Gingerbread Cookies

How To Make Nutritious, High Protein, Nutrient Dense Bites and Cookies

To Make Bites & Cookies:

Use standard flat cookie sheet to make both Bites & Cookies. The difference between bites and cookies is simply whether you choose to leave the scooped mix in the shape of the scoop (bites) or flatten it into a cookie. We recommend using either parchment paper or a silicon baking mat to prevent the mix from sticking to the pan thereby requiring more clean-up (alternately, coating the pan with butter, oil, or Pam ® will work also).

  • Scoop approximately 1 large tablespoon-sized dollop of mixed ingredients onto the cookie sheet
  • Leave it rounded to make bites or gently mash or flatten it to make a cookie. We like to use a small ice cream scoop which works very well and the mix comes out much cleaner this way.
  • Preheat the oven at 300 degrees (this helps you to properly time the process so you can get it down for your over)
  • Place the cookie sheets in the oven and allow to cook for approx. 8-10 minutes
  • Cooking time will vary based on the ingredients used, how moist the mix is, your oven, and how you like your cookies; some people like them soft and chewy while others like them crispy
  • In either event, be sure to take them out a bit before you think they are ready as they will continue to firm up as they cool off
  • It will likely take a couple of times to figure out how you like them best.

Gingerbread Cookies

Follow the above steps using the following ingredients:
2-3+ cups of Gingerbread Superfood Protein Mix;
Alternately you can use either the Naturally Sweetened-Unflavored Superfood Mix plus Gingerbread spices to your taste preference or use the Unsweetened-Unflavored version plus Gingerbread spices, and the sweetener of your choice; You can buy Gingerbread spice already mixed or look up alternative recipes online; we recommend adding 10% total to the amount of dry mix used in the following ratio: Cinnamon 1 part, Ginger 1 part, Nutmeg � part, Allspice � part, and cloves � part.
Optional: to boost protein content add 1 or more scoops of either P3-Paleo Pumpkin Seed Protein or P4-Peak Performance Plant Protein (obviously use the appropriate flavor of either); If Naturally Sweetened-Unflavored or Unsweetened-Unflavored are used, add the appropriate amount of additional spices;
Optional: if you want whatever you�re baking to rise a bit, you can add 1 tablespoon of Baking Powder per cup of SFM used and mix it up before adding other ingredients;
Optional but recommended: 1 � 2 shredded carrots;
Optional but recommended: 1 � 2 finely chopped, mashed, or blended bananas;
Options: Add more shredded coconut, raisins, &/or nuts if desired;
Add approx. 1/8 � � or more teaspoon of salt (sea salt recommended) per cup of mix used depending on your taste preference;
Optional if you�d like to add more slow-burning carbs: � � � cup of oats per cup of mix used (be advised that oats are not Paleo);
Mix it up and then add some water sparingly if needed (often there�s enough moisture from the bananas and carrots depending on how big they are and how many were used): add water just a few ounces at a time and mix to allow it to be absorbed; between � � 1 cup of water will be plenty in most cases;
Mix thoroughly.
The consistency should be that of a relatively thick batter, like a cake mix (see preparation videos on the website);
You may need to add a little more water (1-3 ounces), remember, it�s a lot easier to add water than it is to take it away, so add water just a tiny bit at a time, you can always add more if needed. That�s why we suggested starting with just a few ounces. The biggest mistake most people make is adding too much water which makes if very difficult to get the mix thick enough.
Place on the cookie or baking sheet and follow the general directions as outlined above.
Obviously, there are lots of variations on the above recipes as well as many other ingredients that will work depending on your taste and nutritional preferences. The trick is to first find a combo that you really like and start playing with other variations from there. This helps to satisfy your desire for variety while making sure the key base ingredients and nutrients are being ingested.
Posted by Dr. Max MacCloud DO, ND, PhD