Prot: 6 g, Carbs: 5 g, Fat: 4 g, Cal: 78 (per cookie).

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The carrot-orange combo is my favorite fresh juice, but that’s not quite the inspiration for these Carrot Orange Protein Cookies. These delicious cookies are based on an old Betty Crocker recipe that I made often as a kid. My mom had a giant set of Betty Crocker recipe cards, and the Carrot Cookies with Orange Buttercream Icing were quite a hit with our family!

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These cookies are carrot coconut (as were the originals), and the icing here is an orange-zested vanilla whey icing. They are delicious! And perfect with a glass of fresh carrot-orange juice! :)

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Carrot Orange Protein Cookies
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serving size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 78
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 6g
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Makes 12 cookies
Ingredients
Cookies:
Icing:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F (163C).
  2. Mix whey powder, carrots, coconut butter, and salt until combined.
  3. Stir in the shredded coconut.
  4. Drop (12) spoonfuls of cookie dough on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until firm.
  6. Meanwhile make the icing by mixing the whey powder with orange juice.
  7. Fold in the orange zest.
  8. Remove cookies from oven, and let cool.
  9. Ice cooled cookies, and enjoy!
  10. Store in the refrigerator.
Notes
A note about substitutions: because each type of protein powder has a distinct flavor and texture when baked, I would not try substituting different types of protein powders in this cookie recipe. You can substitute casein for the whey in the icing.