Sarah Lynn Fitness Cookie Challenge: Chocolate Cookies with…

I’ve been slacking on my cookie challenge, but I think we can all agree that at the time the challenge was determined, there were a lot of unforeseen things coming up. So new challenge, finish Sarah Lynn’s Cookie Book by the end of the year. I think this is reasonable and doable because I’m already half way done.

So today’s cookie a chocolate cookie and trust me, the ingredient list – there’s a solid amount of chocolate to never question why it’s a chocolate cookie. This is the last cookie in the “Classic Cookie” section – the first half of the book. However, I have one last cookie to eat from this section – the sugar cookie – that’s for tomorrow.

This recipe was super easy to make and I want to make note that I used the weight not volume measurements when making it. So, two BIG cookies later!

Notes on the recipe:

  • I used tapioca starch instead of arrowroot starch. This is a typical substitution, but I noticed that I needed a little more liquid to mix the dough.
  • I used PEScience frosted chocolate cupcake protein. PEScience Select Protein is a whey casein blend, so it’s a little thicker than just a whey blend, this may have impacted the need for more liquid.
  • I left out applesauce because I didn’t have any on hand, instead I used water. I needed about 3 and half tablespoons of water to make up for the applesauce.
  • I substituted mini chocolate chips for mini baking M and M’s – I don’t think anyone will argue about the substitution. Again, it’s about what I had on hand.
  • I loved the texture, but it bothered JP. It’s thicker cookie because of the tapioca starch and coconut flour naturally, but I thought it was chewy in the right ways. Also, M and M’s – definitely the way to go!
  • Sarah included a recipe for a peanut butter frosting, but I figured might as well get crazy and break out my Muscle Frosting from YouFresh Naturals and my new D’s Naturals jars – so Death by Chocolate and S’mores it is!

Total macros per cookie: 5.1F/21.2C/5.2P

The cookie rankings:

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


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