Prot: 24g, Carbs: 13g, Fat: 12g, Cal: 258

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‘Tis the season for gingerbread! And these Gingerbread Protein Whoopie Pies are a heavenly treat!

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The whoopie pie cookie recipe is a simple whey cookie (+ added gingerbread spices, of course) and I filled them with Cream Cheese Protein Frosting. Delicious!

In my original Protein Whoopie Pies I used Protein Marshmallow Fluff as the filling, and that would be great with these Gingerbread Protein Whoopie Pies, as well. However you like it!

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I made the cookies with Jamie Eason’s vanilla whey concentrate. It bakes well, and has a nice vanilla flavor. Other whey protein powders might give different results, so be sure to use one that bakes well!

Happy Baking!

 

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Gingerbread Protein Whoopie Pies
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serving size: 1 whoopie pie
  • Calories: 258
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 24g
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Makes 4 whoopie pies.
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

Gingerbread Protein Whoopie Pies - gluten free protein cookies by Andréa's Protein Cakery