Apparently I have been on a cookie-kick lately. Given the fact that all you get from me lately is cookies, I feel that is a fair assessment. And you know what? I'm totally okay with that. We all like cookies, right? If that's not enough, I'll give you four more reasons.
Top reasons to be okay with being on a cookie-kick:
1. Cookies are super easy to share. Sharing is caring.
2. They are fantastically easy to make. Need I say more?
3. Portion control is a cinch! (Ever had that problem with brownies or cake? Just one more bite... hey - where did it all go? Yep.)
4. They've got NO sugar whatsoever.
Oh, nice, that all sounds great... wait - what?
Normally #4 would be said with just a tich of sarcasm... but this time I'm actually serious! And I know what you're thinking. They can't possibly be good then! Either they're not sweet at all, or have a weird off-taste of some other sweetener.
As a matter of fact... nope. There is Stevia in these to sweeten them up just enough, but I have actually realized, through various recent baking expeditions, that a good, flavored protein powder can add a lot of essential sweetness without any strange aftertaste! Oh, and then it adds protein, too. So there's also that!
So basically. If you like cookies, but you would RATHER have cookies without the sugar and carbs... and you're TOTALLY okay with healthy coconut oil and more protein... well, then you're welcome!
By the by... I know I've been somewhat more, er, sporadic, with my posting lately. It's not because I don't love ya'll, because you know I do! However, I do plan on being with you a LOT more in the near future, so just you wait. In just a couple weeks you won't even KNOW what hit your inbox. (You've subscribed, of course... yes? I'm on YouTube now, too! Follow me on Twitter and Pinterest, too!)
3 T. (20g) tapioca flour
3 T. (18g) ground flaxseed
1 T. (7g) ground chia seeds
1/2 c. (50g) almond flour
1 T. (7g) coconut flour
3 T. (6g) powdered baking Stevia
12 drops plain or vanilla Stevia (alternatively, you could try just a little extra Stevia powder)
1 scoop (36g) vanilla protein powder (I used Cytosport 100% whey, but any protein with under 140 calories per scoop, low or no sugar, and around 25 g protein per scoop will work!)
45 g. coconut oil (or about 3 T. + 1 tsp.) melted
3 egg whites or 3 T. liquid egg white
pinch salt (no more than 1/8 tsp)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 T. Water
Makes about 18 (11-12g) cookies.
Per each: 61 calories, 2.3g carbs (1g fiber, 0g sugar), 5g fat, 2.8 g protein
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a mixer or food processor, blend tapioca flour through melted coconut oil until well combined. Add egg through water afterward and blend until it comes together in a crumbly dough.
Scoop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto a parchment-lined or cooking-sprayed baking sheet and flatten each one into a disk.
Bake about 11-12 minutes, or until lightly browned and crisp.
As the name implies, these are great with any hot tea! (I like dunking them in!)