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CarolynF 06-30-2007 01:13 PM

Amy's 30 second protein cookie
This is a pretty good cookie..thanks, Amy..

1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 pkg of Splenda
1 tsp. butter (she used ffree butter)
a few drops of water

In a microwave safe cereal bowl melt the butter in the microwave. Then add the rest of the ingredients, saving the water for last. You want the texture to be like a cookie..Mix into a ball shape and microwave for 30 seconds.

In the second one I made, I put some sf chocolate chips in it.

You could really have fun with this, I think..

lisabinil 06-30-2007 02:55 PM

I have some chocolate Designer Whey Protein I've never used-maybe I'll do a little mad experimenting. The important thing is-how did they taste Carolyn? :cool:

CarolynF 06-30-2007 03:11 PM

You know..I thought it tasted pretty good..;) It would certainly be a nice treat with coffee in the afternoon..It makes one big cookie..

giovannip811 06-30-2007 03:37 PM

That looks tasty, I will have to try that later.

lisabinil 06-30-2007 04:39 PM

Oooh I do love my coffee-thanks for the info Carolyn. Have you seen Amy's videos? They are a hoot-you can tell she doesn't cook much! :laugh:

Kisal 06-30-2007 07:12 PM

I made two of these cookies, one with chocolate Designer Whey Protein and the other with Natural Designer Whey Protein to which I added vanilla flavoring instead of the water. I thought they both were awful! The chocolate one was like eating cardboard, and the vanilla one was like chewing on styrofoam. :sick:

I'll try it again, using Carolyn's recipe. I wrote down Amy's recipe as I watched her video, so it's quite possible (even probable! :stars: ) that I missed something. :blush:

ETA: I just checked the recipe I had written down, and it's the same as Carolyn's. I will try again, though. Maybe I nuked it too long. My microwave is relatively new and pretty powerful.

giovannip811 06-30-2007 07:34 PM

what is the link to amy's website?

CarolynF 06-30-2007 07:47 PM

I used the Now Vanilla Whey Protein..and with the splenda it was pretty sweet. I DO think you need to get good tasting whey protein..cuz some of that stuff isn't too great by itself. I do think this is a very sensitive recipe..and you might add more butter than 1 tsp..and see what happens..

:) I guess we have to keep experimenting to find the perfect combo..I love almond extract and I think a drop of that might be good, too.

Kisal 06-30-2007 08:09 PM


Originally Posted by giovannip811 (Post 8846876)
what is the link to amy's website?

Go to Google and click on "Videos." Then type "Eating Low with Amy" in the search box. She has many videos available.

HTH! :)

Zib 07-01-2007 01:12 PM

You can also go to


for her recipes and videos.

She follows Kimkims so her recipes are low carb/low cal/low fat.

Nigel 07-01-2007 10:46 PM

I made a few variations of this cookie including the original and well, it wasn't my type of treat. Mine were all dry and I tried adding lots of stuff. Finally I just resigned. I'll keep looking for that one serving cookie--there's bound to be one out there that I like. :dunno:

Melodybinoc 07-01-2007 11:52 PM

I made it today using optimum nutrition (ON) Cookies and Cream Protein Powder and skipped the splenda (Powder is sweet enough for me)...it was GOOD! 30 seconds and poof! It was filling and fun...Chips Ahoy its not....but a really nice treat. Ive made the brownies, too. You take a little chocolate Protein powder and add enough water to make it "brownie batter consistancy" and then nuke it for 10 seconds. Then scrape if off the sides of the bowl and renuke for 20 seconds. If your protein powders chocolate flavor isnt rich enough add a little extra cocoa powder and a splenda. Its a little gooey in the center when its done and dry on the outside. MMMMM

Kissmygrits 07-02-2007 10:45 AM

These were so good! I made one using a few drops of almond extract and a teaspoon of dried coconut; my non-LC hubby got a whiff and ate the whole thing after I offered him a bite, and I had to make another one. Don't add too much water or they will be too chewy--I found this out the hard way. Thanks Carolyn!

LCinFL 07-02-2007 11:12 AM

Holy moley I never knew protein powder could do that!!!:up:

I just had to try it even though the only flavor of protein powder I have is Nectar fuzzy navel :laugh:. I used a pat of regular butter, 1/2 scoop of the powder, little splenda, and kept adding water until it formed a cookie dough, at first it was still too dry. I did not expect it to puff up like a cookie after 30 seconds in the microwave, but it totally did. Tasted odd for a cookie since it was peach/orange flavor, but with a smear of cream cheese it was a refreshing snack.

Thanks Carolyn!!

RECkate 07-02-2007 11:20 AM

Those sound yummy!! i'll have to try them when I get home!!

CarolynF 07-02-2007 02:28 PM

This is a fun and easy experiment..I tried it with some coffee/mocha protein powder that I got on netrition..Great taste..but a tad bit dry..I think we have to play with the water/fat combo to get the right consistency.

Alison Jean 71 07-03-2007 06:32 AM

I tried twice playing with the cooking time. It looked good. Puffed up nicely but....:sick::sick::sick:
I had to chew and chew and chew.

CarolynF 07-03-2007 08:20 AM

Alison: If you have to chew and chew..you probably cooked it a tad too long..
and it makes a difference if the cookie is in a ball when you microwave it or not..

Nigel 07-03-2007 02:41 PM

What can we add to make it less dry?

I tried adding fiberfit and egg beaters. No difference.

I still like the idea of this cookie, just not the dryness at all.

CarolynF 07-03-2007 04:37 PM

Nigel: Me, too..I think adding more fat..but not too much would help. Maybe 1 1/2 tsps. would work better..

OR, you could dunk it in your coffee..:)

LCinFL 07-03-2007 04:45 PM

The one I made wasn't dry, but it just wasn't a cookie flavor. :laugh:

When you mixed the powder and melted butter was the dough crumbly? Mine was so I kept adding drops of water until it was more of a dough consistency.

Zib 07-03-2007 05:04 PM

I just made this for an afternoon treat with my coffee. I used Vanilla Whey PP from Protein Factory. I order mine sweetened with stevia and find it's sweet enough for me without adding more, so I skipped the Splenda. I used coconut oil instead of butter and DaVinci syrup, Bailey's Irish Cream flavor.


It's not the texture of a real cookie, but I have low expectations for substitutes for the real thing and don't expect it to be like a real cookie. There'll always be a difference. To me it was at all dry, but that may be because I used more than a few drops of syrup, probably a teaspoon. It was more crumbly and as it cooled it held together better.

I totally enjoyed it and would make it again, experimenting with different powders, additions and flavorings. A good treat with a cuppa.

CarolynF 07-03-2007 05:21 PM

Heather: I think we should add liquid until it sticks together..like a wet ball..not a dry one..

Zib: Yes, it indeed is an experiment in the making.

LCinFL 07-03-2007 05:27 PM


Originally Posted by CarolynF (Post 8860094)
Heather: I think we should add liquid until it sticks together..like a wet ball..not a dry one..

Yes that's what I did. I guess it might depend on the brand of protein powder.

magnamater 07-03-2007 05:59 PM

Ok, my take was. . .not bad. . .if you are not used to the real thing!

I used a bit of DaVinci's. . .gingerbread. . .and I got to say, this will be my "go to" for the next month or so. Either for breakfast or for snack.


Thanks Carolyn and of course Amy!

CarolynF 07-03-2007 09:27 PM

Janie: I think that gingerbread is a great idea..What other Davinci flavors would make a good cookie? Or maybe some cinnamon mixed in with the protein powder..?

lisabinil 07-03-2007 09:34 PM


Originally Posted by CarolynF (Post 8861384)
Janie: I think that gingerbread is a great idea..What other Davinci flavors would make a good cookie? Or maybe some cinnamon mixed in with the protein powder..?

How about chocolate macadamia nut or half raspberry/half chocolate. English toffee or caramel-yum...

CarolynF 07-03-2007 09:37 PM

I'll have to check what I have in my cupboard in the morning..:)

theislandgirl 07-04-2007 12:11 AM

Me, I'm digging out the SpiceBlend (stronger than Gingerbread) and the Butterscotch...hmmmmmmmmmm.


CarolynF 07-04-2007 10:38 AM

I found some gingerbread Davinci's in my cupboard..

I made the cookie again:

1/2 scoop protein powder
1 1/2 tsp. of soft butter
drops of gingerbread syrup until it formed a ball..

Then I manually made a ball in the middle of my cereal bowl..about the size of
a walnut in the shell..

Zapped it for 28 seconds..It wasn't dry..tasted "purty" good..

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