Being a grown-up means taking a whole lot of responsibility for yourself. Add in marriage and young kids, then you have further strained the strings of responsibilities. And self-care takes a bit of a backseat when you care for so many others, especially your growing family. Read on to see how a Chocolate Chip Cookie can be your savior.
However, it’s good to understand that you cannot neglect self-care very early because you can hardly move on with compromised health. So, for me, self-care is my topmost priority. My good health ensures the good health of my whole family. And that’s why I rely heavily upon healthy eating habits alongside an active lifestyle. But eating healthy doesn’t mean bland foods for me. I have become a pro at making healthy foods super delicious ever since I became a mommy.
Let’s face it. Kids don’t like healthy food. For them, it’s a curse. At least that’s how mine thinks. Yes, they will eat vegetables and other healthy foods served to them. But they do want their dose of unhealthy or junk stuff every once in a while. And that once in a while, too, gets frequent sometimes, as we know. So, I have designed a few of their favorite recipes in a way that they not only taste good, look unhealthy but add value to their nutrition.
On the occasion of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, I thought I’d share one of my family’s favorite recipes with you all. And that is high protein chocolate chip cookie. And if you are in mood for some seasonal cookie baking, then checkout my Fall-inspired Royal Icing Cookies.
Nothing beats the good old chocolate chip cookie. Has it dunked in the glass of milk, lunch box snack, tea snack, after quick meal dessert, or anything you wish? Chocolate chip cookie hit the spot well. This recipe is great for kids and grown-ups who are in serious need to check on their protein deficits. My advice is to bake them and eat them whenever hunger pangs hit in.
- 1 cup Coconut Sugar (or brown sugar)
- 3/4 cup Unsalted Peanut Butter, smooth or chunky as per your choice (or any nut butter)
- 2 Whole Eggs (room temperature)
- Dark Chocolate Chips, as per taste or need for topping
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- A pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven at 170 degrees celsius and line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except dark chocolate chips and salt. Whisk until everything combines. (*The consistency of the cookie mixture should not be too thick or thin)
- Scoop out the small to medium-size cookie mixture on the baking sheet. (*These cookies spread a lot when baking, so make sure to place them apart. Also, using an ice cream scooper will be very helpful here.)
- Now sprinkle dark chocolate chips (as per space and choice) and salt (very little to balance flavors) over each cookie mixture.
- Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and cook for about 15 minutes (or until you notice the lovely golden crust on top of cookies).
- Once out of the oven, transfer the cookies to a cooling rack. The cookies continue to cook until thoroughly cooled down. Alternatively, you can continue to bake them if you prefer a more crispy texture and taste.
- Enjoy these high protein cookies slightly warm or whenever in the mood for a healthy treat!!
- You can store these cookies in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days at room temperature. Or up to a week in the refrigerator.
- You can also avoid using eggs if interested in keeping them vegan or plant-based. Add 1-2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour instead of eggs. However, the protein content will vary if skipping eggs, so consider adding a choice of protein powder too.
- These cookies are perfect for everyone; however, please watch for nut allergies. If you want to make it nut-free and keep the protein content high, consider using a seed-based butter, like hemp seed butter.