New & Improved

Ahh the infamous poose cookie. What's poose you ask? Well, it's me, a nickname that is. What started as Cookiepuss (the lovable carvel ice cream cake) morphed into Cookiepoose and was then shortened to just poose... among other iterations. The name was bestowed upon me by my good friend John, who we now all know as fiance John! I'd go into all the iterations of his nicknames that I've bestowed upon him... but something tells me that wouldn't make him to happy :D

Anyway, Poose cookies, like my nickname, have morphed over time, and now I bring to you the NEW and IMPROVED PROTEIN POOSE COOKIE!!!

*ta daaaa*

let the drooling begin! It's a healthy cookie, packed with whole wheat flour, oats, protein powder... eat them as a snack, eat them as a meal, just eat them! I'm in love with these cookies and so is John... I have no clue how many I've made for him to date... but I make a batch every weekend. Yeah that's right, I know how to treat my man :) Onto the recipe!

Protein Poose Cookies!
recipe by me, stephchows AKA poose

ingredients
1 cup King Arthur whole wheat flour
1/2 cup whey based chocolate protein powder
1 cup Quaker oats (not the quick cook kind)
1 tsp baking soda
2 Tbs Splenda sugar blend (or 1/4 cup white sugar)
1 package (7 ounces) Gerber Prunes with Apples baby food (NOT plums and apples) (contains 2 – 3.5oz containers)
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large eggs
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (or dark chocolate chips!)
.25 cup walnuts (optional)
pam cooking spray

instructions
preheat oven to 350
In a small bowl whisk together flour, oats, protein powder and baking soda. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Set aside.
In a large bowl stir together splenda sugar blend, applesauce, and prunes with apples containers.
Beat in egg.
Stir in vanilla. (if you want add a little more, mom always said a little extra vanilla never hurt anyone!)
Gradually stir flour mixture into wet mixture. Adding 1/2 cup at a time and stirring until incorporated.
Drop tablespoon fulls onto a silicon baking pad on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Will vary with oven used.

Serve warm or for a summer treat transfer into the freezer and eat frozen a few hours later!

(to make these even healthier, take out some of the chocolate chips and sub in dried fruit and nuts - delicious)

15 chews:

Pearl said...

awww - you are SO good to him! :D

These sound very yummy!

bakers said...

These look great. Happy baking, Frank @ KAF baker/blogger.

Love the looks of this recipe, Steph! Silly question ... where do you find the chocolate protein powder? A health food store???

stephchows said...

Diva not a silly Q at all!! This is the kind John and I use for making protein shakes, and what I use in this recipe

http://eas.com/Products/EAS-100-Percent-Whey-Protein-Powder-Chocolate

We buy it in a 5 lb bag at BJ's...

If you are looking for smaller bags, I know vitamin shops and health food stores carry them. Actually you can even get it in the natures market section of our local grocery store here, Wegmans. I was just there today and noticed they have a ton of varieties of whey protein powders (in small packages). They can be pricey, but a good one with stats similar to the link I have above is a good bet (120 calories in a scoop, 2g fat, 1g sugar, 23g protein), plus they make tasty milk shakes (just blend them up with some skim milk)! John drinks a shake a day, so we go through the stuff fast, but most people probably don't want 5 lbs of the stuff sitting around :)

Reeni♥ said...

These look healthy and decadent all at the same time!! Your good.

Hannah said...

Oh these sound great- A lesser evil sort of sweet! With some soy protein and egg replacer, I'm sure I would love them too. :)

They look so good and I love how I now know about a new type of cookie :)

Sara said...

Healthy cookies, sounds good to me! Interesting that they contain baby food, I would have never thought of that.

Thanks so much for that link and the info, Steph. You're right, I probably don't need a 5 lb. bag of it ... but I'd like to try it so I'll be keeping my eyes open as I shop around. Sounds both versatile and yummy.

stephchows said...

Baby food is a great butter substitute. It's pure fruit, no added sugars, colors, anything, you could make your own fruit puree's but I go the baby food route to save time :)

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foodnerd said...

ooh! just emailed these to myself. We've got a table in a flea market tomorrow and my plan was to make vegan and sugar-free cookies. These can be my sugar-free ones (i'll try sucanat instead of the sugar).
-C

stephchows said...

Baby food is a great butter substitute. It's pure fruit, no added sugars, colors, anything, you could make your own fruit puree's but I go the baby food route to save time :)

Sara said...

Healthy cookies, sounds good to me! Interesting that they contain baby food, I would have never thought of that.

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