- 1/2 cup peanut butter OR allergy-friendly alternative
- 1/4 cup protein powder of choice
- 3/4 tsp baking soda (even if not baking)
- 1/4 cup sucanat or brown sugar
- 2 tbsp applesauce
- 1/16 tsp salt
Gently heat your nut butter until easily stir-able. Stir all ingredients together very well, making sure the baking soda is well-incorporated. Transfer dough to a gallon-sized bag and roll out from inside the bag. Cut open the bag, and cut shapes. I recommend using small cookie cutters so the cookies don’t break apart. To firm them up, you can freeze them until ready to serve OR you can bake them for 6-7 minutes in a preheated 350 F oven on the center rack.
Option 2 – Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cutout Cookies: If you want cookies without any granulated sweetener at all, try the following instead: 1/4 cup peanut butter or allergy-friendly alternative, 1/4 cup plus 3 tbsp raisins, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 tbsp roasted unsalted peanuts, and 1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract. Combine all in a food processor until very smooth, then transfer to a gallon-sized bag and roll out from inside the bag. Cut open the bag and cut shapes with cookie cutters. Cookies can be stored at room temperature a week, or you can refrigerate or freeze for a few weeks.