And today is the first day that we have gone out of order, but I have a good reason. I’m out of unsweetened shredded coconut, so I skipped the macaroons for now and I dove into the 7th cookie in the book – the double chocolate fudge cookie. Looking at the recipe I thought this could be a contender to the peanut butter cookie and as I mixed it up, I knew the potential was greater.
So, the 7th cookie in the book and 6th cookie in the challenge. This had all the chocolate-y goodness things you could ever ask for in a cookie with the lovely addition of nut butter. There are three chocolate ingredients in the recipe and depending on your nut butter collection you could make it four. The only wet ingredients are almond milk and the nut butter of your choice, which made me slightly nervous that it wouldn’t be enough for a dough ball, but I was quickly proved wrong.
The dough was surprisingly stickier than I had anticipated, so don’t forget your spoon or flat spatula for scraping!
Notes on this recipe:
- I used PEScience frosted chocolate cupcake as my chocolate protein – definitely a solid choice. Sarah says any chocolate protein, but the whey casein blend is thicker and I really love this flavor.
- The recipe calls for almond milk, but I have cashew milk on hand – no noticeable difference to the recipe overall.
- Game change – the recipe calls for almond butter or nut butter of you choice. As you’ve learned, my nut butter collection is ridiculous and this was the best excuse to break out the Dark Chocolate Dream peanut butter. See what I mean by a forth chocolate ingredient is possible.
- Instead of mini chocolate chips, I used Reese’s peanut butter chips. 2g less carbs and 2g more protein, I think that’s a win.
- The texture was definitely fudgey and brownie/cakey like. It had a similar crumbliness to the Fudge Brownie Cookie, but I believe the addition of the peanut butter is what truly sold me on this cookie.
Macros per HUGE cookie: 10.1F/21.4C/8.5P
This cookie knocked the Almond Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie into 3rd place, to take over 2nd. The Peanut Butter Cookie still holds strong in 1st place.
The cookie rankings:
- Peanut Butter Cookie
- Double Chocolate Fudge Cookie
- Almond Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie
- Oatmeal Raisin (minus the raisins)
- Fudge Brownie Cookie
- Chocolate Chip Cookie