Gingerbread Protein Whoopie Pies
 
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Makes 4 whoopie pies.
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Ingredients
Cookies:
  • 1 cup natural vanilla whey protein powder (102g)
  • ½ cup natural (unsweetened) applesauce (111g)
  • ¼ cup almond meal (28g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (4g)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
Filling:
  • Mixes best if ingredients are at room temperature
  • ½ package Neufchâtel cheese (4oz or 112g)
  • 2 oz nonfat Greek yogurt (1/4 cup or 57g)
  • ¼ cup natural vanilla whey protein (26g)
  • sprinkle of stevia (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix filling ingredients, and refrigerate to set while you bake the cookies.
  2. Preheat oven to 325F (163C).
  3. Mix all cookie ingredients until well combined.
  4. Spoon cookie batter onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet (as 8 cookies) and use your spoon to shape them into circles.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, just until the cookies are firm. Be sure not to overbake!
  6. Let cookies cool.
  7. Turn over four cookies and pipe or spoon filling on top.
  8. Cover with the other cookies, and enjoy!
  9. Store extras in the refrigerator.
Notes
A note about substitutions: I wouldn't recommend substituting other types of protein powder in this recipe (whey concentrate would be best).
The macros per 1 cookie (of 8) without any filling: Prot: 8g, Carbs: 5g (1g fiber, 2g sugar), Fat: 3g, Cal: 80
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 whoopie pie Calories: 258 Fat: 12g Carbohydrates: 13g Sugar: 6g Fiber: 3g Protein: 24g
Recipe by Andréa's Protein Cakery at http://www.proteincakery.com/gingerbread-protein-whoopie-pies/