Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup unbleached white flour
1/2 cup vanilla soy protein powder
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
8 tablespoons margarine (1 stick), room temperature
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 sugar - turbinado works fine
1/4 cup molasses
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup water
3 teaspoons Ener-G
8 - 12 ounces chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375°.
Measure the flour, protein powder, wheat germ, salt & baking soda in a medium sized bowl. Mix well; set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the margarine & applesauce with a mixer till creamy. Add the sugar, molasses & vanilla & mix well.
Place the 1/3 cup water in a small cup & add the 3 teaspoons of Ener-G powder. Whisk the mxiture until the powder is dissolved & frothy. Immediately, add to the wet ingredients & mix well.
Add half the flour mixture into the wet mixture & mix well. Add the remaining flour mixture & mix well. Add the chocolate chips & nuts if you desire. Mix well.
Spoon the dough onto cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for about 11 minutes, checking after 9.
These are a cake like cookie, but very nice, not being too sweet. I store them in a plastic container in the fridge & zap them in the micro for about 20 seconds before eating.