Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
½ cup coconut flour
½ cup whey vanilla protein powder
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup packed brown sugar splenda
1 egg + ¼ cup egg whites
1/3 cup applesauce
1 T vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl combine the dry ingredients: coconut flour, protein powder, brown sugar splenda, baking powder and baking soda.
Microwave peanut butter until soft (30-45 seconds). In a separate large bowl combine softened peanut butter, egg, egg whites, apple sauce and vanilla extract.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop rounded tablespoons of cookie batter into approximately 16 cookies.
Bake for 12 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and use a fork to gently press fork into each cookie to create an X shape. The cookies will be a little puffy or “risen” and this helps to press them down and creates more of a cookie texture. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.