapted from BBC Good Food
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So that’s my recipe for protein peanut butter cookies! Please do let me know if you try them, and if you post about them on Instagram or Twitter don’t forget to tag me with @fitcetera and #ftcrecipes so I can find you.

By the way, you can get hold of the Protein Pow whey protein cooking mix, or the pea protein cooking mix if you’d prefer, from Protein Pow’s website, Ocado, and other online retailers (check their website for more info!).

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