Sugar cookies without a kitchen, no problem! As some of my posts mention we are remodeling and I know bad timing with the holidays but it wasn’t suppose to be pulled apart much over a month and now more 7 weeks. When we can’t wait for things to be back together to make Christmas cookies I improvise with Sugar Cookie Bites! Yep turning Power Balls into delicious little bites of goodness that are packed with protein and nutrition, gluten free, grain free, and vegan! If you have a celiac just be aware that Wild Friends Sugar Cookie Peanut Butter that we used is made in a facility that also processes wheat. You can adjust these to use any nut butter, or nut free butter, that works for you to fit your needs and tastes. I purchased the Sugar Cookie Peanut Butter on Amazon as I knew we were going to be remodeling and thought it was a great way to get in some holiday flavors without many of our traditional baked goods, and we LOVE peanut butter! Not that Sugar Cookie Peanut Butter toast or apples dipped in it compare to sugar cookies we aren’t complaining. Without a kitchen for a whole week we can even make these ahead and since it is cold outside set out there to keep them frosty and frozen until we are ready to enjoy them!
They also make a delicious post workout snack, I just leave off the sugar and you can swirl in more peanut butter or leave as is. Festive fueling for your fitness weather it be your normal exercise, snow snowing, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, or shoveling snow (yes that is really a workout ask anyone who lives in Minnesota)!
Sugar Cookie Power Bites
Makes about 22-24 balls
1/3c coconut flour
2/3c Wild Friends Sugar Cookie Peanut Butter
1c vanilla protein powder (we use Vega Protein & Greens Vanilla, Vega Sport Vanilla Performance Protein, and Vega Viva Vanilla Protein Smoothie for ours)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2/c maple syrup or honey
up to 1/4c tbsp water
In a medium bowl mix together peanut butter and maple syrup/honey until smooth. In a small bowl mix coconut flour and protein powder. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix. I mix this until it starts to come together and then I use my hands. The dough will be dry but you don’t want it too wet, just not too dry it crumbles when you try to roll it. Add water as needed. If wanting swirls once the dough has come together you can and in a little more Sugar Cookie Peanut Butter, the dough will be stickier. Roll into balls, I usually make 22-24 balls, roll in colored sugar if desired, and place on a plate. Store in a airtight container in the refrigerator, or freezer for longer storage, pulling out as needed. Enjoy!
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While I do receive some Vega products from time to time, which I listed as an option in this recipe, I do purchase much of it on my own. It has been my plant-based protein of choice since before I started blogging. Even though most Vega products used are purchased by myself I do add this disclaimer. I do not make any money off any Vega sales or posts. I only write about foods I love, my blog is an extension of my hobby to make fun healthy food creations for me and my family.