4-ingredient “ACE-Worthy” Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cookies & Mason Jar Gift Idea

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!

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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!

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The ONLY ingredients you need are:

  1. Protein Powder (I used Quest Peanut Butter- Lexi said she uses Quest herself)
  2. Powdered Peanut Butter (I picked some up at the market, PB&Company brand)
  3. Coconut flour
  4. Pumpkin
  5. toppings are optional: I’ve been topping mine with Reese’s Pieces (4kcals per piece) for some extra PB-ness!

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This recipe makes 4 LARGE Cookies that are 159kcals each: 17grams protein, 16g carb, 3g fat


Recipe Directions

  • 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.

 

To Bake:

  • 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:

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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!

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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!

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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! 🙂

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(photo is from the Kingsmill Championship website)

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