Protein Power Cookies
- Ready In:
- 1 1⁄2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup applesauce
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 3 eggs or 3 egg whites
- 1 cup flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
- 4 cups quick oats
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
May add any of the following
- 1 cup chocolate chips or 1 cup M&M's plain chocolate candy (optional)
- 3⁄4 cup raisins (optional)
- 3⁄4 cup chopped walnuts or 3/4 cup pecans (optional)
- Cream together; brown sugar, applesauce, peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla.
- Blend in flour and baking soda.
- Blend in oats.
- Add your choice of optional ingredients; nuts, chocolate, raisins, or all of the above.
- Mix well.
- Drop by Tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or til lightly browned.
- Let cool 2 or 3 minutes before removing from pan.
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My cookies didnt spread at all on the cookie sheet. I had to actually form a cookie shape to resemble something esthetically pleasing. The taste was boring; only the chocolate chips I added give it a small perk. Also, the oil in the peanut butter prevented my chips from mixing into the batter. I doubled this recipe and I dont know what im going to do with all these cookies. I would NOT make this recipe again.
These are incredible!! I was looking for an after-nap snack for my active toddler and this is perfect! She LOVES them. I wanted something healthy, filling, and with a good amount of protein since we are vegetarians. Two things; the recipe made a LOT of cookies, so make sure you have some baking time. But the good thing is that they freeze wonderfully. I would just thaw one or two out in the microwave, give her some milk and she was good till dinner!
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I am married with 3 sons and two spoiled female dogs. My mother worked as a cook her entire life. I learned as a child, standing on a chair next to her trying to take in each detail of what she was doing and anticipating the outcome. I have worked as a cook for the schools and now I volunteer for our youth and children's camps as a cook in the Summer. These days, I look for healthier recipes for my family and nothing too fancy.