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Textured Soy Protein Chocolate Mint Cookies

What you need: 

1 cup textured soy protein
3 scoops vegan chocolate protein powder
1 cup granular sugar substitute (something like "Stevia")
2 teaspoons baking powder
egg substitute to equal 3 eggs (banana is pretty yucky in this)
1 1/2 teaspoons mint extract
1/3 cup applesauce
approximately 1/4 cup water

What you do: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a food processor, whirr together textured soy protein and protein powder, making sure to thoroughly ground the textured soy protein.
Add the sugar substitute, baking powder, and pulse together again.
Prepare the egg replacer and add it to the textured soy protein mixture, then add the mint extract and applesauce. Process this all together. It should form an extremely foul looking mixture the consistency of play-dough. While the processor is still running, add in water a bit at a time until a softer dough forms. (The amount of water varies, depending upon how wet your egg replacer is).
To form the cookies, take about a teaspoon’s worth of dough out and roll it into a ball. Smoosh the ball down into a patty using your hands, then place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 minutes. Enjoy!
Notes: You can add more or less mint extract to suit your tastes. Alternatively, you can replace it with vanilla, maple, almond, coconut extract, whatever!
This is a recipe I made up to be "Atkins" friendly. Depending upon the size you make them and your ingredients, the cookies can have anywhere from 4-6 grams of protein apiece and only 2-4 grams carbs! (I'm sure some of those carbs are fiber..so they wouldn't matter for a person on "Aktins!")

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This recipe calls for 1 cup of sweetner, such as Steva. But  I have SteviaPlus that suggests  2 tablespoons to equal 1 cup of sugar. How much Stevia do I use in this recipe?  Also, I don't use protein powders. Any suggested substitutions?

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Bah - these were really yucky... and i've found out something else - you can do Weightwatchers - still eat the yummy food you like and still lose weight - so there really is no need to try strange concoctions like these - but go ahead if you must. :-\

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Anonymous

These cookies are amazing. I ate 3 right out of the oven (something I would never do). I kinda feel guilty but they seem so healthy I think I did the calculation wrong.... I had to make a few changes to make them come out right so if anyone can tell me what I did wrong I would love that. I halved the recipe so I used: 1/2 cup textured vegetable protein, 1 1/2 scoops of vanilla spiru-tein, 1/2 cup turbinado cane sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 3 Energ eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/3 cup applesauce, and I added no water.... it was kinda soupy looking so I added 1/2 cup bobs red mill gluten free flour and cooked for the same time and they were yummy!

Nutrition Facts for 3 cookies (2.5 in in diameter):
Calories 130
Total Fat 0.0g
Sodium 18mg
Total Carbohydrates 19.2g
Dietary Fiber2.2g
Protein 7.1g
Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 25% • Iron 53%

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Does the protein powder add any structure, or is it just protein and flavor?  I don't really use protein powder, but I'd like to try using cocoa powder as a sub to make just healthier-than-usual cookies.  I like the notion of using tvp to add protein.

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yes

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Anonymous

what is tsp is it the same as tvp?

i really want to try these soo.....

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ok so i made these and i'm really happy with the results. i have berry protein powder this month so that's what i used. i didn't think mint would taste right so i used half banana extract and half vanilla. i'm looking forward to trying other flavours!

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this really is a great idea. i'm adding this to my recipe box and will report back after trying it out

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what a smart idea! i'm definitely going to make these to eat as post-run snacks. it'll be a nice change from boring old protein shakes.

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It holds "70 cc's"  which is a little less than 1/3 cup

Thanks so much for the interest!

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