I can’t figure out why this recipe works so well...the ingredients are SO CLEAN and yet the cookies turn out SO GOOD.
It’s truly a mind-bender.
My best guess is that it boils down to 2 things:
1. Quality Ingredients: TRULEAN Cinamon Cereal Milk Protein Powder and Wellness Shot are filled with quality, clean ingredients of the purest form, and this really does impact flavor and consistency. Lesser products will produce less tasty cookies.
2. Technique: When using protein powder in your baking keep these 2 things in mind in order to produce baked goods that are fluffy and moist, and never hard or dry. Don’t overmix the dough - this causes the protein powder to get gummy. Slightly underbake the cookies - this prevents the cookies from getting too dry.
¾ cup plus 1 Tablespoon TRULEAN Cinnamon Cereal Milk Protein Powder
¼ cup plus 1 Tablespoon
⅓ cup granular Swerve
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ cup raw cashews, soaked in water for 10 minutes and drained
¼ cup almond milk
1 egg white
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl combine the dry cookie ingredients: protein powder, coconut flour, granulated swerve, salt and baking soda. Mix to combine.
In a food processor combine the cashews and almond milk until smooth. Add the egg white and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Add the dry cookie ingredients and mix well.
Drop the dough in golf ball-sized balls of dough on the prepared parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Flatten each cookie dough ball, keeping 2 inches in between each cookie. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 minutes.
With an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, whip the coconut oil. Add the dry frosting ingredients: Wellness Shot, protein powder, confectioners swerve and arrowroot starch. Mix until combined, drizzling in the almond milk until fluffy.
Once the cookies have cooled, frost each cookie with the frosting. If desired, top with sprinkles. Enjoy!
If you’d rather not frost the cookies, roll each cookie dough ball in coconut sugar + cinnamon to create snickerdoodles!