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Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Protein Frosting

Makes 4 cookies.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4 cookies
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Andréa

Ingredients

Cookies:

 

    Frosting:

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 325F (163C).
    • Except for the walnuts, mix all cookie ingredients until well combined.
    • Add in the walnuts.
    • Spoon onto parchment-lined cookie sheet as 4 cookies. Use the back of your spoon to shape, if necessary.
    • Bake for 8 minutes, and check to see if the cookies are firm. If not, check every 1-2 minutes and remove from oven when firm. Do not overbake!
    • While cookies cool, begin to make the frosting my mixing the Greek yogurt and whey protein.
    • Add in Neufchâtel cheese and stevia. Mix well.
    • Frost cooled cookies, and enjoy! 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 recipe. (See my Recipe Basics video for examples of what goes wrong when you use the wrong protein powder.)
    Also, Neufchâtel cheese is marketed as "⅓ less fat than cream cheese" here in the states. I stay away from the fat-free cream cheeses because of the additives.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g