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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Scraps and Snippets ~ Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies


Protein and fiber filled cookies...how good can these be? Not tasty at all, right? They have to taste healthy and not even be the bit tempting. 

Wrong. 

These are so tasty I believe I'm not going to make any other version, ever. Why would I? They are satisfyingly chewy and crisp. Just enough sweet and just enough fat to make for a melt-in-your-mouthfeel. I imagine you could use another brand of protein powder with the same or similar results. I happen to sell Arbonne and am a fan of their Vegan certified protein powder. In addition these have omegas from the flaxseed and fiber from the flax, whole wheat pastry flour and oatmeal. 



Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

350 oven. Makes approx 4 Dozen cookies

1/2 Cup coconut oil
1/4 Cup Earth Balance
1 Cup brown sugar
2 TBSP ground flax seed
1/3 Cup non-dairy milk of choice
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 Cup Arbonne vanilla protein powder
1 Cup oatmeal (quick or old fashioned, more texture with old fashioned)
1 Cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 Cup dark chocolate chips

Mix all together in the order listed and blend/stir well so ingredients are all incorporated. 

Chill dough for 1 hour. 

Scoop dough on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. These are great served at room temperature but are best stored in the refrigerator. 

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