Baking cookies with Whey Protein Powder..

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by christiandadrum, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. christiandadrum


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    Hi all, I'm new here, just joined because I'm not exactly a cooking expert, but I do love trying new things and experimenting!!

    I tried to bake some 'protein cookies' because I'm quite big on health and fitness, but damn I do love cookies...haha. 

    My dilemma is that my cookie consistency wasn't too bad...kind of hard on the outside and soft on the inside which is what I quite like, but they were VERY dry, I think the protein powder dries them out, I actually ended up making protein-icing with a teaspoon of protein powder and a bit of water, which made it a lot better and easier to eat. Also, I would have liked them to have just a little more of a chocolate flavour if possible..any help would be appreciated! I'd love my cookies to be more moist and also a bit more chocolatey (should I have added more cocoa powder??)

    Here's how I made them:

    60g chocolate caramel protein powder

    160g crunchy peanut butter

    2 whole eggs

    40g chocolate chips

    2 tea spoons of cocoa powder

    1/4 cup of splenda (granulated sweetener)

    I added all the dry ingredients together first, then added the peanut butter and eggs, mixed together, then added in choc chips, (was veeery sticky!!), then I just made dough balls on a tray lined with alluminum foil and flattened them out, put the cooker on full heat and put them in for about 8 mins (should I cook them at a lower temp and for longer, would that make a difference??) 

    Thanks for any help guys!!