Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies

Getting protein into my kid is difficult, and getting carbs into my husband is difficult – he tries to limit them. So what’s a mama to do? I wanted to try to find “treats” that sneak in some protein! With over 4 grams per cookie – hey, it’s better than nothing!  My family promptly ate most of the platter and declared them delicious!

      3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt
1 stick butter, softened
3/8 cup granulated sugar (1/2 cup, then scoop out 1 T.)
3/8 cup packed brown sugar (same)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup chocolate chips (I use Ghiradelli dark chips)
2 scoops vanilla flavored whey protein powder

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and whey protein.

In a blender bowl, cream together butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add in egg and beat well. Slowly beat in the protein mixture and chocolate chips until completely incorporated.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper,  and drop dough onto the sheets, 8 per sheet.

Bake for 9-10 minutes, until the cookies are just brown on the oven.

Makes 16-20 cookies

Note: Original recipe was found in SparkPeople and called for chocolate caramel flavored protein powder, but seriously, who has ever heard of that??

What do you think?