Hazelnut Protein Cookies

Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Author Leilah Isaac

A low-sugar, protein packed cookie!

Ingredients (makes 5 cookies)

1/2 cup plain flour (125g)

1/2 cup ground hazelnut flour (125g)

Dark Chocolate - 80% cacao (25g)

2 Tbsp butter (30g)

2 Tbsp vanilla whey protein powder (25g)

1 Egg

 

Nutritional value (per cookie)

Calories: 142 kcal

Protein: 29%

Carbohydrates: 42%

Fat: 29%

 

Method

1) Preheat your oven: Gas mark 4; 350F; 180C.

2) Mix the flour, protein powder and ground hazelnuts in a bowl. 

 

3) In another bowl melt the butter and whisk with the egg.

 

4) Stir the bowl of wet ingredients together with the dry ingredients until you have a smooth dough. If the mixture is too wet and sticky, sprinkle a little more flour mixture until the dough binds.

5) Divide the dough into 5 equal cookie shapes and place on a tray lined with baking paper. Crumble the chocolate and divide evenly among the cookies.

 

6) Bake for 30 mins on gas mark 4 (350F, 180C).

7) Serve warm, or leave to cool.

 

Variations: Instead of vanilla flavored protein powder, you can also use other complementary flavors, like chocolate or hazelnut.

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