Sometimes social media is awesome…. I’ve been following Lexi Thompson for a little over a year now on instagram — she’s a great golfer who is also passionate about fitness. To my surprise, last week she commented on a post I made about the protein cookie dough bites that I made last week.
I knew the Kingsmill Championship was coming up, so I offered to bring her some ‘protein cookies’ if she was going to be playing in it this year. I figured I’d just put it out there, and she replied that she was & that she could get Chris and I a couple tickets to come watch!
So, I went to work on a peanut butter protein cookie (Lexi told me she LOVES peanut butter… who doesn’t?). After several disappointing experiments resulting in really dry cookies, I finally just simplified and came up with this 4-ingredient cookie dough that can be eaten as dough or baked as a cookie!
The ONLY ingredients you need are:
- Protein Powder (I used Quest Peanut Butter- Lexi said she uses Quest herself)
- Powdered Peanut Butter (I picked some up at the market, PB&Company brand)
- Coconut flour
- toppings are optional: I’ve been topping mine with Reese’s Pieces (4kcals per piece) for some extra PB-ness!
This recipe makes 4 LARGE Cookies that are 159kcals each: 17grams protein, 16g carb, 3g fat
- Mix together the following:
- 2 scoops (60 grams) protein powder
- 4 tbsp powdered peanut butter (24grams)
- 4 tbsp coconut flour (28grams)
- 2 cups Pumpkin (244grams)
- This makes 4 Large cookies (shown in photo).
- You could also make 12 smaller ones that are about 53kcals each.
- You can eat the dough or you can bake cookies at 350 for 10-15min in the oven
- You can also air fry them at 400 for 7minutes! (this is what I’ve been doing)
- I just mix it and press it into a tupperware and refrigerate it. I’ve been making these for breakfast so I cut it into quarters and spoon out 1/4th to bake it while I get ready for work.
My post-workout meal/breakfast this week:
- 139kcal Bowl of Chocolate-Peanut Butter Protein Ice cream (I’m loving the muscle milk chocolate peanut butter powder!)
- PB Pumpkin Cookie
- Rice cakes (caramel quakes are my favorite!)
- Gains in Bulk Digestive Enzyme/Probiotic (code RebekahC10 for discount)
Cute Gift Idea
I’m not one that considers myself super artsy or creative, but I wanted to get these to Lexi, but not have them go bad. So I made a cute (well, cute for my skills) ‘mason jar” gift (I got the mason jar for $1 at kroger btw) with the dry ingredients, and all Lexi has to do is add 2 cups of pumpkin! 🙂 I added in some extra reese’s pieces for fun!
Chris and I got invited to the ProAm Party at Kingsmill, so I was able to get the gift to Lexi there and wish her good luck in person as well as the Korda Sisters!
She is really gracious in person and is a great role model for girls. I hope she likes the cookies and gets an ACE (hole-in-one) this week! Check out her insta-page for some fitness inspiration and golf tips! 🙂
(photo is from the Kingsmill Championship website)