I know today is Pi Day, but Henry doesn’t really like pie (except Cheesecake), and I’m always looking for ways to get more protein into my buddy. He has a lot of food aversions, so most meat is a no-go (I don’t really count the occasional chicken nugget he inhales), same with beans, lentils, peas, and most other traditional sources of protein.
And who doesn’t love chocolate chips cookies…..
On the Back of the Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes mix I noticed that they say you can swap their mix 1 for 1 with flour, leavening, and salt in any baking recipe. Challenge accepted!
I turned to my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, the one on the back of the Tollhouse Chips Bag.
Making a few modifications based on what we had in the house, and we were ready to bake!
Here is the Original Recipe. One thing I really recommend is to cream the butter (basically use the electric mixer to “fluff up” the butter) for 30 seconds to a minute before adding the sugars.
- 2 1/4 cups Kodiak Cakes Mix
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar or Splenda (I used baking Splenda)
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups Nestlé Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
- Cream the butter for 30 seconds to a minute.
- Add Sugars and mix until combined.
- Add eggs one at a time, and mix completely before adding second egg.
- Add vanilla, Kodiak Cakes mix, blend until dough forms.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Spoon 1 Tbs. blobs onto a greased cookie sheet or a silicone cooking pad on a cookie sheet. I love Sil pads.
- Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.
Here are the calorie stats for the entire batch of cookies and per serving, which is 2 cookies. I serve Henry 2 of these with an 8 ounce glass of milk. So the total protein for his snack is 12 grams.
This recipe makes 5 dozen cookies.
Do you have a secret to getting your kids to eat more protein?