Frosted Protein Sugar Cookies

How about some frosted protein sugar cookies that taste like the real deal but only have one gram of sugar per cookie? Practically sugar-free sugar cookies seems like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Well, now you can make it a reality.

Each of these full-sized soft-baked cookies are just 80 calories with 5 grams of protein and 3 grams of net carbs. At just under 5 grams per cookie, these aren’t exactly “low-fat,” but they’re perfect for a treat. Even if you’re on a strict diet, you can easily fit in two or three of these “healthified” sugar cookies without blowing your nutrition.

Did I mention they’re soft with just the right amount of bite, and that the frosting is to die for? What are you waiting for? Whip these up!

Cookie Ingredients

  • Vanilla protein powder, 80 g
  • Coconut flour, 6 tbsp
  • Pyure Organic Stevia Blend, 1/4 cup
  • Baking soda, 1/4 tsp
  • Creamy cashew butter, 2 tbsp
  • Smart Balance Buttery Spread, 2 tbsp
  • Water, 3 tbsp (adjust as needed)
  • Egg whites, 2 tbsp (1 large)
  • VitaFiber syrup, 1 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp
  • Salt, 1/4 tsp (optional)

Frosting Ingredients

  • Swerve confectioner’s erythritol (or powdered sugar), 1/2 cup
  • Tapioca starch, 1 tbsp
  • Unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice), 2 tbsp
  • Smart Balance Buttery Spread, 1 tbsp

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together the dry cookie ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Add the wet ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or lightly spray it with cooking spray.
  5. Using a tablespoon, measure out dough and form it into balls, placing them roughly 2 inches apart on the sheet.
  6. Press the balls flat to roughly half an inch thick using the back of a spatula or your hand.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are firm but the center is still soft (cookies will set upon cooling). I flattened mine a little fresher out of the oven with the back of a spatula.
  8. While the cookies cool, combine the frosting ingredients in a separate mixing bowl until smooth.
  9. Spread frosting over cookies and decorate with sprinkles if desired.
  10. Cookies can be stored at room temperature for several days or frozen up to a month.

 

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 cookie (with frosting)
  • Recipe yields 12 servings
  • Calories: 81
  • Fat: 4.8 g
  • Carbs: 5 g
  • Protein: 5 g
Categories Food

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