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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jun 15, 2012 06:35PM

Prepared by Lindzie St.Martin

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

(Reduced Fat, Low-Carb, Higher Protein, Gluten Free)

Line your baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking, avoid the use of more fat to grease your pan, and make for an easier clean up!

 

Ingredients

1/2 cup 100 percent natural peanut butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar  (approximately 2-4 tablespoons more sugar for rolling cookies, set aside)

2 egg whites

2 tablespoons 100 percent whey protein powder (unflavored)

1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips OR dark chocolate chunks  *optional

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream together peanut butter and sugar until fluffy.  Then, mix in the vanilla & salt.  Add egg whites, one at a time to ensure thorough and easy mixing.  Next, add whey to thicken.  If using chocolate chips, mix into recipe last.  Scoop out a spoonful of dough and drop into sugar.  Roll around briefly to coat, and create a firmer ball.  Place on parchment-lined cookie sheet.  Keep them about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until barely golden.  DO NOT OVERBAKE!  Remove and slide parchment paper with cookies, aside to cool.  Makes approximately 15 cookies.

 

Serving size: 2 cookies

Calories: 188 / Total fat: 9.7g / Sat. Fat: 2.3g / Carbs: 18g / Protein: 7g

*This recipe is calculated with the chocolate chips included. You can omit them to lower the fat and sugar content even further.  Recipe without chocolate chips will make a few less cookies.