We got this recipe from Jen’s mom who found it in a cookbook in her library, but has never been able to find it again. They are surprisingly good considering they have evil sucralose in them.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, unsalted, softened
  • 1 cup sucralose (only use 3/4 cup if using sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup Sucanat (“natural cane sugar” dehydrated)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded dried coconut
  • 1 cup vanilla whey protein powder (use 1 tsp vanilla extract if using unflavored)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 330° F
  2. In electric mixer, cream the butter until fluffy, then add sucralose and sugar and cream until smooth.
  3. Add eggs beating each one at a time
  4. Add vanilla (if using)
  5. In a second bowl, mix the coconut, protein powder, and baking soda, and salt. Slowly add to butter/sugar mixture in 3-4 doses making sure each addition is completely integrated before adding the next dose.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips
  7. Spray cookie sheets with non-stick spray or use a parchment paper (silicone) liner. Drop or scoop cookie dough (approx 2 tablespoon)
  8. Cook for 12-14 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Makes 32 cookies; with 167 calories each, 11g fat, 6g protein, 12g carbohydrate, 1g fiber.

Notes

  • Sucralose is the bulk granulated stuff, not little packets of Splenda. It comes in different concentrations. You should use the 1:1 (same sweetness as regular sugar)
  • Refrigerate the dough on the cookie sheet before cooking if it spreads too much. (It seems as though it spreads more when we use sweetened coconut.)
  • If they seem to moist or gooey, we dry them in a dehydrator, and they will get really crispy.
  • Coconut seems to pull water out of the air, so if they get too moist after a few days, put them back in the dehydrator to crisp them up.

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