Sarah Lynn Fitness Cookie Challenge: Macaroon

THE CHALLENGE CONTINUES! Even if prep isn’t. The macaroon was the 8th cookie that I’ve baked from the Healthy Cookie Cookbook. While I wasn’t a fan of having to skip over it before for lack of ingredients, it was worth the wait.

As a coconut lover this hit the spot. JP thinks I should’ve shredded the coconut more than just taking it from the package with the food processor, but you know, I didn’t mind the thick pieces of coconut. The cookie overall was soft and chewy and that’s kind of how I imagined it should be. I didn’t think it should be a crispy or crunchy cookie and I think that may be what his expectation was.

Like always, I made two large cookies and I follower Sarah’s directions for volume, not weight. This is where you need to pick a method and stick with it. If you’re going to follow a recipe to the point, you need to decide how. I believe because I followed volume that impacted the recipe. The macros were much lower than I had anticipated, but I’m not complaining by any means.

Notes on this recipe:

  • Following volume over weight may have impacted the ratios, which changed the consistency – these did bake a little longer than called for, it also changed the nutrition per cookie. Next time I make them I’ll need to follow the instructions using the weight of each ingredient and see what how it’s different.
  • I used snickerdoodle whey casein blend as the basic protein powder for this recipe. Seriously, such a good protein for something like this. Kind of like a cinnamon roll, it’s more than vanilla, but doesn’t have a flavor that will truly overpower the other ingredients.
  • I used cashew milk for binding, sadly I’m almost out and will be switching to almond milk that I picked up at BJ’s. I did need a little bit more liquid and my lazy self used the water that was nearest to me instead of getting more cashew milk. So, 1T water and 2T cashew milk for binding total.
  • I would recommend parchment paper for these, I can’t remember if Sarah’s directions called for this and if it did, oops, but cooking spray may not be enough. I more than gently used a spatula to de-baking sheet the cookies, thankfully, no cookies were harmed in plating.
  • I opted to not use the chocolate topping, but I truly don’t think this cookie needed anything else. It’s sweet and chewy already, and I think the sweetness of the chocolate in my opinion may be too much sweetness.

Total macros per cookie: 5.3f | 9.9c | 4.8p

Macaroon pictured with a SLF Peanut Butter Cookie stuffed with an Oreo

The cookie rankings:

  1. Peanut Butter Cookie
  2. Double Chocolate Fudge Cookie
  3. Almond Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie
  4. Macaroon
  5. Oatmeal Raisin (minus the raisins)
  6. Snickerdoodle
  7. Fudge Brownie Cookie
  8. Chocolate Chip Cookie

 

❤ Cristina

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