Protein Packed Vanilla Cupcake Sugar Cookies

IMG_8805[1]For as long as I have been baking healthy, recreating a good sugar cookie has been one of the hardest recipes I’ve tried to develop. I’ve had plenty of failed attempts that just end in a dry cookie. Who wants that? Getting a cookie chewy, soft, perfect and still marco friendly is difficult.

Tonight was the night that all of the magical ingredients came together in perfect proportions and a healthy sugar cookie was born. A sugar cookie that won’t judge you if you eat half of the batch. A sugar cookie that won’t make you feel guilty for having a late night snack. A sugar cookie with all natural ingredients. A sugar cookie that fits perfectly into your macros. The perfect sugar cookie!

Recipe

  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (I used Quest Nutrition)
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Flour
  • 2 tbsp. Egg Whites
  • 2 tbsp. 0% Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. Vanilla Cake Batter Coconut Butter from Nikki’s Coconut Butter (regular coconut butter will work but you may want to add sweetener)
  • 1 tbsp. Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • Coconut Sugar for sprinkling

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 325F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and set a side. Mix protein, flour baking powder in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix with a fork. Roll dough into seven balls and place them on the baking sheet two inches apart. Press balls flat and bake for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on rack.

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