Strawberries & Cream Macro Cookies

As you can see, I’ve been on a cookie baking binge lately – it seems that I’ve been getting a lot of ideas for desserts, and it’s such a fun challenge!  I really get a thrill in experimenting with ingredients to see if a dessert would turn into the right consistency and still be healthy (the macronutrient way!). 🙂

This next offering may look like your typical white chocolate cookies – but they’re not!  Once you take a bite out of these cookies, you get a burst of…SURPRISE!…strawberries!!  Yes, these are strawberries & cream macro cookies – it gives you the right amount of strawberry flavor and white chocolate in every bite AND are all 40/30/30!

To make these more photogenic, I added a few drops of red food coloring (there’s no law in saying that your food has to look plain). 🙂

The great things about these (besides the fact that they taste like strawberries & cream) is the fact that each cookie is only 86 calories and 7g of sugar (for those of you who are watching your sugar intake)!  You can have two of these delicious morsels a day and still be under the daily recommended limit for sugar.

I’m so glad that these turned out amazing after only 3 tries – I hope you enjoy these just as much as I do!

6/5/2016 Because of a whim, I decided to experiment with almond meal, and I believe I have it, Watson!  Enjoy! 🙂

(makes 24 cookies)

8 scoops strawberry-flavored protein powder (Quest-brand recommended)
1/3 cup oat flour
1/4 cup almond meal
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup frozen strawberries, pureed
1/2 cup Truvia Baking Blend
1/8 cup Smart Balance Light butter spread
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 cup egg replacement (Egg Beaters or similar brand recommended)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup white chocolate chips

1 cup water
4-5 drops red food coloring (optional)

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.  In a large mixing bowl, sift protein powder, oat flour, almond meal, salt, baking soda and baking powder and mix until well-combined.
3.  Combine butter spread and Truvia baking blend until well-combined, then add pureed strawberries, apple sauce, vanilla extract and food coloring.  Mix until well-combined.
4.  Add wet ingredients into the bowl with dry ingredients and combine.
5.  Add white chocolate chips and water in bowl and mix until well-combined (the final consistency should look like melted ice cream).
6.  On two baking sheets that are lightly sprayed with oil, use a medium-sized cookie scoop and space each cookie approximately 2 inches away from each other.
7.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cookies have just puffed up.  Please note that as the cookies cool down, they will shrink and create the cracked-cookie texture on the surface.



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