If your a soft baked cookie kinda person then these are the cookies for you! Think cream and chocolate all in one bite. These healthy cookies are high in protein and gluten free. All with a little Christmassy twist too!
I actually find ‘healthy’ versions of cookies one of the hardest to get right, especially when making them gluten free. But I feel like I’ve had a recent break through with them, first was The Best Chocolate Paleo Cookies which largely used coconut flour as the base and now these cookies which largely uses oat flour as the base.
One thing you need to know about this recipe before starting is that its best to make up the dough and then leave it in the fridge to set for 30 minutes to an hour. I know it will be tempting to skip this part but it really is worth it to get the best cookie!
I added a bit of Christmas cheer to these cookies as of course it is that time of year so if your feeling festive why not make them into mini Reindeers. I used pretzels for his ears, edible eyes and a berry as a nose!
The baked protein cookie I added to my recipe was from MyProtein and if you fancy trying them out CLEANLEAN gets 37% off.
- 1 egg
- 70g light or full fat cream cheese (can use dairy-free if needed)
- 100g (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened to room temp (sub with dairy-free)
- 2 tsps vanilla extract
- 190g (1 cup) coconut or Natvia Zero sugar
- 215g (2¼ cup) gluten-free oat flour (oats ground into oats)
- 2 teaspoons tapioca flour
- 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 large MyProtein Baked Chocolate cookie chopped or cookies of your choice
- In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, cream cheese, butter and vanilla until creamy
- Mix in the sugar until smooth and the flour, baking powder and salt
- Fold in the cookies then add to the fridge for at least 1 hour (don’t skip this step!)
- Preheat oven to 180oc and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Spoon about 1.5 tablespoons of dough into your hand and roll into a ball and slightly flatten on baking sheet (repeat for rest of dough)
- Bake in oven for 13 minutes or so then allow the cookies to cool before transferring to cooling rack or eating
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Hi, I’m Vicky and I created this blog to hopefully pass on my passion for baking up yummy healthy creations. Eating healthy and exercising is a big part of my lifestyle and something that is very important to me. Thanks for reading!