Pumpkin Protein Cookies

I’m all about the pumpkin lately 🎃 well it is fall after all. These cookies turned out so soft and chewy, definitely a new favourite! Recipe below.

 

Pumpkin Protein Cookies 🎃

Ingredients:

•1½ Cups flour (I used half oat flour & half all purpose whole wheat)
•½ Cup LeanFit CompleteGreen protein powder
•1 tsp cinnamon
•½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
•2 tsp baking powder
•Pinch pink Himalayan salt
•½ cup coconut oil
•½ cup coconut sugar
•2 egg whites or 1 whole egg/flax egg
•1 tsp pure vanilla extract
•1 Cup pumpkin puree
•¼ Cup each pumpkin seeds and chocolate chips (optional)

Method:

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl and set
aside.  Beat together coconut oil and coconut sugar until smooth, add egg
whites and vanilla and beat together, add pumpkin puree and beat again until
smooth. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined. Stir
in pumpkin seeds and chocolate chips.  Portion cookies onto parchment lined
baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

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Vanilla Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

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Looking for a low carb high protein cookie? Look no further this is it!! Much experimenting has led me to this cookie. Recipe below ⬇

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Vanilla Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Yield 22 cookies

Ingredients:
•1/2 cup LeanFit Vanilla 100% whey protein blend
•1/2 cup LeanFit Vanilla bean complete green protein blend (any plant based protein will work)
•1/2 cup ground almonds
•1/2 tsp cinnamon
•1 tsp baking powder
•1/4 – 1/2 cup almond milk
•1/4 cup natural peanut butter
•1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine all dry ingredients together then mash in peanut butter, almond milk (start with 1/4 cup and slowly add remaining 1/4 cup to get cookie consistency. It should be ok to add 1/2 cup but depending on your protein powders I recommend doing this) and vanilla until well incorporated. Using cookie scoop or Tbsp size portion onto parchment lined baking sheet. Press down with fork dipping fork in water so it doesn’t stick. You can use your hands but will need to dip in water in between as well. Bake for appx. 6 minutes. Let cool on wire rack. If you make bigger cookies baking time can be upwards of 10 minutes. Yield 22 tablespoon size cookies.

Macros per cookie (22):
Calories:49 | Carb 1.7g | Fat 2.9g | Protein 4.1g

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Gingerbread

A healthier take on gingerbread. I had gotten some small cookie cutters and needed to put them to use! The only problem with smaller cookies is they are harder to decorate! Time consuming but well worth all the cookies you get out of it. Sending most of them to friends and family and also some for Santa too 🎅

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Here is the recipe:

Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients

Cookies:

•3 Cups whole wheat flour, plus extra to flour surface
•2 tsp ground cinnamon
•2 tsp ground ginger
•½ tsp ground cloves
•¼ tsp pink Himalayan salt
•½ tsp baking soda
•¼ tsp baking powder
•½ Cup blackstrap molasses or regular for less spicy
•½ Cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted
•½ Cup coconut palm sugar
•1 large egg
•2 Tbsp water

Lemon Icing:

•½ Cup powdered sugar
•1 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

Method:

1. In a large bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt, baking soda & baking powder and whisk together until combined.

2. In a small bowl, combine the molasses and melted coconut oil with hand mixer until well incorporated. Add the coconut sugar, egg and water and mix until well blended together.

3. Pour the molasses mixture into your dry ingredients and blend together until just combined, if it seems crumbly keep mixing or add 1tsp at a time more water. Divide dough to form 2 balls with your hands once combined. Flatten the 2 balls into 1 inch thick discs and place in fridge for at least an hour.

4. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Pull dough out of fridge and let sit for about 30-60min at room temp as it may be a little hard to roll. Lightly flour your working surface and roll your discs until they are about ¼ inch thick.

5. Cut out cookie shapes with desired cookie cutters (I used small cutters and a large gingerbread man cutter).  Place your cut cookies onto parchment sheet spacing about ½ inch apart as they don’t expand much. Combine leftover dough scraps and form ball and roll again. Repeat with other dough.

6. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes (8 minutes they should be done – 10 minutes a little crispier). Remove from pans and place on racks to cool.

7. Let cookies cool completely before icing. To prepare the icing combine the powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl and whisk together until smooth. Place in a small piping bag or Ziploc bag with corner cut and pipe cookies as desired, adding sprinkles, powdered sugar, any decorations desired. The icing hardens quickly so add sprinkles as soon as you pipe icing. Keep stored in airtight container. Wait at least 1-2 hours after icing before stacking cookies.

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Enjoy!

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Double Chocolate Cherry Bomb Cookies

I love to bake! Cookies have such a bad rep so i came up with these healthy delicious double chocolate, cherry cookies.

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Recipe as follows→
Ingredients:
•1-1/2 cups flour (I used spelt) be scant on last 1/2 cup
•1/2 cup unsweetened cocao powder
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•1/4 teaspoon baking powder
•1/4 teaspoon baking soda
•1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
•1/2 heaping cup coconut oil
•3/4 cup raw sugar (Xylitol)
•1 egg
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•24 Fresh Cherries (can use maraschino)
> Chocolate sauce:
•3 oz. Organic chocolate chips
•1/4 cup full fat coconut milk 

Directions:
▶Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl stir together flour, cocao powder, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. In a large mixing bowl, cream coconut oil and sugar, add egg and vanilla and beat well. Gradually add flour mixture and beat until blended. The mixture will be rather dry but firm enough to shape them. Shape appx. 24 1Tbsp balls and press thumb into center to create cavity. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes then let cool completely (may need to recreate center cavity if it rises and If you use maraschino cherries you can bake them with the cookies).Prepare the chocolate sauce in a small saucepan, heat coconut milk and chocolate until melted and combined. Spoon some chocolate into the thumbprint of each cookie, top with cherry and drizzle more chocolate sauce. Place in fridge to harden. Best stored in fridge a keeps up to a week.
Yields 24 cookies. Enjoy!

Macros per cookie:
Calories 121 | Fat 8g | Carb 15g | Protein 2g

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