I’m not the only one who eats more of the cookie dough than I bake right?!
Maybe it’s from getting to lick the spatula as a kid and feeling like you’d just been given the coolest gift ever after spending a little time with mom. The rules were put aside for a moment and it was this special little secret that even though there were uncooked eggs, you both were going to clean that spatula before it ever hit the sink.
Now we’re all worried about silly little things like e coli and try not to the eat the dough because it finally caught up with us and wasn’t quite so pleasant.
But sometimes you still WANT the dough and why not get it in a way that keeps you on track with all your goals too! This high protein cookie dough is extra satisfying and you can always bake it up for your own copy cat version of a Lenny and Larry’s protein cookie.
High Protein Cookie Dough
This is recipe creates roughly 10 servings at 100 calories each with 5 grams of protein or 5 servings with 10 grams of protein….or one really large serving with 50 grams of protein.
- 1 scoop plant based protein powder (any flavor your prefer, I’m a big Vega Sport fan)
- 3/4 cup almond floor
- 1/2 cup sunflower butter
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Dash of salt
- 1 tbsp honey (maple syrup for vegan)
- Any berries
- If baking, add 1 tsp baking powder
Since it’s summer time, I actually used a berry flavor for round one which was pretty tasty…but no lie, I’m always happiest with the vanilla protein and some dairy free chocolate chips!!
- Combine dry ingredients
- Add wet ingredients and stir like crazy, yes with your hands not a mixer
- Top with berries
- For baking – put oven on 350, put in for 12 minutes…they may need longer, have to watch them
Yes there’s been a lot of talk of protein treats around here lately and that’s because I am continuing to make that a focus of my diet for recovery and running stronger! Not just because I’m getting older, hey 36 isn’t so bad, but because as runners we tear down our muscles, but often don’t look at it the way those lifting weights do.
Gotta give our bodies a chance to repair and refuel otherwise it starts to use our muscles for fuel, which is no good!
What’s your favorite kind of cookie?
Why do we love the dough so much?!
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