Protein Cookie Dough

Protein Cookie Dough
  • Yield:2 servings
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Time:15 minutes

This ready-to-eat protein cookie dough is a cheat food I have eaten several times rather than going out and really cheating on my lifestyle. Note: I don’t use the 4 letter ‘D’ word—diet!. This is a cheat food that is not entirely a cheat food, so you don’t have to feel too guilty after eating it. Well, not as guilty as indulging in a slice of pecan pie anyway…

A few people have asked me if you can actually make cookies out of this protein cookie dough, my answer would be not entirely. Our recipe contains no eggs or baking powder, so you would have to add a couple of other ingredients. This cookie dough is designed to be eaten as raw dough, or perhaps added to another dish as a topping. It would be yummy on top of a protein cheesecake, or it would even make a rice cake a heck of a lot more interesting!

As a bona fide lover of cookie dough (it is one of my most favorite foods on God’s green earth), any cookie dough is hard pressed to ever actually turn into a cookie in my house. One time, it took me about a week and a half to ingest an entire 5-pound tub of cookie dough—not one cookie was ever made from it! As you can have probably already deduced, this is a favorite recipe of mine. It contains no actual sugar but the texture is similar. Make sure you have a glass of milk (or almond milk) ready for this one…

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop vanilla Pure Whey
  • 2 tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. coconut or almond flour
  • 1 packet of stevia or erythritol sweetener
  • 2-2.5 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. organic dark chocolate chips

Directions:

Begin by putting the dry ingredients (not the chips) in a medium-large bowl with the peanut butter. If you use almond flour, use less almond milk because it is not as absorbent as coconut flour. If you use coconut flour, you will need more almond milk. Mix it all together, slowly adding the almond milk a little bit at a time until you have the consistency of cookie dough. The protein cookie dough will be somewhat dry but without a powdery texture. Add to serving dishes and top with chocolate chips!

Nutrition:

Calories – 225
Fat – 9.2 g
Carbs – 8.7 g
Protein – 15 g
Fiber: 1.5 g