The key ingredient that makes Hodgins’s recipe high in protein is the protein powder. A typical scoop of protein powder gives you about 25 grams of protein, and a vanilla or peanut butter-flavored protein powder will work best for this recipe. The second ingredient in the recipe is peanut butter, which also gives you protein and some healthy fat. An egg is the third ingredient to add another 6 grams of protein.
To make the cookies, combine in a bowl ½ cup of peanut butter, ½ cup of protein powder (about two scoops), and an egg. You can add a little sweetener if your protein powder isn’t sweetened. The mixture will be crumbly at first, but continue mixing until you can press the mixture until it sticks together. Form the mixture into 10 balls and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Using the tines of a fork, flatten each cookie by making a criss-cross pattern. Bake at 350 degrees for 4 to 5 minutes, being careful not to overbake them. A single cookie is 109 calories, 8 grams of protein, and 7 grams of fat (4.6 grams of unsaturated fat).