Disclaimer: These cookies are as real as it gets. There’s no hidden agenda, no magic protein supplement, no “healthy” swap, and definitely NO light alternative!
Because it’s time to let cookies just be cookies!
On a recent trip to my local supermarket, I combed the snack aisle in search of an option to satisfy a sudden craving for the sweet stuff (it was 4PM after a client-packed day… can you blame me?)
As I rummaged through the aisles, I came across a familiar label of a popular protein bar. However, the brand wasn’t marketing a bar. They were marketing a cookie! To appease my curiosity, I confirmed the “20 grams of Protein!” and “10 grams of Fiber!” claims on the label. With a sigh and an eye roll, I placed the cookie down on the shelf and moved on.
Now, I’m not here to shame any food or brand. But when it comes to my work, I’m all about transparency. As a dietitian, you will never see me market myself as a personal trainer nor a medical doctor. So why is this protein supplement marketing itself as a cookie?
From my disappointment in the snack aisle to my increasingly felt craving, I decided to pick up a few (literally, less than 10!) ingredients and make the realest, most decadent chocolate chip cookies ever. Enjoy!
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips (Toll House or Ghirardelli work best!)
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and salt) in small bowl.
- Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large bowl until creamy. Add egg while mixing.
- Gradually add your dry ingredients into the liquid mixture until unified. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Drop 12-13 rounds (about the size of a golf ball) onto baking sheets. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until golden. Let cool and dig in!