Mmm.. remember girl scout thin mint cookies???
Crunchy, crispy, chocolaty, minty… delicious!
Yep, I had a few in my day, and I’m pretty sure they are still around… I just can’t say I’ve had one in a long time! That’s why, when I came across this recipe; a cookie, that tasted like a thin mint, but healthy, AND with protein…I was making it, then and there!!
I altered the original recipe I got off the Purely Twins blog (a great blog btw!), to change it to my liking and my taste! They have a few different versions of the cookie, so I encourage you to visit their site and give a couple versions a try too!
The cookies are also incredibly simple to make – no baking required, and they come together in less than 10 minutes – start to finish! With only 6 ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your cupboard, they are simple, clean, and a great little snack!
Although I am sticking very strictly to my 12-week challengediet plan, I did sub a couple of these cookies in for my evening protein shake a couple times!
Oh, another bonus – they are less than 75 calories a cookie with less than 1 gram of sugar and over 5 grams of protein! Yay!
And you have to admit, they are pretty cute looking cookies! I used my silpat muffin tray and just put a thin layer of cookie dough into the bottom of each cup then pressed down firmly before popping them in the freezer to give them the clean rounded cookie look, you could easily make different shapes out of them too using a cookie cutter!
I used my favorite whey protein powder, North Coast Naturals 100% Whey Protein Isolate in chocolate to make my batch of cookies – so mine are not vegan. However you could easily substitute in a vegan hemp based or soy based protein powder, to make them vegan, and a gluten free protein powder for those of you who need GF!
So? What are you waiting for?! If you’ve got 10 minutes today, make your own healthy protein packed thin mint cookies!
Raw Protein Packed Thin Mint Cookies (can be vegan & gluten free!)